Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Edward F Roseman, PhD

Edward Roseman is a Research Fisheries Biologist based in Ann Arbor, MI.

The emphasis of my research program as Research Fish Biologist centers on aquatic habitat restoration and aquatic science to evaluate and inform management decisions. A substantial portion of my research takes place in Great Lakes Areas of Concern and addresses ecological issues of exceptional interest to the scientific and professional community. I am frequently sought for my expertise in fish early life history (eggs and larvae) sampling and identification and routinely approach my work from an early life history perspective. Results of my research are used to inform management decisions regarding restoration of aquatic habitat and populations that will improve resiliency, ecosystem services, and add value to our natural resources.

Great Lakes aquatic ecosystems are complex, and my research frequently involves development of innovative research tools or unique adaptations of existing methods to accomplish research and management objectives. The scope of my research spans from river and lake-specific research within the Great Lakes basin including connecting waters to global fish population and habitat issues related to restoring Coregonines (e.g., whitefishes and ciscos) in the Baltic Sea and large rivers of the world. The complexity of my research is exacerbated by a multi-jurisdictional international management environment and the frequent need to replace team members lost to attrition. I routinely provide technical assistance related to habitat restoration, serve on Lake Huron and Lake Erie technical committees, supervise the Early Life History and Connecting Waters research laboratory, serve on the Center’s safety and small boats committees, and I supervise several contracted employees.

Professional Experience

  • Research Fisheries Biologist (0482- GS-14), U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, 1451 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI; November 2004 - present.

  • Fisheries Biologist II, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, Sandusky Fisheries Station, 305 E. Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, OH; 20 October 2003 – 8 October 2004.

  • Fisheries Biologist II, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, Sandusky Fisheries Station, 305 E. Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, OH; 20 October 2003 – 8 October 2004.

  • Lecturer, Fisheries Biology (5434), United States Coast Guard Academy, Department of Science, 215 Smith Hall, New London, CT; 12 August - 20 December 2002.

Education and Certifications

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner accredited by the Society for Ecological Restoration, 2018 - present.

  • Certified Fisheries Professional accredited by the American Fisheries Society, 1999 - present.

  • Department of the Interior Motorboat Operator Certification Instructor; March 2011 - present.

  • Ph.D.; Fisheries Science; May 2000; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. Dissertation title: Physical and biological processes influencing year-class strength of walleye in Lake Erie.

  • M.S.; Fisheries Science; August 1997; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 Thesis title: Factors influencing the year-class strength of walleye in western Lake Erie.

  • B.S.; Natural Resources; May 1992; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.

  • A.A.S. with High Honors; Fisheries and Wildlife Technology; May 1989; State University of New York Agricultural and Technical College (SUNY), Cobleskill, NY.

  • Regent’s High School Diploma; June 1979; Camden Central High School, Rt. 13, Camden, NY.

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Fisheries Society

  • American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists

  • Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society

  • International Association for Great Lakes Research

  • North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society

Honors and Awards

  • Stevan Phelps Memorial Award 2021 for best genetics paper published in an American Fisheries Society Journal.

  • Grayling Award 2020 Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

  • St. Clair River Partnership Award, 2020.

  • Outstanding Friend of the Lake Erie Center, December 2019.

  • James W. Moffett Award 2019.

  • Partners in Conservation Award, U.S. Department of Interior.

  • Skinner Memorial Award, American Fisheries Society.

  • Albert S. Hazzard Award of Excellence, MI Chapter American Fisheries Society, 1997.

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Roseman, E.F., T. Yang, C.M. Mayer, R.L. DeBruyne, and M.R. Dufour. 2022. Diets of Age-0 Walleye Reflection of Food Web Changes in Western Lake Erie. INVITED Oral presentation at the 2022 Joint Aquatic Science Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Roseman, E., DeBruyne, R., Hilling, C., Boase, J., Chiotti, J., Fischer, J., Drouin, R., Wills, T. 2022. Science and Monitoring Guide Recovery of Fisheries Habitat and Populations in the St. Clair-Detroit River System. INVITED State of Lake Erie Conference, Cleveland OH.

  • Roseman, E.F., A. BaetzM, R.L. DeBruyneM, J.FischerS, A. GatchS, and T. Höök.  2019. Restoration and maintenance of spawning reefs. INVITED PLENARY ADDRESS at the 2019 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference, Cleveland OH.

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government