James E McKenna, Jr., Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. James E. McKenna, Jr. is a Research Ecologist with the Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Science (TLAS, USGS/GLSC) in Cortland, NY. He has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. He came to Central New York after studying fish community and fisheries issues in the Antarctic and Florida. He has conducted research on Great Lakes ecosystems, including Great Lake tributaries, and the St. Lawrence River for the past 18 years. He is a Principal Investigator for the Great Lakes Regional Aquatic Gap Analysis Project. His recent work includes extensive examination and modeling of the fish and benthic invertebrate assemblages and species distribution in Lake Ontario and throughout the Great Lakes Basin.