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Jean V Adams, PhD

My research focuses on 
► the ecological effects of invasive sea lampreys in the Laurentian Great Lakes, 
► the assessment of other invasive and nuisance species,
► optimal survey design in aquatic systems, and 
► ecosystem change and biotic integrity.

I also provide statistical expertise to the bi-national Great Lakes Fishery Commission to inform their sea lamprey control program.

Professional Experience

  • Fish Biologist, 2021-present

          U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor MI

  • Statistician

          U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor MI (1995-2021)

          Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor MI (2000-present)

  • Biometrician, 1994

          Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Research, Monona WI

  • Peace Corps Volunteer, 1992-1993

          U.S. Peace Corps, Menyamya High School, Papua New Guinea

  • Treaty Fisheries Database Coordinator, 1991

          Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Management, Madison WI

  • Research Assistant, 1985-1990

          Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Research, Fitchburg WI

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2020

  • M.S. in Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990

  • B.S. in Biology, Bradley University, 1985

Honors and Awards

  • Vernon C. Applegate Award, 2007 – outstanding contributions to sea lamprey control

  • STAR Award, 2001 – outstanding contributions to the Sea Lamprey International Symposium II

  • James W. Moffett Publication Award, 1998 – outstanding scientific paper published in 1997

  • STAR Award, 1998 – exceptional contributions to interagency cooperative study, The development and implementation of an integrated (acoustic and trawl) prey fish assessment strategy for Lake Michigan

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