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Mark Vinson, PhD

Mark Vinson is a Supervisory Research Fisheries Biologist based out of Ashland, WI. 

I oversee research and administrative operations of the Lake Superior Biological Station. I have studied aquatic plants, invertebrates, and fish from caves, springs, rivers, lakes and wetlands throughout the world. I am a curious and dogged scientist and in my mind I'm an R-stats wizard with a fondness for ggplot. 

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor (1999-2008) and Director National Aquatic Monitoring Center (1993-2008), Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University, Logan. UT. 

  • Hydrologist, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID. 1988‑1992.

  • Fish Ecologist, Lake Tahoe Research Group, University of California‑Davis. 1988. 

  • Fireman, California Department of Forestry. 1978-1983.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Utah State University. Watershed Science with an emphasis in Ecology

  • M.S. Idaho State University. Biology with additional emphasis in hydraulic engineering

  • B.S. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Water Resources & Fisheries

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