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Mark Vinson, PhD

Station Chief, Lake Superior Biological Station.

I have studied aquatic plants, invertebrates, and fish from caves, springs, rivers, lakes and wetlands throughout the world. I am comfortable in uncomfortable places. I currently study recruitment dynamics of Lake Superior ciscoes (Bloater, Cisco, and Kiyi). I have a gift for data analytics and a fondness for voguish data graphics.

Professional Experience

  • 1993-2008. Research Assistant Professor. Utah State University.

  • 1988-1992. Hydrologist. U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. 1998. Utah State University.

  • M.S. 1988. Idaho State University. 

  • B.S. 1986. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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