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Michael C. Quist, PhD

Assistant Unit Leader -  Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit 

Mike joined the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2010, where he is an Assistant Unit Leader and Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho. 

Mike's research program focuses on answering questions related to the management and conservation of aquatic systems. The impetus for his research emerges from issues and concerns related to sport fisheries management and native fish conservation. Although Mike has interests in all aspects of applied fisheries ecology, he has several focal research areas. These areas include research on fish assemblage structure and function, ecological thresholds, fish population dynamics, management of recreational and commercial fisheries, native species conservation, and development and evaluation of techniques for managing fishes (e.g., sampling design, age and growth analyses).  

In the past, Mike has taught courses focused on Fish Biology, Ichthyology, Fisheries Techniques, Fisheries Management, Community Ecology, and Applied Fish Ecology. Currently, Mike teaches a variety of graduate seminars, Advanced Fisheries Techniques, and Advanced Fish and Wildlife Management. 

Mike received his BS in Fishery Resources from the University of Idaho, MS in Biology from Kansas State University, and a PhD in Biology from Kansas State University.