Richard Kraus


My current position is with the Great Lakes Science Center, and I am stationed at the Lake Erie Biological Station.  In addition to my role as a Research Fishery Biologist at the center, I am also the station supervisor and responsible for managing station personnel and activities on our large research vessel, the R/V Muskie, which is dedicated to research on Lake Erie.  


Professional Background

Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist, Lake Erie Biological Station, 2010 to present

Assistant Professor, George Mason University, 2006 to 2010

Assistant Research Scientist, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 2006

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 2003 to 2006



Ph.D.  Marine Estuarine and Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland, 2003

M.S.   Marine Science, College of William and Mary, 1998

B.S.    Marine Biology cum laude, College of Charleston, 1994


Professional Society Memberships

American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists 

American Fisheries Society

International Association of Great Lakes Researchers