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Richard T Kraus, PhD

Richard Kraus is a Supervisory Research Fisheries Biologist based in Huron, OH.

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 Experience

  • 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

Education and Certifications

  • 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

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists

  • American Fisheries Society

  • International Association of Great Lakes Researchers

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government