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Richard T Kraus, PhD

Richard Kraus is a Supervisory Research Fisheries Biologist based out of Sandusky, 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

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