Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wisconsin Fishery
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Wisconsin Fishery Staff Member

Matthew Bootsma

Matthew Bootsma

Phone: (715) 346 - 2178


Upon graduating from UW-Milwaukee in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology, I worked with the US Geological Survey at the Lake Superior Biological Station where I was formally introduced to the process of fisheries management on the Great Lakes. I am excited to join the co-op research unit at UWSP, where I will be studying genetic variation within walleye from northern WI and MN waters in an attempt to improve stocking practices.

Research Publications Publication Date
Euclide, P.T., G. McKinney, M. Bootsma, C. Tarsa, M. Meek, and W. Larson. 2019. Attack of the PCR clones: Rates of clonality have little effect on RAD-seq genotype calls. Molecular Ecology Resources. October 2019
Presentations Presentation Date
M. Bootsma and W. Larson. Novemeber 2018. Walleye genetics in Wisconsin. WDNR Fisheries Biologist and Supervisor Meeting, Green Bay, WI. November 2018
Bootsma, M., Turnquist, K., Sass, G., and Larson, W. January 2018. Developing a high-throughput SNP panel for walleye in Wisconsin and Minnesota. 78th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. January 2018
Bootsma, M., Turnquist, K., Sass, G., and Larson, W. February 2019. High throughput genetic stock identification and parentage assessment for Wisconsin and Minnesota walleye using single nucleotide polymorphisms. 47th American Fisheries Society Meeting (Wisconsin Chapter). Green Bay, Wisconsin. February 2019