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

Wisconsin Fishery Staff Member


Dr. Justin VanDeHey

Justin VanDeHey

Phone: (715) 346 - 2090
Email: Justin.VanDeHey@uwsp.edu

Education

  • Ph D South Dakota State University 2011
  • MS University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2007
  • BS University of Wisconsin-Superior 2004

Biography

Growing up on Lake of the Woods I became enamored with fisheries and fish biology. I have a B.S. degree in general biology, an M.S. in Natural Resources where I used conservation genetics to help delineate stocks of lake whitefish for the Lake Michigan commercial fishery. After that I went on to obtain my Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at South Dakota State University where my research focused on fish community ecology. I also worked as a post-doctoral fisheries scientist at South Dakota State University assessing mountain sucker genetic diversity in the Black Hills and yellow perch dynamics, early life history and genetic structure across the state of South Dakota. I am a broadly trained, applied, fisheries ecologist which helps me in my current position as Fish Propagation Science Specialist.

Teaching Interest

Fisheries ecology, management, early life history, ecological genetics and fish propagation and trophic ecology

Research Interest

Fisheries ecology, management and propagation. My goal is to use modern and novel techniques to address fisheries propagation and management related questions.

Research Publications Publication Date
VanDeHey, J.A., B.L. Sloss, P.J. Peeters, and T.M. Sutton. 2010. Determining the efficacy of microsatellite DNA-based mixed-stock analysis of Lake Michigan’s lake whitefish commercial fishery. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:52-58. | Abstract 2010-06-30
VanDeHey, J. A., B. L. Sloss, P. J. Peeters, and T. M. Sutton. 2009. Genetic stock structure of Lake Whitefish in Lake Michigan. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66:382-393. 2009-03-31
Stott, W., J.A. VanDeHey, and B.L. Sloss. 2010. Genetic diversity of lake whitefish in Lakes Michigan and Huron; sampling, standardization, and research priorities. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36: 59-65. | Abstract 2010-06-30
Presentations Presentation Date
Woiak, Z., B.L. Sloss, J.A. VanDeHey, and M.J. Jennings. January 2014. Realized genetic consequences of implementing conservation genetics practices in a muskellunge propagation program. 74th Annual Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Kansas City, Missouri. 2014-01-26
Woiak, Z., B.L. Sloss, J.A. VanDeHey, and M.J. Jennings. February 2014. Realized genetic consequences of implementing conservation genetics practices in a muskellunge propagation program. Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Green Bay, Wisconsin. 2014-02-27
Woiak, Z., B.L. Sloss, J.A. VanDeHey, and M.J. Jennings. February 2013. Genetic diversity of hatchery-reared muskellunge: impacts of propagation practices. Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Rothschild, Wisconsin. 2013-02-05
Hasbrouck, T.R., J.A. VanDeHey, B.L. Sloss, and T.D. Simonson. February 2014. Comparison of size and short-term survival of age-0 muskellunge reared using two different methods. Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting. Green Bay, Wisconsin. 2014-02-27
Belnap, M., D. Isermann, B. Sloss, and J. VanDeHey. June 2013. Stock characteristics of lake whitefish in Lake Michigan. International Association of Great Lakes Research 56th Annual Meeting. West Lafayette, Indiana. 2013-06-02
Belnap, M., D. Isermann, B. Sloss, and J. VanDeHey. February 2014. Stock characteristics of lake whitefish in Lake Michigan. Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Green Bay, Wisconsin. 2014-02-27
Belnap, M., D. Isermann, B. Sloss, and J. VanDeHey. February 2013. Stock characteristics of lake whitefish. Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Rothschild, Wisconsin. 2013-02-05
Belnap, M., D. Isermann, B. Sloss, and J. VanDeHey. April 2013. Stock characteristics of lake whitefish in Lake Michigan. Western Division of the American Fisheries Society. Boise, Idaho. 2013-04-14
Belnap, M., D. Isermann, B. Sloss, and J. VanDeHey. April 2013. Stock characteristics of lake whitefish in Lake Michigan. Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention. Green Bay, Wisconsin. 2013-04-09
Technical Publications Publication Date
Sloss, B.L., J.A. VanDeHey, T.M. Sutton, P. Peeters, and P. Schneeberger. 2007. Genetic structure among Lake Michigan’s lake whitefish spawning aggregates. Final Report to Great Lakes Fishery Commission. 118 pp. 2007-12-31
Sloss, B.L., J.A. VanDeHey, T.M. Sutton, P. Peeters, and P. Schneeberger. 2007. Genetic structure among Lake Michigan's lake whitefish spawning aggregates. Final Report to Great Lakes Fishery Commission. 118 pp. 2007-06-30