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

Wisconsin Fishery Education Activities


Goose Island, Mississippi River, Wisconsin. Credit: Kathy Carlyle


Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
R Programming for Biologists Larson January 2017 May 2017
Population Genetics Sloss January 2004 May 2004
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek June 2006 July 2006
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek June 2003 July 2003
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek June 2002 July 2002
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek June 2001 July 2001
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek August 2004 August 2004
Paleo Limnology Field Course Bozek June 2007 July 2007
Introduction to Conservation Genetics Sloss January 2003 May 2003
Fish Habitat, Analysis, Design, and Modelling Bozek September 2002 December 2002
Fish Habitat Analysis, Design, and Modeling Bozek September 2010 December 2010
Fish Habitat Analysis, Design, and Modeling Bozek September 2008 December 2008
Fish Habitat Analysis , Design and Modeling Bozek September 2006 December 2006
Ecological Genetics Independent Study Sloss September 2005 December 2005
Ecological Genetics Independant Study Sloss September 2006 December 2006
Ecological Genetics Sloss January 2013 May 2013
Ecological Data Analysis Bozek September 2000 December 2000
Conservation Genetics Sloss January 2008 May 2008
Conservation Ecology Sloss January 2007 May 2007
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek September 2009 December 2009
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek September 2007 December 2007
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek September 2005 December 2005
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek September 2003 December 2003
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek September 2001 December 2001
Advanced Studies in Fisheries Management Isermann September 2018 December 2018
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Wisconsin DNR Age and Growth Workshop II Isermann January 2014
Walleye age estimation training for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Rhinelander, WI. Isermann, Dembkowski, Koenigs July 2018
Walleye age estimation training for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Green Bay, WI. Isermann, Dembkowski, Koenigs July 2018
Walleye age estimation training for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Fitchburg, WI. Isermann, Dembkowski, Koenigs July 2018
Walleye age estimation training for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Eau Claire, WI. Isermann, Dembkowski, Koenigs July 2018
Trained MS student Hannah Lachance from UVM on RAD data analysis to assist her with her research on larval cisco in Lake Superio Larson May 2019
Taught 3 courses on genomics at 2019 'Omics workshop in Dumaguete, Philippines. Larson June 2019
Sloss, B.L., and R.P. Franckowiak. July 2009. Fisheries Conservation Genetics Workshop. American Fisheries Society North Central Division Technical Committee Meeting. Lacrosse, Wisconsin. Franckowiack, Sloss July 2009
Sloss, B.L. and G. Moyer. January 2009. Conservation genetics workshop with special emphasis on endangered species issues. Presented to USFWS region 3. Chicago, Illinois. Sloss January 2009
Sloss, B.L. March 2009. Muskie genetics. 8th Intermediate and Advanced Muskie School. Waunakee, Wisconsin. Sloss March 2009
Population Dynamics and Yield per Recruit Models in FAMS Idaho Fish and Game Workshop 2016 Isermann March 2016
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek May 2007
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek May 2006
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek May 2005
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek May 2004
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek May 2003
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek May 2002
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek May 2001
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek May 2000
Motorboat Operator Certification Course Bozek, Musch June 2011
I served as an invited instructor and panel member for a Communicating with the Public Workshop held at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Isermann February 2020
Held a workshop on RAD sequencing. Lab manager Kristen Gruenthal taught Peter Euclide and two students from Emily Latch's laboratory and UW-Milwaukee how to prepare a RAD library. This workshop aligns with our lab's goal of sharing new techniques with geneticists in the region in an effort to standardize methods and help progress genetics research. Larson March 2019
Held a workshop on RAD sequencing. Lab manager Keith Turnquist taught Wendy Stott, USGS Ann Arbor, Loren Miller, MNDNR, and Carly Graham, University of Regina, how to prepare a RAD library. Carly, Loren, and Wendy also gave hour long seminars. This workshop aligns with our lab's goal of sharing new techniques with geneticists in the region in an effort to standardize methods and help progress genetics research. Larson, Turnquist September 2017
Held RAD training workshop for three participants in our lab Larson September 2019
Fish Age and Growth Workshop, MN DNR Isermann December 2013
Conservation Genetics: Lessons Learned and Current Efforts Sloss December 2007
Bozek, M.A. July 2001. Research on land-water linkages in Lake Katherine, a north temperate lake. Lake Katherine Lake Association Annual Meeting. Presenter. Bozek January 2000
Bozek, M.A. April 2001. Current research topics at the Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit. 12 Apostles Musky Club, Inc. Meeting. Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Presenter. Bozek April 2001
Automated DNA sequencing techniques and procedures Sloss May 2003
Asian carp age estimation workshop for U.S.G.S Columbia Environmental Research Center Isermann, Dembkowski August 2018
Title and Location Speaker Date
 How genetics can be used to help manage sturgeon populations
Presented to: Wisconsin DNR sturgeon team
Larson October 2018
 How genetics can be used to help manage musky populations
Presented to: Wisconsin League of Musky Anglers
Larson May 2018
 How genetics can be used to help manage musky populations
Presented to: Wausau Musky Club
Larson May 2019
Woody and Grassy Riparian Vegetation
Presented to: University of Wisconsin Madison
Bozek January 2001
Walleye Research in Wisconsin: Insights from Inland Lakes and Green Bay
Presented to: Iowa State University
Isermann February 2020
Using Genomic Tools to Improve Management and Study Local Adaptation in Highly Exploited Species
Presented to: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Larson November 2016
Using Genomic Tools to Improve Management and Study Local Adaptation in Highly Exploited Species
Presented to: University of Minnesota, Duluth
Larson November 2016
Understanding the portfolio of cisco diversity in the Great Lakes
Presented to: Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Larson June 2017
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Biological Sciences Colloquium
Larson November 2017
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wildlife Departmental Seminar
Larson November 2017
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Larson September 2017
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Vermont
Larson April 2018
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Minnesota
Larson April 2017
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Maine
Larson September 2018
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Illinois
Larson October 2018
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: Purdue
Larson September 2018
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: Ohio State University, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Annual Research Seminar, Keynote Speaker
Larson February 2018
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: Iowa State University
Larson October 2018
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: Cornell
Larson November 2018
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes coregonids
Presented to: Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
Larson November 2016
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity in Great Lakes coregonids
Presented to: Lake Michigan Technical Committee
Larson January 2017
Synopsis of WICFRU Research on Green Bay, Lake Michigan
Presented to: Lake Michigan Technical Committee, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Isermann July 2019
Structural and functional dynamics of coarse woody habitats in littoral zones of lakes
Presented to: 32nd Annual Wisconsin Lakes Convention
Bozek March 2010
Sloss, B.L. 2008. Genetic structure and stock-based management of Lake Michigan lake whitefish. Seminar presented to the Department of Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. INVITED Departmental Invited Seminar to the Department of Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University
Presented to: Western Illinois University
Sloss October 2008
Sloss, B.L. 2006. Role of genetic principles and research in Wisconsin's muskellunge management. Wisconsin DNR Department of Fish Management Seminar Series. Madison, WI. INVITED
Presented to: Wisconsin DNR Department of Fish Management Seminar Series
Sloss October 2006
Sloss, B.L. 2006. Fish propagation and genetic integrity: establishing realized impacts through historical DNA analysis. Seminar presented to the Department of Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. INVITED
Presented to: Western Illinois University
Sloss September 2006
Sloss, B.L. 2006. Conservation genetics of propagation: examining impacts using historical DNA analysis. Seminar presented to the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. INVITED
Presented to: Iowa State University
Sloss September 2006
Overview of the role and importance of large wood in lake systems
Presented to: Eastern Region Stream and Lake Riparian Restoration
Bozek August 2010
Near Shore Fish Habitat: Littoral Zone Management
Presented to: Penn State
Bozek October 2003
Molecular Genetic Techniques and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems
Presented to: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Sloss February 2003
Independent Science Review of the Pallid Sturgeon Assessment Program
Presented to: Sustainable Ecosystems Institute
Bozek October 2004
Important Considerations for Development of Age Estimation Programs
Presented to: Sponsored by Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Traverse City, MI
Isermann December 2018
Identifying Walleye recruitment bottlenecks in northern Wisconsin lakes
Presented to: University of Wisconsin - Madison Spring Symposium
Isermann May 2017
How genomics can help us understand species’ responses to climate change
Presented to: Workshop: Wisconsin Climate Change Initiative, Tomahawk, WI
Larson January 2018
How genetics can be used to help manage musky populations
Presented to: Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin
Larson April 2018
Genomic islands of divergence linked to ecotypic variation in sockeye salmon
Presented to: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Evolution Seminar
Larson October 2017
Genetics research update for the Wisconsin Coop Unit
Presented to: Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Management Meeting
Larson December 2016
Genetics research update for the Wisconsin Coop Unit
Presented to: Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Management Board Meeting
Larson September 2016
Genetic population structure of brook trout across the Upper Midwest: the ghosts of propagation past
Presented to: Driftless Symposium, La Crosse WI
Larson February 2018
Genetic population structure of Wisconsin brook trout: the ghosts of propagation past
Presented to: Trout Unlimited Meeting- Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Larson February 2019
Genetic population structure of Iowa brook trout
Presented to: Iowa DNR
Larson October 2018
Genetic Heritage of Wild Lake Trout in Lake Michigan
Presented to: Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Lakes Committee Meeting
Larson March 2017
Genetic Heritage of Lake Trout in Lake Michigan
Presented to: Lake Michigan Technical Committee
Larson January 2017
Functional Relations Between Riparian Areas and Littoral Zones of Lakes
Presented to: University of Wisconsin Madison
Bozek September 2003
Forecasting the effects of land use on the recruitment of coarse woody structure and the creation of sustainable sources of fish habitat in north temperate lakes
Presented to: New Mexico State University
Bozek December 2008
Fish Habitat in North Temperate Lakes
Presented to: University of Wisconsin Madison
Bozek September 2000
Final Report: Muskellunge Genetic Integrity and Structure in the Great Lakes: Implications for Propagation Programs
Presented to: Great Lakes Fishery Commission BOTE Meeting
Larson March 2018
Developing SNP panels to improve resolution of stock structure in whitefish and walleye
Presented to: Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Board of Technical Experts
Larson March 2017
Coarse woody debris as fish habitat: A study to determine which features influence spatial orientation of fish communities
Presented to: Great Lakes Forestry Practices Group Spring Fling 2008
Bozek May 2008
Title Presenter Date
Use of Molecular Genetics in Fish Culture Sloss April 2003
Metapopulations, Fragmentation and Genetic Diversity Sloss October 2007
Metapopulations, Fragmentation and Genetic Diversity Sloss November 2008
Management and Landuse Impacts on Aquatic Systems Bozek March 2002
Limnology Bozek April 2004
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek March 2005
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek March 2003
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek March 2002
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek March 2001
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek March 2000
International Environmental Studies Seminar Bozek March 2004
European Fisheries Bozek February 2001
Effects of exploitation on life history traits of fish Isermann April 2014
Creel survey design and implementation Isermann September 2014
Conservation genetics and invasive species Sloss November 2011
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Resources, Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss February 2004
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Resources, Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss December 2005
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Resources, Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss December 2004
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Resources, Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss December 2003
Conservation Genetics and Resource Management Sloss October 2006
Conservation Genetics and Invasive Species Sloss September 2008
Conservation Genetics and Invasive Species Sloss September 2007
Conservation Genetics and Invasive Species Sloss October 2006
Conservation Genetics and Fish Culture, Aquaculture, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss May 2006
Conservation Genetics and Fish Culture, Aquaculture, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss May 2005
Conservation Genetics and Fish Culture, Aquaculture, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss May 2004
Applying genomic tools to inform management and conservation of highly exploited species Larson November 2018
Applying genomic tools to inform management and conservation of highly exploited species Larson November 2016
Applying genomic tools to inform management and conservation of highly exploited species Larson December 2017
An overview of fisheries genetics for future fisheries managers Larson November 2016
A primer on federal employment in natural resources Larson September 2016
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Williamson, Craig (MS) Sloss 2005 2007
Westbrook, Lacie (MS) Bozek 2009 Present
West, Andrew (MS) Bozek 2007 Present
Weiss, Steve (MS) Bozek 2005 2007
Wegleitner, Eric (MS) Larson 2017 2018
Waterhouse, Matthew (MS) Bozek 2009 Present
Vaske, Michael (MS) Isermann 2014 2017
Turnquist, Keith (MS) Sloss 2007 2012
Torrison, Benjamin (MS) Bozek 2001 2003
Thorstenson, Amy (MS) Bozek 2008 Present
Stokdyk, Joel (MS) Sloss 2012 Present
Spude, Brandon (MS) Bozek 2007 Present
Smith, Amanda (MS) Bozek 2008 Present
Shepard, Gerald (MS) Bozek 2000 2002
Scott, Casey (MS) Bozek 2005 2007
Ruzich, Jenna (MS) Isermann 2016 2018
Roffler, Luke (MS) Bozek 2006 2009
Roepke, Scott (MS) Sloss 2009 2012
Rammer, Gina (MS) Sloss 2007 2010
Porter, Nick (MS) Isermann 2017 2019
Musch, Andrea (MS) Sloss 2003 2007
Murphy, Ed (MS) Bozek 2005 2007
Miller, Tamera (MS) Bozek 2000 2002
McCubbins, Jonathan (MS) Sloss 2007 2012
Mann, Benjamin (MS) Sloss 2006 Present
Lueckenhoff, Ryan (MS) Sloss 2008 2011
Kruckman, Hanna (MS) Isermann 2014 2016
Kron, Darrin (MS) Bozek 1999 2002
Kittel, Todd (MS) Bozek 2005 2006
Kelling, Craig (MS) Sloss 2011 Present
Kapuscinski, Kevin (PhD) Sloss 2006 2011
Jorgensen, Kevin (MS) Bozek 1999 2002
Jones, Megan (MS) Sloss 2007 2009
Johnson, Todd (MS) Bozek 1999 2002
Hughes, Mike (MS) Bozek 2005 2007
Haglund, Justin (MS) Sloss 2009 2013
Gheri, Rebecca (MS) Isermann 2018 Present
Franckowiak, Ryan (MS) Bozek 2002 2005
Ferry, Maureen (MS) Sloss 2011 2013
Fawcett, Felicia (MS) Bozek 2002 2004
Estep, Kayden (MS) Isermann 2017 2019
Erdman, Brad (PhD) Larson 2017 Present
Dobosenski, Jamie (MS) Larson 2017 Present
Deroba, Jonathan (MS) Sloss 2003 2004
Corrabin, Lisa (MS) Sloss 2003 2005
Clare, John (MS) Sloss 2011 2013
Breegemann, Jason (MS) Sloss 2008 2011
Belnap, Matthew (MS) Sloss 2012 Present
Adams, Leslie (MS) Sloss 2007 2009