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 2017-01-13 2017-05-19
Population Genetics Sloss 2004-01-03 2004-05-31
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek 2006-06-21 2006-07-05
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek 2004-08-10 2004-08-26
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek 2003-06-16 2003-07-01
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek 2002-06-18 2002-07-07
Paleolimnology Field Course Bozek 2001-06-18 2001-07-01
Paleo Limnology Field Course Bozek 2007-06-17 2007-07-02
Introduction to Conservation Genetics Sloss 2003-01-02 2003-05-31
Fish Habitat, Analysis, Design, and Modelling Bozek 2002-09-03 2002-12-14
Fish Habitat Analysis, Design, and Modeling Bozek 2010-09-02 2010-12-17
Fish Habitat Analysis, Design, and Modeling Bozek 2008-09-03 2008-12-15
Fish Habitat Analysis , Design and Modeling Bozek 2006-09-05 2006-12-15
Ecological Genetics Independent Study Sloss 2005-09-06 2005-12-16
Ecological Genetics Independant Study Sloss 2006-09-06 2006-12-16
Ecological Genetics Sloss 2013-01-02 2013-05-25
Ecological Data Analysis Bozek 2000-09-05 2000-12-15
Conservation Genetics Sloss 2008-01-03 2008-05-30
Conservation Ecology Sloss 2007-01-03 2007-05-30
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek 2009-09-03 2009-12-15
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek 2007-09-04 2007-12-20
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek 2005-09-06 2005-12-16
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek 2003-09-02 2003-12-30
Applied Multivariate Statistics in Fish and Wildlife Research Bozek 2001-09-03 2001-12-14
Advanced Studies in Fisheries Management Isermann 2018-09-06 2018-12-22
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Wisconsin DNR Age and Growth Workshop II Isermann 2014-01-15
Walleye age estimation training for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Rhinelander, WI. Isermann, Dembkowski, Koenigs 2018-07-19
Walleye age estimation training for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Green Bay, WI. Isermann, Dembkowski, Koenigs 2018-07-20
Walleye age estimation training for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Fitchburg, WI. Isermann, Dembkowski, Koenigs 2018-07-18
Walleye age estimation training for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Eau Claire, WI. Isermann, Dembkowski, Koenigs 2018-07-17
Trained MS student Hannah Lachance from UVM on RAD data analysis to assist her with her research on larval cisco in Lake Superio Larson 2019-05-03
Taught 3 courses on genomics at 2019 'Omics workshop in Dumaguete, Philippines. Larson 2019-06-06
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 2009-07-28
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 2009-01-15
Sloss, B.L. March 2009. Muskie genetics. 8th Intermediate and Advanced Muskie School. Waunakee, Wisconsin. Sloss 2009-03-01
Population Dynamics and Yield per Recruit Models in FAMS Idaho Fish and Game Workshop 2016 Isermann 2016-03-02
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek 2007-05-12
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek 2006-05-12
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek 2005-05-16
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek 2004-05-10
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek 2003-05-19
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek 2002-05-04
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek 2001-05-14
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Kemp Station, WI Bozek 2000-05-15
Motorboat Operator Certification Course Bozek, Musch 2011-06-14
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 2020-02-28
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 2019-03-22
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 2017-09-28
Held RAD training workshop for three participants in our lab Larson 2019-09-13
Fish Age and Growth Workshop, MN DNR Isermann 2013-12-05
Conservation Genetics: Lessons Learned and Current Efforts Sloss 2007-12-11
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 2000-01-01
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 2001-04-01
Automated DNA sequencing techniques and procedures Sloss 2003-05-27
Asian carp age estimation workshop for U.S.G.S Columbia Environmental Research Center Isermann, Dembkowski 2018-08-29
Title and Location Speaker Date
 How genetics can be used to help manage sturgeon populations
Presented to: Wisconsin DNR sturgeon team
Larson 2018-10-29
 How genetics can be used to help manage musky populations
Presented to: Wisconsin League of Musky Anglers
Larson 2018-05-15
 How genetics can be used to help manage musky populations
Presented to: Wausau Musky Club
Larson 2019-05-08
Woody and Grassy Riparian Vegetation
Presented to: University of Wisconsin Madison
Bozek 2001-01-12
Walleye Research in Wisconsin: Insights from Inland Lakes and Green Bay
Presented to: Iowa State University
Isermann 2020-02-21
Using Genomic Tools to Improve Management and Study Local Adaptation in Highly Exploited Species
Presented to: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Larson 2016-11-09
Using Genomic Tools to Improve Management and Study Local Adaptation in Highly Exploited Species
Presented to: University of Minnesota, Duluth
Larson 2016-11-04
Understanding the portfolio of cisco diversity in the Great Lakes
Presented to: Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Larson 2017-06-08
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 2017-11-17
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 2017-11-10
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 2017-09-29
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Vermont
Larson 2018-04-30
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Minnesota
Larson 2017-04-07
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Maine
Larson 2018-09-21
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: University of Illinois
Larson 2018-10-17
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: Purdue
Larson 2018-09-26
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 2018-02-02
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: Iowa State University
Larson 2018-10-05
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Presented to: Cornell
Larson 2018-11-06
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 2016-11-29
The importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity in Great Lakes coregonids
Presented to: Lake Michigan Technical Committee
Larson 2017-01-24
Synopsis of WICFRU Research on Green Bay, Lake Michigan
Presented to: Lake Michigan Technical Committee, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Isermann 2019-07-17
Structural and functional dynamics of coarse woody habitats in littoral zones of lakes
Presented to: 32nd Annual Wisconsin Lakes Convention
Bozek 2010-03-30
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 2008-10-20
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 2006-10-12
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 2006-09-10
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 2006-09-20
Overview of the role and importance of large wood in lake systems
Presented to: Eastern Region Stream and Lake Riparian Restoration
Bozek 2010-08-15
Near Shore Fish Habitat: Littoral Zone Management
Presented to: Penn State
Bozek 2003-10-07
Molecular Genetic Techniques and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems
Presented to: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Sloss 2003-02-19
Independent Science Review of the Pallid Sturgeon Assessment Program
Presented to: Sustainable Ecosystems Institute
Bozek 2004-10-08
Important Considerations for Development of Age Estimation Programs
Presented to: Sponsored by Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Traverse City, MI
Isermann 2018-12-05
Identifying Walleye recruitment bottlenecks in northern Wisconsin lakes
Presented to: University of Wisconsin - Madison Spring Symposium
Isermann 2017-05-09
How genomics can help us understand species’ responses to climate change
Presented to: Workshop: Wisconsin Climate Change Initiative, Tomahawk, WI
Larson 2018-01-17
How genetics can be used to help manage musky populations
Presented to: Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin
Larson 2018-04-07
Genomic islands of divergence linked to ecotypic variation in sockeye salmon
Presented to: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Evolution Seminar
Larson 2017-10-12
Genetics research update for the Wisconsin Coop Unit
Presented to: Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Management Meeting
Larson 2016-12-12
Genetics research update for the Wisconsin Coop Unit
Presented to: Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Management Board Meeting
Larson 2016-09-13
Genetic population structure of brook trout across the Upper Midwest: the ghosts of propagation past
Presented to: Driftless Symposium, La Crosse WI
Larson 2018-02-05
Genetic population structure of Wisconsin brook trout: the ghosts of propagation past
Presented to: Trout Unlimited Meeting- Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Larson 2019-02-02
Genetic population structure of Iowa brook trout
Presented to: Iowa DNR
Larson 2018-10-04
Genetic Heritage of Wild Lake Trout in Lake Michigan
Presented to: Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Lakes Committee Meeting
Larson 2017-03-21
Genetic Heritage of Lake Trout in Lake Michigan
Presented to: Lake Michigan Technical Committee
Larson 2017-01-24
Functional Relations Between Riparian Areas and Littoral Zones of Lakes
Presented to: University of Wisconsin Madison
Bozek 2003-09-09
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 2008-12-02
Fish Habitat in North Temperate Lakes
Presented to: University of Wisconsin Madison
Bozek 2000-09-12
Final Report: Muskellunge Genetic Integrity and Structure in the Great Lakes: Implications for Propagation Programs
Presented to: Great Lakes Fishery Commission BOTE Meeting
Larson 2018-03-06
Developing SNP panels to improve resolution of stock structure in whitefish and walleye
Presented to: Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Board of Technical Experts
Larson 2017-03-07
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 2008-05-13
Title Presenter Date
Use of Molecular Genetics in Fish Culture Sloss 2003-04-01
Metapopulations, Fragmentation and Genetic Diversity Sloss 2008-11-24
Metapopulations, Fragmentation and Genetic Diversity Sloss 2007-10-15
Management and Landuse Impacts on Aquatic Systems Bozek 2002-03-06
Limnology Bozek 2004-04-14
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek 2005-03-04
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek 2003-03-03
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek 2002-03-04
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek 2001-03-02
International Environmental Study Seminar Bozek 2000-03-03
International Environmental Studies Seminar Bozek 2004-03-15
European Fisheries Bozek 2001-02-13
Effects of exploitation on life history traits of fish Isermann 2014-04-10
Creel survey design and implementation Isermann 2014-09-10
Conservation genetics and invasive species Sloss 2011-11-01
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Resources, Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss 2005-12-14
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Resources, Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss 2004-12-08
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Resources, Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss 2004-02-04
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Resources, Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss 2003-12-11
Conservation Genetics and Resource Management Sloss 2006-10-10
Conservation Genetics and Invasive Species Sloss 2008-09-11
Conservation Genetics and Invasive Species Sloss 2007-09-10
Conservation Genetics and Invasive Species Sloss 2006-10-01
Conservation Genetics and Fish Culture, Aquaculture, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss 2006-05-11
Conservation Genetics and Fish Culture, Aquaculture, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss 2005-05-14
Conservation Genetics and Fish Culture, Aquaculture, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sloss 2004-05-13
Applying genomic tools to inform management and conservation of highly exploited species Larson 2018-11-16
Applying genomic tools to inform management and conservation of highly exploited species Larson 2018-11-15
Applying genomic tools to inform management and conservation of highly exploited species Larson 2017-12-08
Applying genomic tools to inform management and conservation of highly exploited species Larson 2016-11-16
Applying genomic tools to inform management and conservation of highly exploited species Larson 2016-11-07
An overview of fisheries genetics for future fisheries managers Larson 2016-11-15
A primer on federal employment in natural resources Larson 2016-09-30
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