May 10, 2017

As nearly 75 percent of the nation’s largest dams approach the high maintenance years, safety and economics figure large in decisions to fix or replace. A recent study by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers makes a case to consider how those dams affect the streams and fish that live in them.


July 18, 2016

Inland fisheries around the world – and the people who depend on them for food, livelihoods, and well-being – need international action to improve the sustainability of freshwater aquatic resources, according to recommendations supported at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meeting at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.


Feb. 9, 2016

No longer satisfied to be washed out by epic seas and vast oceans, the world’s lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters continue a push to be recognized – and properly managed – as a global food security powerhouse.

In an article today by Environmental Reviews, authors, which include six who are either currently affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) and/or are alumni, offers the first global review of the value of inland fish and fisheries.


July 15, 2014

Bill Taylor has received numerous awards and honors befitting an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology with a 35-plus-year career full of researcher discoveries and professional service.

But what he loves most is mentoring.


Blogger: Abigail Lynch: PhD student

Resilient fisheries, resilient ecosystems, resilient communities. The term “resilience” has such a positive connotation that I find that it is often sprinkled among research interests, objectives and outcomes like cayenne pepper in a spicy chili recipe. A pinch of resilience here, a dash of sustainability there. Until recently, I took that as the recipe for a well-managed fishery. Until recently, I took the definition of resilience for granted.


July 17, 2013

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) will honor Bill Taylor and his student, Marissa Hammond, with the Distinguished Service Award at the organization’s annual meeting in September.

Bill Taylor

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1980 to recognize members who have made outstanding contributions of time and energy for special projects and activities of AFS.


Nov. 2, 2012

Ian Cowx, an internationally renowned champion of conserving global freshwater fish communities and fisheries, will deliver the 2012 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Red Cedar Room of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus.

As a fisheries ecologist, Cowx is known for his blend of research and teaching and for being a dynamic advocate for the scientific understanding and management of the world’s freshwater fisheries.