Abby Lynch featured in MSU Graduate School video

Abigail Lynch

Jan. 30, 2013

CSIS students are special. Just ask the MSU Graduate School.

Doctoral student Abigail Lynch discusses her numerous fellowships and awards in a new video on the school's YouTube site.

A Ph.D candidate in Fisheries and Wildlife with a dual major in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior, and a doctoral specialization in environmental science and public policy, her dissertation research focuses on developing a decision-support tool to regulate harvest management strategies for lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in a changing climate. Lake whitefish support the most economically valuable commercial fishery in the upper Great Lakes and are a sentinel species in the cold water fish community. In addition to ecological impacts, climate change will significantly affect these fisheries.


Within the last year, Lynch has published (or has in press) three peer reviewed papers, one position paper, one book chapter and two co-edited books; she has presented at three international conferences; and she has received numerous awards that recognize her excellence in science and policy (i.e., Clark Hubbs Research Assistance Award, MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Retention Award, Teddy Roosevelt Conservation and Environmental Leadership Fellowship, Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellowship).

No wonder the Grad School wants to recruit more students like her!