Charles Krueger

Charles Krueger

Professor - T. F. Waters Chair Aquatic Ecology and Conservation

Education:

Ph.D. Fishery Science.  University of Minnesota, 1979. 

M. S. Fisheries Biology.  Iowa State University, 1976. 

B. S. Fishery Science with Distinction.  University of Minnesota, 1974.

Bio:

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Krueger is currently the T.F. Waters Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Conservation at Michigan State University, and also the Director of the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation Systems (GLATOS ; http://data.glos.us/glatos ) on behalf of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.  He is keenly interested in discovering the ecological characteristics of fish species of conservation concern, and then linking those results to their restoration, conservation, and wise use.  The discovery process is made through a variety of disciplines including morphology, trophic ecology, behavior, and population genetics.

He has a long-term research and policy interest in lake trout, desiring to advance the restoration of the species in the Great Lakes through considering their population ecology and how the species relates to communities and ecosystems.  In addition, Chuck has several projects in the Great Lakes using acoustic telemetry to further understanding of the behavioral ecology of lake trout, lake sturgeon, and walleye. Last, he continues an active interest in Pacific salmon management on behalf of subsistence fisheries in watersheds north of Bristol Bay, Alaska – the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers and the waters associated with Norton Sound. 

Chuck attended the University of Minnesota (B.S. 1974; Ph.D. 1979) and Iowa State University (M.S. 1976).  From 1979-1981, he was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota studying sea lamprey population genetics.  From 1981-1983, he was responsible for sport fishery program administration on Lakes Superior and Michigan for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  In 1988, he was appointed by the President as a U.S. Commissioner to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and re-appointed in 1992 and served as its chair from 1989-1991 and in 1997.  Chuck was a professor of fishery science at Cornell University from 1984 – 2000.  He has authored 120+ fishery science publications.  He completed a two-year term from 1998-2000 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska working on the development of a fishery resource-monitoring program for federally managed subsistence fisheries. 

Research Interests:

Charles “Chuck” Krueger is keenly interested in discovering the ecological characteristics of fish species of conservation concern and then linking those results to their restoration, conservation, and wise use.  The discovery process is made through a variety of disciplines including morphology, trophic ecology, behavior, and population genetics.

 Publications

Title Book/Journal Year
If Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus is ‘the most diverse vertebrate’, what is the lake charr Salvelinus namaycush? Fish and Fisheries 2015
Estimating reach-specific fish movement probabilities in rivers with a Bayesian state-space model: application to sea lamprey passage and capture at dams Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2014
Acoustic Telemetry Reveals Large-Scale Migration Patterns of Walleye in Lake Huron PLOS ONE 2014
Use of oviduct-inserted acoustic transmitters and positional telemetry to estimate timing and location of spawning: a feasibility study in lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush Animal Biotelemetry 2014
Lake trout in northern Lake Huron spawn on submerged drumlins Journal of Great Lakes Research 2014
New insight into the spawning behavior of lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush , from a recovering population in the Laurentian Great Lakes Environmental Biology of Fishes 2014
Reproductive life-history strategies in lake whitefish ( Coregonus clupeaformis ) from the Laurentian Great Lakes Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2014
Ecomorphological Diversity of Lake Trout at Isle Royale, Lake Superior Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2014
Predation by alewife on lake trout fry emerging from laboratory reefs: Estimation of fry survival and assessment of predation potential Journal of Great Lakes Research 2014
Past, present and future of fishery management on one of the world’s last remaining pristine great lakes: Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 2013
Ontogenetic shifts in morphology and resource use of cisco Coregonus artedi Journal of Fish Biology 2013
Morphology and life history of the Great Slave Lake ciscoes (Salmoniformes: Coregoninae) Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) Research Document 2013
Bathythermal Habitat Use by Strains of Great Lakesand Finger Lakes-Origin Lake Trout in Lake Huron after a Change in Prey Fish Abundance and Composition Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2012
Re-Establishing Lake Trout in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Past, Present, and Future Great Lakes fishery policy and management: a binational perspective 2012
Regulation of Sport Fishery Harvest of Lake Trout: Use of Size Limits in New York's Waters of Lake Ontario Great Lakes fishery policy and management: a binational perspective 2012
Lake charr Salvelinus namaycush spawning behaviour: new field observations and a review of current knowledge Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 2012
Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus is not the cause of thiamine deficiency impeding lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) recruitment in the Great Lakes Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2012
A Perspective on Perspectives: Methods to Reduce Variation in Shape Analysis of Digital Images Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2012
Age, Growth, Survival, and Maturity of Lake Trout Morphotypes in Lake Mistassini, Quebec Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2012
Past, present and future of fishery management on one of the world’s last remaining pristine great lakes: Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 2012
Genetic Guidelines for the Stocking of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Great Lakes Basin Great Lakes Fishery Commission - Miscellaneous Publication 2010
Natural Lakes Inland Fisheries Management in North America 2010
Ecology of Pacific Salmon: Introduction American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
An Ecosystem Perspective on Re-establishing Native Deepwater Fishes in the Laurentian Great Lakes North America Journal of Fisheries Management 2009
Dreissenid mussels from the Great Lakes contain elevated thiaminase activity Journal of Great Lakes Research 2009
Salmon Fishery Management within the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Region: Emergent Issues and Unspoken Themes American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
Norton Sound Salmon Fisheries: History, Stock Abundance, and Management American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
Ecology and Management of Western Alaska Pacific Salmon: Introduction to the Proceedings American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
Introduction to Fishery Management American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
Yukon River Fall Chum Salmon Fisheries: Management, Harvest, and Stock Abundance American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
Introduction to Lessons from Other Fisheries American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
Introduction to New Challenges, New Approaches American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
Managing Across Jurisdictional Boundaries: Fishery Governance in the Great Lakes and Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Regions American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
Management Strategies for Sustainability of Salmon in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Region American Fisheries Society Symposium 2009
A Joint Strategic Plan for Management of Great Lakes fisheries: A cooperative regime in a multi-jurisdictional setting Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 2008
Growth chronologies of white sucker, Catostomus commersoni, and lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush: a comparison among lakes and between trophic levels Environmental Biology of Fishes 2008
A Guide for the Rehabilitation of Lake Trout in Lake Michigan Great Lakes Fishery Commission - Miscellaneous Publication 2008
Understanding the ecology of disease in Great Lakes fish populations Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 2008
Atypical swimbladders of lake charr, Salvelinus namaycush, from Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada Environmental Biology of Fishes 2008
Morphological and Ecological Differences Between Shallow- and Deep-water Lake Trout in Lake Mistassini, Quebec Journal of Great Lakes Research 2007
Sea Lamprey Research: Balancing Basic and Applied Research, and Using Themes to Define Priorities Journal of Great Lakes Research 2007
Growth, Movement, and Catch of Brook, Rainbow, and Brown Trout after Stocking into a Large, Marginally Suitable Adirondack River North American Journal of Fisheries Management 2006
Phenotypic Diversity of Lake Trout in Great Slave Lake: Differences in Morphology, Buoyancy, and Habitat Depth Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2006
Cooperative Management in the Great Lakes: Exploring Characteristics of Success American Fisheries Society Symposium 2006
Cooperative Research in the Great Lakes: Exploring Characteristics of Success American Fisheries Society Symposium 2006
Behavior of Post-emergent Lake Trout Fry in the Presence of the Alewife, a Non-native Predator Journal of Great Lakes Research 2005
Rheotactic Response of Two Strains of Juvenile Landlocked Atlantic Salmon: Implications for Population Restoration Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2003
Lake Trout Ecosystems in a Changing Environment Boreal Sheild Watersheds 2003
Behavioral Thermoregulation of Brook and Rainbow Trout: Comparison of Summer Habitat Use in an Adirondack River, New York Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2003
Genetic Concepts and Uncertainties in Restoring Fish Populations and Species Strategies for Restoring River Ecosystems: Sources of Variability and Uncertainty in Natural and Managed Systems 2003
Genetic Comparison of Lake Sturgeon Populations: Differentiation Based on Allelic Frequencies at Seven Microsatellite Loci Journal of Great Lakes Research 2003
Sculpins and Crayfish in Lake Trout Spawning Areas in Lake Ontario: Estimates of Abundance and Egg Predation on Lake Trout Eggs Journal of Great Lakes Research 2002
Differences in Incubation Period and Survival of Embryos among Brook Trout Strains North American Journal of Aquaculture 2002
Inheritance of microsatellite loci in the polyploid lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Genome 2001
Reproductive Isolation in Sympatric Populations of Pallid and Shovelnose Sturgeon North American Journal of Fisheries Management 2001
Use of Outlet Barriers to Prevent Fall Emigration of Brook Trout Stocked in Adirondack Lakes North America Journal of Fisheries Management 2001
Diet and Prey Selection of Naturalized Smallmouth Bass in an Oligotrophic Adirondack Lake Journal of Freshwater Ecology 2000
Summer Habitat Use by Introduced Smallmouth Bass in an Oligotrophic Adirondack Lake Journal of Freshwater Ecology 2000
Behavior of Lake Trout Sac Fry: Vertical Movement at Different Developmental Stages Journal of Great Lakes Research 2000
Comparison of Large and Small Visible Implant Tags: Retention and Readability in Hatchery Brook Trout North American Journal of Aquaculture 2000
Stock Origins of Dolly Varden Collected from Beaufort Sea Coastal Sites of Arctic Alaska and Canada Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1999
The Process of Fisheries Management Inland Fisheries Management in North America 1999
Communication for Effective Fisheries Management Inland Fisheries Management in North America 1999
Interspecies Comparisons of Blood Thiamine in Salmonids from the Finger Lakes, and Effect of Maternal Size on Blood and Egg Thiamine in Atlantic Salmon with and without Cayuga Syndrome American Fisheries Society Symposium 1998
Population Genetic Structure of Dolly Varden from Beaufort Sea Drainages of Northern Alaska and Canada Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1997
Growth, Mortality, and Mark Retention of Hatchery Brook Trout Marked with Visible Implant Tags, Jaw Tags, and Adipose Fin Clips The Progressive Fish-Culturist 1997
Differences in sexual maturity and fall emigration between diploid and triploid brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in an Adirondack lake Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1997
Genetic variation at microsatellite loci in sturgeon: primer sequence homology in Acipenser and Scaphirhynchus Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1997
From Clients to Stakeholders: A Philosophical Shift for Fish and Wildlife Management Human Dimensions of Wildlife 1996
Review of Genetics of Lake Trout in the Great Lakes: History, Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Strain Comparisons, and Restoration Management Journal of Great Lakes Research 1995
Genetic Strategies for Lake Trout Rehabilitation: a Synthesis Journal of Great Lakes Research 1995
Restoration of Lake Trout in the Great Lakes: Challenges and Strategies for Future Management Journal of Great Lakes Research 1995
Predation by Alewives on Lake Trout Fry in Lake Ontario: Role of an Exotic Species in Preventing Restoration of a Native Species Journal of Great Lakes Research 1995
Differences in Reproduction among Hatchery Strains of Lake Trout at Eight Spawning Areas in Lake Ontario: Genetic Evidence from Mixed-Stock Analysis Journal of Great Lakes Research 1995
Dynamics of Reproduction by Hatchery-Origin Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) at Stony Island Reef, Lake Ontario Journal of Great Lakes Research 1995
Recognition of Spawning Areas by Lake Trout: Deposition and Survival of Eggs on Small, Man-Made Rock Piles Journal of Great Lakes Research 1995
Survival, Distribution, and Ion Composition in Two Strains of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Fry after Exposure to Episodic pH Depressions in an Adirondack Lake Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1994
Genetic Variation in Naturalized Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) from Minnesota Tributaries to Lake Superior Journal of Great Lakes Research 1994
Stability of Allozyme and Mitochondrial DNA Markers among Three Year-CIasses of Lake Trout Propagated from Seneca Lake, New York North America Journal of Fisheries Management 1994
Hatchery Origins of Naturally Produced Lake Trout Fry Captured in Lake Ontario: Temporal and Spatial Variability Based on Allozyme and Mitochondrial DNA Data Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1994
Design and Use of Mesh Bags to Estimate Deposition and Survival of Fish Eggs in Cobble Substrate North America Journal of Fisheries Management 1994
Assessment of Lake Trout Spawning: Evaluation of Traps for Measurement of Egg Abundance Journal of Great Lakes Research 1994
Survival, Growth, Movement, and Distribution of Two Brook Trout Strains Stocked into Small Adirondack Streams North American Journal of Fisheries Management 1993
Heritage Brook Trout in Northeastern USA: Genetic Variability within and among Populations Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1993
Mitochondrial DNA Variation among Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) Strains Stocked into Lake Ontario Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1993
Preservation of Genetic Variation in the Green Lake Strain Lake Trout Derived from Remnant Domestic and Feral Populations North America Journal of Fisheries Management 1993
Genetic Comparison of Naturally Spawned and Artificially Propagated Lake Ontario Lake Trout Fry: Evaluation of a Stocking Strategy for Species Rehabilitation North America Journal of Fisheries Management 1993
Spawning by Hatchery-Origin Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) in Lake Ontario: Data from Egg Collections, Substrate Analysis, and Diver Observations Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1991
Ecological and Genetic Effects of Salmonid Introductions in North America Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1991
An Improved Trap for Passive Capture of Demersal Eggs during Spawning: An Efficiency Comparison with Egg Nets North America Journal of Fisheries Management 1991
Annual Production and Production: Biomass Ratios for Three Species of Stream Trout in Lake Superior Tributaries Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1990
Undergraduate Fisheries Education: Technical Specialization or Broad Foundation? Fisheries 1989
Genetic Differentiation among Lake Trout Strains Stocked into Lake Ontario Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1989
Inexpensive Method for Quantitative Assessment of Lake Trout Egg Deposition North America Journal of Fisheries Management 1989
Identification of Parental Origins of Naturally Produced Lake Trout in Lake Ontario: Application of Mixed-Stock Analysis to a Second Generation NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT 1989
Failure of Statistical Tests to Detect Assumption Violations in the Mark–Recapture Population Estimation of Brook Trout in Adirondack Ponds North American Journal of Fisheries Management 1988
Comparison of Survival, Emigration, Habitat Use, Marking Mortality, and Growth between Two Strains of Brook Trout in Adirondack Ponds North America Journal of Fisheries Management 1988
Evidence of Natural Reproduction by Stocked Lake Trout in Lake Ontario Journal of Great Lakes Research 1988
Androgenesis as a Mechanism for Chromosome Set Manipulation in Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Aquaculture 1988
Inheritance of duplicated fumarase and phosphoglucomutase loci in lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) Heredity 1987
Genetic Comparison of Naturalized Rainbow Trout Populations among Lake Superior Tributaries: Differentiation Based on Allozyme Data Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1987
Stock Identification of Naturalized Brown Trout in Lake Superior Tributaries: Differentiation Based on Allozyme Data Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1987
A CONCEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: AN APPLICATION TO UNICORNS Trans. NESect.Wik:ll Soc. 1986
Evaluation of Hatchery-Reared Lake Trout for Reestablishment of Populations in the Apostle Islands Region of Lake Superior, 1960-841 Great Lakes Fishery Laboratory 1986
A Procedure to Allocate the Annual Stocking of Salmonids in the Wisconsin Waters of Lake Michigan Fish Managment Report 127 1986
Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) Populations in Northeastern North America: Genetic Differentiation and Affinities Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1985
Stock Structure of Rainbow Smelt in Western Lake Superior: Biochemical Genetics Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1984
Life Cycles, Standing Stocks, and Drift of Some Megaloptera, Ephemeroptera, and Diptera from Streams in Minnesota, U.S.A. Aquatic Insects - International Journal of Freshwater Entomology 1984
Life cycles and drift of Trichoptera from a woodland stream in Minnesota Canadian Journal of Zoology 1984
Annual Production of Macroinvertebrates in Three Streams of Different Water Quality Ecology 1983
Strategy for the Use of Lake Trout Strains in Lake Michigan Fish Management Bureau - Administrative Report No. 17 1983
Genetic Relationships among Smelt, Genus Osmerus Copeia 1982
Genetic Aspects of Fisheries Rehabilitation Programs Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1981
Genetic Identification of Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) Populations from the Lake Superior Basin Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1981
Live cycles, drift, and standing stocks of some stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera)from streams in Minnesota, U.S.A. Hydrobiologia 1981
Detection of Variability at Isozyme Loci in Sea Lamprey, Petromyzon marinus Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1980
Computation of confidence intervals for the size-frequency (Hynes) method of estimating secondary production Limnology and Oceanography 1980
Computation of Confidence Intervals for the Size-Frequency (Hynes) Method of Estimating Secondary Production Limnology and Oceanography 1980
Effects of Stocking on Genetics of Wild Brook Trout Populations Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1979