Dana Infante

Dana Infante

Associate Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife

Office Phone: 517-432-7232

Education:

Ph.D., 2005, Resource Ecology and Management, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
M.S., 2001, Resource Ecology and Management, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
B.S., 1994, Scientific Writing, College of Literature, Science, and Arts, University of Michigan

Bio:

I investigate ways that landscape factors like geology, anthropogenic land use, and climate control physical and biological characteristics of aquatic systems, with a primary focus on fluvial systems. My work is interdisciplinary as it links tenets of landscape ecology with traditional objectives of aquatic ecology, conservation biology, and fisheries management.  Further, my work includes study of hydrology, a primary means by which landscape factors affect streams. 

Natural resource managers increasingly call for ecosystem-wide strategies to address complex problems originating from landscape-scale stressors, and ensuring sustainable management of aquatic systems requires characterizing mechanisms of impairment originating from such stressors.  In recognition of these needs, I see my expertise as being uniquely positioned to address questions relevant to management over multiple spatial scales, from national to regional to local, while simultaneously contributing to richer theoretical understanding in my field.

Research Interests:

landscape-scale influences on river systems, catchment hydrology and stream channel geomorphology, sustainable management of aquatic systems, environmental assessment