Director and sustainability scholar

 A human-environment scientist and sustainability scholar, Jianguo "Jack" Liu holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, is University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University and serves as director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.

Robin Welcomme Scholar, Executive in Residence Program

Bartley has served as senior fishery resources officer - inland fisheries and genetic resources management,  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Italy.

University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy (ESPP) and Assistant Vice President for Environmental Research

Thomas Dietz is a professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy (ESPP). He holds a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor of general studies from Kent State University.

MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics and Fisheries and Wildlife
Adjunct faculty

Simon Funge-Smith is currently the senior fishery resources officer for inland fisheries at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.

Associate Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife

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. 

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

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.

Professor of environmental and natural resources economics and fisheries and wildlife

Frank has a joint appointment in the Agricultural Economics and Fisheries and Wildlife Departments. He is a member of the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management. His recent research focuses on modeling Michigan fish and wildlife resource demand and value.

John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor

Emilio Moran is a world-renowned social anthropologist who has studied and published in tropical agriculture, social science, ecology, economics, and, most recently, earth observations from satellites.

Assistant Director
Cell: 517-282-1093

Sue Nichols, who handles strategic communication and outreach, has 20+ years of experience in science communication.  

She tries to do this without using big, scary words to spread the word of science to the biggest or most strategic audience.

Executive in Residence

Rey teaches  Advocacy in the Natural Resources Arena (ANR 491), which reviews the types of advocacy groups operating in the natural resources arena, tools and techniques used in environmental advocacy, tactics commonly used in advocacy campaigns and ethical questions that often arise during advocacy work.

University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems

Bill Taylor joined Michigan State University in 1980 and is currently a University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. He is an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology, population dynamics, governance, and management. Throughout his career, Taylor has been active in the American Fisheries Society, serving as president of the society, the Michigan Chapter, and the North Central Division. Currently, he holds a U.S. Presidential appointment as a U.S.

Social scientist/Extension specialist
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Heather Triezenberg is interested in resilient coastal community development and healthy coastal ecosystems. Her research explores how stakeholders perceive risks related to critical issues within the Great Lakes to inform communication efforts, citizen involvement in research (e.g., Citizen Science), and program evaluation.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Viña's research is mainly focused on understanding the processes shaping the spatio-temporal patterns of vegetation and their consequences on both human and natural systems with the help of data collected by remote sensors operating at multiple scales. His recent research has been oriented towards the development of novel techniques for analyzing the dynamics of wildlife habitat, understory vegetation and plant biodiversity at broad geographic regions.