Joe Nohner

Joe Nohner

Inland lakes habitat analyst & midwest glacial lakes partnership coordinator, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Office Phone: 517-284-6236


M.S., Aquatic Resources and Management, University of Michigan, 2009
B.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Notre Dame, 2006


Nohner was a PhD student in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department and the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. His Ph.D. research focused on I) changes to largemouth bass recruitment and productivity in Michigan's inland lakes as a result of changes to nearshore aquatic habitat and II) using economic models to understand shoreline property owners' willingness to participate in conservation programs. 

In addition to that research, Nohner has also participated in fish habitat research on Brook Trout, Muskellunge, Walleye, Bluegill, and estuarine fishes.

Nohner serves on the Board of the Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society, manages the American Fisheries Society Habitat Section website, and shares insights into the life of a budding fisheries biologist on his own blog, Fishing for Habitat.

Research Interests:

Assessing and understanding the causes of anthropogenic habitat impacts to lake ecosystems, fisheries, and local economies at local and regional scales

American Fisheries Society, Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society, American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists