William W. Taylor

William W. Taylor

University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems

Office Phone: 517-353-3048

Education:

Ph.D., zoology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1978
M.S., biology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1975
B.A., biology, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, 1972

Bio:

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. Commissioner (alternate) for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

William Taylor fishing

In addition, he has held a gubernatorial appointment to Michigan’s Aquatic Nuisance Species Coordinating Council, and a U.S. Secretary of Interior appointment to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, which he chaired for eight years. He is also the associate director of the Michigan Sea Grant College Program. Taylor has received numerous awards and published extensively in the scientific literature (>120 articles) and has co-edited five books, including the first edition of this publication on Great Lakes fishery policy and management. Taylor has a keen interest in environmental policy and management from a local to global perspective.

Complete list of William W. Taylor's publications (pdf)

Research Interests:

Great Lakes fisheries ecology, population dynamics and management. U.S.-Canada fishery resource policy and management. Integration of environmental policy and management from a local to global perspective.

Organization(s):
American Fisheries Society, American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists, American Society of Zoologists, Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, Beta Beta Beta Biological Society, International Association of Limnology, International Association for Great Lakes Research, Sigma Xi

 Publications

Title Book/Journal Year
Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for Emerging Professionals Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for Emerging Professionals 2014
Information Flow in Fisheries Management: Systemic Distortion within Agency Hierarchies Fisheries 2014
The Four Fs of Fish: Communicating the Public Value of Fish and Fisheries Fisheries 2013
Great Lakes Fisheries Policy and Management: A Binational Perspective (2nd Edition) Great Lakes Fisheries Policy and Management: A Binational Perspective (2nd Edition) 2013
Great Lakes Fisheries Policy & Management Great Lakes Fisheries Policy & Management 2012
Age, Growth, Survival, and Maturity of Lake Trout Morphotypes in Lake Mistassini, Quebec Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2012
The need for decision-support tools for a changing climate: application to inland fisheries management Journal of Fisheries Management and Ecology 2012
Leadership in the Hurricane of Change Fisheries 2012
Sustainable Fisheries: Multi-Level Approaches to a Global Problem Sustainable Fisheries: Multi-Level Approaches to a Global Problem 2011
Sustainable Fisheries: An Overview Addressing a Global Problem Sustainable Fisheries: Multilevel Approaches to a Global Problem 2011
Evaluating a science-based decision support tool used to prioritize brook charr conservation project proposals in the eastern United States Hydrobiologia 2010
Unsustainable Global Fisheries Need a Unified Call for a UN Conference Fisheries 2010
The Impact of Water Security on Freshwater Fisheries Management: A Multinational Perspective American Fisheries Soceity Symposium 49 2007
Coupled Human and Natural Systems Ambio 2007
Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems Science 2007
Peer Review in the Classroom BioScience 2002
Integrating Landscape Ecology into Natural Resources Management Cambridge University Press 2002
Framework for Evaluating the Effects of Human Factors on Wildlife Habitat: the Case of Giant Pandas Conservation Biology 1999
Restoration of Lake Trout in the Great Lakes: Challenges and Strategies for Future Management Journal of Great Lakes Research 1995