Dr. Fausch is a Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, where he has worked since 1982. He earned his B.S. at the University of Minnesota in Zoology, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Fisheries Ecology at Michigan State University, followed by postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois. Research in his laboratory is aimed at helping fisheries and aquatic resource managers and ecologists solve problems related to nonnative species invasions, the decline of threatened native species, and land uses like logging, grazing, and agriculture that can degrade streams and their riparian zones. He has conducted collaborative research throughout western North America, and in Japan and New Zealand. His work is the subject of the documentary film RiverWebs, which has recently aired on PBS. Fausch was recently awarded the first International Fisheries Science Prize by the International Council of Fisheries Societies, to be awarded every four years at the World Fisheries Congress. He and his colleagues were also honored with the U.S. Forest Service Rise-to-the-Future National Research Achievement Award for 2008.
Other Research Interests
Fisheries ecology; Conservation Biology; Stream Restoration
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