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University of Wisconsin–Madison

John Magnuson

Aquatic ecologist and limnologist, trained in fish and fisheries ecology, taught ecology of fishes and limnology

Professor emeritus, zoology and limnology Work: 608-262-3010 — Home and cell phones available upon request jjmagnus@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • Climate change and its impacts on lakes and streams, especially lake ice and freshwater fishes
  • Long-term dynamics of lakes in the landscape, especially at decadal scales, use of landscape ecology to understand lakes
  • Impacts and dynamics of invasive aquatic species especially exotic crayfish and fishes
  • Thermal ecology of fishes and role of water temperature in the distribution of freshwater and marine fishes

Achievements

  • A lead author on impacts of climate change on aquatic systems for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, 1995 and 2001
  • Hilldale Award in Biological Sciences, UW-Madison, 2000
  • Award of Excellence, American Fisheries Society, 2000
  • Chair, National Research Council committees and publications, e.g., conservation of Pacific salmon, Atlantic bluefin tuna, sea turtles and ecological effects of fishing
  • Founding director of UW-Madison Center for Limnology, 1982 until retirement, 2000

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