Students & Staff

Travis Ellens

Travis Ellens

Lab Manager, Graduate Student

ellentra@gvsu.edu

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A student holding a Bowfin while sampling a coastal wetland

Nick Vander Stelt

Graduate Student

vandern9@mail.gvsu.edu

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Matthew Silverhart is shown holding a bowfin (fish).

Matthew Silverhart

Graduate Student

silverhm@mail.gvsu.edu

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Ashley Golightly, a technical call-in who works for Dr. Ruetz at GVSU AWRI

Ashley Golightly

Technical Call-In

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A student is holding a rock bass (fish) that was captured using a fyke net.

Brendan May

Undergraduate Intern

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Former Graduate Students:

  • Jordan Allison (Current position: Fisheries Biologist, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission)
  • Matthew Altenritter (Current position: Assistant Professor, SUNY Brockport)
  • Matthew Breen (Current position: Natives Aquatics Biologist, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)
  • Gregory Chorak (Current position: PhD student, Montana State University)
  • Kaitlyn (Emelander) Dykstra (Current position: Farm Operations Manager, FoodChain)
  • Brandon Harris (Current position: Large River Fisheries Ecologist, Illinois Natural History Survey)
  • Jared Homola (Current position: Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wisconsin Fishery)
  • William Keiper (Current position: Aquatic Biologist, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)
  • Susanna Lagory (Current position: PhD student, Purdue University)
  • Jason Lorenz (Current position: Biologist, Gun Lake Tribe)
  • Megan Mader (Current position: Aquatic Biologist, Lake Education and Planning Services - Cameron, WI)
  • Alan Mock (Current position: PhD student, Florida International University)
  • Dana (VanHaitsma) Strouse (Current position: Environmental Quality Analyst, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)
  • Kristin (Nelson) Thomas (Current position: Aquatic Ecologist, Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited)
  • Jessica Wesolek (Current position: Biological Laboratory Technician, Lake Superior State University)
  • Alex Wieten (Current position: Water Resources Specialist, Gun Lake Tribe)

 

Former Post-docs:

  • Yakuta Bhagat (Current position: Senior Environmental Scientist, EnviroScience)
  • David Janetski (Current position: Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania)