Day: February 29, 2024

New Funding: Olin Nets Great Lakes Fishery Commission Grant

We are pleased to announce Jill Olin is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $193,533 research and development contract from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. The project is titled “Assessing population structure and the role of burbot (Lota lota) in coupling nearshore and offshore habitats of Lake Superior.”

Jill Olin
Jill Olin

Gordon Paterson and Kristin Brzeski are co-PIs on this potential two-year project.

Dr. Jill Olin is a community ecologist who studies the processes that affect the structure and stability of ecosystems. She studies issues in freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems due to the diversity and economic importance of species inhabiting these environments and the fact that they are threatened by anthropogenic influences. She teaches courses in Marine Ecology, Ecology and Evolution, and Ecogeochemical Tracer Techniques.

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