Aquatic Biology

Located on the shore of Lake Superior, Northern Michigan University is in an excellent place to learn about both applied and basic aquatic biology. We have a variety of courses dealing with aquatic environments, aquatic biology  including Great Lakes ecology, limnology, aquatic insects, fisheries management, fish ecology, and ichthyology. We offer a course in marine biology every other year, and sometimes offer 1-week trip to Virgin Islands National Park to study marine biology in the field. Research interests are diverse and include fish migration, aquatic insect ecology, loon population genetics, and freshwater crab systematics.

Students interested in this area might consider any of the Biology Department majors, especially Fisheries and Wildlife Management with a Fisheries concentration or a Biology major with a concentration in Botany, Ecology, or Zoology.

Faculty involved:
Cumberlidge, Gerig, Leonard, Lindsay, Strand