Dr. Edward Rutherford

Associate Research Scientist


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Current Students


Hideaki Sano: Factors influencing spatial distributions and relative abundances of chinook salmon in Lake Michigan

Hui-Yu Wang: Spatial analysis of movement, life history and habitat quality of walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) in Lake Erie

Solomon David: Factors influencing Fish Community Dynamics in the lower Muskegon River, MI.

Daniel Wyns: To be decided

Katherine Marko: Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotope Analysis of Food Pathways for Walleye In the Muskegon River Watershed


David Swank: Life History Variation of Steelhead in the Great Lakes

Tomas Hook: Habitat mediated recruitment dynamics of alewife in Lake Michigan

Larissa Sano: Risk Analysis of the environmental release of a biocide: case study of ballast water treatment using glutaraldehyde

Darryl Hondorp: Mechanisms of Depth Segregation in the Great Lakes Sculpin Cottus cognatus and Myoxycephalus thompsoni

Lori Ivan: Nutrient Cycling by Fishes In a Great Lakes Watershed


Former Students and Thesis Titles


Aaron Woldt: Production of juvenile steelhead in two northern Lake Michigan tributaries

Brian Brenton: Simulating the effects of invasive ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus) on native yellow perch (Perca flavecsens) and walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) population dynamics in Great Lakes waters

Neal Godby: Growth, diet, and prey availability of juvenile steelhead in the Muskegon River and Bigelow Creek, Michigan

Brad Horne: Simulating effects of hydrodam alteration on thermal regime and wild steelhead recruitment in the Manistee River, Michigan

Sara Creque: Using landscape-scale habitat models to predict potential abundance of potamodromous fishes above dams on Great Lakes tributaries