Jill Leonard


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Jill Leonard


2115 New Science Facility


Ph.D. Biology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst 1997 NSF International Postdoctoral Fellow Hokkaido University Japan 1997-1999 USDA Postdoctoral Reseacher, USDA-ARS Stoneville MS 1999-2000 Biology Department Northern Michigan University 2000-present

My research is in the area of fish biology, particularly in the physiological ecology of fish migration. While I am interested in all areas of fish migration, in recent years my laboratory has focused on the restoration of coaster brook trout, a migratory strain, to Lake Superior tributaries. We are interested in the factors that elicit migratory behavior in brook trout as well as what physiological capabilities are necessary to support this life history. This has recently included basic telemetry work, diet analysis, population estimation, growth and condition analysis, competitive interactions, and the effect of available summer and winter habitat. Researchers in my lab also work on a variety of other projects including sea lamprey movements and physiology, fish community ecology, and the role of round goby in the emerging botulism type-E story as it impacts Great Lakes waterbirds.


PRIME, interdisciplinary, research