Jardine awarded National Science Foundation grant

Nadia Facciola, a McGill University undergraduate summer research assistant, holding a walleye caught at Palmer Lake, Wisconsin. Photo taken by Alex Ross

Congratulations to SMEA Professor Sunny Jardine and her co-PIs, who were recently awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to study links among people, lakes, and fish in the Northern Highland Lake District in Wisconsin. The four-year project will involve a team of 15 collaborators representing nine research institutions and conservation agencies. Along with Professor Jardine, co-leading principal investigators include Christopher Solomon of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Marco Janssen of Arizona State University, Olaf Jensen of Rutgers University, and Stuart Jones of the University of Notre Dame. As Solomon stated in a press release from the Cary Institute “Our goal is to understand how ecological and social processes shape recreational fisheries at the landscape scale. This understanding is crucial to sustaining good fishing conditions for the citizens of Wisconsin and other lake regions – both today and in the future.”

Tenderfoot Lake is one of the thousands of lakes in northern Wisconsin that will be part of the study exploring the social and ecological dynamics of recreational fisheries. Photo taken by Alex Ross