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Research publications
Comprehensive archive of our publications from 1950 to today
Former projects
More than 350 research projects have been completed since 1929
Contact information
For information on fisheries research in the Office of Applied Science, contact:
Greg Sass
Fisheries research team leader

Office of Applied ScienceFisheries research

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Our team of fisheries research scientists and technicians produces objective, applicable science for Fisheries Management and DNR customers. Our staff works with Wisconsin sportfishes and specializes in areas including applied fisheries management and ecology, quantitative stock assessments, fish habitat, propagation science and population dynamics.

We conduct our projects out of three research stations across the state (Boulder Junction, Madison and Spooner) to cover the diversity of Wisconsin’s aquatic habitats and species.

Project highlights


Walleye recruitment in ceded territory lakes

Researchers conducted electrofishing surveys on Escanaba Lake in September as part of a study designed to investigate how biotic and abiotic factors influence walleye populations. Read the full article. [PDF]

Coarse Woody Habitat

The Office of Applied Science is studying whether the addition of coarse woody habitat to lake ecosystems impacts abundance and reproduction in fish populations.

Meet our staff

To learn more about OAS fisheries research staff, visit our staff page.

Research areas

Explore the topic areas below to learn more about our ongoing and recently completed projects.

Publications and reports

View a list and links to our recent journal publications and reports.

Last revised: Monday October 21 2019