Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Assistant Director of Natural Resources Programs, On-campus MSU Research


Michael Jones, Michigan State University (MSU) fisheries and wildlife professor, is the assistant director of natural resources programs for MSU AgBioResearch (ABR). This is a part-time position within the organization.

Jones, who served as chair of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife from 2009 to July 2014 and acting chair in 2008-2009, is responsible for overseeing the ABR natural resources portfolio. He is working with departments to facilitate research productivity and collaborative opportunities across units.

Jones received his bachelors of science and Ph.D. degrees, both in zoology, from the University of British Columbia in 1977 and 1986, respectively. In 1997, he came to work at MSU, where he specializes in fish population dynamics and modeling, especially in the Great Lakes, and sea lamprey management. He is co-director of the MSU Quantitative Fisheries Center and is supported by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission through the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management (PERM), an agency-university collaboration that addresses significant ecosystem issues through research and outreach.

Jones, who was recently named the Peter A. Larkin Professor of Quantitative Fisheries at MSU, has been an ABR scientist for many years.

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