Dr. Chris Houghton

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Assistant Research Scientist / Adjunct Professor

Office :  LS 413
Phone:  (920) 465-2922
Email:  houghtoc@uwgb.edu

Research Interests: My research interests include community ecology of Lake Michigan fishes, invasive species interactions, habitat classification and utilization by fish, and remote sensing . My previous work has focused on  interactions between round gobies and age-0 yellow perch, diet and distribution of slimy sculpin at Lake Michigan’s Mid-Lake Reef complex, and assessing the fish community around the WE-Energies artificial reef off of Oak Creek, WI.  Current projects include quantifying nearshore-wetland energy pathways for Lake Michigan sportfishes using stable isotope analysis and otolith microchemistry, and mapping restoration activities in the Duck Creek delta of lower Green Bay.

Hobbies: Scuba diving, duck/deer/upland game hunting, walleye fishing, and hockey. I also enjoy home improvement projects around the house.

Education:
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2015)
M.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2006)
B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (2004)

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