Dr. Shon Schooler, PhD is the Research Coordinator of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve based at the University of Wisconsin – Superior. His task is to facilitate research that provides high quality information for improving the management of aquatic resources. This includes conducting research, assisting researchers, and developing research priorities through consultation with local and regional natural resource managers. The priority
research themes for the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve currently include water quality, invasive species and climate change. Dr. Schooler also mentors undergraduate students conducting research projects, provides technical advice on numerous local, regional and national committees and integrates the Research Program with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Education and Coastal Leadership Programs.
Shon grew up in Marathon City, WI, and received his BS at UW-Madison and his MS and PhD at Oregon State University. He then spent 8 years at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Brisbane Australia. His has extensive experience in the ecology and management of invasive aquatic plants and has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers on the topic.