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Natural & Applied Sciences

Patrick Forsythe

Patrick Forsythe
Associate Professor
Chair of Graduate Program in ES & P
LS 451
(920) 465-2524

Research Interests: My research interests are generally in the fields of population ecology and conservation biology focusing on aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region. I tend to focus on questions that seek to understand the behavioral and ecological mechanisms that contribute to variation in the annual abundance of fish populations including lake sturgeon and yellow perch.

Hobbies: Jogging, mountain biking and weight lifting; playing the guitar; gardening; fishing; watching movies; exploring the world with my wife and twin boys.

Education: Dual major Ph.D. in Zoology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior from Michigan State University (2010); M.S. in Biology from Eastern Illinois University (2003); B.S. in Environmental Biology from Eastern Illinois University (2001)


  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Ecological and Environmental Methods and Analysis