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Ph.D. Freshwater and Marine Sciences (2017-2022)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Committee: M.J. Vander Zanden (advisor), T.D. Beard, Jr., S. Carpenter, H. Dugan, A. Rypel,  E. Stanley

M.Sc. Biology (2015-2017)
University of Toledo
Committee: C. Mayer (co-advisor), S. Qian (co-advisor), S. Herbst, P. Kocovsky 

B.S. Biology (2011-2014)
McGill University


Research Fish Biologist (2022-present)
USGS Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, St. Paul, MN

Pathways Intern - Research Fish Biologist (2020-2022)

USGS Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Reston, VA

Graduate Research or Teaching Assistant (2017-2022)
Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange Fellow (2019)
Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden 

Lane Family Graduate Fellow (2018)
Trout Lake Station, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Boulder Junction, WI

Graduate Research Assistant (2015-2017)
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Research Assistant, Lab of Dr. Peter Kiffney (2014)
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA

Research Assistant, Lab of Dr. Irene Gregory-Eaves (2013-2014)
McGill University, Montreal, QC


Embke, H.S., S.R. Carpenter, D. Isermann, G. Coppola, T.D. Beard, Jr., A.J. Lynch, G.G. Sass, Z.S. Feiner, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2022. Resisting ecosystem transformation through an intensive whole-lake fish removal experiment. Fisheries Management and Ecology.

Feiner, Z.S., A.D. Shultz, G.G. Sass, A. Trudeau, M.G. Mitro, M.A. Luehring, C.J. Dassow, A.W. Latzka, D.A. Isermann, B.M. Maitland, J.J. Homola, H.S. Embke, M. Preul. 2022. Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) considerations for climate change adaptation in fisheries: the Wisconsin experience. Fisheries Management and Ecology.

Lynch, A.J., N. Sievert, H.S. Embke, A. Robertson, B.J.E. Myers, M.S. Allen, Z.S. Feiner, F. Hoogakker, S. Knoche, R.M. Krogman, S.R. Midway, C.L. Nieman, C.P. Paukert, K.L. Pope, M.W. Rogers, L. Wszola, T.D. Beard, Jr. 2021. The U.S. Inland Creel and Angler Survey Catalog (CreelCat): Development, Applications and Opportunities. Fisheries. 46, 574–583. doi: 10.1002/fsh.10671 

Embke, H.S. & M.J. Vander Zanden. 2020. Lake Food Webs. Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, 2nd Edition.

Chapman, D.C., A.J. Benson, H.S. Embke, N.R. King, P.M. Kocovsky, T.D. Lewis, N.E. Mandrak. 2020. Status of the Major Aquaculture Carps of China in the Great Lakes Basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Embke, H.S., T.D. Beard Jr., A.J. Lynch, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2020. Fishing for food: quantifying recreational fisheries harvest in Wisconsin lakes. Fisheries.


Spear, M.J., H.S. Embke, P.J. Krysan, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2020. Application of eDNA as a tool for assessing fish population abundance. Environmental DNA. https://doi-org/10.1002/edn3.94

Embke, H.S., A. Rypel, S.R. Carpenter, G. Sass, D. Ogle, T.A. Cichosz, J. Hennessy, T.E. Essington, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2019. Production dynamics reveal hidden overharvest of inland recreational fisheries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Sullivan, C.J., H.S. Embke, K.M. Perales, D.A. Isermann, S.R. Carpenter, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2019. Variation of Bluegill catch rates and total length distributions among four sampling gears used in two Wisconsin lakes dominated by small fish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39(4):714-724.


Trottier, G., H.S. Embke, K. Turgeon, C.T. Solomon, C. Nozais, I. Gregory-Eaves. 2019. Winter drawdown and thermal regime are significant predictors of macroinvertebrate abundance in reservoirs. Hydrobiologia 834:199-211.


Embke, H.S., P.M. Kocovsky, T. Garcia, C.M. Mayer, S.S. Qian. 2018. Modeling framework to estimate spawning and hatching locations of pelagically-spawned eggs. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76(4): 597-607

Embke, H.S., P.M. Kocovsky, C.A. Richter, J.J. Pritt, C.M. Mayer, S.S. Qian. 2016. First direct confirmation of grass carp spawning in a Great Lakes tributary. Journal of Great Lakes Research 42(4): 899-903.
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