CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION 

Ph.D. Freshwater and Marine Sciences (2017-present)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advisor: M.J. Vander Zanden
Committee: T.D. Beard, Jr., S. Carpenter, H. Dugan, A. Rypel,  E. Stanley
M.Sc. Biology (2015-2017)
University of Toledo
Advisors: C. Mayer, S. Qian
Committee: S. Herbst, P. Kocovsky 
B.S. Biology (2011-2014)
McGill University

APPOINTMENTS

Pathways Intern - Research Fish Biologist (2020-present)
USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center, Reston, VA
Graduate Research or Teaching Assistant (2017-present)
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

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10486

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1913196116

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10305

  

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-019-3922-y

 

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 https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0047

 
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2016.05.002
 

SELECT

PRESENTATIONS

Embke, H.S., T.D. Beard, M.J. Vander Zanden. Fishing for food: quantifying recreational fisheries harvest in Wisconsin lakes. American Fisheries Society annual conference, Reno, NV. October 2019 (Oral Presentation).

Embke, H.S., S. Carpenter, T. Cichosz, D. Goto, J. Hennessy, D. Ogle, A. Rypel, G. Sass, M.J. Vander Zanden. Declining productivity leads to hidden overfishing of inland fisheries. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography summer meeting, Victoria, BC. June 2018 (Oral Presentation).

 

Embke, H.S., S. Carpenter, D. Isermann, M.J. Vander Zanden. Effects of whole-lake bass and sunfish removal on walleye in a north temperate lake. Wisconsin Lakes Convention, Stevens Point, WI.  November 2019 (Oral Presentation).

Embke, H.S., P.M. Kocovsky, T. Garcia, C.M. Mayer, S.S. Qian. Assessing spawning and hatching locations of naturally spawned Grass Carp eggs in a Great Lakes tributary. Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, Ann Arbor, MI. November 2016 (Oral Presentation).

 

Embke, H.S., P.M. Kocovsky, T. Garcia, C.M. Mayer, S.S. Qian. Assessing spawning and hatching locations of naturally spawned Grass Carp eggs in a Great Lakes tributary. American Fisheries Society annual conference, Kansas City, MO. August 2016 (Oral Presentation).

 

Embke, H.S., P.M. Kocovsky, T. Garcia, C.M. Mayer, S.S. Qian. Assessing spawning locations of naturally spawned Grass Carp eggs in a Great Lakes tributary. International Association of Great Lakes Researchers annual conference, Guelph, ON. June 2016 (Oral Presentation).

 

Embke, H.S., P.M. Kocovsky, C.M. Mayer, S.S. Qian, C.A. Richter. Evidence of Grass Carp spawning in a Lake Erie tributary. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. January 2016 (Poster Presentation).

SELECT MEDIA

COVERAGE OF

RESEARCH

Interviewed for “Hidden Harvest: UW-Madison study finds recreational fishing catch rivals supermarket sales in Wisconsin” by Chris Hubbach. Wisconsin State Journal, Sept 7, 2020.

Interviewed for “UW study says 'hidden overharvest' contributing to decline of walleye population” by Chris Hubbach. Wisconsin State Journal, Nov 23, 2019.

Interviewed for “Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?” by Paul Smith. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 30, 2018.

Interviewed for "Grass carp’s spread to Great Lakes raises level of concern," by Matt Markey. Toledo Blade, January 31, 2017.

 

Interviewed for "Invasive Grass Carp caught in Lake Erie, Sparks Concern," by Josh Parks. Field and Stream, September 9, 2016.

 

Interviewed for “Invasive Grass Carp Spawning in Sandusky River Leaves Tough Questions,” by Kevin Bunch. International Joint Commission – Great Lakes Connection Newsletter, July 11, 2016.

 

Interviewed for “On the trail of an invader,” by Matt Markey. Toledo Blade, June 12, 2016.

 

Interviewed by CTV Kitchener about the risks facing the Great Lakes basin, June 12, 2016.

 

Interviewed by Michigan NPR about the discovery of Grass Carp spawning in the Great Lakes basin, June 9, 2016.

 

Interviewed by ABC Channel 13 about the discovery of Grass Carp spawning in the Great Lakes basin, June 2, 2016.

 

Interviewed for “UT Scientists: Invasive grass carp spawn in Lake Erie tributary,” by Christopher Burns. NBC24, June 2, 2016.

Contact

Center for Limnology

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI, 53706 USA

hembke@wisc.edu

@fishandbugs

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