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Dr. Peter J. Colby, B.Sc.,M.Sc.,Ph.D.

Dr. Peter J. Colby Research Scientist Emeritus and past Fellow of the American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologist. World authority on the biology and management of percid fishes, primarily walleye. Over 40 years research experience in industry, academics and government. Past Senior Scientist (PM 20,21) Walleye Research Unit Leader and Aquatics and Tourism Effects Coordinator, Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research. Over 30 years experience as a research scientist with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources investigating and reviewing Great Lakes issues including, status of the walleye stocks in the Great Lakes, massive alewife mortalities, thermal discharges, eutrophication, and other water quality problems. Chaired, edited, coordinated or published in several major international symposia including SCOL, PERCIS I, ASPY sponsored by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, the International Joint Commission, etc. Author of over 30 scientific papers in the primary literature, plus additional reviews, administrative and technical reports. Other experience includes Consultant to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, State of Montana, State of Wisconsin on fisheries issues; member of a peer review team selected by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences to assess the quality and vitality of the U.S. (NOAA) oceanic research and development program; Research Associate, Dept. of Environmental and Industrial Health, University of Michigan; adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biology, Lakehead University; and participant in scientific workshops in Finland and Poland. Listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the East and Dictionary of International Biography, Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans.

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