Aquatic Ecology Specialist
Jay Beugly is our aquatic ecology specialist located on Purdue University’s West Layette campus. He works closely with IISG’s research team to increase public awareness of the Michigan City nearshore buoy and help boaters, anglers, and beachgoers make use of the data. He also helps coordinate research and outreach activities at Purdue.
Jay earned a Master’s degree in biology at Ball State University, where his work on river and stream ecology earned him the 2009 Outstanding Graduate Student in Fisheries Award. He is currently working towards a PhD in aquatic community ecology.