Paris Collingsworth has joined IISG as the new Great Lakes ecosystem specialist. He is working with the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office to improve access to and sharing of Great Lakes data and research, develop indicators, and develop products and programs to sustain or improve ecosystem health.

Paris has a background in statistical and computer modeling and comes to IISG from a post doc position at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center where he was involved in building models describing how primary productivity patterns and climatic variables influence fish recruitment across the Great Lakes. He has a PhD in evolution, ecology and organismal biology from Ohio State and an MS in zoology from Southern Illinois University.

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