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Deanne Drake

Deanne Drake I am a general ecologist having worked on lake, river and estuarine ecology. I received a BSc from the University of Minnesota (St. Paul) in Biology, and both MSc and PhD from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington (Seattle). I completed post-doctoral studies at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Maine in salt marsh nutrient dynamics, and I have worked as a fishery biologist for the USGS Western Fishery Research Center (Seattle), as an aquatic ecologist for the New Zealand Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), and most recently as an Associate Professor of aquatic sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. My interests are varied, but include limitation of primary production in aquatic ecosystems, long-term environmental data analyses, paleoecology, and effects of invasive N-fixers on riparian and aquatic systems.

I am very happy to be working at the Wisconsin DNR on the Mississippi River LTRM because it overlaps many of my interests and areas of experience, because I was hoping to return to working in applied ecology, and because I very much like the La Crosse area.

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