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Thomas Slawski

Dr. Slawski has over 15 years of experience in aquatic ecology specializing in stream habitat and fisheries assessments, design, and restoration. He has prepared technical reports summarizing water resources data collection, management, and analysis as well as site evaluations and designed development plans for stream bank stabilization. He has also been involved with construction site planning, supervision and evaluation, monitoring of treatments for stream bank, and shoreline stabilization. Restoration of habitat for fisheries has included innovative fisheries passage design for culverts, hard engineering and bioengineering streambank treatments, as well as integration of wetland mitigation design elements. These projects have included both warm-water and cold-water stream fish communities in a variety of both agricultural and urbanized landscapes. He has experience in assisting citizens and governments in land and water resource management, water use, water quality, and watershed management problems and issues. He specializes in integrating fisheries and fisheries habitat improvement elements into the watershed planning context. His most recent projects include development of fisheries improvement strategies for the Menomonee River, Kinnickinnic River, and Mukwonago River watershed protection plans.

Dr. Slawski received a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Michigan and a PhD. in Biological Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he also served as a post-doctoral researcher. He continues to publish in peer-reviewed scientific literature. He serves as newsletter editor for the North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society and Chair of the Environmental Issues Committee for the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. He has given presentations at numerous professional conferences and for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Carroll University, and Wisconsin Lutheran College.