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Tyler Firkus

As Facility Manager, Tyler oversees the day-to-day operations, ​develops the research program, and prepares manuscripts to disseminate research conducted at the UWSP Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility. Tyler received his PhD ​at Michigan State University ​in Fisheries and Wildlife and Environmental Toxicology, his Master’s Degree in Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming, and his Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of St. Thomas. His ​previous research ​has focused on the effects of a variety of stressors on fish reproductive and growth physiology, includ​ing sub-lethal effects of Sea Lamprey parasitism on two different Lake Trout morphotypes at UWSP NADF from 2016- 2019.

​”I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work at NADF.  This is a truly unique facility, and the opportunities to conduct cutting edge research to inform aquaculture, and fisheries more broadly are endless.  I am also very fortunate to be able to work with some truly great people who have years of experience and expertise.  We have a lot of exciting work in the pipeline that we can’t wait to share.”

Tyler Firkus, UWSP NADF Facility Manager
Facilities Operations Manager



PhD Fisheries and Wildlife Environmental Toxicology
Michigan State University

Master's in Zoology and Physiology
University of Wyoming

Bachelors in Biology
University of St. Thomas