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Joshua Raabe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Phone: (715) 346-2689
Fax: (715) 346-3624
Office: TNR 174

Curriculum Vitae


My fascination with water and fish started as a young child when fishing and exploring the water's edge at my grandparents' cottages here in Wisconsin. I was amazed and intrigued by the wide variety of fish, lakes and rivers during incredible fishing and outdoor family trips to Alaska, Canada and "Out West." During an "Aquatic Biology" undergraduate course I realized I could turn my passion into a career, and it's one that I thoroughly enjoy. 

I teach a variety of Fisheries courses and lab sections for Introduction to Soil and Water. My research interests include fish population dynamics, habitat, movement and migrations and novel research techniques.  

  • B.S. Biology, Augustana College
  • M.S. Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Ph.D. Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, North Carolina State University 

Courses Taught

  • Fisheries Population Dynamics (WATR 353/553)
  • Fisheries Research (WATR 483/683)
  • Introduction to Soil & Water Resources - Lab (NRES 251) 


Raabe, J. K., and M. A. Bozek. 2015. Influence of wind, wave, and water level dynamics on walleye eggs in a north
temperate lake.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 72:570-581. 
Raabe, J. K., and J. E. Hightower. 2014. Assessing distribution of migratory fishes and connectivity following complete and partial dam removals in a North Carolina river. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:955-969.
Raabe, J. K., and J. E. Hightower. 2014. American shad migratory behavior, weight loss, survival, and abundance in a North Carolina river following dam removals. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:673-688.
Raabe, J. K., B. Gardner, and J. E. Hightower. 2014. A spatial capture–recapture model to estimate fish survival and location from linear continuous monitoring arrays. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:120-130.
Hightower, J. E., J. E. Harris, J. K. Raabe, P. Brownell, and C. A. Drew. 2012. A Bayesian habitat suitability model for spawning American shad in southeastern United States rivers. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:184-198.
Raabe, J. K., and M. A. Bozek. 2012. Quantity, structure, and habitat selection of natural spawning reefs by walleye in a north temperate lake; a multiscale analysis. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1097-1108.

Bozek, M. A., T. J. Haxton, and J. K. Raabe. 2011. Walleye and sauger habitat. Pages 133-197 in B. A. Barton, editor. Biology, management, and culture of walleye and sauger. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.   ​​ ​


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