Bill Taylor

Associate Director


  • Associate Director for Michigan Sea Grant
  • Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University
  • Alternate Commissioner of the U.S. Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Chair of the Board of Directors for the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center


  • Fisheries ecology, population dynamics and management
  • Influence of fish on the structure and function of aquatic systems
  • U.S.-Canada fishery resource policy and management


  • BA Hartwick College
  • MS West Virginia University
  • PhD Arizona State University


Taylor has considerable experience working on fisheries issues in a diversity of aquatic ecosystems, including rivers, lakes and the Great Lakes. His research is often closely associated with management agencies and focuses on fisheries ecology, population dynamics, policy and management. He has held numerous professional positions including past-president of the American Fisheries Society.

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Phone: (517) 353-3048
Fax: (517) 432-1699

Michigan Sea Grant Extension
MSU – Greening Michigan Institute
Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Rd., Rm. 305
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243