Until I became
Department Chairperson, my
position was funded through a partnership
between the university and three Great Lakes fishery management
agencies: the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Great Lakes
Fishery Commission, and the Great Lakes Science Center of the USGS.
The partnership is called PERM, the Partnership for Ecosystem
Since 1993 PERM has supported several faculty positions and
research programs in Fisheries and Wildife, using funds
contributed by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the Michigan
Department of Natural Resources.