Mary Bremigan, Ph.D.

Mary Bremigan

Associate Professor

13A Natural Resources


Area of Expertise: Fisheries management; aquatic communities and food web dynamics; fish recruitment

Dr. Bremigan’s Website


Ph.D., Department of Zoology, Ohio State University, 1997 
M.S., Department of Zoology, Ohio State Univeristy, 1992
B.S., Department of Biology, University of Notre Dame, 1988


My position at Michigan State University is funded, in part, through the Fisheries Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). MDNR, together with several other management agencies and Michigan State University, form PERM, the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management. Through my PERM activities, I have participated in several Fisheries Division endavors, including: In 1997-1998, I was a member of Fisheries Division’s “Watershed Approach to Re-engineering Team”. Our group was charged with developing a gameplan by which Fisheries Division could adopt a watershed approach to fisheries management. In 1998-1999, I chaired a committee charged with reviewing and updating the fishing regulations for trout and salmon in inland waters of Michigan. This committee generated a classificaiton system for regulations that took effect in spring 2000. I continue to be a member of the Reseaerch Inventory and Planning committee. This committee is working to standardize Fisheries Division’s assessment activities in inland lakes and streams. 

Research Interests

Courses Taught

Fisheries Management, FW 479
FW 479 Syllabus
FW 479 Schedule

Advanced Fisheries Ecology and Foodweb Management, FW 874
FW 874 Syllabus and Schedule

General Ecology, Zol 355
Zol 355 Syllabus 
Zol 355 Schedule

Affiliated Pages
Landscape Limnology Research Group

Selected Publications

Additional Information