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Joel Hoffman

Joel C. Hoffman
Research Biologist
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab
Mid-Continent Ecology Division
6201 Congdon Boulevard
Duluth, MN 55804

Office: (218) 529-5420
Email | Website

Research Interests
  • How human-caused changes to the environment influence aquatic ecosystem processes, habitat, and fish population success
  • Understand how changes in ecosystem function relates to food web function, particularly the exchange of nutrients, matter, and organisms between ecosystems; to examine relationships between ecosystem function, habitat quality and fish recruitment; and to develop survey tools to quantify the value of aquatic habitats to fish
  • Coastal and estuarine fishes and their economic and social importanceaws well as anthropogenic impacts
Appointments Held
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2012-present
  • Research Biologist, U.S. EPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab, Mid-Continent Ecology Division, Duluth, MN, 2009-present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, U.S. EPA, Duluth, MN 2006-2009
  • Ph.D., Marine Science, The College of William and Mary
  • B.S. Philosophy, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • B.S. Resource Ecology and Management, University of Michigan Ann Arbor