Abigail (Abby) Lynch
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
115 Manly Miles Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia
My dissertation research focus is developing a decision-support tool to regulate harvest management strategies for lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in a changing climate. Lake whitefish support the most economically valuable commercial fishery in the upper Great Lakes and are a sentinel species in the cold water fish community. In addition to ecological impacts, climate change will significantly affect these fisheries.
I am also helping the Michigan DNR Director's Office implement recommendations from the Governor's Climate Change Action Council and am involved in various global sustainable fisheries projects.
Ph.D candidate, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior dual major and Environmental Science and Public Policy doctoral specialization
M.S. Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary
masters thesis: A molecular analysis of Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) stock structure
B.A. English, B.S. Biology, University of Virginia
undergraduate thesis: Genetic analysis of margined madtom (Norturus insignis) to determine the conservation status of the spotted morph
Taylor, W. W., A. J. Lynch, N. J. Leonard, eds. Great Lakes Fisheries Policy and Management: A Binational Perspective (Second Edition). MSU Press. In Preparation.
Taylor, W. W., A. J. Lynch, M. G. Schechter, eds. Sustainable Fisheries: Multilevel Approaches to a Global Problem. AFS Press. In Press.
Lynch, A.J., C.M. Zuccarino-Crowe, W.W. Taylor, E.A. Puchala. Sustainable Fisheries: An Overview Addressing a Global Problem. In W.W. Taylor, A. J. Lynch, M. G. Schechter, eds. Sustainable Fisheries: Multilevel Approaches to a Global Problem. AFS Press. In Press.
Lynch, A. J., W. W. Taylor, and K. D. Smith. The Influence of Changing Climate on the Ecology and Management of Great Lakes Fisheries. Journal of Fish Biology. EarlyView DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02759.x
Taylor, W. W., A. J. Lynch, and M. G. Schechter. 2010. Unsustainable Global Fisheries Need a Unified Call for a UN Conference. Fisheries. 35: 84-85.
Lynch, A. J. and W. W. Taylor. 2010. Evaluating a science-based decision support tool used to prioritize brook charr conservation project proposals in the eastern United States. Hydrobiologia. 650: 233-241.
Lynch, A. J., J. R. McDowell, and J. E. Graves. 2010. A genetic assessment of the potential for local depletion of Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) within Chesapeake Bay. Fishery Bulletin. 108: 87-97.
Kopeny, M. T., J. Grady, W. Matthews, S. R. Keller, and A. J. Lynch. June 2008. Conservation Status of the Spotted Form of the Margined Madtom, Noturus insignis:A Genetic, Morphological and Distributional Investigation. Final Report to Virginia Department of Inland Game and Fisheries.
Clark Hubbs Research Assistance Award. Travel award from the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists to attend the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Pittsburg, PA. 2010.
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Retention Award. Award from the Departmental Chair for graduate service to the Department. 2010.
Graduate School; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program; International Studies Program; College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Organization Travel Awards. 2010.
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Conservation and Environmental Leadership Fellowship. 2009-2010.
Graduate School Research Enhancement Award. 2009.
University Distinguished Fellow. 2009.
Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellow. 2009.
John A. Knauss Fellow. February 2008 – January 2009.
2nd Place, Oral Paper. American Fisheries Society, Tidewater Chapter Annual Meeting award: A genetic assessment of the potential for local depletion of Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) within Chesapeake Bay. March 2008.
University of Virginia Dean’s List. 2003 –2005
Sigma Tau Delta. 2003 – present.
University of Virginia Athletic Honor Roll, Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll. 2001 –2005.
Echols Scholar. 2001-2005.
Howard Hughes Student Fellowship. 2001, 2002.
Valedictorian; International Baccalaureate Diploma. J.E.B. Stuart High School, Falls Church, Virginia. 2001.