Water Quality Specialist
Lois Wolfson, PhD, is a Water Quality Specialist with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University. She also serves as the State Water Quality Coordinator for MSU Extension. Her outreach work focuses on educational programming in lake ecology and watershed management, volunteer monitoring in aquatic systems, and utilizing decision support systems for addressing critical water issues. Her research interests are in invasive species and cyanobacteria blooms and their impact on ecosystem health. She teaches an upper level course in Field Techniques in Aquatic Systems. Wolfson is co-principal investigator on several projects funded through the US Geological Survey, Great Lakes Protection Fund and EPA’s GLRI. She was part of the NIFA Great Lakes Regional Water Program from 2001-2013. Wolfson received her MS in Botany and PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University.