Welcome to Swanson Lab Group

Research in the Swanson Lab Group is centered around northern aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. We apply chemical tracers, such as stable isotope, fatty acid, and otolith microchemistry analyses to reconstruct fish ecology and fish life history. We relate ecology and life history to contaminant accumulation, and aim to understand how contaminant concentrations in fishes will respond to anthropogenic stressors, such as climate change.

Meet our people

Justin standing on algae.
MSc (Past student)

Justin worked with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey to understand the ecological diversity of lake trout in Lake Superior.

He completed his MSc in 2016.