Maddie Tomczak

Food Web Laboratory Analyst

CIGLR UM-SEAS
4840 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

mtomcza@umich.edu

Maddie Tomczak is the CIGLR Food Web Laboratory Analyst working under the supervision of Casey Godwin, PhD and collaborating with Ed Rutherford (PhD, NOAA GLERL) and Doran Mason (PhD, NOAA GLERL) on larval fish and food web dynamics, as well as processing fisheries acoustic data. Maddie recently completed her Masters of Science in Biology at Western Illinois University in 2020 where she investigated the hatch timing and growth of larval fishes in the Mississippi River. Before CIGLR, Maddie worked for the US Geological Survey on the early life history of fish in the St. Clair Detroit River System.

Away from work, Maddie enjoys hiking with her dog and exploring new parks. She is excited to join the CIGLR team and looks forward to fascinating projects ahead..

Education:
  • M.S. in Biology, Western Illinois University, July 2020
  • B.S. in Environmental Science, May 2018
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
  • Larval Fish 
  • Great Lakes Food Web Dynamics
Publications:

La Hood, B.M., Thomsen, T.C., Lenaerts, A.W., Tomczak, M.G., Szott, E.A., Woiak, Z., Von Ruden, K.M., Bockrath, K.D., Irons, K.S., Lamer, J.T. 2021. Light trapping reveals multiple bigheaded carp spawns upstream of Lock and Dam 19 in the upper Mississippi River. The North American Journal of Fisheries Management. (DOI:10.1002/nafm.10630). 

Tomczak, M.G. (2020). Age, Growth, and Emergence of Larval Fishes in the Upper Mississippi River (Master’s Thesis, Western Illinois University).

Tomczak, M.G., Thomsen, T., Lamer, J. 2018-2020. Larval Asian Carp Detection in the Upper Mississippi River (Pools 17-19). Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual reports submitted to the Upper Mississippi River Asian Carp Partnership. Editor.

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Presentations:

Tomczak, M., Schmidt, B., DeBruyne, R., Bowser, D., Fischer, J., Kennedy, G., King, N., Mayer, C., Roseman, E. 2021. Retention and Collection Efficiency of Egg Mats in Simulated River Conditions. American Fisheries Society Early Life History Subunit 44th Annual Larval Fish Conference, June 24-26 2021. Virtual.

Tomczak, M., Schmidt, B., DeBruyne, R., Bowser, D., Fischer, J., Kennedy, G., King, N., Mayer, C., Roseman, E. 2021. Retention and Collection Efficiency of Egg Mats in Simulated River Conditions. Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
Conference, March 16-17 2021. Virtual.

Tomczak, M., Schmidt, B., DeBruyne, R., Bowser, D., Fischer, J., Kennedy, G., King, N., Mayer, C., Roseman, E. 2021. Retention and Collection Efficiency of Egg Mats in Simulated River Conditions. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, February 1-4 2021. Virtual.

All Presentations