Gretchen Hansen

Gretchen Hansen
Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences
Twin Cities

Award Year
2024
University Award
McKnight Presidential Fellow Award
Research Title
Understanding and managing freshwater ecosystems in a changing world

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Gretchen Hansen studies freshwater ecosystem responses to environmental change. Her work is interdisciplinary and spans from local to global scales. She leverages mechanistic understanding of biological and physical processes to inform large-scale landscape predictions of lake and fish responses to climate change, species invasions, and other stressors. She frequently partners with management agencies and environmental groups to identify local management responses that can influence lake responses to global change. Dr. Hansen disseminates her work through peer-reviewed journals as well as through public-facing web tools, and has been widely covered by the popular press.