Bill Taylor


Dr. Bill Taylor is a University Distinguished Professor of Michigan State University and Special Advisor of Michigan Sea Grant. He also serves as the U.S. Commissioner (alt) for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC), the Chair of the Board of Technical Experts (BOTE) for the Commission, as well as a Core Member of its Sea Lamprey Research Board (SLRB). He brings to these roles his expertise in fisheries ecology, population dynamics, policy, and management.

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • M.S., West Virginia University
  • B.A., Hartwick College
Professional experience
Bill Taylor has considerable experience working on fisheries issues in a diversity of aquatic ecosystems, including rivers, inland lakes, and the Great Lakes. His research is often closely associated with management agencies and focuses on fisheries ecology, population dynamics, policy, and management. He has held numerous professional positions including the presidency of the American Fisheries Society.
Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

Special Advisor

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Michigan Sea Grant Extension
Community, Food and Environment Institute
Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Rd., Rm. 115
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243