Curriculum Vitae


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  • Effects of landscape-scale factors (i.e., geology, land cover, climate) on physical and biological features of river systems

  • River catchment hydrology and stream channel geomorphology

  • Ecological assessment

  • Sustainable management of aquatic systems


Interim Associate Chair. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 2018 to present
Appointment is 25% administrative, 50% research, 5% teaching, 15% outreach, 5% leadership


Associate Professor. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 2013 to present, Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management (PERM) Faculty Member, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division


Assistant Professor. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 2007 to 2013, Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management (PERM) Faculty Member, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division


Post-doctoral Research Associate. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 2006 to 2007


Post-doctoral Research Associate. Institute for Fisheries Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 2005 to 2006


Doctor of Philosophy. 2005. Resource Ecology and Management, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Master of Science. 2001. Resource Ecology and Management, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bachelor of Science. 1994. Scientific Writing, College of Literature, Science, and Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Post-doctoral research associates or graduate students for whom I am primary or co-advisor are underlined



  • Tsang, Y. P., R. W. Tingley, J. Hsiao, and D. M. Infante. Accepted. Identifying high value areas for conservation: Accounting for connections among terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats in a tropical island system. Journal for Nature Conservation.
  • Pracheil, B. M., R. McManamay, E. S. Parish, S. L. Curd, B. T. Smith, C. R. DeRolph, A. M. Witt, S. Ames, M. B. Day, W. Graf, D. M. Infante, D. McCoskey, K. Rugani, C. Vezina, T. Welch, A. West. Accepted. A checklist of river function indicators for hydropower ecological assessment. Science of the Total Environment.
  • Carlson, A., W. W. Taylor, and D. M. Infante. Accepted. Developing precipitation- and groundwater-corrected stream temperature models to improve management of brook charr amid climate change. Hydrobiologia.
  • Carlson, A. K., W. W. Taylor, M. T. Kinnison, S. Mažeika, P. Sullivan, M. J. Weber, R. T. Melstrom, P. A. Venturelli, M. R. Wuellner, R. M. Newman, K. J. Hartman, G. B. Zydlewski, D. R. DeVries, S. M. Gray, D. M. Infante, M. A. Pegg, and R. M. Harrell. 2019. Threats to freshwater fisheries in the United States: Perspectives of state fisheries administrators and Agricultural Experiment Station directors. Fisheries 44:276-287. DOI:  10.1002/fsh.10238
  • Clilverd, H. M., Y. P. Tsang, D. M. Infante, A. J. Lynch, A. M. Strauch. 2019. Long-term streamflow trends in Hawai’i and implications for native stream fauna. Hydrological Processes. Hydrological Processes 2019:1-21. DOI:  10.1002/hyp.13356
  • Colvin, S. A. R., S. M. P. Sullivan, P. D. Shirey, R. W. Colvin, K. O. Winemiller R. M. Hughes, K. D. Fausch, D. M. Infante, J. Olden, K. R. Bestgen, R. J. Danehy, L. Eby. 2019. Headwater streams and wetlands are critical for sustaining fish, fisheries, and ecosystem services. Fisheries 44:73-91. DOI:  10.1002/fsh.10229
  • Cooper, A. R., Y. P. Tsang, D. M. Infante, W. M. Daniel, A. J. McKerrow, and D. Wieferich. 2019. Protected areas lacking for many common fluvial fishes of the conterminous USA. Diversity and Distributions 2019:1-15. DOI:  10.1111/ddi.12937
  • Ross, J. A., D. M. Infante, D. J. Martin, and M. Rey. 2019. Relating natural landscape factors and riparian timber management strategies to stream habitat in southeastern Alaska: Insights for stream and riparian restoration. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39:328-342. DOI:  10.1002/nafm.10270


  • Daniel, W. M., A. R. Cooper, P. J. Badra, and D. M. Infante. 2018. Predicting habitat suitability for eleven imperiled fluvial freshwater mussels. Hydrobiologia 809:265-283. DOI:  10.1007%2Fs10750-017-3473-z
  • Stevenson, R. J., T. Tang, and D. M. Infante. 2018. Advancing evaluation of bioassessment methods: A reply to Liu and Cao. Science of the Total Environment 645:895-500. DOI:  10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.129
  • Tingley, R. W., D. M. Infante, R. A. MacKenzie, A. R. Cooper, and Y. P. Tsang. 2018. Identifying natural catchment landscape influences on tropical stream organisms: Classifying stream reaches of the Hawaiian Islands. Hydrobiologia 826:67-83. DOI:  10.1007/s10750-018-3726-5


  • Carlson, A., K. Hartikainen, D. M. Infante, T. D. Beard, A. J. Lynch., and W. W. Taylor. 2017. Comparing stream-specific to generalized temperature models to guide coldwater salmonid management in a changing climate. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 27:443-462. DOI:  10.1007/s11160-017-9467-0
  • Cooper, A. R., D. M. Infante, L. Wang, K. Wehrly, and T. Brenden. 2017. Assessment of dam effects on streams and fish assemblages of the conterminous USA. Science of the Total Environment 586:879-889. DOI:  10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.067
  • Fetzer, W. W., B. M. Roth, D. M. Infante, D. F. Clapp, R. M. Claramunt, D. G. Fielder, J. He, T. J. Newcomb, T. G. Zorn. 2017. Spatial and temporal dynamics of nearshore fish communities in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Journal of Great Lakes Research 43:319-334. DOI:  10.1016/j.jglr.2016.12.003
  • Foley, M. M., F. J. Magilligan, C. E. Torgersen, J. J. Major, C. W. Anderson, P. J. Connolly, D. Wieferich, P. B. Shafroth, J. E. Evans, D. M. Infante, and L. S. Craig. 2017. Landscape context and the biophysical response of rivers to dam removal in the United States. PLOS One. DOI:  10.1371/journal.pone.0180107
  • Paukert, C. P., A. J. Lynch, T. D. Beard, Y. Chen, S. J. Cooke, M. S. Cooperman, I. Cowx, L. Ibengwe, D. M. Infante, B. J. E. Myers, N. P. Hoa, and I. J. Winfield. 2017. Designing a global assessment of climate change on inland fish and fisheries: knowns and needs. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 27:393-409. DOI:  10.1007/s11160-017-9477-y


  • Cooper, A. R., D. M. Infante, K. E. Wehrly, L. Wang, and T. O. Brenden. 2016. Identifying indicators and quantifying large-scale effects of dams on fishes. Ecological Indicators 61:646-657. DOI:  10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.10.016
  • Forsyth, D., C. M. Riseng, K. Wehrly, L. Mason, J. Gaiot, T. Hollenhorst, C. Johnston, C. Wyrykowski, G. Annis, C. Castiglione, K. Todd, M. Tobertson, D. M. Infante, L. Wang, J. McKenna, and G. Whelan. 2016. The Great Lakes Hydrography Dataset: Consistent, binational watersheds for the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. DOI:  10.1111/1752-1688.12435
  • Scribner, K. T., W. H. Lowe, E. Landguth, G. Luikart, D. M. Infante, G. E. Whelan. C. C. Muhlfeld. 2016. Applications of genetic data to improve management and conservation of river fishes and their habitats. Fisheries 41(4):174-188. DOI:  10.1080/03632415.2016.1150838
  • Sievert, N. A., C. P. Paukert, Y. P. Tsang, and D. M. Infante. 2016. Development and assessment of indices to determine stream fish vulnerability to climate change and habitat alteration. Ecological Indicators 67:403-416. DOI:  10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.03.013
  • Tang, T., J. Stevenson, and D. M. Infante. 2016. Accounting for regional variation in both natural environment and human disturbance to improve performance of multimetric indices of lotic benthic diatoms. Science of the Total Environment 2016:1124-1134. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.060
  • Tsang, Y. P., D. M. Infante, J. Stewart, L. Wang, R. W. Tingley III, D. Thornbrugh, A. R. Cooper, and W. M. Daniel. 2016. StreamThermal 1.0:  A software package for calculating thermal metrics from stream temperature data. Fisheries 41:548-554. DOI:  10.1080/03632415.2016.1210517
  • Wang, L., D. M. Infante, C. Riseng, and K. Wehrly. 2016. Advancement of geospatial capability by NRiSD and GLAHF in enhancing aquatic ecosystem research and management. Geoinformatics and Geostatistics: An Overview:4:2. DOI:  10.4172/2327-4581.1000142


  • Carlson, A., W. W. Taylor, K. Schlee, T. Zorn, and D. M. Infante. 2015. Projected impacts of climate change on stream salmonids with implications for resilience-based management. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI:  10.1111/eff.12267
  • Daniel, W. M., D. M. Infante, R. M. Hughes, Y. P. Tsang, P. C. Esselman, D. Wieferich, K. Herreman, A. R. Cooper, L. Wang, and W. W. Taylor. 2015. Characterizing coal and mineral mines as a regional source of stress to stream fish assemblages. Ecological Indicators 50:50-61. DOI:  10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.10.018
  • Smith, S. D. P., P. B. McIntyre, B. S. Halpern, R. M. Cooke, A. L. Marino, G. L. Boyer, A. Buchsbaum, G. .A. Burton Jr., L. M. Campbell, J. H. Ciborowski, P. J. Doran, D. M. Infante, L. B. Johnson, J. G. Read, J. B. Rose, E. S. Rutherford, A. D. Steinman, and J. D. Allan. 2015. Rating impacts in a multi-stressor world: a quantitative assessment of 50 stressors affecting the Great Lakes. Ecological Applications 25:717-728. DOI:  10.1890/14-0366.1
  • Wang, L., C. M. Riseng, L. A. Mason, K. E. Wehrly, E. S. Rutherford, J. E. McKenna, C. Castiglione, L. Johnson, D. M. Infante, S. Sowa, M. Robertson, J. Schaeffer, M. Khoury, J. Gaiot, T. Hollenhorst, C. Brooks, and M. Coscarelli. 2015. A spatial classification and database for management, research, and policy making: The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41:584-596.  DOI:  10.1016/j.jglr.2015.03.017
  • Wieferich, D., W. M. Daniel, and D. M. Infante. 2015. Enhancing the utility of the NHDPlus river coverage: Characterizing ecological river reaches for improved management and summary of information. Fisheries 40:562-564. DOI:  10.1080/03632415.2015.1090977


  • Deweber, J. T., Y. P. Tsang, D. Krueger, J. B. Whittier, T. Wagner, D. M. Infante, and G. Whelan. 2014. Importance of understanding landscape biases in USGS gage locations: Implications and solutions for managers. Fisheries 39:4. DOI:  10.1080/03632415.2014.891503
  • Tsang, Y. P., D. Wieferich, K. Fung, D. M. Infante, and A. R. Cooper. 2014. An approach for aggregating upstream catchment information to support research and management of fluvial systems across large landscapes. SpringerPlus 3:589-597. DOI:  10.1186/2193-1801-3-589


  • Esselman, P.C., D. M. Infante, L. Wang, A. Cooper, D. Wieferich, Y. P. Tsang, D. Thornbrugh, and W. W. Taylor. 2013. Regional fish community indicators of landscape disturbance to catchments of the conterminous United States. Ecological Indicators 26:163-173. DOI:  10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.10.028
  • Januchowski-Hartley, S. R., P. B. McIntyre, M. Diebel, P. Doran, D. M. Infante, C. Joseph, and J. D. Allan. 2013. Restoring aquatic ecosystem connectivity requires expanding inventories of both dams and road crossings. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11:211-217. DOI:  10.1890/120168
  • Allan, J. D., P. B. McIntyre, S. D. P. Smith, B. S. Halpern, G. Boyer, A. Buchsbaum, A. Burton, L. Campbell, L. Chadderton, J. Ciborowski, P. Doran, T. Eder, D. M. Infante, L .B. Johnson, C. G. Joseph, A. L. Marino, A. Prusevich, J. Read, J. Rose, E. Rutherford, S. Sowa, and A. Steinman. 2013. Joint analysis of stressors and ecosystem services to enhance restoration effectiveness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:372-377. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1213841110
  • Wang, L., T. Brenden, J. Lyons, and D. M. Infante. 2013. Predictability of in-stream physical habitat for Wisconsin and northern Michigan wadeable streams using GIS-derived landscape data. Riparian Ecology and Conservation 1:11-24. DOI:  10.2478/remc-2013-0003