Dr. Solomon David

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Solomon David joined Shedd in 2012 as a postdoctoral research associate in the Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research. His work focuses on migratory patterns of nearshore fishes in Lake Michigan and the importance these migrations play in Great Lakes ecosystems. Dr. David’s work is part of a joint position between Shedd and the University of Wisconsin, Madison Center for Limnology. He comes to Shedd from a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment, where he studied aquatic conservation ecology and sustainable aquaculture. Dr. David holds a master's degree and doctorate from the University of Michigan, where he studied conservation ecology of Great Lakes fishes, including projects focused on lake trout, Chinook salmon and the spotted gar.


Among the many amazing animals at Shedd, the gars are by far my favorites. My fascination with them as a child inspired me to become a fish ecologist today!

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