IFR GIS Group
News @ IFR
In 2010, the Institute for Fisheries Research (IFR) celebrated its 80th anniversary. IFR is a cooperative unit of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the University of Michigan. The Institute for Fisheries Research was founded by Dr. Carl L. Hubbs in February 7, 1930 with financial support from the Michigan Department of Conservation and a subsidy from the Michigan Division of the Izaak Walton League.
What's Happening?
A lot is changing at the IFR GIS Group. A few staff members have moved on to new endeavors, a few new people have joined, and the website has received a much needed update! Please check out the projects page to see what we are up to.

GIS Group @ IFR


Great Lakes This website represents work that is occuring at the Institute for Fisheries Research and has a spatial analysis or Geogrpahic Information System (GIS) component. The Institute for Fisheries Research is a cooperative unit between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources(DNR) Fisheries Divsion and the University of Michigan, predominately with the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

The Institute for Fisheries Research is one of six Michigan DNR Fisheries Research Stations across the state. The IFR GIS Group serves the entire state of Michigan and is the primary unit developing GIS tools for assisting management of aquatic ecosystems for the Michigan DNR Fisheries Division. We work alongside researchers from agencies across the State of Michigan, as well as from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment. The products of the GIS Group benefit the scientists, managers, and sport enthusiasts across the state and Great Lakes region.

We are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in which an impressive hub of aquatic, spatial analysis, and GIS-related activity is located.