Dana Winkelman, PhD.

Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Leader and Associate Professor

Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Fields of Expertise

Ecology, Fish and Wildlife, Riparian Zones and Wetlands

Areas of Interest

Applied physiological ecology of fishes, Aquatic invasive species, Water policies, Environmental risk assessment, Water pollution and human health


Dana Winkelman is the Unit Leader of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at CSU. Dana’s career has focused on fish population ecology. He grew up in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin of Nevada, where he developed his love for nature. Recently, Dana and his students examined the effects of wastewater effluent on fish populations in the South Platte River Basin.