James E. Breck

Adjunct Professor


PhD, Michigan State University (zoology)

MS, University of Illinois (zoology)

BA, Agustana College (biology, chemistry)



James Breck is a lecturer in Program in the Environment, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Adjunct Professor of Natural Resources and Environment, School for Environment and Sustainability. He served as a Fisheries Research Biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

  • Top Fin Award, Fisheries Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (November 2, 1995). 

  • Merit Award for Scholarly/Professional Articles [with S. M. Adams, "Chapter 12. Bioenergetics," in Methods for Fish Biology], International Technical Publications Competition, Society for Technical Communication (1992). 

  • Technical Communication Award, East Tennessee Chapter, Society for Technical Communication (1992). 

  • University Fellow in Zoology and Candidate of Distinction, University of Illinois (1969).

  • Honor Scholarship, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois (1964).

Select publications: 


Michigan Department of Natural Resources

  • Management Team, Fisheries Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (June 1997-present). 

  • Acting Station Manager, Institute for Fisheries Research (January 2001-~September 2001; July 2002-present). 

  • Editorial Board, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (1994-1996). 

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