Heidi Schaefer

Heidi Schaefer
Heidi Schaefer
Heidi Schaefer Heidi Schaefer
Assistant Researcher
office. Barstow Hall 311B
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Most recent degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Biology - UW-Superior - 2004

Professional background

Heidi Schaefer received a B.S. in Biology from the UW-Superior in 2004. As an undergraduate, she worked as a student assistant at LSRI with Dr. Mary Balcer on zebra mussel research. After graduating from UW-Superior Heidi became a staff member at the Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) in 2005. Soon after, Heidi began learning Great Lakes zooplankton taxonomy and has been peering through the microscope ever since.

About me

n her free time Heidi enjoys being active outside with her husband, her daughters, and dog Neo. She dreams of traveling and exploring new places. She loves good coffee, green tea, dark chocolate, farmers markets, acupuncture, thrifting,  decluttering, rock hunting, cross country skiing, and the oxford comma. 

Research interests

Heidi Schaefer is LSRI's lead zooplankton taxonomist and has expertise in Great Lakes zooplankton taxa. Heidi has a recent interest in the detailed taxonomy of harpacticoid copepods and their distribution in the Great Lakes. She is also interested in invasive species ecology and ballast water management. In 2018, Heidi was appointed as LSRI's Quality Assurance Manager.

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