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Lisa Mllke
Lisa Milke

Dr. Lisa M. Milke

Chief, Aquaculture Systems and Ecology Branch


  • Ph.D. Biology - Dalhousie University, 2006
  • M.S. Oceanography - University of Connecticut, 2001
  • B.S. Biology - Salisbury University, 1997
  • B.S. Environmental Science - University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 1997

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017: NOAA Bronze Medal
  • 2015: NOAA Fisheries Employee of the Year Award

Professional History

  • Oct 2017-Present: Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Service, Milford Lab
  • 2005-Sept 2017: Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Service, Milford Lab

Lisa has been a research fishery biologist at the Milford Laboratory since 2005. Her research focuses on the feeding, nutrition, and physiology of bivalves; particularly within the areas of aquaculture and ocean acidification. Of particular interest are 1) the physiological responses of an organism to stressors, 2) how these stressors might ultimately impact growth, survival and recruitment to the fishery, and 3) how these impacts might be mitigated through nutrition and husbandry to enhance production and survival.  She has also served as the co-organizer of the Milford Aquaculture Seminar for the past six years.