Hello, I'm Will Radigan, and I'm currently working on my PhD studying walleye movement and entrainment on Lewis and Clark under the advising of Dr. Mark Pegg. My research will inform fisheries management to benefit South Dakota and Nebraska anglers by providing insight into immigration/emigration and distribution of walleye in the reservoir.
I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and was taught young to appreciate the outdoors and the role hunting/fishing play in supporting our public areas. My research has focused on informing sport fish (and their prey) management in the Missouri River system ever since. Prior projects have included quantifying the impact of the 2011 flood on gizzard shad and walleye natal origins and adult movement using otolith microchemistry, and evaluating abiotic and biotic factors affecting age-0 native fish and sport fish abundance in the four Missouri River reservoirs of South Dakota.
When I'm not working, you can find me fishing or duck hunting!