Joseph F. Koonce received his BA degree from Dartmouth College and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in Zoology. He is currently professor at Case Western Reserve University with a secondary appointment as professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer and Science. He joined the faculty of the Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University in 1973 and served as Chair of the Department of Biology from 2000 to 2009. Dr. Koonce has broad research interests in aquatic systems ecology. He has served on a number of boards and advisory committees for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, the International Joint Commission, National Research Council, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He served as the Ecosystem Partnership Coordinator for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (19921993) and as U.S. cochair of the Habitat Advisory Board of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (19971999). Dr. Koonce is the leader of the Lake Erie Ecological Modeling Project, and he is a member of the International Association of Great Lakes Research and the American Fisheries Society.