Dr. Valerie Brady

Senior Research Program Manager, University of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute


Dr. Valerie Brady is a Senior Research Program Manager at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute. She works on using aquatic invertebrates and fish to indicate the condition of aquatic ecosystems, as well as investigating effects of AIS on aquatic ecosystems. Her research with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center focuses on an evaluation of the risk of dispersal of spiny water flea by angling equipment. Among other projects, she coordinates the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program for USEPA GLNPO and teaches Wetlands Ecology.


  • Ph.D. Michigan State University
  • Postdoc, U.S. EPA Mid-continent Ecology Division, Duluth

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