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Lead Scientists

NameAreas of Expertise
Noah AdamsBehavioral ecology of juvenile salmonids
David BeauchampAquatic food webs, bioenergetics, growth and production, climate impacts on coldwater fishes, life history and ecology of resident and anadromous salmonids in fresh and marine waters, predator-prey interactions, artificial light pollution, visual foraging models, fish re-introductions above dams
Summer BurdickOccupancy modeling and early life history of freshwater fishes
Tim CounihanMark-recapture models; survey design and implementation; white sturgeon biology; reservoir ecology
Jeff DudaCommunity ecology in streams and rivers, ecological effects of dam removal, ecological modeling, desert tortoise ecology
Nancy ElderInvasive species, fish diseases, GIS, cold-water diver, salmon smoltification
Eveline EmmeneggerExotic and invasive fish pathogens, aquatic biosafety laboratory procedures, virology and molecular biology of aquatic viruses
John HansenMolecular and cellular immunology of teleosts
Jill HardimanMark-recapture models; predator-prey interactions; bioenergetics; salmonid ecology; GIS; aquatic invasive species; early detection and long term monitoring in large river systems
Jim HattenCell-based (GIS) predictive modeling; landscape ecology; remote sensing
Paul HershbergerFish health, infectious and parasitic diseases of wild marine fishes, disease ecology, biology and ecology of herring and other forage fishes
David HewittPopulation dynamics, statistical analysis, capture-recapture and occupancy modeling, age and growth
Eric JanneyPopulation dynamics, mark-recapture modeling, quantitative ecology
Gael KurathFish virus molecular biology, epidemiology, and evolution; viral host specificity, viral fitness, and DNA vaccines for fish
Kim LarsenEcology of juvenile salmonids with an emphasis on life history and estuarine habitats; expertise in otolith research
Theresa LiedtkeJuvenile salmon migratory behavior, dam passage and survival, transmitter effects on fish performance, forage fish of Puget Sound
Carl OstbergHybridization and genetics
Russell Perrystatistical modeling, life-cycle models, telemetry, mark-recapture analysis, salmonids
Maureen PurcellFish health, immunology, genetics of disease resistance, microbiology
Jill Rollandfish health; aquaculture
Steve RubinWild hatchery interactions, acoustic telemetry, Columbia Basin steelhead and Chinook salmon life history
Ken TiffanFall Chinook salmon life history
Steve WasteAnthropogenic impacts on anadromous fish and their habitats
Volunteer Emeritus
John BeemanJuvenile salmonid migratory behavior; dam passage and survival; biotelemetry techniques
Patrick ConnollyStream fish ecology: PIT-tag technology; watershed restoration; fish recolinization with dam removal
Diane ElliottFish histopathology; detection, pathogenesis, and control of fish bacterial diseases
Gary WedemeyerMarine biology, fish physiology, pollution effects, aquaculture
Jim WintonMicrobiology, molecular biology, fish health

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