Current Position: Fishery Biologist, Ocean Associates, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA
110 Shaffer Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
- B.S. University of California, Santa Cruz
- M.A. University of California, Santa Cruz (2006)
- PhD Univ. of Washington (SAFS)
I am interested in habitat use by juvenile steelhead ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ), and how it relates to survival and growth in the marine environment. This work involves tracking of fish movement and growth through stream habitats with the use of passive integrated transponder technology. I am also using scale chemistry and morphology as a historical marker of habitat use. My work is conducted in Scott Creek, a small watershed near Davenport, CA. In addition, I assist in a study of hatchery reared and wild steelhead interactions in Scott Creek with the salmon ecology group of the National Marine Fisheries Service laboratory in Santa Cruz.