I am interested in anthropogenic influences on behavior, community interactions, and habitat relationships of salmonid species. I am particularly interested in applying these concepts to highly regulated California rivers to support large-scale habitat restoration of Pacific salmonid species and the ecosystems they support.
My master’s thesis will be investigating the impacts of abiotic factors on habitat use and how this changes in different areas of the river. I specifically will be looking at how changing velocities and turbidities, along the river continuum, influence cover use by salmon. I am partnering with Cramer Fish Sciences and Fresno State to apply these concepts to the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. I am advised by Dr. Joseph Merz.