Fishery Science Department Portland Main Office
My research interests are largely focused on stream and fish ecology, with a focus on assessing habitat suitability and corresponding influences on salmonid phenology and population dynamics. I have a strong background conducting fieldwork in remote areas, including leading stream habitat and population monitoring studies. My skill set also includes statistical data analysis and scientific writing.
Before coming to CRITFC, I worked in a variety of ecosystems across the Western US with a focus on native species conservation. Most recently, my work focused on population monitoring for native desert fish species as well as invasive fish species removal in southeastern Arizona.
My current work at CRITFC focuses on monitoring status and trends in habitat conditions for spring-run Chinook in the Grande Ronde basin. When I’m not in the office or in the field, I can usually be found fly fishing, backpacking, exploring new whitewater and painting native fish.
- M.S., Biology with an emphasis in Fish Ecology, Idaho State University, 2021
- B.A., Environmental Studies with a concentration in Conservation Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2015