WFRC - Lead Scientists and Areas of Expertise

Science Center Objects

Scientist - Areas of Expertise

William Batts - Novel fish virus identification; cell culture; virus amplification; DNA sequencing

David Beauchamp - Aquatic 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 Burdick - Occupancy modeling and early life history of freshwater fishes

Tim Counihan - Invasive species; landscape ecology, mark-recapture models; reservoir ecology; risk assessment; survey design and implementation; white sturgeon biology

Jeff Duda - Community ecology in streams and rivers; ecological effects of dam removal; ecological modeling; desert tortoise ecology

Nancy Elder - Invasive species; fish diseases; GIS; cold-water diver; salmon smoltification

Eveline Emmenegger - Exotic and invasive fish pathogens; aquatic biosafety laboratory procedures; virology and molecular biology of aquatic viruses

Scott Evans - Application of radio and acoustic telemetry; migratory behavior; dam passage and survival of juvenile salmonids; mark-recapture models

John Hansen - Molecular and cellular immunology of teleosts

Jill Hardiman - Mark-recapture models; predator-prey interactions; bioenergetics; salmonid ecology; GIS; aquatic invasive species; early detection and long term monitoring in large river systems

Alta Harris - Data management, data visualization, and database development

Jim Hatten - Cell-based (GIS) predictive modeling; landscape ecology; remote sensing

Bryan Hayes - PIT tag technology including design, construction, installation and maintenance of remote PIT tag detection stations

Paul Hershberger - Fish health; infectious and parasitic diseases of wild marine fishes; disease ecology; biology and ecology of herring and other forage fishes

Eric Janney - Population dynamics; mark-recapture modeling; quantitative ecology

Ian Jezorek - Salmonid population and behavior monitoring; PIT tagging; Instream PIT-tag detection systems; anadromous salmonid response to dam removal

Tobias Kock - Fish movement; fish behavior and survival; fish passage; active telemetry; trap and haul; salmon and steelhead reintroductions; habitat

Dr. Jacob Krause - Population dynamics, mark-recapture modeling, and quantitative fisheries ecology

Gael Kurath - Fish virus molecular biology; epidemiology, and evolution; viral host specificity; viral fitness; and DNA vaccines for fish

Kim Larsen - Ecology of juvenile salmonids with an emphasis on life history and estuarine habitats; expertise in otolith research

Theresa Liedtke - Juvenile salmon migratory behavior; dam passage and survival; transmitter effects on fish performance; forage fish of Puget Sound

Barbara Martin - Aquatic toxicology and the effects of water quality on freshwater fishes

Carl Ostberg - Hybridization and genetics

Russell Perry - Statistical modeling; life-cycle models; telemetry; mark-recapture analysis; salmonids

John Plumb - Statistical analysis, bioenergetics and fish growth, simulation models, telemetry, and mark-recapture

Maureen Purcell - Fish health; immunology; genetics of disease resistance; microbiology

Steve Rubin - Wild hatchery interactions; acoustic telemetry; Columbia Basin steelhead and Chinook salmon life history

Collin Smith - Monitoring fish movement and behavior near passage structures using imaging sonar and telemetry technologies

Ken Tiffan -Fall Chinook salmon life history

Steve Waste -Anthropogenic impacts on anadromous fish and their habitats


Volunteer Emeritus

Patrick Connolly - Stream fish ecology: PIT-tag technology; watershed restoration; fish recolinization with dam removal

Diane Elliott - Fish histopathology; detection, pathogenesis, and control of fish bacterial diseases

Jim Winton - Microbiology; molecular biology; fish health