Dorene MacCoy


Dorene MacCoy is involved in biological research and bioassessment projects related to water quality in the state of Idaho. Her major research focus is to evaluate aquatic biological communities and associated water quality and water quantity parameters to help describe the health of Idaho Rivers. Her recent work on establishing biological baselines for long term trend assessments and evaluating the impacts of restoration efforts have help land managment agencies make decisions toward preserving aquatic resources. She is also is working with Idaho partners utilizing both water (eDNA) and tissue genetics as a tool to help describe the distribution of native, introduced, and invasive species in Idaho.


B.S., Natural Resource Management, California Polytechnic State University


Chair, Northwest Chapter, Society for Freshwater Science

American Fisheries Society (AFS), Idaho Chapter