Jeffrey Duda

Biography

Education:

M.S. 1998. Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

B.S. 1993. Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

 

Research Interests:

I am a Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Western Fisheries Research Center, stationed in Seattle, Washington. My research assignment is to develop and execute a research program focused upon priorities of the USGS Ecosystems mission area, in particular those projects that address complex natural resource issues related to land use, habitat restoration, and species recovery. I have had the pleasure to work in diverse ecosystems and ecoregions throughout the United States, on lands and waters contained in both National Parks and military installations. I have also worked across a range of biological scales, from single species to entire communities.

Over the past decade, I have focused much attention on studying the ecological outcomes of dam removal, especially the historic project on the Elwha River. This involved removal of two long-standing dams, with a major goal of restoring the ecosystem and the native anadromous fish populations that once thrived in the river. Working with a multidisciplinary team within the USGS, as well as strong collaborations with partners like NPS, NOAA, FWS, and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, we have developed a portfolio of long-term data sets on physical and biological attributes of the Elwha River before and after dam removal.

Recently I was a member of a dam removal science working group at the USGS John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis. We worked to understand patterns of dam removal science, and to synthesize what is known scientifically about this emerging field. This led to development of the USGS Dam Removal Information Portal, an interactive online tool for visualizing and storing scientific studies associated with dam removals nationwide.

 

Publications:

Ritchie, A.C., J.A. Warrick, A.E. East, C.S. Magirl, A.W. Stevens, J.A. Bountry, T.J. Randle, C.A. Curran, R.C. Hilldale, J.J. Duda, G.R. Gelfenbaum, I.A. Miller, G.R. Pess, M.M. Foley, R. McCoy, and A.S. Ogston. 2018. Morphodynamic evolution following sediment release from the world’s largest dam removal. Scientific Reports 8:13279 DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-30817-8.

Duda, J.J., M.M. Beirne, J.A. Warrick, and C.S. Magirl. 2018. Science partnership between U.S. Geologcial Survey and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe – Understanding the Elwha River Dam Removal Project: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3025, 4 p.

Ostberg, C.O., D.M. Chase, M.C. Hayes, and J.J. Duda. 2018. Distribution and seasonal differences in Pacific Lamprey and Lampetra spp eDNA across 18 Puget Sound watersheds. Peer J 6:e4496. DOI: https://peerj.com/articles/4496/.

Tillotson, M.D., R.P. Kelly, J.J. Duda, M. Hoy, J. Kralj, and T.P. Quinn. 2018. Concentrations of environmental DNA (eDNA) reflect spawning salmon abundance at fine spatial and temporal scales. Biological Conservation 220:1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.01.030.

Bellmore, J.R., J.J. Duda, L.S. Craig, S.L. Greene, C.E. Torgersen, M.J. Collins, and K. Vittum. 2017. Status and trends of dam removal research in the United States. WIREs Water 4:e1164. DOI:10.1002/wat2.1164.

Foley, M.M., J. A. Warrick, A. Ritchie, A.W. Stevens, P.B. Shafroth, M.M. Beirne, R. Paradis, J.J. Duda, G. Gelfenbaum, R. McCoy, and E.S. Cubley. 2017. Coastal habitat and biological community response to dam removal on the Elwha River. Ecological Monographs, 87(4):552-577. DOI: 10.1002/ecm.1268.

Foley, M.M., J.R. Bellmore, J.E. O’Connor, J.J. Duda, A.E. East, G.E. Grant, C.W. Anderson, J.A. Bountry, M.J. Collins, P.J. Connolly, L.S. Craig, J.E. Evans, S.L. Greene, F.J. Magilligan, C.S. Magirl, J.J. Major, G.R. Pess, T.J. Randle, P.B. Shafroth, C.E. Torgersen, D. Tullos, and A.C. Wilcox. Dam removal: Listening in. 2017. Water Resources Research 53(7): 5229-5246. DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020457.

Rubin, S.P., I.M. Miller, M.M. Foley, H.D. Berry, J.J. Duda, B. Hudson, N.E. Elder, M.M. Beirne, J.A. Warrick, M.L. McHenry, A.W. Stevens, E.F. Eidam, A.S. Ogston, G. Gelfenbaum, and R. Pedersen. 2017. Increased sediment load during a large-scale dam removal changes nearshore subtidal communities. PloS ONE 12(12): e0187742. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187742.

Duda, J.J., D.J. Wieferich, R.S. Bristol, J.R. Bellmore, V.B. Hutchinson, K.M. Vittum, Laura Craig, and J.A. Warrick. 2016. Dam Removal Information Portal (DRIP) – A map-based resouce linking scientific studies and associated geospatial information about dam removals: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1132, 14 p. DOI: 10.3133/ofr20161132.

Morley, S.A., H.J. Coe, J.J. Duda, L.S. Dunphy, M.L. McHenry, B.R. Beckman, M. Elofson, E.M. Sampson, and L. Ward. 2016. Seasonal variation exceeds effects of salmon carcass additions on benthic food webs in the Elwha River. Ecosphere 7(8): e01422, 19 p. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1422.

Thorton, E.J., J.J. Duda, and T.P. Quinn. 2016. Influence of species, size, and relative abundance on the outcomes of competitive interactions between brook trout and juvenile coho salmon. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 2:157-169. DOI: 10.1080/03949370.2015.1125393.

East, A.E., G.R. Pess, J.A. Bountry, C.S. Magirl, A.C. Ritchie, J.B. Logan, T.J. Randle, M.C. Mastin, J.T. Minear, J.J. Duda, M.C. Liermann, M.L. McHenry, T.J. Beechie, and P.B. Shafroth. 2015. Large-scale dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA: River channel and floodplain geomorphic change. Geomorphology 228: 765-786. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.08.028

Foley, M.M., J.J. Duda, M.M. Beirne, R. Paradis, A. Ritchie, and J.A. Warrick. 2015. Rapid water quality change in the Elwha River estuary complex during dam removal. Limnology and Oceanography 60(5): 1719-1732. DOI: 10.1002/lno.10129.

Magirl, C.S., R.C. Hilldale, C.A. Curran, J.J. Duda, T.D. Straub, M. Domanski, J.R. Forman. 2015. Large-scale dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA: Fluvial sediment load. Geomorphology 246: 669-686. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.12.032.

O’Connor, J.E., J.J. Duda, G.E. Grant. 2015. 1000 dams down and counting. Science 348(6234): 496-497. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa9204

Tonra, C.M., K. Sager-Fradkin, S.A. Morley, J.J. Duda, and P.P. Marra. 2015. The rapid return of marine-derived nutrients to a freshwater food web following dam removal. Biological Conservation 192 (2015): 130-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.09.009.

Warrick, J.A., J.A. Bountry, A.E. East, C.S. Magirl, T.J. Randle, G. Gelfenbaum, A.C. Ritchie, G.R. Pess, V. Leung, and J.J. Duda. 2015. Large-scale dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA: Source-to-sink sediment budget and synthesis. Geomorphology, 246(2015): 729-750. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.01.010.

Welty, E.Z., C.E. Torgersen, S.J. Brenkman, J.J. Duda, and J.B. Armstrong. 2015. Multiscale analysis of river networks using the R package linbin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35(4): 802-809. DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2015.1044764.

Brenkman, S., J.J. Duda, P.R. Kennedy, and B.M. Baker. 2014. A legacy of divergent fishery management regimes and the resilience of rainbow and cutthroat trout populations in Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park, Washington. Northwest Science 88(4): 280-304. DOI: 10.3955/046.088.0404.

Curran, C.A., C.S. Magirl, and J. Duda. 2014. Suspended-sediment concentration during dam decommissioning in the Elwha River, Washington. USGS Data Set. DOI: 10.5066/F7T43R31.

Curran, C.A., C.S. Magirl, and J. Duda. 2013. Suspended-sediment concentration during dam decommissioning in the Elwha River, Washington. USGS Data Set. DOI: 10.5066/F7G73BQ2.

Graham, J.H., J.J. Duda, M.L. Brown, S. Kitchen, J.M. Emlen, J. Malol, E. Bankstahl, A.J. Krzysik, H. Balbach, and D.C. Freeman. 2012. The effects of drought and disturbance on the growth and developmental instability of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Ecological Indicators 20: 143-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.03.007.

Kuehne, L.M., J.D. Olden, and J.J. Duda. 2012. Costs of living for juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in an increasingly warming and invaded world. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69(10): 1621-1630. DOI: 10.1139/f2012-094.

Rice, C.A., J.J. Duda, C.M. Greene, and J.R. Karr. 2012. Geographic patterns of fishes and jellyfish in Puget Sound surface waters. Marine and Coastal Fisheries Dynamics Management and Ecosystem Science 4(1): 117-128. DOI:10.1080/19425120.2012.680403. 

Warrick, J.A., J.J. Duda, C.S. Magirl, and C.A. Curran. 2012. River turbidity and sediment loads during dam removal. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 93(43): 425. DOI: 10.1029/2012EO430002.

Brenkman, S.J., J.J. Duda, C.E. Torgersen, E. Welty, G.R. Pess, R. Peters, and M.L. McHenry. 2011. A riverscape perspective of Pacific salmonids and aquatic habitats prior to large-scale dam removal in the Elwha River, Washington, USA. Fisheries Management and Ecology 19(1): 36-53. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2011.00815.x.

Duda, J. J., H.J. Coe, S.A. Morley, and K.K. Kloehn. 2011. Establishing spatial trends in water chemistry and stable isotopes (δ15N and δ13C) in the Elwha River prior to dam removal and salmon recolonization. River Research and Applications 27(10): 1169-1181. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1413.

Duda, J.J., Warrick, J.A., and Magirl, C.S., eds. 2011. Elwha River dam removal-Rebirth of a river. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3097, 4 p.

Duda, J.J., Warrick, J.A., and Magirl, C.S., eds. 2011. Coastal habitats of the Elwha River, Washington— Biological and physical patterns and processes prior to dam removal: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5120, 264 p.

Duda, J.J., J.A. Warrick, and C.S. Magirl. 2011. Chapter 1: Coastal and lower Elwha River, Washington, prior to dam removal—history, status, and defining characteristics. Pages1-26 in Coastal habitats of the Elwha River, Washington—biological and physical patterns and processes prior to dam removal. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5120, 264 p.

Duda, J.J., M.M. Beirne, K. Larsen, D. Barry, K. Stenberg, and M.L. McHenry. 2011. Chapter 7: Aquatic ecology of the Elwha River Estuary Prior to Dam Removal. Pages 175-224 in Coastal habitats of the Elwha River, Washington—biological and physical patterns and processes prior to dam removal. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5120, 264 p.

Gelfenbaum, G., J.J. Duda, and J.A. Warrick. 2011. Chapter 9: Summary and anticipated responses to Elwha River Dam Removal. Pages 249-266 in Coastal habitats of the Elwha River, Washington—biological and physical patterns and processes prior to dam removal. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5120, 264 p.

Graham, J.H., and J.J. Duda. 2011. The humpbacked species richness-curve: A contingent rule for community ecology. International Journal of Ecology Vol. 2011, Article ID 868426, 15 p. DOI: 10.1155/2011/868426.

Magirl, C.S., C.A. Curran, R.W. Shelbley, J.A. Warrick, J.A. Czuba, C.R. Czuba, A.S. Gendaszek, P.B. Shafroth, J.J. Duda, and J.R. Foreman. 2011. Chapter 4: Baseline hydrologic studies in the Lower Elwha River prior to dam removal.  Pages75-110 in Coastal habitats of the Elwha River, Washington—biological and physical patterns and processes prior to dam removal. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5120, 264 p.

Ostberg, C.O., J.J. Duda, J.H. Grahamb, S. Zhang, K.P. Haywood III, B. Miller, and  T.L. Lerud. 2011. Growth, morphology, and developmental instability of rainbow trout, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, and four hybrid generations. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(2): 334-344. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2011.567866.

Rubin, S.P., I.M. Miller, N. Elder, R.R. Reisenbichler, and J.J. Duda. 2011. Chapter 6: Nearshore biological communities prior to removal of the Elwha River dams. Pages 131-174 in Duda, J.J., J.A.Warrick, and C.S. Magirl eds. Coastal habitats of the Elwha River, Washington— Biological and physical patterns and processes prior to dam removal. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5120, 264 p.

Magirl, C.S., P.J. Connolly, B. Coffin, J.J. Duda, C.A. Curran, and A.E. Draut. 2010. Sediment management strategies associated with dam removal in the State of Washington. Bernard, J.M., and J.W. Webb (eds.). In Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 28 - July 1, 2010, 10 p. (CD-ROM ISBN 978-0-9779007-3-2). http://acwi.gov/sos/pubs/2ndJFIC/HOME.pdf  

Pess, G.R., S.J. Brenkman, G.A. Winans, M.L. McHenry, J.J. Duda, and T.J. Beechie. 2010. Elwha River dam removal: A major opportunity for salmon and steelhead recolonization. The Osprey 65: 1-8.

Welsh, H.H., Jr., G.R. Hodgson, J.J. Duda, and J.M. Emlen. 2010. Faunal assemblages and multi-scale habitat patterns in headwater tributaries of the South Fork Trinity River – an unregulated river embedded within a multiple-use landscape. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 33.1: 63-87.

Graham, J.H., A.J. Krzysik, D.A. Kovacic, J.J. Duda, D.C. Freeman, J.M. Emlen, J.C. Zak, W.R. Long, M.P. Wallace, C. Chamberlin-Graham, J.P. Nutter, and H. Balbach. 2009. Species richness, equitability, and abundance of ants in disturbed landscapes. Ecological Indicators 9(5): 866-877. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2008.10.003.

Hanson, L., R. Schrock, T.J. Waddle, J.J. Duda, and W.A. Lellis. 2009. USGS river ecosystem modeling – Where are we, how did we get here, and where are we going? A report from the USGS River Ecosystem Modeling Work Group: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5018, 81 p.

McCarthy, S.G., J.J. Duda, J.M. Emlen, G.R. Hodgson, D.A. Beauchamp. 2009. Linking habitat quality with trophic performance of steelhead along forest gradients in the south fork Trinity River watershed, California. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138(3): 506-521. DOI:10.1577/T08-053.1.

Brenkman, S.J., G.R. Pess, C.E. Torgersen, K.K. Kloehn, J.J. Duda, and S.C. Corbett. 2008. Predicting recolonization patterns and interactions between potamodromous and anadromous salmonids in response to dam removal in the Elwha River, Washington State, USA. Northwest Science 82(sp1): 91-106. DOI: 10.3955/0029-344X-82.S.I.91.

Duda, J.J., and R.J. Camp. 2008. Ecology in the information age: Patterns of use and attrition rates of internet-based citations in ESA journals, 1997-2005. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6(3): 145-151. DOI: 10.1890/070022.

Duda, J.J., J.E. Freilich, and E.G. Schreiner. 2008. Baseline studies in the Elwha River ecosystem prior to dam removal: Introduction to the Special Issue. Northwest Science 82(sp1): 1-12. DOI: 10.3955/0029-344X-82.S.I.1.

Graham, J.H., A.J. Krzysik, D.A. Kovacic, J.J. Duda, D.C. Freeman, J.M. Emlen, J.C. Zak, W.R. Long, M.P. Wallace, C. Chamberlin-Graham, J.P. Nutter, and H. Balbach. 2008. Ant community composition across a gradient of disturbed military landscapes at Fort Benning, Georgia. Southwestern Naturalist 7(3): 429-448.

Kloehn, K.K., T.J. Beechie, S.A. Moreley, H.J. Coe, and J.J. Duda. 2008. Influence of dams on river-floodplain dynamics in the Elwha River, Washington. Northwest Science 82(sp1): 224-235. DOI: 10.3955/0029-344X-82.S.I.224.

Morley, S.A., J.J. Duda, H.J. Coe, K.K. Kloehon, and M.L. McHenry. 2008. Benthic invertebrates and periphyton in the Elwha river basin: Current conditions and predicted response to dam removal. Northwest Science 82(sp1): 179-196. DOI: 10.3955/0029-344X-82.S.I.179.

Minion, J.M., D. Barry, L. Urbanec, A. Gray, and J. Duda. 2007. Salmon, forests, and pre-restoration assessment using stable isotope analysis on riparian vegetation. Ecological Restoration 25(3): 211-231. DOI: 10.3368/er.25.3.211

Emlen, J.M., J.J. Duda, M.D. Kirchhoff, D. Carl Freeman. 2006. Interaction Assessment: A modeling tool for predicting population dynamics from field data. Ecological Modelling 192(3-4): 557-570. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.07.012.

Freeman, D.C., M.L. Brown, J.J. Duda, J.H. Graham, J.M. Emlen, A.J. Krzysik, H.E. Balbach, D.A. Kovacic, and J.C. Zak. 2005. Leaf fluctuating asymmetry, soil disturbance, and plant stress: A multiple year comparison using two herbs, Ipomoea pandurata and Cnidoscolus stimulosus. Ecological Indicators 5(2): 85-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2004.05.002.

Freilich, J.E., R.J. Camp, J.J. Duda, and A.E. Karl. 2005. Problems with sampling desert tortoises: a simulation analysis based upon field data. Journal of Wildlife Management 69(1): 45-56. DOI: 10.2193/0022-541X(2005)069<0045:PWSDTA>2.0.CO;2.

Duda, J.J., D.C. Freeman, M. Brown, J.M. Emlen, J.H. Graham, A.J. Krzysik, J.C. Zak, and D.A. Kovacic. 2004. Estimating disturbance effects from military training using developmental instability and physiological measures of plant stress. Ecological Indicators 3(4): 251-262. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2003.11.003.

Freeman, D.C., M.L. Brown, J.J. Duda, J.H. Graham, J.M. Emlen, A.J. Krzysik, J.C. Zak, and D.A. Kovacic. 2004. Developmental instability in Rhus copallinum L.: multiple stressors, years, and responses. International Journal of Plant Sciences 165(1): 53-63. DOI: doi.org/10.1086/380986.

Freeman, D.C., M.L. Brown, J.J. Duda, J.H. Graham, J.M. Emlen, A.J. Krzysik, H.E. Balbach, D.A. Kovacic, and J.C. Zak. 2004. Photosynthesis and fluctuating asymmetry as indicators of plant response to soil disturbance in the Fall-Line Sandhills of Georgia: A case study using Rhus copallinum and Ipomoea pandurata. International Journal of Plant Sciences 165(5): 805-816. DOI: 10.1086/421478.

Graham, J.H., H.H. Hughie, S. Jones, K. Wrinn, A.J. Krzysik, J.J. Duda, D.C. Freeman, J.M. Emlen, J.C. Zak, D.A. Kovacic, C.Chamberlin-Graham, and H. Balbach. 2004. Habitat disturbance and the diversity and abundance of ants (Formicidae) in the Southeastern Fall-Line Sandhills. Journal of Insect Science 4(1): 1-15. DOI: 10.1093/jis/4.1.30.

Duda, J.J., D.C. Freeman, J.M. Emlen, J. Belnap, S.G. Kitchen, J.C. Zak, E. Sobek, M. Tracy, and J. Montante. 2003. Differences in native soil ecology associated with invasion of the exotic annual chenopod, Halgeton glomeratus. Biology and Fertility of Soils 38(2): 72-77. DOI: 10.1007/s00374-003-0638-x.

Emlen, J.M., D.C. Freeman, M.D. Kirchhoff, C.L. Alados, J. Escos, and J.J. Duda. 2003. Fitting population models from field data. Ecological Modelling 162(1-2): 119-143. DOI: 10.1016/S0304-3800(02)00390-3.

Freilich, J.E., J.M. Emlen, J.J. Duda, D. C. Freeman, and P.J. Cafaro. 2003. Ecological effects of ranching: A six-point critique. BioScience 53(8): 759-765. DOI: 10.1641/0006-3568(2003)053[0759:EEORAS]2.0.CO;2.

Tracy, M., D.C. Freeman, J.J. Duda, K.J. Miglia, J.H. Graham, and R.A. Hough. 2003. Developmental instability: an appropriate indicator of plant fitness?  Pages 196-212 in M. Polak (ed.). Developmental Instability: Causes and Consequences. Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Duda, J.J., A.J. Krzysik, and J.M. Meloche. 2002. Spatial organization of desert tortoises and their burrows at a landscape scale. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4(2): 387-397.

Duda, J.J., A.J. Krzysik, and J.E. Frelich. 1999. Effects of drought on desert tortoise movement and activity. Journal of Wildlife Management 63: 1181-1192.

Duda, J.J. 1998. Home range, burrow use, and activity patterns of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in the south-central Mojave Desert. M.S. Thesis. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 60 p.

Duda, J.J., and A.J. Krzysik. 1998. Radiotelemetry study of a desert tortoise population: Sand Hill Training Area, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories Technical Report 98/39. 75 p.

 

Data Releases:

Duda, J.J., R.C. Johnson, D.J. Wieferich, and J.R. Bellmore. 2018. USGS Dam Removal Science Database v2.0: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9IGEC9G.

Hoy, M.S., M.D. Tillotson, J. Kralj, J.J. Duda, R.P. Kelly, and T.P. Quinn. 2018. Concentrations of environmental DNA (eDNA) during sockeye salmon spawning in 2016, Hansen Creek, Alaska, USA. U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7K073HH.

Ostberg, C.O., D.M. Chase, M.C. Hayes, and J.J. Duda. 2018. Distribution and seasonal differences in Pacific lamprey and Lampetra spp. eDNA across 18 Puget Sound watersheds, 2014 and 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7H994DT

Rubin, S.P., H.D. Berry, N.E. Elder, I.M. Miller, and J.J. Duda. 2017. Data collected in 2008-2014 to assess nearshore subtidal community responses to increased sediment load during removal of the Elwha River dams, Washington State, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7JS9PDK.

 

Experience:

2004 to Present – Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, WA

1998-2004 – Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, WA

1993-1995 – Biological Technician, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

 

Honors, Awards, Recognition, Elected Memberships:

2014 – NOAA Restoration Center, Excellence in Restoration Award

2013 – Northwest Scientific Association, Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

2011 – U.S. Department of the Interior, Superior Service Award

 

Academic and Professional Service:

2015 to Present – Scientific Advisory Board, Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study

2012 to Present – Science Liaison, Board of Directors, Nature Bridge at Olympic National Park

 

Professional Societies:

1998 to Present – Ecological Society of America

2008 to Present – Northwest Scientific Association

2010 to Present – American Fisheries Society

 

In the News:

CBC News story on Elwha Dam removal.

Rivers respond following dam removal

Science News on Elwha Dam removal.

Science News video piece on the Elwha Dam removal.

New York Times, Elwha Dam removal.