Maria develops models to estimate abundance and assess environmental drivers of fish population dynamics in the Grand Canyon ecosystem.
Maria’s research interests include: 1) evaluating links between floods, temperature, and life history of fishes, 2) developing approaches for integrating detections from autonomous PIT antennas into mark-recapture models to improve estimation of survival, movement, and abundance, 3) using population models to guide decision making, and 4) alternative life history strategies and partial migration in fishes.
Education and Certifications
2003 – B.S., Biology, University of Michigan
2011 – M.S., Wildlife Ecology, Iowa State University
2021 – PhD, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University
Science and Products
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