Melanie Davis


I am currently the project coordinator for the San Francisco Bay Estuary's Nisqually Field Station in Olympia, WA. I am responsible for assessing the post-restoration trajectories of several estuaries in Puget Sound with respect to sediment deposition, vegetative colonization, invertebrate community structure, waterbird habitat use, and salmonid growth potential. I use empirical and theoretical methods to construct bioenergetic growth models for ESA-listed fall Chinook in the Nisqually River Delta.


  • Restoration Ecology
  • Community Ecology
  • Invertebrates
  • Salmon
  • Wildlife Ecology


BS. Miami University of Ohio, Zoology, Chemistry, 2009
MS. Colorado State University, Ecology, 2012