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Patrick Connolly, Ph.D.

Patrick is a Scientist Emeritus and Research Fish Biologist working for the Columbia River Research Laboratory.

Research Interests:

Projects investigating life history diversity of fish and effectiveness of habitat restoration.

Professional Experience

  • 1997 to Present - Lead Research Fish Biologist, USGS, WFRC, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA

  • 1990-1996 - Research Assistant, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  • 1988-1991 - Fish Biologist--Sub basin Planner, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Corvallis, OR

  • 1987-1988 - Fish Biologist--Research, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Columbia River Research, Clackamas, OR

  • 1985-1987 - Fish Biologist, Beak Consultants Inc., Portland, OR

  • 1984-1985 - Fishery Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Field Station, Cook, WA

  • 1983 - Fish Habitat Surveyor, Idaho Transportation Department, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. 1996. Fisheries Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  • M.S. 1983. Zoology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

  • B.S. 1977. Biology, Center College of Kentucky, Danville, KY

  • B.S. 1977. Biology, Center College of Kentucky, Danville, KY

  • 1984-1985 - Fishery Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Field Station, Cook, WA

  • 1983 - Fish Habitat Surveyor, Idaho Transportation Department, Coeur d’Alene, ID

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