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Tobias J Kock

I am a research fish biologist at the Columbia River Research Laboratory in Cook, WA. I began working on fisheries studies in 1998 and my research has focused on Pacific salmon and dams in the Pacific Northwest.  My expertise includes the use of telemetry systems to monitor juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead, and I am currently working on the Willamette and Yakima rivers.

Research Interests:

My research interests include the evaluation of dam passage and survival, assessment of fish collection devices, development of fish passage options at high-head dams, reintroduction of salmon and steelhead to areas blocked by dams, and effects of climate change on salmon ecology and dam management.   I am currently working on studies that evaluate the effects of flow management on juvenile salmon survival, the responses of adult salmon and steelhead to trap-and-haul procedures, assessment of dam-passage survival of juvenile salmon, and developing methods to estimate survival of salmon fry in reservoirs.

Professional Experience

  • 2002 to Present - Fish Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Science Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA

  • 2000-2002 - Graduate Student, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

  • 1998-2000 - Biological Science Technician, University of Idaho and U.S. Geological Survey

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. 2004. Fisheries Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

  • B.A.  2000. Biology, Minor in Religion, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

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