Research Projects

Hover over photos for selected current research projects; for previous projects navigate to publications
White Sturgeon Management

White Sturgeon life history presents complex problems for monitoring and fisheries management. In collaboration with agency partners, we aim to evaluate management goals for White Sturgeon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River basin using stochastic population modeling. In addition, we are developing methods to monitor progress toward these goals.



Size at Ocean Entry of Sockeye Salmon:Managing Density Dependence in a Changing Climate 

Due to differences in freshwater habitats that effectively integrate climate, trophic dynamics, and population traits, the response of size at ocean entry to climate and density is likely to be context dependent. I am exploring potential population-specific responses of smolt size to changes in temperature and density over time. This project aims to develop a modeling framework to aid managers in predicting outcomes of various management and climate scenarios.