Past Lab Members

 


goetzFred Goetz (PhD, 2016) Frederick.A.Goetz@NWS02.usace.army.mil

Fred received his M.S. from Oregon State University where he studied the ecology of bull trout. Since then he has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a fish biologist studying the movements of salmon and trout in Puget Sound. His dissertation project is a multi-species investigation of salmonid movements using ultrasonic telemetry. Working in cooperation with a large number of investigators from various agencies (e.g., NOAA-Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Seattle City Light, Nisqually Tribal Fisheries Office) he has been tagging steelhead, anadromous cutthroat trout and bull trout, and coho and Chinook salmon. These species range from those that migrate to the Pacific ocean for feeding (steelhead), to species that may reside in Puget Sound or migrate to the coast (coho and Chinook salmon), and those that remain within Puget Sound, near their natal rivers (cutthroat and bull trout). The telemetry studies are providing many insights into the basic biology of these species that will facilitate conservation efforts. Selected Publications:

  • Moore, M. E., F. A. Goetz, D. M. Van Doornik, E. P. Tezak, T. P. Quinn, J. J. Reyes-Tomassini, and B. A. Berejikian. 2010. Early marine migration patterns of wild coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki clarki), steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and their hybrids. Public Library of Science One 5(9): E12881
  • Goetz, F.A., Baker, B., Buehrens, T., and Quinn, T.P. 2013. Diversity of movements by individual anadromous coastal cutthroat trout in Hood Canal, Washington. Journal of Fish Biology 83: 1161-1182.
  • Goetz, F.A., Jeanes, E., Moore, M.E., and Quinn, T.P. 2015. Comparative migratory behavior and survival of wild and hatchery steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) smolts in riverine, estuarine, and marine habitats of Puget Sound, Washington. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98: 357-375.

 


curryCurry Cunningham (PhD, 2015) curryc2@uw.edu

Curry is a former Bristol Bay commercial fisherman and received his B.S. in Animal Biology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His graduate research at the University of Washington was partitioned into four categories. First, the evolutionary ecology of sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay Alaska, specifically evaluating interactions between selective pressure from predation, harvest, competition, and sexual processes. Second, statistical approaches to allocating catches of Bristol Bay sockeye and estimating interception rates among spatially segregated fishing districts with the purpose of reconstructing annual return sizes. Third, improving established techniques for preseason and real-time forecasting of sockeye salmon returns, by incorporating biological and environmental data. Fourth, modeling the population dynamics of threatened and endangered Chinook salmon populations in California’s Sacramento River watershed, to determine the critical environmental drivers of survival from anthropogenic and natural sources, and evaluate the effect of competition with hatchery reared stocks. He completed his Ph.D. in 2015 and is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Selected Publications:

  • Cunningham, C.J., Courage, M.G., and Quinn, T.P. 2013. Selecting for the phenotypic optimum: size-related tradeoffs between mortality risk and reproductive output in female sockeye salmon. Functional Ecology 27: 1233-1243.
  • Cunningham, C.J., Ruggerone, G.T., and Quinn, T.P. 2013. Size-selectivity of predation by brown bears depends on the density of their sockeye salmon prey. American Naturalist 181: 663-673.
  • Quinn, T.P., Cunningham, C.J., Randall, J., and Hilborn, R. 2014. Can intense predation by bears exert a depensatory effect on recruitment in a Pacific salmon population? Oecologia 176: 445-456.

 


IMGP5077Emily Thornton (MS, 2015) ethorn10@uw.edu

Emily received her BS in Biology and Environmental Science from Allegheny College in 2010 and spent two years working seasonal research and environmental education positions before starting at SAFS.  She is generally interested in community ecology and behavior of diadromous fish. For her MS thesis, Emily studied the recolonization of salmonids in the Elwha River, WA post-dam removal.  Specifically, she investigated behavioral and ecological interactions between non-native, resident brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) and coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) that are recolonizing the river.

 

 

 

 


WesleyPeter Westley (Post-doc, 2014) pwestley@alaska.edu Peter’s website

Peter completed his Ph.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2012 where he used the introduction of brown trout as a natural experiment to examine broad ecological and evolutionary questions. Generally speaking, Peter is interested in understanding how organisms adapt, both through genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity, to novel environments. His post-doctoral work aimed to better understand the behavioral patterns and processes of colonization by utilizing PIT tag and coded wire tag data from Columbia River salmon and steelhead. Recent publications:

  • Westley, P.A.H., Ward, E.J., and Fleming, I.A. 2013. Fine-scale local adaptation in an invasive freshwater fish has evolved in contemporary time. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280,  doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2327
  • Westley, P. A. H., T. P. Quinn and A. H. Dittman. 2013. Rates of straying by hatchery-produced Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) and steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) differ among species, life history types, and populations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70: 735-746.
  • Westley, P.A.H, C.M. Conway, and I.A. Fleming. 2012. Phenotypic divergence of exotic fish populations is shaped by spatial proximity and habitat differences across an invaded landscape. Evolutionary Ecology Research 14: 147-167.
  • Westley, P.A.H. 2011. What invasive species reveal about the rate and form of contemporary  phenotypic change in nature. The American Naturalist, 177: 496-509.
  • Westley, P.A.H. and Fleming, I.A. 2011. Landscape factors that shape a slow and persistent aquatic invasion: brown trout in Newfoundland 1883-2010 Diversity and Distributions, 17:  566-579.

 


BondMorgan Bond (PhD, 2013) mobond@u.washington.edu Morgan’s website

Morgan is interested in the life history, migrations, and conservation of fishes. His doctoral research was on the population structure and habitat use of Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma) within the Chignik Lakes drainage, as well as the consequences for salmonids rearing in the large and unique Chignik lagoon. Prior to entering the University of Washington, he received his M.S. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and worked at the National Marine Fisheries Service laboratory there on the ecology of coho salmon and steelhead trout at the southern end of their range in North America. As a post-doc in the Quinn lab he has been studying patterns of straying by salmon in the Columbia River system, using otolith microchemistry to investigate migratory behavior of salmonids, and other projects related to behavioral ecology of salmonids. As of 2015 he will be transitioning to a position at the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center lab in Seattle. Selected Publications:

  • Bond, M.H. and Quinn, T.P. 2013. Patterns and influences on Dolly Varden migratory timing in Chignik Lakes, Alaska, and comparison to populations throughout the Northeastern Pacific and Arctic oceans. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70: 655-665.
  • Hayes, S.A., Hanson, C.V., Pearse, D.E., Bond, M.H., Garza, J.C., MacFarlane, R.B. 2012. Should I stay or should I go? The influence of genetic origin on emigration behavior and physiology of resident and anadromous juvenile Oncorhynchus mykiss. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32: 772-780.
  • Quinn, T.P., Dittman, A.H., Barrett, H., Cunningham, C., and Bond, M.H. 2012. Chemosensory responses of juvenile coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Dolly Varden, Salvelinus malma, and sculpins (Cottus spp.) to eggs and other tissues from adult Pacific salmon. Environmental Biology of Fishes 95: 301-307
  • Hayes, S.A., Bond, M.H., Hanson, C.V., Jones, A.W., Ammann, A.J., Harding, J.A., Collins, A.L., Perez, J., MacFarlane, R.B. 2011. Down, Up, Down and “smolting” twice? Seasonal movement patterns by juvenile steelhead in a coastal watershed with a bar closing estuary. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68: 1341-1350

 


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJessica Rohde (MS, 2013) jessica.rohde.jro@gmail.com Jessica’s website and thesis

For her M.S. research, Jessica examined the phenomenon of partial migration in Puget Sound Coho Salmon. The project approached the problem from both the population and individual level using complementary data: 1) data from a network of acoustic telemetry receivers within the Puget Sound to allow investigation of the small-scale vertical and horizontal movements of individuals, and 2) analysis of coded wire tag records of Puget Sound hatchery and wild coho to reveal internal and external factors that make coho more likely to remain resident in Puget Sound. Jessica is passionate about science communication. After graduating, Jessica went on to help her colleagues at SAFS improve their web presence, teach graduate students to better communicate their research at the Engage Seminar, and build science communication tools for Conservation Magazine.

  • Rohde, J.A., Kagley, A.N., Fresh, K.L., Goetz, F.A., Quinn, T.P. . Partial migration and diel movement patterns in Puget Sound Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142: 1615-1628.
  • Rohde, J.A., Fresh, K.L., Quinn, T.P. 2014. Factors affecting partial migration in Puget Sound Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34: 559-570

 


HasselmanDan Hasselman (Post-doc, 2012) dhasselm@ucsc.edu Dan’s website

Dan has broad interests in evolutionary biology, molecular ecology and conservation. His research explores the evolution of wild anadromous fish populations over contemporary time scales, and aims to bridge the gap between academia and application by employing molecular and non-molecular tools to provide linkages between evolutionary biology and practical conservation.  See his website for details of specific research interests. Selected Publications

  • Hasselman et al. 2010. Taking stock: Defining populations of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in Canada using neutral genetic markers. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1021-1039.
  • Hasselman et al. 2009. Discrimination of the endangered Atlantic whitefish from lake whitefish and round whitefish by use of external characters. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29: 1046-1057.
  • Hasselman et al. 2007. Ontogenetic development of endangered Atlantic whitefish (Coregonus huntsmani Scott, 1987) eggs, embryos, larvae, and juveniles. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:1157-1168.

 


AndersonJoseph Anderson (MS 2007, PhD 2011) joseph.anderson@dfw.wa.gov

Joe Anderson’s research in the Quinn lab investigated the process of salmon colonization on a local Washington river where the construction of fish passage facilities have permitted coho and Chinook salmon to access habitat they had been denied for over 100 years. His M.S. thesis work described the movements of adult coho salmon in the new habitat (Anderson and Quinn 2007), as well as the distribution of juvenile coho in relation to adult spawning sites (Anderson et al. 2008). His dissertation research employed molecular genetics to evaluate the individual and population-level reproductive success of both coho and Chinook salmon during colonization. After graduating, Joe became a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and now works for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Selected Publications:

  • Anderson, J. H., P. L. Faulds, K. D. Burton, M. E. Koehler, W. I. Atlas, and T. P. Quinn. 2015. Dispersal and productivity of Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and coho (O. kisutch) salmon colonizing newly accessible habitat. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72: 454-465.
  • Anderson, J. H., P. Faulds, W.I. Atlas, and T.P. Quinn. 2013. Reproductive success of captively bred and naturally spawned Chinook salmon colonizing newly accessible habitat. Evolutionary Applications 6: 165-179.
  • Anderson, J. H., G. R. Pess, P. M. Kiffney, T. R. Bennett, P. L. Faulds, W. I. Atlas, and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Dispersal and tributary immigration by juvenile coho salmon contribute to spatial expansion during colonization. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22: 30-42.
  • Anderson, J. H., P. L. Faulds, W. I. Atlas, G. R. Pess, and T. P. Quinn. 2010. Selection on breeding date and body size in colonizing coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch. Molecular Ecology 19: 2562-2573.
  • Kiffney, P. M., G. R. Pess, J. H. Anderson, P. Faulds, K. Burton, and S. C. Riley. 2009. Changes in fish communities following recolonization of the Cedar River, WA USA by Pacific salmon after 103 years of local extirpation. River Research and Applications (in press).
  • Anderson, J. H., P. M. Kiffney, T. P. Quinn, and G. R. Pess. 2008. Summer distribution and growth of juvenile coho salmon during colonization of newly accessible habitat. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:772-781.
  • Anderson, J. H., and T. P. Quinn. 2007. Movements of adult coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) during colonization of newly accessible habitat. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:1143-1154.

 


BuehrensThomas Buehrens (MS, 2011) Thomas.buehrens@dfw.wa.gov Thomas’ thesis

Thomas’ research in the Quinn lab investigated the ecology of rainbow and cutthroat trout in the Cedar River, Washington. Fish populations in this river were segregated in 1901, when a diversion dam was built, preventing migratory fish from accessing the upper watershed. Trout populations living in the river upstream of the dam were forced to adopt resident life histories and were isolated from below-dam populations of trout and anadromous Pacific salmon. In 2003, modification of the dam restored passage for migrating fish, and allowed coho and Chinook salmon to spawn above the dam. Thomas investigated the effects of restored habitat connectivity and colonizing salmon on coastal cutthroat and rainbow trout. His methodology employed Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags to study the growth, movement, and survival of trout, molecular genetics to distinguish between trout species and hybrids, and stable isotope chemistry to relate growth and movement of individual trout with potential forage resources. After Graduating, Thomas became a Research Fishery Biologist with Wild Fish Conservancy and now works for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Selected Publications:

  • Buehrens, T. W., J. Glasgow, C. O. Ostberg, and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Spatial segregation of spawning habitat limits hybridization between sympatric native steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142: 221-233.
  • Buehrens, T. W., P. Kiffney, G. R. Pess, T. R. Bennett, S. M. Naman, G. Brooks, and T. P. Quinn. 2014. Increasing juvenile Coho Salmon densities during early recolonization have not affected resident Coastal Cutthroat Trout growth, movement or survival. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 34:892–907

 


KendallNeala Kendall (MS 2007, PhD 2011) neala.kendall@dfw.wa.gov Neala’s website, and dissertation

Neala Kendall received her BA in biology from Kenyon College in Ohio. After a three-year stint doing environmental consulting in northern California she moved to Seattle to begin her graduate work at SAFS. For her master’s thesis, Neala quantified fishery selection by a gillnet fishery on age and size at maturity of sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska. She examined selection from 1946-2007 at two scales, the Nushagak District (Kendall et al. 2009), and individual spawning populations within the Wood River system that differ in age and size at maturity (Kendall and Quinn 2009).Neala extended this project for her PhD, investigating life history evolution resulting from this fishery selection. Neala used long term data on age and size at smolt transformation and maturation of wild and common garden-reared Columbia River sockeye salmon populations to better understand how genetic and environmental factors affect age and size at maturation (Kendall et al. 2010 ESR). In other PhD chapters Neala used vulnerability profiles and selection differentials to quantify commercial fishery selection on Bristol Bay, Alaska sockeye salmon across fishing districts where different types of fishing gear are used (Kendall and Quinn 2012) and both commercial and recreational fishery selection on one population of Bristol Bay Chinook salmon (Kendall and Quinn 2011 TAFS). In the remaining chapters of her dissertation Neala examined the effects of selective fishing on the sex ratio of spawning salmon Kendall and Quinn 2011), and tested the hypothesis that trends in age and size at maturation of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon are driven by environmental effects in conjunction with selective fishing, using probabilistic maturation reaction norms and quantitative genetics models (Kendall et al. 2014). After graduating, Neala became a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and now works for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Selected Publications:

  • Kendall, N. W. and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Size-selective fishing affects sex ratios and the opportunity for sexual selection in Alaskan sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka. Oikos 122: 411-420.
  • Kendall, N. W., M. Heino, U. Dieckmann, A. E. Punt, and T. P. Quinn. 2014. Evolution of age and length at maturation of Alaskan salmon under size-selective harvest. Evolutionary Applications 7: 313-322.
  • Kendall, N. W. and T. P. Quinn. 2012. Quantifying and comparing size-selectivity among Alaskan sockeye salmon fisheries. Ecological Applications 22: 804-816
  • Quinn, T. P., N. W. Kendall, H. B. Rich, Jr, and B. Chasco. 2012. Diel vertical movements, and effects of infection by the cestode Schistocephalus solidus on daytime proximity of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) to the surface of a large Alaskan lake. Oecologia 168: 43-51.

 


SeamonsTodd Seamons (PhD, 2005; Post-Doc, 2011)

Todd’s research with the Quinn lab investigated the evolution of fitness traits of fishes in natural and human-manipulated environments, utilizing molecular and quantitative genetic methods to 1) to determine evolutionary processes in fish populations and 2) investigate the impacts of management and conservation on these processes. His work specifically focues on salmonids, which have diverse life histories, are of significant regional management and conservation interest and are cultured on an extensive scale. He also used genetic tools to investigate impacts of hatchery steelhead on wild populations. Having completed his post-doc, Todd now works with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Selected Publications:

  • Naish, K. A., T. R. Seamons, M. B. Dauer, L. Hauser, and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Relationship between effective population size, inbreeding, and adult fitness-related traits in a steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) population released in the wild. Molecular Ecology 22: 1295-1309
  • Seamons, T. R., L. Hauser, K. A. Naish, and T. P. Quinn. 2012. Can interbreeding of wild and artificially propagated animals be prevented by using broodstock selected for a divergent life history? Evolutionary Applications 5: 705-719
  • T.R. Seamons and T.P. Quinn. 2010. Sex-specific patterns of lifetime reproductive success in single and repeat breeding steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64:505-513.
  • T.R. Seamons, M.B. Dauer, J. Sneva, T.P. Quinn. 2009. Use of parentage assignment and DNA genotyping to validate scale analysis for estimating steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) age and spawning history. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 29:396-403.
  • S.M. Carlson and T.R. Seamons. 2008. A review of quantitative genetic components of fitness in salmonids: implications for adaptation to future change. Evolutionary Applications, 1:222-238.

 


WoodsPamela Woods (dual PhD degree, UW and University of Iceland, 2011) pamelajwoods@gmail.com Pamela’s dissertation

Pamela earned a dual doctoral degree between the University of Washington and the University of Iceland. This is the first such dual degree that the University of Washington has allowed with an external university. As part of a European Research Training Network, FishACE, she began her dissertation in January 2008 by studying evolutionary patterns of divergence in Arctic char populations, and how these relate to local ecological conditions of lakes across Iceland. Her supervisors are Skúli Skúlason (Hólar University College, Iceland), Siggi Snorrason (University of Iceland), and Thomas Quinn (University of Washington). She continued with a comparison of Icelandic freshwater food webs and those at field sites in Alaska, another high-latitude region that is geologically older and more biologically diverse. These projects will aid natural resource management by yielding an understanding for how environmental issues, such as global climate change or exploitation, may affect the ecology of freshwater systems.After graduating, Pamela became a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Marice lab with Dr. Guðrún Marteinsdóttir (Iceland). Selected Publications:

  • McNally, S., T. P. Quinn, P. J. Woods, and E .B. Taylor. 2015. Evidence for genetic distinctions between sympatric ecotypes of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) in southwestern Alaskan lakes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish
  • Woods, P. J., S. Skúlason, S. S. Snorrason, B. K. Kristjánsson, H. J. Malmquist, and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Intraspecific diversity in Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus, in Iceland: I. Detection using mixture models. Evolutionary Ecology Research 14: 973-992
  • Woods, P. J., S. Skúlason, S. S. Snorrason, B. K. Kristjánsson, H. J. Malmquist, and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Intraspecific diversity in Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus, in Iceland: II. What environmental factors influence resource polymorphism in lakes? Evolutionary Ecology Research 14: 993-1013.
  • Woods, P. J., D. Young, S. Skúlason, S. S. Snorrason, and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Resource polymorphism and diversity of Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus in a series of isolated lakes in southwestern Alaska. Journal of Fish Biology 82: 569-587.

 


Troy-JaecksTroy Jaecks (MS, 2010) Troy’s thesis

Troy’s thesis was on population dynamics and trophic ecology of Dolly Varden in the Iliamna River, Alaska. After graduating, Troy continued his work with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Selected Publications:

  • Jaecks, T., and T. P. Quinn. 2014. Ontogenetic shift to dependence on salmon-derived nutrients in Dolly Varden char from the Iliamna River, Alaska. Environmental Biology of Fishes 97: 1323-1333.

 

 


ChamberlinJoshua Chamberlin (MS, 2009) Josh’s thesis

Josh’s thesis was on early marine migratory patterns and the factors that promote resident type behavior of Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, in Puget Sound, Washington. After graduating, Josh went to work at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

Selected Publications:

  • Chamberlin, J. W. and T. P. Quinn. 2014. Effects of natal origin on localized distributions of Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, in the marine waters of Puget Sound, Washington. Fisheries Research 153: 113-122
  • Chamberlin, J. W., T. E. Essington, J. W. Ferguson, and T. P. Quinn. 2011. The influence of hatchery rearing practices on salmon migratory behavior: Is the tendency of Chinook salmon to remain within Puget Sound affected by size and date of release? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140: 1398-1408.
  • Quinn, T. P., J. Chamberlin, and E. L. Brannon. 2011. Experimental evidence of population-specific spatial distributions of Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Environmental Biology of Fishes 92: 313-322
  • Chamberlin, J., K. L. Fresh, A. N. Kagley, and T. P. Quinn. 2011. Movements of yearling Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) during their first summer in marine waters of Hood Canal, Washington. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 140: 429-439

pess_gGeorge Pess (PhD, 2009) George’s dissertation

George’s dissertation was on patterns and processes of salmon colonization. After graduating, George became a Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist in the Watershed Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Selected Publications:

  • Pess, G. R., P. M. Kiffney, M. C. Liermann, T. R. Bennett, J. H. Anderson, and T. P. Quinn. 2011. The influences of body size, habitat quality, and competition on the movement and survival of juvenile coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, during the early stages of stream re-colonization. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140: 883-897
  • Pess, G. R., R. Hilborn, K. Kloehn, and T.P. Quinn. 2012. The influence of population dynamics and environmental conditions on pink salmon re-colonization after barrier removal. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 970-982
  • Anderson, J. H., G. R. Pess, P. M. Kiffney, T. R. Bennett, P. L. Faulds, W. I. Atlas, and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Dispersal and tributary immigration by juvenile coho salmon contribute to spatial expansion during colonization. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22: 30-42
  • Pess, G. R., T. P. Quinn, D. E. Schindler, and M. C. Liermann. 2014. Freshwater habitat associations between pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), chum (O. keta), and Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) in a watershed dominated by sockeye salmon (O. nerka) abundance. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 23: 360-372
  • Pess, G. R., T. P. Quinn, S. R. Gephard, and R. Saunders. 2014. Re-colonization of Atlantic and Pacific rivers by anadromous fishes: Linkages between life history and the benefits of barrier removal. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24: 881-900
  • Buehrens, T. W., P. Kiffney, G. R. Pess, T. R. Bennett, S. M. Naman, G. Brooks, and T. P. Quinn. 2014. Increasing juvenile Coho Salmon densities during early recolonization have not affected resident Coastal Cutthroat Trout growth, movement or survival. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 34:892–907

Graduate Students Supervised

Master of Science degrees

  • Anderson, J. H. 2006. Colonization of newly accessible habitat by coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).
  • Berman, C. H. 1990. Effect of elevated holding temperatures on adult spring chinook salmon reproductive success
  • Boatright, C. 2003. Timing of migration, spawning, and juvenile emergence by sockeye salmon in Bear Lake, Alaska.
  • Buck, G. 2003. Migratory pathways of maturing sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
  • Buehrens, T. W. 2011. Growth, movement, survival and spawning habitat of coastal cutthroat trout.
  • Chamberlin, J. 2009. Early marine migratory patterns and the factors that promote resident type behavior of Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, in Puget Sound, Washington.
  • Dalton, T. J. 1989. The use of a freshwater trematode as a parasite tag to indicate continental region of origin of ocean-caught steelhead trout.
  • Denton, K. 2008 The utilization of a salmon subsidy by resident char (Salvelinus spp.).
  • Doctor, K. 2008 Fishing out evolution? Spatial and temporal patterns of migration in sockeye salmon
  • Erickson, M. 2005. Vertebrate Communities in Bedrock and Gravel bottomed Streams of the Willapa Basin
  • Havey, M. 2008 Salmon olfaction: Odor detection and imprinting in Oncorhynchus spp.
  • Hendry, A. P. 1995. Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Lake Washington: an investigation of ancestral origins, population differentiation, and local adaptation.
  • Hodgson, S. 2000. Marine and freshwater climatic influences on the migratory timing of adult sockeye salmon.
  • Jaecks, T. 2010. Population Dynamics and Trophic Ecology of Dolly Varden in the Iliamna River, Alaska: Life History of Freshwater Fish Relying on Marine Food Subsidies. PDF
  • Kinnison, M. T. 1997. Population differentiation in chinook salmon introduced to New Zealand: evidence from morphological, reproductive and early life history characters.
  • Kahler, T. H. 1999. Summer movement and growth of individually marked juvenile salmonids in western Washington streams.
  • Kendall, N. 2007. Long term fishery selection on size and age at maturity in Bristol Bay, Alaska sockeye salmon.
  • Leonetti, F. E. 1996. Habitat attributes, sockeye salmon spawning behavior, and redd site characteristics at island beaches, Iliamna Lake, Alaska.
  • Mackey, G. 1999. Investigations of opportunities for genetic and ecological interactions and reproductive success of hatchery and wild steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Forks Creek, Washington.
  • Newell, J. 2005. Migration and movement patterns of adult sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Lake Washington.
  • Nowak, G. 2000. Movement patterns and feeding ecology of cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki clarki) in Lake Washington.
  • Olson, A. F. 1989. Some aspects of the behavior of chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, in estuaries.
  • Rhodes, J. S. 1998. Comparative performance of hatchery and naturally reared coho salmon parr in streams: laboratory and field experiments
  • Rich, H. R. 2006. Effects of climate and density on the distribution, growth, and life history of juvenile sockeye salmon in Iliamna Lake, Alaska.
  • Rohde, J. 2013. Partial migration of Puget Sound Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch): Individual and population level patterns
  • Roni, P. 1992. Life history and spawning habitat in four stocks of large-bodied chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
  • Shreffler, D. K. 1989. Temporary residence and foraging by juvenile salmon in a restored estuarine wetland.
  • Thornton, E. 2015.

Doctor of Philosophy degrees

  • Abrey, C. A. 2005. Variation in the early life history of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): emergence timing, an ontogenetic shift, and population productivity
  • Anderson, J. 2011. Dispersal and reproductive success of Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and coho (O. kisutch) salmon colonizing newly accessible habitat
  • Bond, M. H. 2013. Diversity in migration, habitat use, and growth of Dolly Varden char in Chignik Lakes, Alaska
  • Carlson, S. M. 2006. Evolutionary effects of bear predation on salmon life history and morphology.
  • Cunningham, C. 2015 (co-supervised with Ray Hilborn).
  • Dickerson, B. R. 2003. Reproductive success in wild pink salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha.
  • Dittman, A. H. 1994. Behavioral and biochemical mechanisms of olfactory imprinting and homing by coho salmon.
  • Gende, S. M. 2002. Foraging behavior of bears at salmon streams: intake, choice, and the role of salmon life history.
  • Hendry, A. P. 1998. Reproductive energetics of Pacific salmon: strategies, tactics and tradeoffs.
  • Hovel, R. 2015.
  • Kendall, N. W. 2011. Fishery selection and Pacific salmon life histories: patterns and processes.
  • Kinnison, M. T. 1999. Life history divergence and population structure of New Zealand chinook salmon: a study of contemporary microevolution.
  • Lonzarich, D. G. 1994. Stream fish communities in Washington: patterns and processes.
  • McLean, J. E. 2003.Reproductive success of hatchery and wild steelhead, Oncorhynchus mykiss.
  • Merrick, R. 1995. The relationship of the foraging ecology of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) to their population decline in Alaska.
  • Pess, G. R. 2009. Patterns and processes of salmon colonization.
  • Roni, P. 2000. Response of fish and salamanders to instream restoration in small western Washington and Oregon streams.
  • Seamons, T. R. 2005. The mating system of steelhead and the effect of length and arrival date on steelhead reproductive success.
  • Woods, P. J. 2012. Ecological diversity in the polymorphic fish Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus).