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California Research Activities

Coho in Prairie Creek, Redwood National Park, California

Most of the research projects undertaken by the California Unit are field oriented and conducted by graduate students in close cooperation with our Unit, other University and agency biologists.

California Active Projects

California Completed Projects

California Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Henderson, M.J., Iglesias, I.S., Michel, C.J., Ammann, A.J., Huff, D.D. 2019. Estimating spatial-temporal differences in Chinook salmon outmigration survival with habitat and predation related covariates. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 76: 1549-1561.
  • Rub, A.M., Som, N.A., Henderson, M.J., Sandford, B.P., Van Doornik, D.M., Teel, D.J., Tennis, M, Langness, O., van der Leeuw, B., Huff, D.D. 2019. Changes in adult Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) survival with the lower Columbia River amid increasing pinniped abundance. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76: 1862-1873.  | Abstract | 
  • Henderson, M.J., Fiechter, J., Huff, D.D., and Wells, B. 2019. Spatial Variability in ocean-mediated growth potential is linked to Chinook salmon survival. Fisheries Oceanography, 3: 334-344. DOI: 10.1111/fog.12415
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California Technical Publications

  • Iglesias I.S., Henderson M.J., Michel C.J., Ammann A.J., and Huff D.D. 2017. Chinook salmon smolt mortality zones and the influence of environmental factors on out-migration success in the Sacramento River Basin. Final report to USFWS - Agreement Number F15PG00146. 30 pgs. | Download |
  • Moore, T.L. and M.A. Wilzbach. 2016. Distribution and relative abundance of juvenile Coho Salmon in the Redwood Creek Basin, Humboldt County, California. Final report to the California Department of Fish and wildlife Fisheries Restoration Grant Program, Project P1210320. | Download |
  • Wilzbach, M.A., M.D. Sparkman, P.Y. Drobny, M.E. Gordon, and C.M.G. Boone. 2016. Prairie Creek Monitoring Project, 2015 Season: a report to the Fisheries Restoration Grants Program Project P1210321. 98 pg. | Download |
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California Theses and Dissertations

  • Chen, Emily Katherine. 2019. Contribution of juvenile estuarine residency in a bar-built estuary to recruitment of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Humboldt State University masters thesis. Arcata, California. Download
  • Coe, Hannah C. 2019. Effects of longline oyster aquaculture on benthic invertebrate communities in Humboldt Bay, California. Humboldt State University masters thesis. Arcata, California. Download
  • Loomis, Christopher M. 2019. Density and distribution of piscivorous fishes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Humboldt State University masters thesis. Arcata, California. Download
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 6

Scientific Publications: 7

Presentations: 31


California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  2. Humboldt State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute