Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Washington
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Washington Staff Member


Mark Sorel

Mark first worked in the unit as an undergraduate, then completed a MSc in the unit, and has returned to work toward a PhD. He is developing an integrated population modeling framework for listed salmonids in the Columbia River Basin

PhD
Email: marks6@uw.edu

Biography

Mark first worked in the unit as an undergraduate in 2010 and started as a PhD student with Sarah Converse in 2018. He is developing an integrated population model for endangered Chinook salmon in the Columbia River Basin.

Research Interest

Salmon conservation and management. Aquatic food webs. Modeling

Research Publications Publication Date
Sorel, M.H., A.G. Hansen, K.A. Connelly, A.C. Wilson, E.D. Lowery, and D.A. Beauchamp. 2016. Predation by Northern Pikeminnow and tiger muskellunge on juvenile salmonids in a high–head reservoir: implications for anadromous fish reintroductions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:521-536. | Abstract April 2016
Sorel MH, RW Zabel, DS Johnson, AM Wargo Rub, and SJ Converse. 2021. Estimating population-specific predation effects on Chinook salmon via data integration. Journal of Applied Ecology 58:371-381. | Abstract October 2020
Hovel, R.A., D.A. Beauchamp, M.H. Sorel, and A.G. Hansen. 2015. Development of a bioenergetics model for the threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:1311-1321. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2015.1079554 | Abstract October 2015
Presentations Presentation Date
Sorel MH, RW Zabel, DS Johnson, AM Wargo Rub and SJ Converse. 2021. Association between pinniped abundance and survival for individual populations of adult spring/summer Chinook salmon in the lower Columbia River. American Fisheries Society Washington-British Colombia Chapter Annual Meeting, online. 1-3 March. March 2021
Sorel MH, RW Zabel, DS Johnson, AM Wargo Rub and SJ Converse. 2021. Association between pinniped abundance and survival for individual populations of adult spring/summer Chinook salmon in the lower Columbia River. American Fisheries Society Idaho Chapter Annual Meeting, online. 1-5 March. March 2021
Sorel MH, AR Murdoch, RW Zabel, CM Kamphaus, JC Jorgensen and SJ Converse. 2019. Asynchrony, tradeoffs, and climate drivers of lifetime demographic rates for alternative juvenile life history pathways. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. 6-10 November. November 2021
Sorel MH, AR Murdoch, ER Buhle, RW Zabel, and SJ Converse. 2019. Habitat and climate factors affecting juvenile spring Chinook salmon recruitment and life-history expression in an endangered population. American Fisheries Society & The Wildlife Society Joint Conference, Reno, Nevada. 29 September - 3 October. September 2019