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

California Staff Member

Peter Y. Drobny

Peter Drobny in the field



  • MS Humboldt State University 2016
  • BS California State University, Sacramento 2012


Peter received his undergraduate degree in Biology with a concentration in Evolution, Ecology and Conservation from California State University, Sacramento in December 2012. During and following his degree he worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife conducting angler surveys in the Sacramento, Mokelumne, Calveras, American and Feather Rivers. Additionally, he used hook and line sampling for acoustic tagging and tracking of steelhead in the lower American River. Prior to being admitted to Humboldt State University, Peter spent three months working on the Southwestern Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project in Canada. Peter was admitted to the College of Natural Resources and Sciences master's degree program in Fisheries in January 2014 with Peggy Wilzbach as his advisor. The objective of his thesis is to evaluate the effect of intra- and interspecific salmonid densities on growth and survival of juvenile Coho Salmon. The study is being conducted in Prairie Creek within Redwood National and State Parks.

Research Interest

Research interests are in fisheries, evolution and ecology.

Technical Publications Publication Date
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 February 2016