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

Idaho Staff Member

John Plumb

John Plumb



Where I am from: all over - my father was in the US Navy, but for the last 15 years, I live in Husum, Washington. B.Sc. General Biology: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio M.Sc. Zoology: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Research interests: Population ecology of salmonids in relation to environmental and human induced affects. Involved in a variety of research topics such as juvenile salmon passage at Snake and Columbia river dams in relation to prototype fish passage structures and dam operations, the fitness of lake trout in relation to climate change in Canadian boreal shield lakes, and currently, the role of hatchery supplementation in determining the abundance, growth, and seaward emigration timing of subyearling fall Chinook salmon in the lower Snake River, Idaho. Other interests: Hanging-out with my two boys, being with my wife without my two boys, long-distance running, white water kayaking, rock climbing, bow hunting, and of course, fishing for steelhead and salmon.

Research Publications Publication Date
Plumb, J. and C. M. Moffitt. 2015. Re-estimating temperature-dependent consumption parameters in bioenergetics models for juvenile Chinook salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:323–330. | Abstract | Download 2015-04-30
Plumb, J. M., W. P. Connor, K. F. Tiffan, C. M. Moffitt, R. W. Perry, and N.S. Adams. Accepted . 2012. Estimating and predicting collection probability of fish at dams using multistate modeling Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 141:1364-1373. | Abstract 2012-09-30