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

California Education Activities


The Alsea River. Credit: Sarah Beldin, USGS

Interested students are encouraged to review the research interests of the unit scientist, Dr. Mark Henderson by visiting his individual web site. To express interest in a graduate student position with the unit please send a letter or email describing your background and interests, as well as a resume that includes your GPA and contact information for academic and professional references. Formal application is made through College of Natural Resources and Sciences, Natural Resources Graduate Program. Acceptance is contingent upon approval by the Fisheries Department at Humboldt State University, availability of funding and space, as well as upon assessment of your academic potential and matching of research interests.

Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Stream Biological Monitoring Duffy January 2001 May 2001
Salmonid Behavior Wilzbach January 2006 May 2006
Salmonid Behavior Wilzbach January 2004 May 2004
Salmon Population Assessment Henderson January 2017 May 2017
River Fish Restoration Ecology Duffy January 2013 May 2013
River Fish Restoration Ecology Henderson August 2021 December 2021
River Fish Restoration Ecology Henderson August 2019 December 2019
Restoring River Fishes (On-line) Duffy August 2007 December 2007
Restoration Ecology of Riverine Fish Duffy August 2007 December 2007
Restoration Ecology of Riverine Fish Duffy August 2005 December 2005
Restoration Ecology Riverine Fish Duffy January 2012 May 2012
Restoration Ecology Riverine Fish Duffy January 2010 May 2010
Research Methods Duffy August 2002 December 2002
Introduction to Fisheries Duffy January 2011 May 2011
Fish Bioenergetics Duffy January 2009 May 2009
Fish Bioenergetics Duffy January 2005 May 2005
Fish Bioenergetics Duffy January 2004 May 2004
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2016 December 2016
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2015 December 2015
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2014 December 2014
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2013 December 2013
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2012 December 2012
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2011 December 2011
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2010 December 2010
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2009 December 2009
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2008 December 2008
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2007 December 2007
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2006 December 2006
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2004 December 2004
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2003 December 2003
Ecology of Running Waters Wilzbach August 2002 December 2002
Ecological Modeling Henderson January 2018 May 2018
Aquatic Ecosystem Modeling Henderson January 2021 May 2021
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Use of program MARK in fish and wildlife research Duffy January 2001
Provided training on the use of validation monitoring protocols developed for use in assessing watershed restoration. Duffy November 2003
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Duffy March 2006
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Duffy June 2001
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Duffy August 2008
Introduction to R for fisheries biologists Henderson September 2016
Biomonitoring of streams and rivers, Michigan State University, short course Wilzbach May 2002
Title and Location Speaker Date
The importance of estuaries to juvenile Coho and Chinook salmon growth and survival
Presented to: Oregon State University
Henderson January 2020
Stream ecosystem response to light enhancement and salmon carcass introduction
Presented to: USDA Forest Service, Redwood Sciences Laboratory
Wilzbach June 2002
Status of salmon and steelhead in coastal rivers of California
Presented to: California State Legislature Staff
Duffy June 2005
Riparian management and fish productivity.
Presented to: National Council of Air and Stream Improvement, Portland, OR.
Wilzbach September 2005
Riparian habitat conditions for optimum salmon growth: light and nutrient requirements for the food that salmon eat
Presented to: California Licensed Foresters Association
Wilzbach October 2002
Riparian canopy opening and salmon carcass additions to increase salmonid growth.
Presented to: Western Forestry Conference on the Science and Policy of Wildlife and Salmon.
Wilzbach September 2005
Restoration of salmon in California
Presented to: University of California - Davis
Duffy April 2004
Research partnerships with the forest products industry
Presented to: Humboldt State University Business Partners
Wilzbach March 2005
Relative effects of salmon carcass addition and light enhancement on salmonid biomass and growth
Presented to: Oregon State University
Wilzbach May 2004
Predicting prey availability for stream/river salmonids
Presented to: National Council for Stream and Air Improvement
Wilzbach July 2002
Juvenile Chinook salmon mortality in different habitats during migration from freshwater to the ocean
Presented to: University of Southern Mississippi
Henderson April 2019
How environmental conditions influence fish habitat preferences and mortality rates in various ecosystems
Presented to: Humboldt State University
Henderson September 2017
Defining fish habitat
Presented to: Northern California Counties Planning Meeting
Duffy September 2003
Central Valley Chinook salmon smolt outmigration mortality in freshwater and estuarine habitats
Presented to: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Henderson December 2019
Title Presenter Date
Wetland detrital cycles Duffy October 2009
Wetland dependent fisheries Duffy March 2009
Stream ecosystem response to salmon carcass additions and increased light Wilzbach March 2003
Stream Invertebrate Drift Wilzbach April 2007
Smoltification in Salmon Duffy March 2006
Salmonid Physiology During Smolt Transformation Duffy April 2004
Recent advances in methods of tagging fish Duffy September 2005
Recent advances in methods of tagging fish Duffy September 2004
Population status of coastal cutthroat trout in California. Duffy October 2007
Perspectives on a Career in Fisheries Wilzbach March 2008
Perspectives on Pursuing a Career in Fisheries Wilzbach April 2007
Opportunities and Challenges to Women Pursuing Careers in Fisheries Wilzbach May 2007
Light and nutrients in stream ecosystems Wilzbach November 2004
Landscape perspective in fish ecology Wilzbach April 2005
Introduction to fish bioenergetics Duffy November 2004
High Tech Fish Tagging Methods Duffy September 2006
High Tech Fish Tagging Methods Duffy March 2004
High Tech Fish Marking Duffy October 2008
Food supply considerations in salmonid restoration. HSU Fish 580 Wilzbach November 2005
Food Supply Considerations in Salmonid Restoration Wilzbach November 2006
Fisheries Communication Wilzbach October 2002
Fish habitat use from headwaters to estuaries Wilzbach May 2001
Fish Bioenergetics Duffy November 2008
Fish Behavior Wilzbach February 2005
Estimating survival with mark-recapture data Henderson April 2016
Establishing a career as a fishery scientist Henderson September 2018
Energy flow in freshwater ecosystems Wilzbach April 2005
Effective communication Duffy October 2004
Ecology of Freshwater Bivalves Duffy April 2007
Biomonitoring of Streams and Rivers: Fishes Wilzbach May 2000
Bioenergetics of Fish Duffy November 2006
Bioenergetics of Fish Duffy November 2005
Bioenergetics of Fish Duffy April 2004
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Wright, Katrina (MS) Wilzbach 2005 2011
Wright, Katrina (MS) Duffy 2004 2011
Wiley, Wendall (MS) Duffy 1999 2004
Wick, Alexander (MS) Wilzbach 2015 2016
Wheeler, Michele (MS) Duffy 2002 2009
Vogel, Heidi (MS) Wilzbach 2005 2005
Van Vleet, Nicholas (MS) Wilzbach 2015 Present
Tussing, Steve (MS) Duffy 1999 2004
Suarez, Bobbie (MS) Henderson 2019 Present
Stephen, Zipper (MS) Duffy 2009 Present
Sparkman, Michael (MS) Duffy 2000 2004
Souza, Stephanie (MS) Duffy 2005 2007
Solinger, Laura (MS) Henderson 2017 2018
Sirkin, Kasey (MS) Wilzbach 2001 2004
Roddam, Christine (MS) Wilzbach 2011 2014
Rizza, Samuel (MS) Wilzbach 2011 2015
Reisberger, Bethany (MS) Wilzbach 2000 2005
Ransom, Benjamin (MS) Duffy 2000 2007
Ramos, Max (MS) Henderson 2018 Present
Parthree, Debra (MS) Wilzbach 2000 2004
O'Keefe, Chris (MS) Henderson 2019 Present
Moore, Tancy (MS) Duffy 2011 2014
Metheny, Mathew (MS) Duffy 2009 2012
Meaders, Marlene (MS) Wilzbach 2005 2008
McLaughlin, Katherine (MS) Duffy 2007 2009
McLaughlin, Katherine (MS) Wilzbach 2004 2009
McCoy, Barbara (MS) Duffy 2007 2008
McCoy, Barbara (MS) Wilzbach 2005 2005
London, Mason (MS) Wilzbach 2016 Present
Lee, Jang-Won (MS) Duffy 2002 2004
Krall, Michelle (MS) Wilzbach 2013 2016
Keel, Dylan (MS) Henderson 2021 Present
Justice, Casey (MS) Duffy 2005 2007
Jensen, Lara (MS) Wilzbach 2016 Present
Hollis, Jonathan (MS) Wilzbach 2015 Present
Hodge, Brian (MS) Wilzbach 2007 2010
Hernandez, Oswaldo (PhD) Wilzbach 2001 2009
Hannelly, Erin (MS) Wilzbach 2006 2009
Halloran, Maddie (MS) Henderson 2018 Present
Grezlik, Max (MS) Henderson 2018 Present
Gough, Steven (MS) Duffy 2002 2010
Gorman, Molly (MS) Wilzbach 2014 2017
Gonzales, Eric (MS) Duffy 2004 2006
Gonzales, Eric (MS) Wilzbach 2001 2006
Goin, Jon (MS) Wilzbach 2004 2009
Ghrist, Grace (MS) Henderson 2017 2019
Fuller, Josh (MS) Wilzbach 2004 2011
Frazey, Sharon (MS) Duffy 2001 2005
Foster, Brendan (MS) Henderson 2016 2018
Ficycz, Natasha (MS) Henderson 2021 Present
Ferrell, Emily (MS) Wilzbach 2013 2015
Feola, Jennifer (MS) Duffy 2004 2007
Evenson, Danielle (MS) Duffy 2000 2001
Engle, Rodney (MS) Duffy 2002 2005
Drobny, Peter (MS) Wilzbach 2014 2016
Dockham, Andrea (MS) Wilzbach 2013 2016
Deibner-Hanson, John (MS) Wilzbach 2013 Present
DeVault, Brooke (MS) Wilzbach 2005 2011
DeVault, Brooke (MS) Duffy 2005 2008
Corum, Susan (MS) Wilzbach 2002 2005
Cahill, Josh (MS) Henderson 2019 Present
Bryant, Russ (MS) Duffy 2012 Present
Brakensiek, Kyle (MS) Duffy 1999 2001
Bliesner, Kasey (MS) Duffy 2001 2005
Benson, Scott (MS) Wilzbach 2008 2013
Bell, Ethan (MS) Duffy 1999 2001
Beeseley, Sarah (MS) Duffy 2004 2006
Baldwin, Donald (MS) Duffy 2002 2008
Anderson, Colin (MS) Wilzbach 2005 2011
Alvarez, Justin (MS) Wilzbach 2014 2017
Alvarez, Dawn (MS) Wilzbach 2006 2008