I am a new lecturer at the University of Essex and an affiliate of the University of California Davis Center for Watershed Sciences. My passion lies in fish ecology, conservation and management, and using natural chemical tracers in fish tissues to reconstruct the migration patterns, phenology, physiology and trophic ecology of vulnerable and commercial species. The resulting datasets provide unique insights into the behaviours and habitat needs of fish in natural settings, allowing us to better predict how climate change and other stressors will affect their evolution, productivity and resilience. My main research projects focus on (1) the effect of different stressors and management actions on the resilience of salmonids, (2) developing new methods to understand the spatial structure and connectivity patterns of marine fishes, (3) combining genetic and otolith tools to explore the relationship between genotype and phenotype, and (4) exploring the influence of environmental and anthropogenic drivers on fish growth and health.
Rachel Johnson (NOAA / UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences), Stephanie Carlson (UC Berkeley), Carson Jeffres (UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences), Clive Trueman (University of Southampton), Ewan Hunter (Center for the Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science), Stephen Wing (University of Otago), Michael Miller (UC Davis), Will Satterthwaite (NOAA), Corey Phillis (MWD), Ted Sommer (DWR), J.D. Wikert (USFWS), Flora Cordoleani (NMFS/UC Santa Cruz), Sebastien Nussle (Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology), Malte Willmes (UC Davis), Hugh Sturrock (UC San Francisco), Brett Harvey (DWR), Jason Hassrick (ICF), Steve Lindley (NOAA), Eoin O'Gorman (University of Essex), Ben Ciotti (University of Plymouth).