We primary focus on fish ecology, conservation and management, and using chemical tracers in different 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. We are currently performing projects focused on (1) the effect of different stressors (e.g. warming, habitat loss) and management actions on the migratory behaviour, growth and resilience of salmonids, (2) estimating the connectivity patterns and contribution rates of different nursery grounds to the adult stock for a variety of marine fishes, (3) combining genetic and otolith tools to explore the relationship between genotype and phenotype in salmonids, (4) exploring new tools to reconstruct hormone and contaminant histories and (5) modeling 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), Tom Cameron (University of Essex), Boyd McKew (University of Essex), Michelle Taylor (University of Essex), Ben Ciotti (University of Plymouth).