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Emily Chen

Emily Chen


  • BS University of California Los Angeles 2017


Emily received her undergraduate degree from UCLA with a B.S. in Biology. Her undergraduate work ranged from studying reproductive trade-offs in whip spiders, biodiversity and conservation in the Congo Basin and taxonomy in eastern Pacific rays. Emily has worked in lake management at Lake Mission Viejo, California where she sampled and tested water quality, surveyed wildlife and conducted general lake maintenance.
Emily joined the California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit in August 2017 and is pursuing a M.S. degree in Fisheries Biology under Dr. Mark Henderson. Emily will be assisting in the lifecycle monitoring in Redwood Creek, California and building a life cycle model. She plans to use ecological models as a tool to understand the population dynamics of salmonids.

Research Interests

The study of fishes and their value to both humans and the ecosystem.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 4

Presentations: 23


Contact Information


California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  2. Humboldt State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute