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Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson in Alaska


  • Ph D College of William and Mary 2012
  • MS University of Washington 2005
  • BS SUNY Geneseo 2000

Research Interests

My current research focuses on the interactions between Pacific salmon and the environment. My approach is to use data collected in the field to develop and inform ecological models. Modeling techniques I have used include statistical analyses, mark-recapture, growth models, bioenergetics, and individual-based models. These models can then be used to study how environmental changes affect fish behavior and population dynamics.

Research Publications

  • Hassrick, J. L., Henderson, M. J., Huff, D. D., Sydeman, W. J., Sabal, M. C., Harding, J. A., Ammann, A. J., Crandall, E. D., Bjorkstedt, E. P., Garza, J. C., Hayes, S. A. Early ocean distribution of juvenile Chinook salmon in an upwelling ecosystem. Fisheries Oceanography, March 2016, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp. 133-146. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 

Current Projects

Completed Projects


  • Ecological Modeling (2018)
  • Salmon Population Assessment (2017)

Technical Publications

  • Iglesias I.S., Henderson M.J., Michel C.J., Ammann A.J., and Huff D.D. 2017. Chinook salmon smolt mortality zones and the influence of environmental factors on out-migration success in the Sacramento River Basin. Final report to USFWS - Agreement Number F15PG00146. 30 pgs.Abstract |

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 4

Presentations: 23

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