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California Research Activities

Coho in Prairie Creek, Redwood National Park, California

Most of the research projects undertaken by the California Unit are field oriented and conducted by graduate students in close cooperation with our Unit, other University and agency biologists.

California Active Projects

California Completed Projects

California Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Wilzbach, M.A. and V. Ozaki. Fisheries and aquatic resources of Prairie Creek, Redwood National Park. Natural Resource Report NPS/REDW/NRR-2017/1492. National Park Service, Colorado.  | Publisher Website | 
  • 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 | 
  • Hodge, B.W., M.A. Wilzbach, W.G. Duffy, R.M. Quiñones, and J.A. Hobbs. Life history diversity in Klamath River steelhead. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:227-238, 2016.  | Download  | 
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California 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. | Download |
  • Moore, T.L. and M.A. Wilzbach. 2016. Distribution and relative abundance of juvenile Coho Salmon in the Redwood Creek Basin, Humboldt County, California. Final report to the California Department of Fish and wildlife Fisheries Restoration Grant Program, Project P1210320. | Download |
  • Wilzbach, M.A., M.D. Sparkman, P.Y. Drobny, M.E. Gordon, and C.M.G. Boone. 2016. Prairie Creek Monitoring Project, 2015 Season: a report to the Fisheries Restoration Grants Program Project P1210321. 98 pg. | Download |
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California Theses and Dissertations

  • Dockham, A. S. 2016. Comparison of benthic invertebrate community structure and diet composition of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Dry Creek, California. 80 pp. Download
  • Drobny, P. Y. 2016. Influence of body size, intra-and inter-specific salmonid densities, and habitat on overwinter survival of juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Prairie Creek, California. 80 pp. Download
  • Rizza, S. F. 2015. Asymmetric Introgression Between Coastal Cutthroat Trout and Steelhead: Variable Introgression by Linkage Group. 72 pp. Download
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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


Featured Project

Klamath River Klamath Basin S3 Model

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