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Megan Heller

Megan Heller


I was raised in Boise, Idaho and fell in love with all aspects of the outdoors as a kid. After high school I moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado and played in the snow for several years, as well as attended a community college to begin my education in biology. I moved back to Idaho and finished my B.S. in biology at Boise State, graduating in 2016. Before and after finishing my degree, I worked several seasonal positions with Idaho Fish and Game monitoring anadromous fish in Idaho’s central mountains. I am currently working toward an M.S. in the lab of Dr. Mike Quist. My thesis research is investigating the production of wild Bonneville Cutthroat Trout in Bear Lake in southern Idaho and providing insight to help with future management decisions regarding this important fishery. My free time is mostly spent fishing, hunting, snowboarding, and keeping my dog entertained.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 5

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 100

Presentations: 251


Contact Information


Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Idaho
  5. Wildlife Management Institute