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Michael Quist

Michael Quist, Assistant Unit Leader

Education

  • Ph D Kansas State University 2002
  • MS Kansas State University 1999
  • BS University of Idaho 1996

Biography

Mike received his BS in Fishery Resources from the University of Idaho, MS in Biology from Kansas State University, and a PhD in Biology from Kansas State University. Mike joined the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2010, where he is an Assistant Unit Leader and Associate Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho.

Research Interests

Mike’s research program focuses on answering questions related to the management and conservation of aquatic systems. The impetus for his research emerges from issues and concerns related to native fish conservation and sport fisheries management. Consequently, he frames his research questions and approaches in a manner that has relevance to the general scientific community and natural resource managers. Although Mike has interests in all aspects of applied fisheries ecology, he has several focal research areas. These areas include research on fish assemblage structure and function, ecological thresholds, fish population dynamics, management of recreational and commercial fisheries, native species conservation, and development and evaluation of techniques for managing fishes (e.g., sampling design, age and growth analyses).

Teaching Interests

In the past, Mike has taught courses focused on Fish Biology, Fisheries Techniques, and Applied Fish Ecology. He has also led a study abroad course to South Korea. Currently, Mike teaches a 2-credit graduate course focused on Ecological Thresholds, a 3-credit graduate course focused on Advanced Fisheries Techniques, and helps administer a graduate seminar course.

Professional Society Service

  • American Fisheries Society - Publication Overview Workshop (May 2017 - May 2017)
  • American Fisheries Society - Past-President, Education Section of the American Fisheries Society (September 2013 - September 2015)
  • American Fisheries Society - President, Education Section of the American Fisheries Society (September 2011 - August 2013)
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Research Publications

  • Beard, Z. S., M. C. Quist, R. S. Hardy, and T. J. Ross. In press. Survival, movement, and distribution of juvenile Burbot in a tributary of the Kootenai River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
  • Beard, Z. S., M. C. Quist, R. S. Hardy, and T. J. Ross. 2017. Habitat associations of juvenile Burbot in a tributary of the Kootenai River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:1008-1015.
  • Watkins, C. J., T. J. Ross, R. S. Hardy, and M. C. Quist. 2017. Response of fish population dynamics to mitigation activities in a large regulated river. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:703-715.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Advanced Fisheries Techniques (2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife Seminar (2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife Seminar (2016)
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Idaho University Committees and Workgroups

  • Michael QuistGraduate Student Office Space Committee, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho (July 2014 - December 2016)
  • Michael QuistFish Physiologist Search Committee, University of Idaho (June 2014 - December 2015)
  • Michael QuistFish and Wildlife Sciences Department Head Search Committee (October 2013 - February 2014)
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Technical Publications

  • 26. Carleton, SA, MC Quist, J Dunnigan, TJ Ross, and R Hardy. 2015. Stock assignment of fluvial rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Kootenai River, Idaho Using Otolith Microchemistry. Final Report to Idaho Game and Fish Department and Montana Fish Parks and Wildlife.
  • 18. Carleton, SA, MC Quist, J Dunnigan, TJ Ross, and R Hardy. 2014. Stock assignment of fluvial rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Kootenai River, Idaho Using Otolith Microchemistry. Annual Progress Report to Idaho Game and Fish Department and Montana Fish Parks and Wildlife.
  • Schultz, R., M. Quist, and D. Bonneau. 2007. Maximizing benefits: integrating fisheries and water quality to manage lakes and reservoirs. LakeLine 27(1):29-33.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 24

Scientific Publications: 84

Presentations: 238

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