The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory hosted an all-CZO site visit this past weekend. It was a great opportunity to showcase the important science emerging from the Eel River CZO and to make connections with researchers from the other CZOs. Our piece involves exploring how flow magnitude, timing, and temperature influence fish performance. Hosting 53 people involved a lot of coordination and logistical cartwheels, but the visit was a resounding success! So proud to be associated with this amazing group!
Hana Moidu is a new grad student in the lab and will be co-advised by Ted Grantham. Hana is now taking classes and developing her research ideas, so stay tuned for updates!
The Carlson Lab traveled to Tampa this week for the national meeting of American Fisheries Society. Six of us presented new research results and received great feedback from the AFS community. Stephanie co-organized a session with Mike Kinnison on “Darwinian Fisheries Science”. All in all, it was a great week with a lot of interesting science and opportunities to connect with the fisheries community. And we even took a break to enjoy the eclipse!
Graduate students Suzanne Kelson and Jordan Wingenroth both received travel grants from the California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society to attend the national AFS meeting in Tampa! Congratulations, Suzanne and Jordan!
Former student Cleo Woelfle-Erksine, co-advised by Isha Ray in ERG, has officially started as an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. You can learn about what Cleo is up to in his new position here. Congratulations, Cleo!
Together with new Delta Science Postdoc Fellow, Pedro Morais, and his Practitioner Mentor, Dr. Rachel Johnson, we spent two days touring winter-run Chinook habitat and meeting the agency scientists tasked with monitoring the trends of this endangered population and operating the associated conservation hatchery program at the Livingston Stone National Fish Hatchery. Thank you, Rachel Johnson, for organizing the tour!
Stephanie and Ted Grantham received a new grant from the Wildlife Conservation Board together with Mariska Obedzinski of California Sea Grant to study coho salmon survival thresholds in the Russian River system. We will soon be hiring a postdoc to assist with this effort, so stay tuned!
The summer field season is here and we are back at Coyote Creek, an intermittent creek flowing through Henry Coe State Park. Coyote Creek often fragments into isolated pools by June, but it is still flowing strong following our wet winter!
Pedro Morais (middle) was awarded a Delta Science Postdoctoral Fellowship to study the outmigration behavior of winter-run Chinook during wet and dry years. As per lab tradition, we welcomed Pedro to Berkeley over burritos!