Marine and Anadromous Fisheries Ecology
I am interested in the ecology and evolution of life history diversity in fishes and the development and maintenance of that diversity. My research has focused on larval dispersal and transport, population connectivity and structure, and the use of estuaries by larval and juvenile marine and anadromous fishes. I combine techniques including otolith microchemistry, genetic, and time-series analyses, to provide novel information on these topics. I am interested in continuing to use diverse methods to address basic questions in fish ecology, while also providing information critical for management and conservation efforts.
FW474/564 Early Life History of Fishes
PhD, 2004, Biology, University of Oregon, Charleston, OR
MS, 1993, Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
BA, 1989, Zoology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Enjoys hiking (with husband, Ed Backus, and German Shepherd, Kiger), fishing, swimming, and learning how to maneuver our new drift boat.