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For more information on species & ecosystem science:

Wildlife Science
360-902-2515
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Fish Science
360-902-2700
fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov

Habitat Science
360-902-2534
habitatprogram@dfw.wa.gov

 

Project Leads

 

Mara S. Zimmerman, Ph.D., Research Scientist

 

Research Focus
-Salmonid population estimation and monitoring

-Salmon and Steelhead diversity

-Environmental conditions and salmonid populations

-Measuring response of Salmonid population to habitat restoration.

Education
B.S., University of Oregon

Contact information: Clayton.Kinsel@dfw.wa.gov

Clayton Kinsel
Fisheries Biologist

I began working at WDFW in 2004 as a scientific technician working on spawning ground surveys and operating juvenile salmon traps. Currently Iím a fisheries biologist for the Wild Salmonid Production Evaluation Unit based out of Olympia, Washington. I supervise salmon monitoring studies on the Skagit River and on Big Beef, Seabeck, Stavis and Little Anderson Creeks which form the Hood Canal Intensively Monitored Watershed (IMW) project. I received a B.S. degree in environmental science from the University of Oregon and have worked assessing salmon habitat and monitoring adult and juvenile salmon populations from the Rogue River in Oregon to the Skagit River in Washington. I study salmon population trends, survival and life history diversity.

Current Research

Selected Publications