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Research Focus

  • Beach spawning fish ecology
  • Sampling Sufficiency and Monitoring
  • Stream Geomorphology and Ecology
  • Stream Fish Ecology
  • Freshwater Mussel Ecology
  • Use of Remotely Sensed Data
  • Fisheries Management and Restoration

Ph.D. Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

M.S. Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

B.A. Biology, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Kirk Krueger, Ph. D.
Research Scientist

Kirk Krueger has been a research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Program, Habitat Assessment Section since 2003. His area of expertise is the intersection of statistical modeling and sampling methods with remotely sensed data and fish ecology. In that position he has been able to assist with research on the Intensively Monitored Watersheds Project that is assessing the effectiveness of stream restoration to increase salmon production. He has also helped conduct stream geomorphology and other research.

Current Research

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Krueger, K. L., K. B. Pierce, Jr., T. Quinn, and D. E. Penttila.  In Press.  Anticipated Effects of Sea Level Rise in Puget Sound on Beach-spawning Fishes.  Proceedings of the Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring: State of the Science conference. 
  • Krueger, K. L., P. Chapman, M. Hallock, and T. Quinn.  2007.  Some effects of suction dredge placer mining on the short-term survival of freshwater mussels in Washington. Northwest Science  81: 323-332.    
  • Krueger, K. L., D. Penttila, T. Quinn.  2007.  An Assessment of the Efficacy of Forage Fish Egg Surveys.  Puget Sound research symposium.  Biennial Georgia Basin Puget Sound Research Conference.  Vancouver, Canada.  Abstract only. 
  • Estimating Sufficient Sample Sizes to Detect Changes in Eelgrass Density