Montana State University

Thomas E. McMahon

                            

Professor of Fisheries 

Department of Ecology

Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Management Program 
Montana State University 
Bozeman, Montana 59717
Office: Lewis 406A

phone 406/994-2492       FAX: 406/994-7479
E-mail: tmcmahon@montana.edu

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Education and Experience:

BA, University of California-Santa Barbara, Aquatic Biology, 1975
MS, University of Arizona, Fisheries Science, 1978
PhD, University of Arizona, 1984

2003-present Professor of Fisheries, Montana State University
2006-07 Sabbatical Leave: Fall 2006: University of Washington, School of Ocean and Fishery Sciences (sponsor: Dr. Thomas Quinn)
                                                  Spring 2007: University of Arizona, School of Renewable Natural Resources (sponsor: Dr. William Matter)
1997-2002 Associate Professor
1990-1996 Assistant Professor of Fisheries, Fish and Wildlife Program, Montana State University

1987-90 Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, and Coordinator, Fisheries, Forestry &Wildlife
Project, Coastal Oregon Productivity Enhancement (COPE) Program, College of Forestry and
Marine Science Center, Newport, OR

1984-87 Postdoctoral Fellow/Visiting Scientist, Pacific Biological Station, Carnation Creek Fish-Forestry Project,
Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Nanaimo, British Columbia (Supervisor: Dr Gordon Hartman)

1979-84 Fishery Biologist, Habitat Evaluation Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Ecology
Center, Fort Collins, Colorado

1978 Fishery/Hydrological Technician, U.S. Forest Service, Range and Wildlife Lab, LaGrande, Oregon
1976-78 Graduate Research Assistant, U of Arizona
1975 Fishery Technician, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Juneau, Alaska
1974 Forestry Technician, Targhee National Forest, Island Park, Idaho


Courses :

Fall

  • Fish Habitat Management, WILD 513, Even years

Spring

  • Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management, WILD 301, co-taught with Bob Garrott
  • Ichthyology, BIOO 415

On Demand

  • Undergraduate Internship, WILD 476

Summer/Online Courses

  • Ecology of Trout Streams, BIOL 580, summer in even years; part of MSU MS in Science Education (MSSE) degree for high school science teachers, co-taught with Lindsey Albertson
  • Online: Ecology and Conservation of the World's Marine Ecosystems, Biol 580, for MSSE Program, offered fall odd years

Past Courses Taught at MSU
:  Introduction to Fish and Wildlife, Topics in Fish Ecology, Fishery Management (Grad),
                                                            Research Methods and the Scientific Process (Grad
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Research

(Bitterroot bull trout, M.Jakober photo)

Research Interest: Conduct applied research directly related to current questions in fisheries management and testing of ecological principles on which fishery management is based.

Interest Areas:

  • salmonid ecology, life history, and management
  • application of otolith microchemistory 
  • fish passage
  • conservation of native fishes
  • winter ecology

Selected Publications, Reports and Presentations 


  • Dockery, D.R., T.E. McMahon, K.M. Kappenman, and M.Blank.  in revision. Swimming performance of sauger (Sander canadensis) in relation to fish passage. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Dockery, D.R., T.E. McMahon, K.M. Kappenman, and M.Blank. 2016. Evaluation of swimming performance for fish passage of longnose dace Rhinichthys cataractae using an experimental flume. Journal of Fish Biology
  • Kenison, E.K., A.R. Litt, D.S. Pilliod, and T.E. McMahon. 2016. Role of habitat complexity in predator-prey dynamics between an introduced fish and larval Long-toed Salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum).  Canadian Journal of Zoology 94:243-249. PDF
  • Kenison, E.K., A.R. Litt, D.S. Pilliod, and T.E. McMahon. 2016. Larval long-toed salamanders incur nonconsumptive effects to morphology and life-history traits in the presence of nonnative trout. Ecosphere 7(5):e01258. PDF
  • Sedell, E.R., R.E. Gresswell, and T.E. McMahon. 2015. Predicting spatial distribution of postfire debris flows and potential consequences to native trout in headwater streams. Freshwater Science 34:1558-1570.  PDF
  • McMahon, T.E., R.G. Gresswell, M.P. Mayfield, and J.P. Naughton. 2013. Fisheries and water quality response to Superfund remediation in SIlver Bow Creek and the upper Clark Fork River, Montana. Final Reports to Natural Resources Damage Program, Montana Dept of Justice, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
  • Muhlfeld, C.C., S.R. Thorrold, T.E. McMahon, and B. Marotz. 2012. Estimating westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhychus clarkii lewisi) movements in a river network using strontium isoscapes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:906-915. PDF
  • Neudecker, R.A., T.E. McMahon, and E.R. Vincent. 2012. Spatial and temporal variation of whirling disease risk in Montana spring creeks and rivers. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 24:201-212. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E. 2011. Review of NMFS Draft Recovery Plan for the North Central California Coast Domain: Northern California Steelhead, California Coastal Chinook Salmon, and Central California Coast Steelhead. Report to Center for Independent Experts.  
  • Guy, C.S., T.E. McMahon, W.A. Fredenberg, C.J. Smith, D.W. Garfield, and B.S. Cox. 2011. Diet overlap of bull trout and lake trout in recent sympatry in Swan Lake, Montana. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2:183-189. PDF
  • Sestrich, C.S., T.E. McMahon, and M.K. Young. 2011. Influence of fire on native and nonnative salmonid populations and habitat in a western Montana basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:136-146. PDF
  • McMahon, T., J. Robison-Cox, J. Rotella, T. Horton, and B. Kerans. 2010. Trout population responses to whirling disease epizootics in Montana rivers. Pages 195-202 in Proceedings of the Wild Trout X Symposium, Sept 2010, West Yellowstone, MT. PDF
  • McMahon, T., J. Robison-Cox, J. Rotella, T. Horton, and B. Kerans. 2009. A before-after, control-impact comparison of the effects of whirling disease epizootics on trout population dynamics in Montana rivers. Final report, National Partnership on Management of Wild and Native Coldwater Fisheries, Montana Water Center. 112 p. PDF
  • Muhlfeld, C.C., T.E. McMahon, D. Belcer, and J.L. Kershner. 2009. Spatial and temporal spawning dynamics of native westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi), introduced rainbow trout (O. mykiss), and their hybrids. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66:1153-1168. PDF
  • Muhlfeld, C.C., T.E. McMahon, M.C. Boyer, and R.E. Gresswell. 2009. Local habitat, watershed, and biotic factors influencing the spread of hybridization between native westlope cutthroat trout and introduced rainbow trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:1036-1051. PDF
  • Muhlfeld, C.C., S.T. Kalinowski, T.E. McMahon, M.L. Taper, S. Painter, R.F. Leary, and F.W. Allendorf. 2009. Hybridization rapidly reduces fitness of a native trout in the wild. Biology Letters 5:328-331. PDF
  • Burford, D.D., T.E. McMahon, J.E. Cahoon, and M. Blank. 2009. Assessment of trout passage through culverts in a large Montana drainage during summer low flow. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:739-752. PDF
  • Zymonas, N., and T.E. McMahon. 2009. Comparison of pelvic fin rays, scales and otoliths for estimating age and growth of bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus. Fisheries Management and Ecology 16:155-164. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E., B.A. Bear, and A.V. Zale. 2008. Use of an annular chamber for testing thermal preference of westslope cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 23:55-63. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E., A.V. Zale, F.T. Barrows, J. Selong, and R. Danehy. 2007. Temperature and competition between bull trout and brook trout: a test of the elevation refuge hypothesis. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1313-1326. PDF
  • Bear, E.A., T.E. McMahon, and A.V. Zale. 2007. Comparative thermal requirements of westslope cutthroat trout and rainbow trout: implications to species interactions and development of thermal protection standards. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1113-1121. PDF
  • McMahon, T., and W.J. Matter. 2006. Linking habitat selection, emigration, and population dynamics of freshwater fishes: a synthesis of ideas and approaches. Invited keynote presentation to "International Symposium on Behaviour and Ecology of Freshwater Fish: Linking Ecology and Individual Behaviour", Danish Institute of Freshwater Fisheries Research, Silkeborg, Denmark. Aug 2004. Subsequent article:  Ecology of Freshwater Fish 15: 200-210. PDF
  • Zymonas, N.D., and T.E. McMahon. 2006. Effect of pelvic fin ray removal on survival and growth of bull trout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:953-959. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E. 2006. Review of NOAA-Fisheries Biological Opinion on Effects of Proposed Central Valley (CA) Project Changes on Listed Fish Species. NOAA Southwest Fisheries Center and Center for Independent Experts. PDF
  • Munro, A.R., T.E. McMahon, and J.R. Ruzycki. 2006. Where did they come from? Natural chemical markers identify source and date of lake trout introduction in Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone Science 14(2): 4-12. PDF
  • Blank M, Cahoon J, Burford D, McMahon T and Stein O. 2006. Studies of fish passage through culverts in Montana. IN: Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Eds. Irwin CL, Garrett P, McDermott KP. Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC: pp. 647-661. URL: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/7q19086f
  • Jaeger, M.E., A.V. Zale, T. E. McMahon, and B.J. Schmitz. 2005. Seasonal movements, habitat use, aggregation, exploitation, and entrainment of sauger in the lower Yellowstone River: an empirical assessment of factors affecting population recovery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:1550-1568. PDF
  • Watschke, D.A., and T.E. McMahon. 2005. A lightweight modification of the McNeil core substrate sampler. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 20:795-797. PDF
  • Munro, A.R., T.E. McMahon, and J.R. Ruzycki. 2005. Natural chemical markers identify source and date of introduction of an exotic species: lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) in Yellowstone Lake. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62:79-87. PDF
  • Hartman, G.F., and T.E. McMahon. 2004. Aspects of fish reproduction and some implications of forestry activities. Pages 143 to 168 IN T.G. Northcote and G.F. Hartman (eds.). Fishes and Forestry- Worldwide Watershed Interactions and Management. Blackwell Science.
  • Rich, C.F. Jr., T.E. McMahon, B.E. Rieman, and W.L. Thompson. 2003. Local habitat, watershed, and biotic features associated with bull trout occurrence in Montana streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:1053-1064. PDF
  • Munro, A.R., T.E. McMahon, S.A. Leathe, and G. Liknes. 2003. Evaluation of batch marking small rainbow trout with coded wire tags. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 23:601-605. PDF
  • Downing, D.C., T.E. McMahon, B.L. Kerans, and E.R. Vincent. 2002. Relation of spawning and rearing life history of rainbow trout and susceptibility to Myxobolus cerebralis infection in the Madison River, Montana. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 14:191-203. PDF
  • Nelson, M.L., T.E. McMahon, and R.F. Thurow. 2002. Decline of the migratory form in bull charr, Salvelinus confluentus, and implications for conservation. Environmental Biology of Fishes 64:321-332. PDF
  • Selong, J.H., T.E. McMahon, A.V.Zale, and F.T. Barrows. 2001. Effect of temperature on growth and survival of bull trout, with application of an improved method for determining thermal tolerance in fishes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:1026-1037. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E., and W.M. Gardner. 2001. Status of sauger in Montana. Intermountain Journal of Sciences 7:1-21. PDF
  • Jakober, M.J., T.E. McMahon, and R.F. Thurow. 2000. Diel habitat partitioning by bull charr and cutthroat trout during fall and winter in Rocky Mountain streams. Environmental Biology of Fishes 59:79-89. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E. 1999. Status of sauger in Montana. Final Report to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Helena. 94 pp. PDF
  • Jakober, M.J., T.E. McMahon, and R.F. Thurow. 1998. Role of stream ice on fall and winter movements and habitat use by bull trout and cutthroat trout in Montana headwater streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 127:223-235. PDF
  • McMahon, T. 1998. Managers as Shamans. Presidents Corner, The Outlet, Montana Chapter American Fisheries Society newsletter. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E., A.V. Zale, and D.J. Orth. 1996. Aquatic Habitat Measurements. Pages 83-120 IN B. Murphy and D. Willis, (eds.). Fisheries Techniques, 2nd edition. American Fisheries Society.
  • McMahon, T.E., and D.H. Bennett. 1996. Walleye and northern pike: boost or bane to Northwest fisheries. Fisheries 21(8):6-13. PDF
  • Dalbey, S.R., T.E. McMahon, and W. Fredenberg. 1996. Effects of electrofishing pulse shape and electrofishing-induced spinal injury on long-term growth and survival of wild rainbow trout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 16:560-569. (Received best paper award for 1996, NAJFM) PDF
  • Magee, J.P., T.E. McMahon, and R.F. Thurow. 1996. Spatial variation in spawning habitat of cutthroat trout in a sediment-rich stream basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 125:768-779. PDF
  • Endicott, C.L., and T.E. McMahon. 1996. Development of a TMDL (total maximum daily load) to reduce nonpoint source sediment pollution in Deep Creek, Montana. Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality Rept. 103 pp.
  • McMahon, T.E., S.R. Dalbey, S.C. Ireland, J. Magee, and P.Byorth.1996. Field evaluation of visible implant tag retention by brook trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and Arctic grayling. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 16:921-925.
  • McMahon, T.E., and S.H. Holanov. 1995. Foraging success of largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides at different light intensities: implications for time and depth of feeding. Journal of Fish Biology 46: 759-767. PDF
  • McMahon, T. 1992. Potential impacts of the introduction of walleye to the fishery of Canyon Ferry Reservoir and surrounding waters. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Rept.  PDF
  • McMahon, T.E., and L.B. Holtby. 1992. Behaviour, habitat use, and movements of coho salmon smolts (Oncorhynchus kisutch) during seaward migration. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 49: 1478-1485. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E., and D.S. deCalesta. 1990. Effects of fire on fish and wildlife. Pages 233-250 IN J. Walstad (ed.). Natural and Prescribed Fire in Pacific Northwest Forests. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.
  • McMahon, T.E., and G.F. Hartman. 1989. Influence of cover complexity and current velocity on winter habitat use by juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46: 1551-1557. PDF
  • Holtby, L.B., T.E. McMahon, and J.C. Scrivener. 1989. Stream temperatures and interannual variability in the emigration timing of coho salmon smolts and fry and chum salmon fry from Carnation Creek, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46: 1396-1405.  PDF
  • Matter, W.J., R.W. Mannan, E.W. Bianchi, T.E. McMahon, J.H. Menke, and J.C. Tash. 1989. A laboratory approach for studying emigration. Ecology 70: 1543-1546.
  • McMahon, T.E., and J.C. Tash. 1988. Experimental analysis of the role of emigration in population regulation of desert pupfish(Cyprinodon macularius). Ecology 69: 1871-1883. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E., and G.F. Hartman. 1988. Variation in the degree of silvering of wild coho salmon smolts migrating seaward from Carnation Creek, British Columbia. Journal of Fish Biology 32: 825-833. PDF
  • Hartman, G.F., J.C. Scrivener, and T.E. McMahon. 1987. Saying that logging is either 'good' or 'bad' for fish doesn't tell you how to manage the system. Forestry Chronicle 63: 159-164. PDF
  • McMahon, T.E., and R.R. Miller. 1985. Status of the fishes of the Rio Sonoyta Basin, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Proceedings Desert Fishes Council 13-15: 237-245.
  • McMahon, T.E., and J.C. Tash. 1979. Effects of formalin (buffered and unbuffered) and hydrochloric acid on fish otoliths. Copeia 1979: 155-156.
  • McMahon, T.E., and J.C. Tash. 1979. Use of the chemical senses by threadfin shad to detect food, predators, and conspecifics. Journal of Fish Biology 14: 289-296.
  • McMahon, T.E. and B.Kynard. 1979. Avoidance of an antitranspirant by mosquitofish. Southwestern Naturalist 24: 87-92.
  • author/coauthor, Habitat Suitability Models (1982-85) for creek chub, channel catfish, walleye, warmouth, spotted bass, coho salmon, and chum salmon. USFWS Biol. Rept. Series.

Professional Service/Awards

  • MSU: Faculty Senate 2013-2016, Online Teaching Advisory Board 2014
  • Appointed member of Future Fisheries Review Board, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, 2003-2007.
  • Appointed member of Excellence in Fisheries Education Award committee, 2006-2007.
  • Best Paper award nomination, Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, 2002.
  • Elected Western Division Representative, Education Section, American Fisheries Society, 2003-2005.
  • Fishery Professional of the Year award, Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, 2002.
  • Associate Editor, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 1996-1998
  • Elected member, Executive Committee, Montana Chapter, American Fisheries Society, 1996-1999 (consecutive terms for secretary-treasurer, vice president, president, past-pres.).
  • Best Paper award, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 1996.

Current Graduate Students

  • Jackie McGuire (MS),  Assessment of Nonlethal Microchemical Methods to Determine Life History and Movements of Native Salmonids
  • Chris Clark (MS), coadvisor with primary advisor Robert Al-Chokhachy, USGS, Estimating Recolonization Potential for Salmonids in the Lewis River, Washington
  • Kurt Heim (PhD), Evaluation and Management of Invasion of Nonnative Trout into the Lamar River Watershed, Yellowstone National Park.

Past Graduate Students (date of graduation, current position, and thesis title)

  • Kole Stewart (MS 2016), Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Pinedale. Thesis: Use of Otolith Microchemistry to Identify Current and Historical Patterns of Spawning Tributary Use by Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park
  • Mike Davis,  (MS 2016),  Private Consultant, Bozeman, MT. Thesis: Winter Habitat and Survival as Potential Limiting Factors of Adfluvial Arctic Grayling from Red Rock Lakes National WIldlife Refuge.  
  • David Dockery, (MS 2015), Research Associate, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bozeman. Thesis:  Relationships among Swimming Performance, Behavior, Water Velocity, Temperature,  and Body Size for Sauger Sander canadensis, and Longnose Dace Rhinichthys cataractae. Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/
  • Mariah Mayfield, (MS 2012),  Peace Corps Volunteer, Zambia, current- Fishery Biologist, Okanagan-Wenatchee National Forest, Winthrop, WA.  Thesis: Limiting Factors for Trout Populations in the Upper Clark Fork River Superfund Site, Montana.  Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/   (EPA STAR Fellowship awardee, 2010-2012)
  • Joe Naughton, coadvisor with primary advisor Bob Gresswell, USGS (MS 2012), Fishery Biologist, RECEP Engineering, Missoula, MT.  Thesis:  Salmonid Response to Superfund Remediation in SIlver Bow Creek, Montana. 
  • Ted Sedell, coadvisor with primary adivsor Bob Gresswell, USGS (MS 2013), Fish Habitat Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, La Grande. Thesis: Predicting the Spatial Distribution of Post-FIre Debris Flows and Potential Consequences to Native Trout in Headwater Stream Networks. 
  • Clint Smith, (MS, 2011) Fishery Biologist, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Lewistown. Thesis: Assessment of Altered Rearing Environments on Survival and Performance of Hatchery-Reared Trout: Implications for Cutthroat Trout Reintroduction Programs. Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/
  • Brian Ertel (MS, 2011), Fishery Biologist, Yellowstone National Park. Thesis: Distribution, Movements, and Life History Characteristics of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in the Upper Yellowstone River Drainage. Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/
  • Clint Muhlfeld (PhD 2008), Research Aquatic Ecologist, US Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Moutain Science Center, Glacier National Park. Dissertation: Behavioral, Ecological, and Fitness Consequences of Hybridization between Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Nonnative Rainbow Trout . (Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/ )
  • Andy Solcz (MS 2007) Fishery Biologist, Hydroacoustics Technology Inc. (HTI), Seattle, WA. Thesis: Assessment of Culvert Passage of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in a Yellowstone River Spawning Tributary Using a Passive Integrated Transponder System (Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/ )
  • Leo Rosenthal (MS 2007) fishery biologist, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Kalispell, MT. Thesis: Evaluation of Distribution and Fish Passage in Relation to Road Culverts in Two Eastern Montana Prairie Streams.(Available: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/
  • Nik Zymonas (MS 2006), research fishery biologist, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Corvallis, OR Thesis: Age Structure, Growth, and Factors Affecting the Relative Abundance of Life History Forms of Bull Trout in the Clark Fork River Drainage, Montana and Idaho. (Available: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/ ) (Winner 2004 Student Writing Contest, American Fisheries Society for his article in Fisheries "Alternative Lifestyles: Bull Trout Strategies in the Northern Rockies")
  • Darin Watschke, (MS 2006), fishery biologist, Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest, Ennis, MT. Thesis: Assessment of Tributary Potential for Wild Rainbow Trout Recruitment in Hebgen Reservoir, Montana. Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/
  • Clint Sestrich (MS 2005), fishery biologist, Gallatin National Forest, Livingston, MT. Thesis: Changes in Native and Nonnative Fish Assemblages and Habitat Following Wildfire in the Bitterroot River Basin, Montana. Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/
  • Beth Bear (MS 2005), fishery biologist, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Laramie, WY. Thesis: Effects of Temperature on Survival and Growth of Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Rainbow Trout: Implications for Conservation and Restoration. Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/
  • Drake Burford (MS 2005), stream restoration specialist, KC Harvey Consulting, Bozeman, MT. Thesis: An Assessment of Culverts as Fish Passage Barriers in a Montana Drainage Using a Multi-tiered Approach. Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/
  • Andrew Munro (PhD 2004), postdoctoral fellow in otolith microchemistry at University of Adelaide, School of Ocean Sciences, Australia. Current: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries Division, Anchorage. Dissertation: Identification of Life History Variation in Salmonids Using Otolith Microchemistry and Scale Patterns: Implications for Illegal Introductions and for Whirling Disease in Missouri River Rainbow Trout. Available at: http://etd.lib.montana.edu/etd/view/
  • Ryen Aasheim Neudecker (MS 2004), Blackfoot Watershed Restoration Coordinator, Trout Unlimited, Missoula, MT
  • Dan Downing (MS 2000), fishery biologist, Bureau of Land Management, Missoula, MT
  • Lee Nelson (MS 1999), Native Species Coordinator, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Helena, MT
  • Andrew Bowersox (MS 1998), Syracuse NY high school science teacher
  • Matt Handy (MS 1997), GIS specialist, Trout Unlimited national headquarters, Virginia
  • Carol Endicott (MS 1996), Yellowstone cutthroat trout recovery coordinator, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Livingston MT
  • Cecil Rich (MS 1996), Purdue University PhD, current position: fishery biologist, Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico. 
  • Mike Jakober (MS 1995), fishery biologist, Bitterroot National Forest, Sula, MT
  • Steve Dalbey (MS 1994), Regional Fisheries Manager/Supervisor, Montana FWP, Glasgow, MT
  • Jim Magee (MS 1993), USFWS, Partners in Wildlife Program, Arctic grayling recovery coordinator, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Dillon, MT
  • Sue Ireland (MS 1993), Director of fish and wildlife program, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

Science Advisor to Graduate Students in Masters of Science in Science Education Program at MSU:

  • Janeen Curtis,  Forest for Every Classroom Program, Hamilton, MT, completed 2013 
  • Dale Spady, high school science teacher, Thousand Oaks, California, completed 2012
  • James Stuart, high school science teacher, Bozeman, Montana (completed degree, 2010)
  • Todd Samson, middle school science teacher, East Helena, Montana (completed degree, 2009)
  • Patty Weaver, science teacher, Pennsylvania (completed degree, 2009)
  • Lisa Skilang, science teacher, Mission, Iowa (completed degree, 2008)
  • Lisa Hawkins, science teacher, Taejon High School, Seoul, South Korea (completed degree, 2007)
  • Cary Rosillo, science teacher, West Palm Beach (FL) middle school (completed degree, 2007)


Fish Links

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