Animal Biology Graduate Group
Degree: B.S. Fishery Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (2017)
I am interested in the ecology of freshwater ecosystems, in particular those that host species of
conservation concern. In my time at Davis I’ve worked on a myriad of projects with various species
including Green Sturgeon, Delta Smelt, and Chinook Salmon. While all fish rule, I am most passionate
about salmon and trout, and how we continue to conserve these amazing cold water species
in the face of climate change.
My research currently focuses on the reestablishment of fall-run Chinook Salmon in Putah Creek, a
regulated creek in California’s Central Valley. In Putah Creek we study the biotic and abiotic conditions
that improve habitat suitability, in the hopes of promoting a self-sustaining salmon population. I find this
project to be compelling because it presents a unique opportunity to study reconciliation ecology in an
Miner, M.C., E. Jacinto, P.B. Moyle, A. Steel, D.E. Cocherell, N.A. Fangue and A.L. Rypel. 2019.
Restoration of Flows to Reestablishment of Chinook Salmon in a Central Valley, California, Stream.
American Fisheries Society 149 th Annual Meeting, Poster Session, Reno, Nevada, September 30.
Miner, M.C., N. Wingerter, A.J. Anderson, K. Gillies-Rector and B.P. Kennedy. 2017. Eclipse Blitz: The
response of a wilderness river during a solar eclipse. Student Colloquium of the Western Division of the
American Fishery Society, McCall, Idaho, November 16. PLATFORM.