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Eric Fischer

Eric Fischer

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Eric came to PNNL in 2005 and worked as a research associate for one year and joined the Ecology group as a fulltime staff member in 2010. My research has focused on the use of telemetry to assess the behavior and survival of juvenile salmonids as they migrate downstream through hydropower projects on the Columbia, Snake and Willamette Rivers as well as traverse through the Columbia River estuary.

Research Interests

  • Telemetry
  • Effects of hydropower on fisheries resources
  • Off channel habitat restoration and utilization

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Fisheries/Limnology, Biology, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI, 2003

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2009, 2010, 2012 – Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2013 OTA of the year award for the Injectable tag study

PNNL Publications

2013

  • Hughes J.S., G.E. Johnson, G.R. Ploskey, M.J. Hennen, E.S. Fischer, and S.A. Zimmerman. 2013. Optimization of Hydroacoustic Equipment Deployment at Foster Dam, 2013. PNNL-22359. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hughes J.S., M.A. Weiland, C.M. Woodley, G.R. Ploskey, S.M. Carpenter, M.J. Hennen, and E.S. Fischer, et al. 2013. Survival and Passage of Yearling and Subyearling Chinook Salmon and Juvenile Steelhead at McNary Dam, 2012. PNNL-22788 FINAL. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Ploskey G.R., G. Batten, A.W. Cushing, J.A. Kim, G.E. Johnson, J.R. Skalski, and R.L. Townsend, et al. 2013. Survival and Passage of Juvenile Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Passing through Bonneville Dam, 2011. PNNL-22178 Final. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Weiland M.A., C.M. Woodley, G.R. Ploskey, J.S. Hughes, J.A. Kim, Z. Deng, and T. Fu, et al. 2013. Acoustic Telemetry Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival at John Day Dam, 2010. PNNL-22177. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Weiland M.A., C.M. Woodley, G.R. Ploskey, J.S. Hughes, M.J. Hennen, J.A. Kim, and Z. Deng, et al. 2013. Acoustic Telemetry Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival at John Day Dam, 2011. PNNL-22266. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Woodley C.M., E.S. Fischer, K.A. Wagner, M.A. Weiland, M.B. Eppard, and T.J. Carlson. 2013. "COMPLIANCE STUDIES: WHAT ABOUT THE FISH?." In HydroVision International Conference, July 23-26, 2014, Denver, Colorado. Tulsa, Oklahoma:HydroVision International. PNNL-SA-95784.

2012

  • Khan F., G.E. Johnson, I.M. Royer, J.S. Hughes, E.S. Fischer, D.M. Trott, and G.R. Ploskey. 2012. Hydroacoustic Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Distribution at Lookout Point Dam, 2010. PNNL-20362 FINAL. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Khan F., G.E. Johnson, I.M. Royer, N.R. Phillips, J.S. Hughes, E.S. Fischer, and K.D. Ham, et al. 2012. Acoustic Imaging Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Behavior in the Immediate Forebay of the Water Temperature Control Tower at Cougar Dam, 2010. PNNL-20625 FINAL. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Ploskey G.R., M.A. Weiland, J.S. Hughes, C.M. Woodley, Z. Deng, T.J. Carlson, and J.A. Kim, et al. 2012. Survival and Passage of Juvenile Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Passing Through Bonneville Dam, 2010. PNNL-20835 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2011

  • Faber D.M., G.R. Ploskey, M.A. Weiland, Z. Deng, J.S. Hughes, J.A. Kim, and T. Fu, et al. 2011. Evaluation of Behavioral Guidance Structure on Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival at Bonneville Dam in 2009. PNNL-20338. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Johnson G.E., J.R. Skalski, T.J. Carlson, G.R. Ploskey, M.A. Weiland, Z. Deng, and E.S. Fischer, et al. 2011. Survival and Passage of Yearling and Subyearling Chinook Salmon and Steelhead at The Dalles Dam, 2010. PNNL-20626. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Ploskey G.R., M.A. Weiland, J.S. Hughes, C.M. Woodley, Z. Deng, T.J. Carlson, and J.A. Kim, et al. 2011. Survival and Passage of Juvenile Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Passing through Bonneville Dam, 2010. PNNL-20835. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Weiland M.A., G.R. Ploskey, J.S. Hughes, Z. Deng, T. Fu, J.A. Kim, and G.E. Johnson, et al. 2011. Acoustic Telemetry Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival Proportions at John Day Dam, 2009. PNNL-20766. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2010

  • Johnson G.E., F. Khan, G.R. Ploskey, J.S. Hughes, and E.S. Fischer. 2010. Optimization of Hydroacoustic Equipment Deployments at Lookout Point and Cougar Dams, Willamette Valley Project, 2010. PNNL-19293. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2006

  • Ploskey G.R., M.A. Weiland, S.A. Zimmerman, J.S. Hughes, K.E. Bouchard, E.S. Fischer, and C.R. Schilt, et al. 2006. Hydroacoustic Evaluation of Fish Passage Through Bonneville Dam in 2005. PNNL-15944. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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