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Katherine Deters

Katherine Deters

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Kate Deters is a research scientist in the Ecology Group. Since joining PNNL in 2001, her work has focused on evaluating the effects of acoustic tagging on the survival and growth of juvenile salmonids and other fish species. She has played a key role in many large in-river survival studies in the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette River basins. Kate serves as lead fish surgeon trainer for transmitter implantation and is recognized internationally as an expert in fish surgery and tag implantation.

Research Interests

  • Studying the effects of transmitters on the survival, growth, and behavior of fishes
  • Implementation of complex field and laboratory studies
  • Developing methods to streamline the efficiency of research tasks

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Animal Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
  • Academic Year Abroad with focus on Spanish Language, Universitat de Barcelona,1997-98

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 - Outstanding Performance Award, Environmental Technology Directorate and Energy and Environment Directorate, PNNL
  • 2012, 2017, 2018 - Project Team OTY Award, Energy and Environment Directorate, PNNL

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Geist D.R., S.A. Liss, R.A. Harnish, K.A. Deters, R.S. Brown, Z. Deng, and J.J. Martinez, et al. 2018. "Juvenile Chinook Salmon survival when exposed to simulated dam passage after being implanted with a new micro-acoustic transmitter." North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38, no. 4:940-952. PNNL-SA-130560. doi:10.1002/nafm.10198

2016

  • Liss S.A., R.S. Brown, K.A. Deters, R.W. Walker, Z. Deng, M.B. Eppard, and R.L. Townsend, et al. 2016. "Mortality, retention, growth, and wound healing in juvenile salmon injected with micro acoustic transmitters." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145, no. 5:1047-1058. PNNL-SA-115570. doi:10.1080/00028487.2016.1176955

2013

  • Brown R.S., E.W. Oldenburg, A. Seaburg, K.V. Cook, J.R. Skalski, M.B. Eppard, and K.A. Deters. 2013. "Survival of Seaward-Migrating PIT and Acoustic-Tagged Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Snake and Columbia Rivers: An Evaluation of Length-Specific Tagging Effects." Animal Biotelemetry 1. PNNL-SA-80631. doi:10.1186/2050-3385-1-8
  • Brown R.S., K.A. Deters, K.V. Cook, and M.B. Eppard. 2013. "A comparison of single-suture and double-suture incision closures in seaward-migrating juvenile Chinook salmon implanted with acoustic transmitters: implications for research in river basins containing hydropower structures." Animal Biotelemetry 1. PNNL-SA-92173. doi:10.1186/2050-3385-1-10
  • Walker R.W., R.S. Brown, K.A. Deters, M.B. Eppard, and S.J. Cooke. 2013. "Does UV disinfection compromise sutures? An evaluation of tissue response and suture retention in salmon surgically implanted with transmitters." Fisheries Research 147. PNNL-SA-92197. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2013.04.010

2012

  • Deters K.A., R.S. Brown, J.W. Boyd, M.B. Eppard, and A. Seaburg. 2012. "Optimal Suturing Technique and Number of Sutures for Surgical Implantation of Acoustic Transmitters in Juvenile Salmonids." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141. PNNL-SA-76729. doi:10.1080/00028487.2011.638594

2011

  • Boyd J.W., K.A. Deters, R.S. Brown, and M.B. Eppard. 2011. "Efficacy of Single-Suture Incision Closures in Tagged Juvenile Chinook Salmon Exposed to Simulated Turbine Passage." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140, no. 5:1186-1192. PNNL-SA-83075. doi:10.1080/00028487.2011.616827
  • Cooke S.J., G.N. Wagner, R.S. Brown, and K.A. Deters. 2011. "Training considerations for the intracoelomic implantation of electronic tags in fish with a summary of common surgical errors." Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 21, no. 1:11-24. PNNL-SA-76634. doi:10.1007/s11160-010-9184-4
  • McMichael G.A., J.R. Skalski, and K.A. Deters. 2011. "Survival of Juvenile Chinook Salmon during Barge Transport." North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31, no. 6:1187 - 1196. PNNL-SA-78271.
  • McMichael G.A., R.A. Harnish, J.R. Skalski, K.A. Deters, K.D. Ham, R.L. Townsend, and P.S. Titzler, et al. 2011. Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia River, Estuary, and Plume in 2010. PNNL-20443. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia River, Estuary, and Plume in 2010
  • Panther J.L., R.S. Brown, G. Gaulke, K.A. Deters, C.M. Woodley, and M.B. Eppard. 2011. "Influence of Incision Location on Transmitter Loss, Healing, Survival, Growth, and Suture Retention of Juvenile Chinook Salmon." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140, no. 6:1492-1503. PNNL-SA-84610. doi:10.1080/00028487.2011.637003
  • Wagner G.N., S.J. Cooke, R.S. Brown, and K.A. Deters. 2011. "Surgical implantation techniques for electronic tags in fish." Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 21, no. 1:71-81. PNNL-SA-76633. doi:10.1007/s11160-010-9191-5

2010

  • Brown R.S., R.A. Harnish, K.M. Carter, J.W. Boyd, K.A. Deters, and M.B. Eppard. 2010. "An evaluation of the maximum tag burden for implantation of acoustic transmitters in juvenile Chinook salmon." North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30. PNNL-SA-65472.
  • Deters K.A., R.S. Brown, K.M. Carter, J.W. Boyd, M.B. Eppard, and A. Seaburg. 2010. "Performance Assessment of Suture Type, Water Temperature, and Surgeon Skill in Juvenile Chinook Salmon Surgically Implanted with Acoustic Transmitters." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139, no. 3:888-899. PNNL-SA-65378.
  • Deters K.A., R.S. Brown, K.M. Carter, J.W. Boyd, M.B. Eppard, and A. Seaburg. 2010. "Performance Assessment of Suture Type, Water Temperature, and Surgeon Skill in Juvenile Chinook Salmon Surgically Implanted with Acoustic Transmitters." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139, no. 3:888-899. PNNL-SA-76288.
  • Panther J.L., R.S. Brown, G.L. Gaulke, C.M. Woodley, and K.A. Deters. 2010. Influence of Incision Location on Transmitter Loss, Healing, Incision Lengths, Suture Retention, and Growth of Juvenile Chinook Salmon. PNNL-19192. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Influence of Incision Location on Transmitter Loss, Healing, Incision Lengths, Suture Retention, and Growth of Juvenile Chinook Salmon

2009

2008

  • Bellgraph B.J., R.S. Brown, J.R. Stephenson, A.E. Welch, K.A. Deters, and T.J. Carlson. 2008. "Healing Rate of Swim Bladders in Rainbow Trout." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137, no. 6:1791-1794. PNNL-SA-62735. doi:10.1577/T07-167.1

2006

  • Brown R.S., D.R. Geist, K.A. Deters, and M.A. Grassel. 2006. "Effects of surgically implanted acoustic transmitters >2% of body mass on the swimming performance, survival, and growth of juvenile sockeye and Chinook salmon." Journal of Fish Biology 69, no. 6:1626-1638. PNWD-SA-7235. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2006.01227.x

2004

  • Anglea S.M., D.R. Geist, R.S. Brown, K.A. Deters, and R.D. Mcdonald. 2004. "Effects of Acoustic Transmitters on the Swimming Performance and Predator Avoidance of Juvenile Chinook Salmon." North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24, no. 1:162-170. PNWD-SA-5756.

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