Mackenzie Miner

Mackenzie Miner
Master’s Candidate
Animal Biology Graduate Group



B.S. Fishery Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (2017)

Research Interests:

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 urban landscape.

Scientific Presentations:

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.