Mikayla DeBarros

Mikayla DeBarros
Junior Specialist
email: mrdebarros@ucdavis.edu


B.S Marine and Coastal Science, emphasis in Marine Ecology and Organismal Biology, UC Davis [Spring 2021]

Research Interests:

I am interested in studying the migration patterns, behavior, and physiology of various native fishes and how they interact with a changing environment. Specifically, I am keen on researching how the swimming capacity of juvenile sturgeon across a range of water temperatures will better our knowledge to establish effective screening regulations throughout the watershed.

In my time at the Fish Conservation Physiology Lab, I have worked on projects including a contaminants study on green and white sturgeon, a delta smelt cage release experiment, an assessment of flow velocities for the rearing of delta smelt, and a collection of critical thermal maxima trials. With my knowledge of fish husbandry and passion for experimental research, I look forward to contributing to the conservation of multiple Californian native fish species.