Denise Colombano

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Dissertation: Nursery functions of tidal wetlands in Suisun Marsh, California; Funding: Delta Science Fellowship (California Sea Grant and Delta Science Program)

Denise studies the role that tidal wetlands play in providing juvenile fish nursery habitat to native and non-native estuarine and migratory fishes in the San Francisco Bay-Estuary. She conducts multidisciplinary research with other Moyle Lab and CWS researchers in order to better understand physical and biological factors that create favorable conditions for foraging, growth and survival of juvenile fishes. Methods include Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Stable Isotope Analysis, Bayesian statistics and time-series analysis of long-term datasets.

Positions and Roles: 
Graduate Student
Research Interests: 
Conservation Biology
Fish Ecology
Movement Ecology
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Department Affiliation: 
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology