Eric Holmes

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Eric Holmes’ research interest is in how natural processes and native species in aquatic habitats interact with the human altered environment.

Eric uses traditional fish sampling and field survey methods coupled with advanced techniques in remote sensing, biotelemetry, and software development to collect and analyze research data on habitat characteristics and patterns in aquatic food webs. His focus is on Chinook Salmon and floodplain ecology in the Central Valley with the goal of providing a detailed assessment of how the habitat mosaic of channels and floodplain interact with the hydrology to create opportunities for enhanced ecosystem productivity. He is also working in spring-fed river systems of the Southern Cascades to assess the geomorphic response of Hat Creek to in-stream restoration actions and to describe the unique population structure and migration characteristics of Fall River rainbow trout.

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Research Interests: 
Aquatic Ecology
Habitat Restoration
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Environmental Science and Policy