John R. Durand

John R. Durand

Position Title
Senior Researcher

  • Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology

I study the ecology of food webs and fish in estuarine environments. I am particularly interested in how transitional zones subsidize adjacent habitats, particularly across the terrestrial-aquatic interface. My research group uses a variety of methods, including fish sampling for fish and invertebrates, water quality mapping, and stable isotope analysis.

I currently have several funded studies in the California Estuary, extending from the Cache-Lindsey Slough complex in the north Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Suisun Marsh. Projects include the ecological function of restored and managed wetland habitats, fish community composition across marginal habitats, and the effects of drought on the Delta.

Research Interests & Expertise
  • Ecology and Conservation of Estuaries