Researching California's Native Fishes since 1972

Peter B. Moyle

General Information
Positions and Roles: 
Associate Director
Research Interests: 
Ecology and conservation of freshwater and estuarine fishes

Peter Moyle is Distingished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis.

He is the author or co-author of more than 220 publications, including the definitive Inland Fishes of California (2002). His most recent book, co-authored with Amber Manfree and PEggy Fielder is a study Suisun Marsh.

He has served on numerous advisory bodies, including the Ecosystem Restoration Program Science Board of the California Bay-Delta Authority and the National Research Council Panel on the Klamath River, as well as serving as an expert witness in trials and hearings dealing with fish.

His research interests include conservation of aquatic species, habitats, and ecosystems, including salmon; ecology of fishes of the San Francisco Estuary; ecology of California stream fishes; impact of introduced aquatic organisms; use of floodplains by fish.

He has long-term research projects in the Suisun Marsh, Putah Creek, and Sierra Nevada streams, with shorter-term projects in the north Delta, Shasta River, and other localites around northern California. 

Affiliated Organizations: 
Department Affiliation: 
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology