Peter B. Moyle

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

He is author or co-author of more than 275 peer-reviewed publications, including books such as Inland Fishes of California (2002), "Suisun Marsh: ecological history and possible futures" co-authored with Amber Manfree and Peggy Fielder (2014) and "Floodplains: processes and management for ecosystem services", with Jeff Opperman as the lead author and Amber Manfree, Joan Florsheim, and Eric Larsen as coauthors (2017).  His most recent book is Environmental Flow Assessment: Methods and Applications ( 2019 Wiley Blackwell) with co-authors JOhn Williams (lead author), Angus Webb, and Mathias Kondolf.

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; ecology of fishes of the San Francisco Estuary; ecology of California stream fishes; impact of introduced aquatic organisms (novel ecosystems); use of floodplains by fish; and reconciliation ecology.

He has had long-term research projects in Suisun Marsh and Putah Creek with shorter-term projects in the north Delta and other localities around northern California. 

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Positions and Roles: 
Associate Director
Research Interests: 
Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes
Department Affiliation: 
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology