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John Plumb

Fish Biology
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


John Plumb,Fish Biologist Western Fisheries Research Center,A member of the Quantitative Fisheries Ecology Section, USGS, Columbia River Research Laboratory in Cook, WA, USA. My work focuses on fish passage and survival at dams, climate and population fitness, hatchery contributions to natural production, and entrainment into irrigation projects. My goal is to provide useful information to resource managers for the wise use of our fisheries.

Research Interest

Application of Passive Transponder, Radio, and Acoustic Telemetry Technologies Estimation of Growth, Movement, Survival, and Abundance of Fish Within Altered Habitats Population Dynamics, Bioenergetics and Individual-Based Simulation Statistical Analysis, Model Selection, and the Interpretation of Complex Data Sets


  • Diel activity patterns of juvenile late fall-run Chinook salmon with implications for operation of a gated water diversion in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta

  • Development of a study design and implementation plan to estimate juvenile salmon survival in Lookout Point Reservoir and other reservoirs of the Willamette Project, western Oregon

  • Research, monitoring, and evaluation of emerging issues and measures to recover the Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon ESU, 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016

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