Lisa C. Thompson
Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Anadromous & Inland Fisheries
Office: 1063 Academic Surge
Lab: 1333 Academic Surge
Lab/Research Website: http://ucanr.org/sites/Thompsonlab
California Fish Website (Extension): http://calfish.ucdavis.edu
Research and outreach in my lab focuses on fish issues in California. We look for solutions to fisheries issues that conserve and restore fish populations while also allowing human uses of natural resources such as agricultural lands, water, and hydropower. We conduct applied fisheries research designed to resolve significant issues, knowledge, or data gaps related to California fish. A main goal of this research is to develop improved management practices, and to facilitate the adoption of these practices. Our research interests include: adaptive management of anadromous and inland fish populations; population dynamics modeling; impacts of dams and other water diversions on aquatic ecosystems; food webs in rivers, lakes and reservoirs; and terrestrial-aquatic linkages in watersheds. Recent projects include: 1) Effects of dams and flow regulation on fish; 2) Climate change, particularly as it relates to the recovery of threatened spring-run Chinook salmon; and 3) Temperature preference and tolerance of steelhead/rainbow trout and hardhead minnows.
- 1999 Ph.D., Zoology (ecology, fisheries), University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Title: Abundance and production of zooplankton and kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Kootenay Lake, British Columbia during artificial fertilization. Advisor: Dr. Carl J. Walters
- 1992 M.Sc., Biology (limnology, aquatic ecology), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Title: The influence of hydraulic retention time on planktonic biomass in lakes and reservoirs. Advisor: Dr. Robert Henry Peters
- 1987 Honours B.Sc., Zoology, Trinity College, University of Toronto
- Thompson, Lisa C., Sarah A. Cocherell, Stephanie N. Chun, Joseph J. Cech, Jr., and A. Peter Klimley (accepted) Longitudinal movement of fish in response to a single-day flow pulse. Environ Biol Fish
- Chun, Stephanie N., Sarah A. Cocherell, Dennis E. Cocherell, Javier B. Miranda, Gardner J. Jones, Justin Graham, A. Peter Klimley, Lisa C. Thompson, Joseph J. Cech Jr. 2010. Displacement, velocity preference, and substrate use of three native California stream fishes in simulated pulsed flows. Environ Biol Fish DOI 10.1007/s10641-010-9716-8
- Cocherell, Sarah A., Dennis E. Cocherell, Gardner J. Jones, Javier B. Miranda, Lisa C. Thompson, Joseph J. Cech Jr., A. Peter Klimley. 2010. Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss energetic responses to pulsed flows in the American River, California, assessed by electromyogram telemetry. Environ Biol Fish DOI 10.1007/s10641-010-9714-x
- Cocherell, Sarah A., Gardner J. Jones, Javier B. Miranda, Dennis E. Cocherell, Joseph J. Cech Jr., Lisa C. Thompson, A. Peter Klimley. 2010. Distribution and movement of domestic rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, during pulsed flows in the South Fork American River, California. Environ Biol Fish (2010) 89:105-116. DOI 10.1007/s10641-010-9701-2
- Carmona-Catot, G., Moyle, P.B., Aparicio, E., Crain, P.K., L.C. Thompson, E. Garcia-Berthou. 2010. Brook trout removal as a conservation tool to restore Eagle Lake rainbow trout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:1315-1323.
- Thompson, Lisa C., Christopher M. Dewees, and Christine M. Dewees. 2009. Limnology and fish of Leonard Lake, Mendocino County, California in 2007 and 2008. 8 August 2009. Cooperators Report. 35 p.
- Kocher, S.D., L.C. Thompson, and R.R. Harris. 2008. Living among the Fish: A Guide to Conservation of Fish Habitat in the Developed Landscape. Oakland: University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources Publication 8279. 25 p. http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8279.pdf
- Young PS, Conklin DE, O'Hagan J, Canaday J, Cox C, Cech JJ Jr, Sih A, LC Thompson (2007) Hydropower-related pulsed flow impacts on stream fishes, amphibians, and macroinvertebrates. Prepared for California Energy Commission-Public Interest Energy Research Program, Sacramento, California. 50 p.