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Lisa C. Thompson


Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Anadromous & Inland Fisheries
Lab/Research Website:
California Fish Website (Extension):

Office: 1063 Academic Surge
Lab: 1333 Academic Surge
Phone: 530-754-5732

Research Interest:

Anadromous & Inland Fisheries; adaptive management of anadromous and inland fish populations; population dynamics modeling; impacts of dams and other water diversions on aquatic ecosystems; lake fertilization; food webs in rivers, lakes and reservoirs; terrestrial-aquatic linkages in watersheds.

Academic History:

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

Selected Publications:

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.

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.