Holding a Sacramento sucker, South
Fork American River, 2005
Dennis E. Cocherell
Position: Staff Research
Associate I (Cech and Klimley Laboratories)
1334 Academic Surge
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology
Phone: (530) 752-3103
2005: University of
California, Davis. Wildlife and Fish Conservation Biology – B.S.
anadromous and freshwater fishes; temperature preference, swimming
performance, behavior, stress responses and recovery of sturgeon near
fish passage/way structures; environmental requirements of native
fishes for conservation efforts; physiological ecology (including
bioenergetics and osmoregulation); effects of pulsed-flows in altered
river systems (fish distribution, physiology, behavior, and movements);
salmonids use of submerged vegetation as hydraulic shields in
floodplains; studies of fish screens, trash-rack, and deterrents
Kavvas, M.L., Z.Q. Chen, E.
K. Anderson, H.Bandeh, M. Hannum, K. Carr, M.Cayar, I. Haltas, D.
Cocherell, A. Kawabata, J. J. Cech, Jr., R. Churchwell, Xiang Fu . A
white sturgeon passage design and its performance study in an
experimental flume. Submitted to: Journal of Hydro-environmental
CDWR (California Department of Water Resources), Fishery
Improvements Section Bay-Delta Office. 2007. Through-Delta Facility
white sturgeon passage ladder study. Available at: http://baydeltaoffice.water.ca.gov/ndelta/fishery/documents/TDF%20Sturgeon%20Passage%20Ladder.pdf
Juvenile Chinook salmon use of sandbar willows in a large-scale,
simulated floodplain: Microhabitat selection and energetics. Final
Report to CA Department of Water Resources 2007. Technical report.
Klimley, A.P., J.J. Cech, Jr., and L.C. Thompson. 2007. Experimental
and field studies to assess pulsed, water flow impacts on the behavior
and distribution of fishes in the South Fork of the American River I
(First Year). University of California, Davis, for the
California Energy Commission, PIER Energy-Related Environmental
Research. CEC Contract No. 500-2005-172.
Klimley, A.P., J.J. Cech, Jr., L.C. Thompson, S. A. Hamilton and D. E.
Cocherell. 2007. Experimental and Field Studies to Assess Pulsed, Water
Flow Impacts on the Behavior and Distribution of Fishes in the South
Fork of the American River II. (Second Year). University of California,
Davis, for the California Energy Commission, PIER Energy-Related
Environmental Research. CEC Contract No. 500-01-044.
D.E. 2006. Adult white sturgeon passage behavior, swimming
performance, passage efficiency, and stress responses.
Bioengineering Symposium, 40th Annual American Fisheries Society
California-Nevada Chapter Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA. 30
Cocherell, D.E. 2007. Using an Annular, Laboratory Gradient
to Determine Preferred Temperatures of Adult Fishes. American Fisheries
Society California annual meeting, San Francisco.
D.E. Cocherell, S.A. Hamilton, J.J. Cech, Jr., and A.P Klimley. 2007.
Adult hardhead minnow and rainbow trout preference in a large, annular
apparatus. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Pulsed Flow
Conference Program. Alumni Center, University of California, Davis.
Cocherell, D.E., O’Rear, T.A., Soyster, G., Bandeh, H., Chen, Z.Q.,
Lorenzato, S., Carlon, J., Cech, J. J. Jr., and M.L. Kavvas. 2007.
Juvenile Chinook Salmon Use of Sandbar Willows in a Large-scale,
Simulated Floodplain: Microhabitat Selection and Energetics. Riparian
Habitat Joint Venture Conference December 4-6.