Personnel: Mora

 


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Ethan Alden Mora

Position: Graduate Student Researcher

Campus Address:
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology
1072 Academic Surge Building
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-3203

Email: spam free email link to Mora

Degrees:

Present:   Ph.D. student, Graduate Group in Ecology - University of California, Davis

2004:   B.A. Anthropology, B.A. Environmental Studies - University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Interests:

I am currently developing methods to estimate the presence/absence, spawner abundance and population trends of Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) in the Sacramento, Rogue, Klamath and Trinity Rivers.

Publications:

Boughton, D. D., C. Hatch, E.A. Mora. (2012) Identifying distinct components in the heat-budget of an arid-land creek. Water Resources Research 48:9 Huff D.D., S. T. Lindley, P.S. Rankin, E.A. Mora. (2011) Green Sturgeon physical habitat use in the coastal Pacific ocean. PLoS ONE 6:9. Erickson, D.L, A. Kahnle, M.J. Millard, E.A. Mora, G. Bryija, A. Higgs, J. Mohler, M. DuFour, D. Kenney, J. Swek, E.K. Pikitch. (2011) Use of pop-up satellite archival tags to identify oceanic-migratory patterns for adult Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus (Mitchell, 1815). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 27: 356-365.

Mora, E.A., S.T. Lindley, D.L. Erickson, A.P. Klimley. (2009) Do impassable dams and flow regulation constrain the distribution of Green Sturgeon in the Sacramento River, California? Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 25:2, 35-47.

Williams, T. H., B. Spence, W. Duffy, D. Hillemeier, G. Kautsky, T. Lisle, M. McCain, T. Nickelson, E. A. Mora, and T. Pearson. (2008) Framework for assessing viability of threatened coho salmon in the Southern Oregon / Northern California Coasts Evolutionarily Significant Unit. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-432, 1-113.

Spence, B. C., E. P. Bjorkstedt, J. C. Garza, J. J. Smith, D. G. Hankin, D. Fuller, W. E. Jones, R. Macedo, T. H. Williams, E.A. Mora. (2008) A framework for assessing the viability of threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead in the North-Central California Coast Recovery Domain. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-423, 1-173.

Lindley, S. T., R. S. Schick, E. A. Mora, J. J. Anderson, B. May, S. Greene, C. Hanson, A. Low, D. McEwan, R. B. MacFarlane, C. Swanson, and J. G. Williams. (2007) Framework for assessing viability of threatened and endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead in the Sacramento-San Joaquin basin. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science. 5:1,1-26.

Lindley, S. T., R. S. Schick, A. Agrawal, M. Goslin, T. E. Pearson, E. Mora, J. J. Anderson, B. May, S. Greene, C. Hanson, A. Low, D. McEwan, R. B. MacFarlane, C. Swanson, and J. G. Williams. (2006) Historical population structure of Central Valley steelhead and its alteration by dams. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 4:1, 1-21.

Spence, B. C., S. L. Harris, W. E. Jones, M. N. Goslin, A. Agrawal, and E. Mora. (2005) Historical occurrence of coho salmon in streams of the Central California Coast Coho Salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-383, 1-80.

Invited Lectures:

Estimating the abundance and distribution of Green Sturgeon. Lecture at the John E. Moss Federal Building. Sacramento, California. May 17, 2012.

GIS Applications in Fisheries Management; Lecture at the University of California Santa Cruz, Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Applications ENVS 115, Winter 2007.

NOAA’s Implementation of the Endangered Species Act; Lecture at the Boston College of Law, Environmental Law and Policy UN256, Winter 2007.

Conference Presentations:

Estimating the abundance and distribution of Green Sturgeon using a DIDSON acoustic camera. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Seattle, Wa, August 2011.

Modeling Green Sturgeon habitat in the Central Valley California. American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources, San Mateo, Ca, March 2008.

Habitat modeling for Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon and Steelhead in California and Southern Oregon. Annual Conference of the Salmonid Restoration Federation, Lodi, Ca, March 2008.

Modeling Green Sturgeon habitat in the Central Valley California. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, Ca, September 2007.

Modeling Green Sturgeon habitat in the Central Valley, California. Biennial CalFed Science Conference, Sacramento, Ca, October 2006.

Conference Posters:

Thomas, M.J., E. Mora, E. Chapman, J.A. Israel, A.P. Klimley. Telemetric studies of adult green sturgeon in the Sacramento River: The utility of shipboard tracking fine scale movements. 5th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, October 2008.

Spence, B. C., S. L. Harris, W.E. Jones, M.N. Goslin, A. Agrawal, E. Mora. Historical Occurrence of Coho Salmon in Streams of the Central California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit. 137th American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, California, September 2007.

Neuman, M., S. Wang, S. T. Lindley, M. Moser, E . Mora. Development of protective regulations and critical habitat designation for the Southern DPS of Green Sturgeon. 137th American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, California, September 2007.

Bjorkstedt, E. P., B. C. Spence, T. H. Williams, W. Duffy, D. Fuller, J. C. Garza, D. Hankin, D. Hillemeier, W. Jones, G. Kautsky, T. Lisle, R. Macedo, M. McCain, J. Smith, M. Rode, R. G. Szerlong, R. Schick, T. Pearson, E. Mora, M. Goslin, and A. Agrawal. Historical population structure of ESA-listed Pacific salmonids in the Southern Oregon / Northern California Coast and North-Central California Coast recovery domains. 137th American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, California, September 2007.

Mora, E. A. and B. C. Spence. Historical occurrence of coho salmon in streams of the Central California Coast Coho Salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit. ESRI GIS Users Conference, San Diego, California, August 2006

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