Personnel: Thomas



Mike J. Thomas

Position: Staff Research Associate

Campus Address:
1334 Academic Surge
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology

Phone: (530) 752-5372

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2004: Humboldt State University - B.S. Fisheries Biology

Research Interests:

Movements and behavior of green sturgeon, habitat utilization and preferences, population ecology of anadromous fishes, acoustic telemetry, analysis methods of spatial ecology, barriers and migratory corridor interrupters, rare species conservation


Thomas, M. J., Peterson, M. L., Chapman, E. D., Hearn, A. R., Singer, G. P., Battleson, R. D., & Klimley, A. P. (2013). Behavior, movements, and habitat use of adult green sturgeon, Acipenser medirostris, in the upper Sacramento River. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10641-013-0132-8

Thomas, M. J., Peterson, M. L., Friedenberg, N., Van Eenennaam, J. P., Johnson, J. R., Hoover, J. J., & Klimley, A. P. (2013). Stranding of Spawning Run Green Sturgeon in the Sacramento River: Post-Rescue Movements and Potential Population-Level Effects. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 33(2), 287-297. doi: 10.1080/02755947.2012.758201

Chapman E, Hearn A, Michel C, Ammann A, Lindley S, Thomas M, Sandstrom P, Singer G, Peterson M, MacFarlane R, Klimley A. 2012. Diel movements of out-migrating Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) smolts in the Sacramento/San Joaquin watershed. Environmental Biology of Fishes: 1-14. Doi: 10.1007/s10641-012-0001-x

Michel C, Ammann A, Chapman E, Sandstrom P, Fish H, Thomas M, Singer G, Lindley S, Klimley A, MacFarlane R .2012. The effects of environmental factors on the migratory movement patterns of Sacramento River yearling late-fall run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha ). Environmental Biology of Fishes: 1-15. Doi: 10.1007/s10641-012-9990-8

Miller, E.A., H. E. Froehlich, D. E. Cocherell, M. J. Thomas, J. J. Cech Jr., A. P. Klimley, N. A. Fangue. Effects of Acoustic Tagging on Juvenile Green Sturgeon. Environmental Biology of Fishes. (In Review)


Thomas, M.J., et al. 2008 “Telemetric Studies of Adult Green Sturgeon in the Sacramento River.” 5th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, Ca.

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