Research Fish Biologist,
Team Leader, Landscape and Ecosystem Management
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Corvallis Forestry Sciences Lab
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Statement of Research:
In my research, I am drawn to questions that explore holistic approaches to watershed analysis and management. I am interested in both statistical and physical representations of stream networks in analysis and monitoring that more realistically represent stream complexity and connectivity for aquatic species.
Projects & Activities:
Climate change and salmon in the Oregon Coast Range
Analyzing Streams as Networks:
It Takes a Community to Restore A Watershed
Multi-scale Analysis of Coho Salmon Over Large Spatial Extents
Flitcroft, R.L.; Falke, J.A.; Reeves, G.H.; Hessburg, P.F.; McNyset, K.M.; Benda, L.E. 2015. Wildfire may increase habitat quality for spring Chinook salmon in the Wenatchee River subbasin, WA, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 359: 126-140.
Falke, J.A., R.L. Flitcroft, J.B. Dunham, K.M. McNyset, P.F. Hessburg, and G.H. Reeves. 2015. Climate change and vulnerability of bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in a fire-prone landscape. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2014-0098
Miller, S., and R. Flitcroft. 2014. Linking upslope management actions to in-channel sediment and wood attributes across the US Northwest Forest Plan area. Presentation summary. In:Resource roads in British Columbia: environmental challenges at the site level, May 14-15, 2014, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Revelstoke, BC, Canada: Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology: 79-85.
Flitcroft, R., K. Burnett, J. Snyder, G. Reeves, and L. Ganio. 2014. Riverscape patterns among years of juvenile Coho Salmon in midcoastal Oregon: implications for conservation. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143: 26-38.
Flitcroft, R., and G. Giannico. 2013. Keeping pace with future environmental conditions in coastal Oregon, USA. Water Resources Impact 15(6): 6-9.
Flitcroft, R., K. Burnett, and K. Christiansen. 2013. A simple model that identifies potential effects of sea-level rise on estuarine and estuary-ecotone habitat locations for salmonids in Oregon, USA. Environmental Management 52(1): 196-208. Link to pub at SpringerLink.
Flitcroft, R.L., K.M. Burnett, G.H. Reeves and L.M. Ganio. 2012. Do network relationships matter? Comparing network and instream habitat variables to explain densities of juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in mid-coastal Oregon, USA. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 22: 288-302.
USFS PNW Research Station. 2011. Watershed councils: it takes a community to restore a watershed. Science Findings 129, January 2011.
Fullerton, A.H., K.M. Burnett, E.A. Steel, R.L. Flitcroft, G.R. Pess, B.E. Feist, C.E. Torgersen, D.J. Miller, and B.L. Sanderson. 2010. Hydrological connectivity for riverine fish: measurement challenges and research opportunities. Freshwater Biology 55: 2215-2237.
Flitcroft, R.L., D.C. Dedrick, C.L. Smith, C.A. Thieman and J.P. Bolte. 2009. Social infrastructure to integrate science and practice: the Experience of the Long Tom Watershed Council. The Journal of Ecology and Society 14(3):Art36.
Flitcroft, Rebecca L. 2007. Regions to streams: Spatial and temporal variation in stream occupancy patterns of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) on the Oregon Coast. Doctoral Dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
Jones, K.K., R.L. Flitcroft, and B.A. Thom. 2001. Spatial patterns of aquatic habitat in Oregon. In: T. Nishida, P.J. Kailola, and C. E. Hollingworth, eds. Proceedings of the First International Symposium on GIS in Fishery Science (Seattle, WA, USA, 2-4 March 1999). Saitama, Japan: Fishery GIS Research Group: 266-280.