Search
US Forest Service Research & Development
Contact Information
  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
You are here: Home / People / Profile

Profile

Dona Horan

Fish Biologist
322 East Front Street, Suite 401
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-373-4399
Contact Dona Horan


Current Research

- Helping to develop basinscale stream temperature models using ArcGIS and spatial statistical models - Developing documentation to assist resource managers to create stream temperature statistical models in their management areas - Creating a regional network of ongoing, annual temperature monitoring sites - Developing simple, cost-effective methods for deploying long-term stream temperature loggers

Research Interests

I am interested in studying the factors that influence fish distribution and persistence. I am curious about the effects of climate change on fish movement and habitat quality, and how the models we're currently developing will reflect what happens in the region's streams over the next few decades. I enjoy helping and supporting resource managers in their development of long-term temperature monitoring networks and stream temperature models.

Past Research

Fish biology and behavior, as well as the study of habitat quality, are very complex issues. While many attributes have been studied in an attempt to define high-quality fish habitat, stream temperature may be one of the biggest factors influencing their survival.

Why This Research is Important

Studied fish migration using otolith microchemistryStudied effects of fire on fish abundance and distribution

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, BS Wildlife Management, 1992
  • Utah State University, MS Fisheries Management, 1996

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products


Last updated on : 09/15/2014