Research Fish Biologist
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Corvallis Forestry Sciences Lab
Statement of Research:
My research focuses on understanding the effects of climate change, contemporary forest harvest and disturbances on fish and both riparian and aquatic habitats, and more generally on the ecological linkages among water, land, and people. My goals are to use multiple lines of inquiry from various approaches to understand the complexities of fish and the aquatic and riparian world with implications for management and policy planning.
Projects & Activities:
Detecting Aquatic Species Using eDNA
Diversity Inequities in Fisheries Science
Conservation Diversity of Pacific Trout
Salmonids and Stream Function
Population Dynamics and Disturbance
Instream Cover and Emigration
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Flitcroft, R., I. Arismendi, C. Davis, G. Giannico, S. Lewis, B.E. Penaluna, M. Santelmann, M. Safeeq, J. Snyder. 2019. Using expressed behavior to evaluate vulnerability of Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) upriver migrants to future hydrologic regimes: management implications and conservation planning. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3014
Coble, A.A., C.A. Flinders, J.A. Homyack, B.E. Penaluna, R.C. Cronn, K. Weitemier. 2019. eDNA as a tool for identifying freshwater species in sustainable forestry: a critical review and potential future applications. Science of the Total Environment 649: 1157–1170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.370
Johnson, S.L., and B.E. Penaluna. 2018. Climate change and interactions between climate change and multiple stressors in rivers. Chapter 2. Pages 23–44 in: S. Sabater, A. Elosegi, and R. Ludwig (eds.), Multiple Stressors in River Ecosystems: Status, Impacts and Prospects for the Future. Elsevier: Amsterdam, The Netherlands/Oxford, UK/Cambridge, MA, USA. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-811713-2.00002-9 https://www.sciencedirect.com/book/9780128117132/multiple-stressors-in-river-ecosystems
Penaluna, B.E., G.H. Reeves, Z. Barnett, P.A. Bisson, J.M. Buffington, A. Dolloff, R. Flitcroft, C.H. Luce, K. Nislow, J. Rothlisberger, and M. Warren. 2018. Using natural disturbance and portfolio concepts to guide aquatic–riparian ecosystem management. Fisheries Special Issue, August 2018. Fisheries 43(9): 406–422. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10097
Penaluna, B.E., I Arismendi. 2018. Unraveling the hidden lives of warm-water fish communities. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101(11): 1639–1640. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-018-0803-6 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10641-018-0803-6
Olson, D.H., S.L. Johnson, P.D. Anderson, B.E. Penaluna, and J.B. Dunham. 2017. Aquatic-riparian systems. Chapter 14, pages 191-206 in D.H. Olson and B. Van Horne, editors. People, forests and change - Lessons from the Pacific Northwest. Washington, DC/Covelo, CA/London: Island Press.
Olson, D.H., B.E. Penaluna, B.G. Marcot, M.G. Raphael, and K.B. Aubry. 2017. Biodiversity. Chapter 13, pages 174-190 in D.H. Olson and B. Van Horne, editors. People, forests and change - Lessons from the Pacific Northwest. Washington, DC/Covelo, CA/London: Island Press.
Penaluna, B.E. 2017. Conservación de truchas del Pacifico. Pages 183-188 in A. Ruiz Luna and F. Garcia de Leon, editors. La trucha dorada Mexicana. AGT Press.
Penaluna, B.E., I. Arismendi, C.M. Moffit, and Z.L. Penney. 2017. Nine proposed action areas to enhance diversity and inclusion in the American Fisheries Society. Fisheries 42: 8, 399-402. Link to doi.10.1080/03632415.2017.1345549.
Penaluna, B.E., D.H. Olson, R.L. Flitcroft, M. Weber, J.R. Bellmore, S.M. Wondzell, J.B. Dunham, S.L. Johnson, and G.H. Reeves. 2017. Aquatic biodiversity in forests: A weak link in ecosystem services resilience. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 3125-3155. doi:10.1007/s10531-016-1148-0.
Schwartz, M., B.E. Penaluna, T.M. Wilcox. 2017. Not just for fisheries biologists anymore: Environmental DNA sampling makes strides in wildlife. The Wildlife Professional. 11(6): 47–51.
Arismendi, I., and B.E. Penaluna. 2016. Examining diversity inequities in fisheries science: A call to action. BioScience 66(7):584-591.
Penaluna, B. 2016. The histories and destinies of Chile and California. Book review: "Strangers on Familiar Soil", by Edward Dallam Melillo. Northwest Science 90(4):498-499. Link to doi: 10.3955/046.090.0410
Penaluna, B.E., A. Abadia-Cardoso, J.B. Dunham, F.J. Garcia de Leon, R.E. Gresswell, A. Ruiz-Luna, E.B. Taylor, B.B. Shepard, R. Al-chokhachy, C.C. Muhlfeld, K.R. Bestgen, K. Rogers, M.A. Escalante, E.R. Keeley, G. Temple, J.E. Williams, K. Matthews, R. Pierce, R.L. Mayden, R.P. Kovach, J.C. Garza, and K.D. Fausch. Accepted. Conservation of native Pacific trout diversity in western North America. Fisheries 41(6):286-300. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03632415.2016.1175888
Penaluna, B.E., D.H. Olson, R.L. Flitcroft, M. Weber, J.R. Bellmore, S.M. Wondzell, J.B. Dunham, S.L. Johnson, and G.H. Reeves. 2016. Aquatic biodiversity in forests: A weak link in ecosystem services resilience. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 3125-3155. doi:10.1007/s10531-016-1148-0
Penaluna, B.E., and L.R. Bodensteiner. 2015. North Pacific Spiny Dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) presence in eelgrass habitat in the Salish Sea, Washington. Northwestern Naturalist 96(3): 222-226. http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1898/1051-1733-96.3.222
Penaluna, B.E., J.B. Dunham, D.L.G. Noakes. 2015. Instream cover and shade mediate avian predation on trout in semi-natural streams. Ecology of Freshwater Fish doi: 10.1111/eff.12221
Penaluna, B.E., J.B. Dunham, S.F. Railsback, I. Arismendi, S. Johnson, R.E. Bilby, M. Safeeq, and A.E. Skaugset. 2015. Local variability mediates vulnerability of trout populations to land use and climate change. PloS ONE 10(8): e0135334.
Penaluna, B., and D.L.G. Noakes. 2015. Instream cover and shade mediate avian predation on trout in semi-natural streams. StreamNotes. August. http://www.fs.fed.us/biology/nsaec/assets/streamnotes2015-8.pdf
Penaluna, B.E., S.F. Railsback, J.B. Dunham, S. Johnson, R.E. Bilby, and A.E. Skaugset. 2015. The role of environmental regimes and the geophysical template to stream-living trout. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72: 893-901.
Arismendi, I., B.E. Penaluna, J.B. Dunham, C. Garcia de Leaniz, D. Soto, I.A. Fleming, D. Gomez-Uchida, G. Gajardo, P.V. Vargas, and J. Leon-Munoz. 2014. Differential invasion success of salmonids in southern Chile: patterns and hypotheses. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24: 919-941. DOI 10.1007/s11160-014-9351-0
Arismendi I., J. Gonzalez, D. Soto, and B. Penaluna. 2012. Piscivory and diet overlap between two non-native fishes in southern Chilean streams. Austral Ecology 37:346-354.
Arismendi I., B. Penaluna, and D. Soto. 2011. Body condition indices as a rapid assessment of the abundance of introduced salmonids in oligotrophic lakes of southern Chile. Lake and Reservoir Management 27:61-69.
Penaluna, B., I. Arismendi, and D. Soto. 2009. Evidence of interactive segregation between introduced trout and native fishes in Northern Patagonian Rivers, Chile. Transactions of American Fisheries Society 138:839-845.
Arismendi I., D. Soto, B. Penaluna, C. Jara, C. Leal, and J. León-Muñoz. 2009. Aquaculture, non-native salmonid invasions, and associated declines of native fishes in lakes of the northern Chilean Patagonia. Freshwater Biology 54:1135-1147.
Arismendi, I., and B. Penaluna. 2009. Native and introduced inland fishes of the Chilean Patagonia: A bilingual field fish guide. Universidad Austral de Chile-Valdivia. Funded by ICM Mideplan Chile.