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Kathleen Matthews

Kathleen R. Matthews

Emeritus Scientist
800 Buchanan Street
United States

Phone: 510-883-8827
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Current Research

Kathleen is a research scientist with the Aquatic Ecology Group at PSW. She has worked on a variety of marine and freshwater research projects in the US and Canada. Since starting at the Forest Service in 1992, she has led several research projects primarily in the Sierra Nevada on the effects of management activities (cattle grazing, fish stocking, etc.) on the native aquatic organisms of wilderness streams and lakes.

Research Interests

In the future, Matthews intends to continue exploring the impact reduced snowpacks and warmer temperatures might have on high-elevation native species such as golden trout, the California state fish, and amphibians.


  • University of Washington School of Fisheries, Ph.D. Fisheries 1988
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories-San Jose State Univ, M.A. Marine Biology 1983
  • University of California, B.A. Zoology 1977

Professional Organizations

  • American Fisheries Society, Member
  • Ecological Society of America, Member
  • Society forConservation Biology, Member


Research Highlights


California golden trout and future climate warming

The California golden trout is imperiled due to exotic trout, genetic introgression, and degraded habitat, and faces further stress from climate ...


Last updated on : 06/27/2018