USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station



Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems


Author Profiles

Pete Bisson

Reserach Fish Biologist
Pacific Northwest Research Station
3625 93rd Ave. SW
Olympia, WA  98512-9193
Voice: (360) 753-7671
FAX:   (360) 956-2346


  • Ph.D., Fisheries, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 1975

  • M.S., Fisheries, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 1969

  • B.A., Environmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 1967

Research Interests

  • Process of fish habitat formation in streams

  • Limiting factors of trout and salmon production

  • Effects of land use practices on stream ecosystems

  • Zoogeography of freshwater fishes

Relevant Publications


Bisson, P.A.; Rieman, B.E.; Luce, C.; Hessburg, P.F.; Lee, D.C.; Kershner, J.L.; Reeves, G.H.; Gresswell, R.E. 2003. Fire and aquatic ecosystems of the Western USA: current knowledge and key questions. Forest Ecology and Management. 178: 213-229.



Naiman, R.J., P.A. Bisson, R.G. Lee, and M.G. Turner. Approaches to management at the watershed scale. In: J.F. Franklin, editor. Forest Ecology. (in press)



Bisson, P.A., G.H. Reeves, R.E. Bilby, and R.J. Naiman. 1997. Watershed management and salmon dynamics: desired future conditions. In: D.A. Stouder, P.A. Bisson, and R.J. Naiman, editors. Pacific Salmon and Their Ecosystems. Chapman and Hall, New York.



Stouder, D.A., P.A. Bisson, and R.J. Naiman, editors. 1995. Pacific Salmon and Their Ecosystems. Chapman and Hall, New York.



Bisson, P.A., T.P. Quinn, G.H. Reeves, and S.V. Gregory. 1992. Best management practices, cumulative effects, and long-term trends in fish abundance in Pacific Northwest river systems. Pages 189-232, in R.J. Naiman, editor. Watershed Management: Balancing Sustainability and Environmental Change. Springer-Verlag, New York.



Hicks, B.J., J.D. Hall, P.A. Bisson and J.R. Sedell. 1991. Response of salmonid populations to habitat changes. In: W.R. Meehan, editor. Influences of forest and rangeland management on salmonid fishes and their habitat. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 19:483-518.



Bisson, P.A., R.E. Bilby, M.D. Bryant, C.A. Dolloff, G.B. Grette, R.A. House, M.L. Murphy, K.V. Koski, and J.R. Sedell. 1987. Large woody debris in forested streams in the Pacific Northwest: past, present, and future. Pages 143-190, in: E.O. Salo, and T.W. Cundy, editors. Streamside Management: Forestry and Fishery Interactions. Contribution 57, Institute of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.


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