Cyril Michel, Graduate Student Researcher

Position/Affiliation: National Marine Fisheries Service, South West Fisheries Science Center, Salmon Ecology Team

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  • 2006: University of California, Santa Cruz- B.S. Marine Biology

Research Interests: Fish behavior, migration, and mortality in anadromous species; ultrasonic tracking and telemetry.

Recent Publications:

Ammann, A.J., Michel, C.J., and MacFarlane, R.B. 2011. The effects of surgically implanted acoustic transmitters on laboratory growth, survival, and tag retention in hatchery yearling Chinook salmon. Environmental Biology of Fishes. DOI:10.1007/s10641-011-9941-9

Chapman, E.D., Hearn, A.R., Michel, C.J., Ammann, A.J., Lindley, S.T., Thomas, M.J., Sandstrom, P.T., Singer, G.P., Peterson, M.L., MacFarlane, R.B., and Klimley, A.P. (2012) Diel movements of out-migrating Chinook salmon (Oncoryhnchus tshawytscha) and steelhead trout (Oncoryhnchus mykiss) smolts in the Sacramento/SanJoaquin watershed. Environmental Biology of Fishes DOI: 10.1007/s10641-012-0001-x

Michel, C.J., Ammann, A.J., E.D. Chapman, Sandstrom, P.T., Fish, H.E., Thomas, M.J., Singer, G.P., Lindley, S.T., Klimley, A.P., and MacFarlane, R.B. 2012. The effects of environmental factors on the migratory movement patterns of Sacramento River yearling late-fall run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Environmental Biology of Fishes. DOI:10.1007/s10641-012-9990-8

Sandstrom, P.T., Ammann, A.J., Michel, C., Singer, G., Chapman, E.D., Lindley, S., MacFarlane, R.B., and Klimley, A.P. (2012) Growth, survival, and tag retention of steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and its application to survival estimates. Environmental Biology of Fishes DOI: 10.1007/s10641-012-0051-0


Recent Presentations:

Michel, C.J., A. Ammann, P.Sandstrom, E. Chapman, S. Lindley, A. Klimley, R. MacFarlane, 2008, “A high-resolution account of the survival and movement rates of acoustically tagged juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhyncus tshawytscha) during the 2007 and 2008 season”, 5th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Michel, C.J., A. Ammann, P.Sandstrom, E. Chapman, S. Lindley, A. Klimley, R. MacFarlane, 2009, “Movement and mortality patterns of Central Valley juvenile late-fall run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and the environmental factors that shape them”, 94th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Albuquerque,NM.