Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
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Julie Harris

Julie HarrisJulie joined the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office in January 2013 as an Aquatic Statistician with the Analytical Services Team. 

Julie’s professional interests include conservation, fisheries management, biological modeling, and statistical analysis. More specifically: habitat selection, migration patterns, population dynamics, and demographic rate estimation for fishes, and design of research studies. Julie also enjoys actively participating in the American Fisheries Society, especially in positions directed at benefiting students.

In her free time, Julie likes to jog, hike, generally be outdoors, and spend time with her husband, dog, friends, and family.

Education:

Ph.D., Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (minor: Statistics), North Carolina State University (2010). Dissertation: Migration and spawning of anadromous shads in the Roanoke River, North Carolina.

M.S., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida (2003). Thesis: Distribution of Gulf of Mexico sturgeon in relation to environmental parameters and benthic prey resources in the Suwannee River estuary, Florida.

B.S., Biology and Environmental Studies, Tufts University (2001).

Selected Publications:

Kerns, J. A., M. S. Allen, and J. E. Harris. 2012. Importance of assessing population-level impact of catch-and-release mortality. Fisheries 37(11):502-503.

Harris, J. E., and J. E. Hightower. 2012. Demographic population model for American shad: will access to additional habitat upstream of dams increase population sizes? Marine and Coastal Fisheries 4:262-283.

Hightower, J. E., J. E. Harris, J. K. Raabe, P. Brownell, and C. A. Drew. 2012. A Bayesian habitat suitability model for spawning American shad in southeastern United States rivers. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3(2):184-198.

Harris, J. E., and J. E. Hightower. 2011. Identification of American shad spawning sites and habitat use in the Pee Dee River, North Carolina and South Carolina. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:1019-1033.

Harris, J. E., and J. E. Hightower. 2010. Evaluation of methods for identifying spawning sites and habitat selection for alosines. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:386-399.

Harris, J. E., R. S. McBride and R. O. Williams. 2007. Life history of hickory shad, Alosa mediocris, in the St. Johns River, Florida. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1463-1471.

Harris, J. E., D. C. Parkyn, and D. J. Murie. 2005. Distribution of Gulf of Mexico sturgeon in relation to benthic invertebrate prey resources and environmental parameters in the Suwannee River estuary, Florida. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:975-990.

To contact Julie, please call 360.604.2500 or email julianne_harris@fws.gov

Last updated: March 7, 2013
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