Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region
 

Steven L. Haeseker

A chum salmon from the Squamish River, British ColumbiaSteve joined the Columbia River Fishery Program Office in March 2003 as a Fishery Biologist within the Water Management and Evaluation Team.

His professional interests and expertise include fisheries management, stock assessment, population dynamics, modeling, statistics, and decision analysis.


Education
  • Ph.D., Fisheries, Michigan State University, 2001. Dissertation title: Incorporating Uncertainty into St. Marys River Sea Lamprey Management Through Decision Analysis.
  • M.S, Statistics, Michigan State University, 2001.
  • M.S., Zoology, minor in Statistics, North Carolina State University, 1995. Thesis title: Summer Distribution and Condition of Striped Bass in Albemarle Sound, North Carolina.
  • B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of California, Davis, 1992.

Professional Positions

  • 2003- : Fishery Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Vancouver, Washington.
  • 2001-2003: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 1997-2001: Distinguished Ph.D. Fellow, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • 2000-2001: Statistician, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Lansing, Michigan.
  • 1995-1997: Inland Fisheries Biologist, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Onamia, Minnesota.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hatten, J.R., K.F. Tiffan, D.R. Anglin, S.L. Haeseker, J.J. Skalicky, and H. Schaller. 2009. A spatial model to assess the effects of hydropower operations on Columbia River fall Chinook salmon spawning habitat. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29(5):1379-1405.

Dorner, B., R.M. Peterman, and S.L. Haeseker. 2008. Historical trends in productivity of 120 Pacific pink, chum, and sockeye salmon stocks reconstructed by using a Kalman filter. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:1842-1866.

Haeseker, S.L., R.M. Peterman, Z. Su, and C.C. Wood. 2008. Retrospective evaluation of pre-season forecasting models for sockeye and chum salmon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28(1):12-29 plus Appendixes 1 and 2 available online.

Haeseker, S.L., M.L. Jones, R.M. Peterman, J.R. Bence, W. Dai, and G.C. Christie. 2007. Explicit consideration of uncertainty in Great Lakes fisheries management: decision analysis of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) control in the St. Marys River. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64(10):1456-1468.

Haeseker, S.L., B. Dorner, R.M. Peterman, and Z. Su. 2007. An improved sibling model for forecasting chum and sockeye salmon abundance. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 27(2):634-642.

Haeseker, S.L., Peterman, R.M., Su, Z., and C.C. Wood. 2005. Retrospective evaluation of pre-season forecasting models for pink salmon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25(3):897-918.

Su, Z., R.M. Peterman, and S.L. Haeseker. 2004. Spatial hierarchical Bayesian models for stock-recruitment analysis of pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61(12):2471-2486.

Haeseker S.L., M.L. Jones, and J.R. Bence. 2003. Estimating uncertainty in the stock-recruitment relationship for St. Marys River sea lampreys. Journal of Great Lakes Research 29:728-741 Suppl. 1.

Carmichael, J.T., S.L. Haeseker, and J.E. Hightower. 1998. Spawning migration of telemetered striped bass in the Roanoke River, North Carolina. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 127(2):286-297.

Haeseker, S.L., J.T. Carmichael, and J.E. Hightower. 1996. Summer distribution and condition of striped bass within Albemarle Sound, North Carolina. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 125(5):690-704.

Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings

Peterman, R.M., B.J. Pyper, F.J. Mueter, S.L. Haeseker, Z. Su, and B. Dorner. 2009. Statistical models of Pacific salmon that include environmental variables. In Knudsen, E., H. Michael, and C. Steward (eds.), "Pacific Salmon Environment and Life History Models: Advancing Science for Sustainable Salmon in the Future", American Fisheries Society Symposium.

Peterman, R.M., Z. Su, S.L. Haeseker, B.J. Pyper, B.W. MacGregor, J.A. Grout, and B. Dorner. 2007. Evaluation of methods to reliably track changes in productivity of fish populations that arise from climatic change. Proceedings of the Fourth World Fisheries Congress, Vancouver, B.C.

Published Technical Reports

Tuomikoski, J., J. McCann, T. Berggren, H. Schaller, P. Wilson, S. Haeseker, C. Petrosky, E. Tinus, T. Dalton, R. Ehlke. 2009. Comparative Survival Study (CSS) of PIT-tagged spring/summer Chinook and summer steelhead. 2009 Annual Report. Available online at http://www.fws.gov/columbiariver/publications.html

Berggren, T., J. Tuomikoski, S. Rassk, H. Schaller, P. Wilson, S. Haeseker, E. Weber, C. Petrosky, E. Tinus, T. Dalton, and R. Ehlke. 2008. Comparative Survival Study (CSS) of PIT-tagged spring/summer Chinook and summer steelhead. 2008 Annual Report. Available online at http://www.fws.gov/columbiariver/publications.html

Haeseker, S.L., and D. Wills. 2008. Evaluation of two release operations at Bonneville Dam on the smolt-to-adult survival of Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery fall Chinook salmon. Available online at http://www.fws.gov/columbiariver/publications.html

Schaller, H., P. Wilson, S. Haeseker, C. Petrosky, E. Tinus, T. Dalton, R. Woodin, E. Weber, N. Bouwes, T. Berggren, J. McCann, S. Rassk, H. Franzoni, P. McHugh, and M. DeHart. 2007. Comparative Survival Study (CSS) of PIT-Tagged Spring/Summer Chinook and Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin: Ten-year Retrospective Summary Report. Available online at http://www.fws.gov/columbiariver/publications.html

Anglin, D.R., S.L. Haeseker, J.J. Skalicky, H. Schaller, K.F. Tiffan, J.R. Hatten, P. Hoffarth, J. Nugent, D. Benner, and M. Yoshinaka. 2006. Effects of Hydropower Operations on Spawning Habitat, Rearing Habitat, and Stranding/Entrapment Mortality of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River. Available online at http://www.fws.gov/columbiariver/publications.html

To contact Steve, please call 360.604.2500 or email steve_haeseker@fws.gov.

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