David is the Group Lead for the Population and Habitat Assessment section of the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office. The group is responsible for gathering demographic information (e.g. occupancy, distribution, abundance, and growth rates) for salmon, bull trout, lamprey, and other aquatic species; investigating hatchery and wild fish interactions; integrating habitat information with population information to assess species habitat preferences; assessing instream flow and fish passage needs; and evaluating effectiveness of habitat restoration projects. The group also provides support to National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries.
Smith, C. T., R. French, J. Lovtang, and D. M. Hand. In Press. Chinook salmon population structure in the Warm Springs River unchanged following eight generations of supplementation. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
Hand, D. M., and S. Haeseker. 2011. Retrospective analysis of preseason run forecast models for Warm Springs stock spring Chinook salmon in the Deschutes River, Oregon. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia River Fisheries Program Office Technical Report. Vancouver, WA.
Hawkins D.K., K.S. Williamson, A.P. Matala, D. Hand, D. Olson, and H. Schaller. 2011. Population structure and genetic characteristics of summer steelhead (Onchorhynchus mykiss) in the Deschutes River Basin, Oregon. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Abernathy Fish Technology Center Report.
Hand, D. M.,W. R. Brignon, D. E. Olson, J. Rivera. 2010. Comparing two methods used to mark juvenile Chinook salmon: automated and manual marking. North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:10-17.
Baumsteiger, J., D. M. Hand, D. E. Olson, R. S. Spateholts, G. FitzGerald, and W. R. Ardren. 2008. Use of parentage analysis to determine reproductive success of hatchery-origin spring Chinook salmon outplanted into Shitike Creek, OR. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28: 1472-1485.
Hand, D. M., and D. E. Olson. 2004. Creating a sanctuary for wild steelhead trout through hatchery operations. Pages 334-342 in S. E. Moore, Carline, R. F., and Dillon, J. editors. Proceedings of Wild Trout VIII Symposium. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
To contact David, please call 360.604.2500 or email David_Hand@fws.gov.