1440 Abernathy Creek Rd.
Longview, WA 98632
About Neil Ashton
Neil coordinates among our research programs to make sure the various culture facilities used for research (hatchery building, raceways, various sizes of tanks, etc.) are maintained, scheduled and available throughout the year. He reviews the condition and availability of culture facilities with the station research program leads and management to analyze current and future culture facilities needs based on research program plans and budget realities. He collaborates with staff on the development, preparation and submittal of scientific, technical, and administrative documents.
Ph.D., 2021, Natural Resources, University of Idaho
M.S., 2013, Natural Resources, University of Idaho
B.S., 1999, Interdisciplinary Engineering, University of Washington
B.S., 1995, Fisheries, University of Washington
Ashton, N.K., T.J. Ross, R.S. Hardy, S.M. Stephenson, V. Evans, N.R. Jensen, S.P. Young, and K.D> Cain. 2021. Effects of temperature fluctuation on Burbot embryos. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 150:605-617.
Ashton, N.K., N.R. Jensen, T.J. Ross, S.P. Young, R.S. Hardy, and K.D. Cain. 2019. Temperature and maternal age effects on Burbot reproduction. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39:1192-1206.
Liss, S.A., N.K. Ashton, R.S. Brown, R.W. Walker, P. Bates, C. Klassen, and S. Backhouse. 2018. Evaluation of four surgical implantation techniques for age-0 White sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus Richardson, 1836) with a new acoustic transmitter. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 34(2):382-389.
Ashton, N.K., S.A. Liss, R.W. Walker, R.S. Brown, C. Klassen. S. Backhouse, P. Bates, R.L. Townsend, Z.D. Deng, H. Lil, and A.H.A. Colotelo. 2017. How long can you go? Determining a size threshold for implantation of a new acoustic transmitter in age-0 White sturgeon. Northwest Science 91(1):69-80.
Ashton, N.K., M.R. Campbell, P.J. Anders, M.S. Powell, and K.D. Cain. 2016. Evaluating microsatellite markers for parentage-based tagging of hatchery Burbot. Northwest Science 91(1):69-80.
Ashton, N.K., M.R. Campbell, P.J. Anders, M.S. Powell, and K.D. Cain. 2016. Evaluating microsatellite markers for parentage-based tagging of hatchery Burbot. Northwest Science 90(3): 249-259.
Walker, R.W., N.K. Ashton, R.S. Brown, S.A. Liss, A.H. Colotelo, B.V. Beirao, R.R. Townsend, D.Z. Deng, and M.P. Eppard. 2016. Effects of a novel acoustic transmitter on swimming performance and predator avoidance of juvenile Chinook salmon: Determination of a size threshold. Fisheries Research 176:48-54.
Ashton, N.K., P.J. Anders, S.P. Young, and K.D. Cain. 2014. Coded wire tag and passive integrated transponder tag implantations in juvenile Burbot. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34(2):391-400.
Ashton, N.K., S.C. Ireland, and K.D. Cain. 2013. Artificial marker selection and subsequent tagging evaluations with juvenile Burbot. American Fisheries Society 142(6):1688-1698.
Ashton, N.K. 2013. Evaluations of artificial and natural markers for monitoring hatchery releases of juvenile Burbot in the lower Kootenai River. Master's thesis. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
Rust, M.B., C. Massee, P.D. Plesha, T.M. Scott, N. Ashton, L. Britt, M.A. Cook, K. Guthrie, R. Campbell and E. Kroeger. 2005. Aquaculture of Lingcod: In Aquaculture in the 21st century. American Fisheries Society Symposium 46. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.