Curriculum Vitae

 

Christopher Paul Tatara, Ph.D.

Research Fisheries Biologist

 

PROFESSIONAL ADDRESS

NOAA Fisheries Phone: 360-871-8304

Northwest Fisheries Science Center Mobile: 360-265-0862

Manchester Research Station FAX: 206-842-8364

P.O. Box 130, Manchester, WA 98353 chris.p.tatara@noaa.gov

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Georgia, Athens

Degree earned: Doctor of Philosophy, Ecology, 1999

GPA: 4.0

Dissertation Title: Influence of genotype on individual response of Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) to acute mercury exposure and on population response to chronic mercury exposure.

University of California, Davis

Degree earned: Bachelor of Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, 1993

GPA: 3.3

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2002 Present National Marine Fisheries Service Research Fisheries Biologist

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

 

1999 2002 National Marine Fisheries Service Aquatic Toxicologist

Southwest Region,

Santa Rosa Field Office

 

1996 1999 University of Georgia, Research Fellow

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

1998 1999 University of South Carolina, Temporary Faculty

Biology and Chemistry Departments

1996 University of Georgia, Teaching Assistant

Institute of Ecology

1994-1996 University of Georgia, Graduate Researcher

Institute of Ecology

1992-1994 AQUA-Science Aquatic Bioassay Technician

Davis, California

 

 

CURRENT MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

         Conduct and manage research on ecological interactions between hatchery and wild salmonids, factors affecting the nature of competition, and hatchery reform science. Publish research findings in high quality peer-reviewed scientific journals.

         Present research findings at regional, national, and international meetings and workshops.

         Co-project leader for the BPA funded Research to Advance Hatchery Reform project which includes, budget planning and tracking, research coordination, facilities maintenance and construction, conducting field and laboratory experiments, work statement and annual report preparation, and subcontracting.

 

COMMITTEES

         West Sound Watersheds Council, Technical Advisory Group for salmon restoration projects 2004 - present.

         NWFSC Facilities Committee 2008 present

         Reviewer for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and Aquatic Toxicology.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Peer-Reviewed

Tatara, C.P., and B.A. Berejikian. 2012. Mechanisms influencing competition between hatchery and wild juvenile anadromous Pacific salmonids in fresh water and their relative competitive abilities. Environmental Biology of Fishes 94:7-19.

Berejikian, B.A., D.A. Larsen, P. Swanson, M.E. Moore, C.P. Tatara, W.L. Gale, C.R. Pasley, and B.R. Beckman. 2012. Development of natural growth regimes for hatchery-reared steelhead to reduce residualism, fitness loss, and negative ecological interactions. Environmental Biology of Fishes 94:29-44.

Baldwin, D.H., C.P. Tatara, and N.L. Scholz. 2011. Copper-induced olfactory toxicity in salmon and steelhead: Extrapolation across species and rearing environments. Aquatic Toxicology 101:295-297.

Tatara, C.P., S.C. Riley, and B.A. Berejikian. 2011. Effects of hatchery fish density on emigration, growth, survival, and predation risk of natural steelhead fry in an experimental stream channel. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:224-235.

Riley, S.C, C.P. Tatara, B.A. Berejikian and T.A. Flagg. 2009. Behavior of steelhead fry in a laboratory stream is affected by fish density but not rearing environment. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:1806-1818.

Tatara C.P., S.C. Riley, and J.A. Scheurer. 2009. Growth, survival and habitat use of natural and hatchery steelhead fry in streams: effects of hatchery rearing environment and stocking combination. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:441-457.

Tatara, C.P. 2009. Size at implantation affects growth of juvenile steelhead implanted with 12-mm passive integrated transponders. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:417-422.

Tatara, C.P., S.C. Riley, and J.A. Scheurer. 2008. Environmental enrichment in steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) hatcheries: field evaluation of aggression, foraging, and territoriality in natural and hatchery fry. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:744-753.

Berejikian, B.A., R.S. Brown, C.P. Tatara, and S.J. Cooke. 2007. Effects of telemetry transmitter placement on egg retention of naturally spawning captively reared steelhead. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:659-664.

Berejikian, B.A., R.C. Endicott, D.M. Vandoornik, R.S. Brown, C.P. Tatara, and J. Atkins. 2007. Spawning by female Chinook salmon can be detected by electromyogram telemetry. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:593-605.

Brown, R.S., C.P. Tatara, J.R. Stephenson, and B.A. Berejikian. 2007. Evaluation of a new coded electromyogram transmitter for studying swimming behavior and energetics in fish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:765-772.

Riley, S.C., C.P. Tatara, and J.S Scheurer. 2005. Aggression and feeding of hatchery- and naturally-reared steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss fry in a laboratory flume with a comparison to natural streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62: 1400-1409.

Hopkins, W.A., C.P. Tatara, and C.H. Jagoe. 2003. Relationships between mercury body concentrations, standard metabolic rate, and body mass in Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) from three experimental populations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22(3): 586-590.

 

Tatara, C.P., M. Mulvey, and M.C. Newman. 2002. Genetic and demographic responses of mercury- exposed mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) populations: Temporal stability and reproductive components of fitness. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21(10): 2191-2197.

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, and M. Mulvey. 2000. Effect of mercury and Gpi-2 genotype on standard metabolic rate of eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20 782-786.

 

Tatara, C.P., M. Mulvey, and M.C. Newman. 1999. Genetic and demographic responses of mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) populations exposed to mercury for multiple generations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 18 2840-2845.

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, J.T. McCloskey, and P.L. Williams. 1998. Use of ion characteristics to predict relative toxicity of mono-, di- and trivalent metal ions: Caenorhabditis elegans LC50. Aquatic Toxicology 42, 255-269.

 

Newman, M.C., J.T. McCloskey, and C.P. Tatara. 1998. Using metal-ligand binding characteristics to predict metal toxicity: Quantitative Ion Character - Activity Relationships (QICARs). Environmental Health Perspectives 106, Supplement 6, 1419- 1425.

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, J.T. McCloskey, and P.L. Williams. 1997. Prediction of relative metal toxicity using ion characteristics: Caenorhabditis elegans LC50. Aquatic Toxicology 39, 279-290.

 

Khanna, N., C.P. Cressman, C.P. Tatara, and P.L. Williams. 1997. Tolerance of Caenorhabditis elegans to pH, salinity, and hardness in aquatic media. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 32, 110-114.

 

Technical paper and Contract reports

 

C.P. Tatara (editor). 2012. Annual Report for project 1993-056-00 (Research to Advance Hatchery Reform). Performance period 1 June 2011 Through 31 May 2012. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Contract No. 46273 REL 25. 99 p.

 

C.P. Tatara (editor). 2011. Annual Report for project 1993-056-00 (Research to Advance Hatchery Reform). Performance period 1 June 2010 Through 31 May 2011. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Contract No. 46273 REL 7. 73 p.

 

Berejikian, B.A., C.P. Tatara, and J.S.F. Lee. 2009. Ecological interactions between hatchery- and natural-origin anadromous Pacific salmonids: A conceptual framework on mechanisms, spatial scales, and information gaps. White paper prepared for use by NOAA Fisheries Northwest Region.

 

Maynard, D., Riley, S., Flagg, T., Iwamoto, R., Mahnken, C., Berejikian, B., Tatara, C., Endicott, R., Atkins, J., Scheurer, J.,. LaRae, A , Colt, J., Dixon, J., McDowell, G., and Vander Haegen, G. Development of a Natural Rearing System to Improve Supplemental Fish Quality, 2004 Final Report, Project No. 199105500, 174 electronic pages, (BPA Report DOE/BP-00004768-2).

 

Berejikian, B.A., and C.P. Tatara. 2003. Evaluate and monitor the breeding behavior and success of ESA-listed captively-reared Chinook salmon in Idaho streams. In B. Berejikian and C. Nash (editors), Research on captive broodstock programs for pacific salmon: performance period 1 June 2002 through 31 May 2003, pages 5-24. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Contract No. 99-AI-17859. 179 p.

 

Riley, S.C., B.A. Berejikian, J.A. Scheurer, C.P. Tatara, A.L. LaRae, R. Endicott, E. Kummerow, and J.A. Atkins. 2003. Social behavior and competitive ability of juvenile steelhead grown in enriched and conventional environments and their competitive impacts on naturally reared fish. In D.J. Maynard, B.A. Berejikian, T.A. Flagg, and S.L. Riley (editors), Development of a natural rearing system to improve supplemental fish quality, 1999-2002, pages 163-188. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Contract DE-A179-91BP20651. 188 p.

 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH

Tatara, C., B. Gale, P. Swanson, D. Larsen, M. Cooper, C. Pasley, and B. Berejikian. Transition to a locally adapted steelhead stock at Winthrop National Fish Hatchery. Invited oral presentation at the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Manchester Research Station, Port Orchard, WA, 9 January, 2013.

Tatara, C., B. Gale, P. Swanson, D. Larsen, M. Cooper, C. Pasley, and B. Berejikian. Transition to a locally adapted steelhead stock at Winthrop National Fish Hatchery. Contributed oral presentation at the 63rd Northwest Fish Culture Conference, Portland, OR, 11-13 December 2012.

Doctor, K.K., B.A. Berejikian, M. Moore, E. Tezak, C. Tatara, R. Endicott, J. Atkins. The Hood Canal Steelhead Project: A watershed-scale experiment to assess the demographic, ecological, and genetic impacts of supplementation on natural steelhead. Poster presentation at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center Symposium, Seattle, WA March 15-16, 2012.

Tatara, C.P., J. Atkins, R.E. Endicott, and B.A. Berejikian. A freshwater recirculating culture system for experimental hatchery populations of steelhead. Contributed oral presentation at the 62nd Northwest Fish Culture Conference, Victoria, BC Dec 6, 2011.

Tatara, C.P. and B.A. Berejikian. Mechanisms affecting competition between hatchery-reared and wild juvenile anadromous Pacific salmonids in fresh water. Invited oral presentation at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Seattle, WA Sept 4-8, 2011.

Baldwin, D.H., C.P. Tatara, and N.L. Scholz. Copper-induced olfactory toxicity in salmon and steelhead: extrapolation across species and rearing environments. Contributed poster presentation at the 141st American Fisheries Society Meeting, Seattle, WA. Sept 4-8, 2011.

Tatara, C.P. and B.A. Berejikian. 2010. Mechanisms affecting competition between hatchery and wild juvenile anadromous Pacific salmonids in fresh water. Invited oral presentation at the 61st Annual Northwest Fish Culture Conference, Portland, OR, 7-9 December 2010

 

Berejikian, B.A., D.A. Larsen, P. Swanson, M.E. Moore, C.P. Tatara, W.L. Gale, C.R. Pasley, and B.R. Beckman. 2010. Development of Natural Growth Regimes For Hatchery-Reared Steelhead To Reduce Residualism, Fitness Loss, and Negative Ecological Interactions. Invited oral presentation at the 61st Annual Northwest Fish Culture Conference, Portland, OR, 7-9 December 2010

 

Tatara, C.P., D. Baldwin, and N. Scholz. 2010. Copper-induced olfactory toxicity in salmon and steelhead: extrapolation across species and rearing environments. Contributed poster at the 31st Annual Meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Portland, OR, 7-11 November 7-11, 2010

 

Tatara, C.P. and B.A. Berejikian. 2010. Evidence of and factors affecting competition between wild and hatchery anadromous salmonids in fresh water. Invited oral presentation at the International Conference on Ecological Interactions between Hatchery and Wild Salmon, Portland, OR, 4-7 May 2010

 

Berejikian, B., L. Campbell, C. Tatara, M. Moore, and D. Van Doornik. 2010. Linkages among physical habitat characteristics, life history patterns and genetic variation in Hood Canal Oncorhynchus mykiss populations. Invited oral presentation at the Pacific Coast Steelhead Management Meeting in Redmond, OR, 9-11 March 2010

 

Berejikian, B.A., D.A. Larsen, P. Swanson, M.E. Moore, C.P. Tatara, W.L. Gale, C.R. Pasley, and B.R. Beckman. 2010. Natural growth regimes for hatchery-reared steelhead to reduce residualism and negative ecological interactions. Invited oral presentation at the International Conference on Ecological Interactions between Hatchery and Wild Salmon, Portland, OR, 4-7 May 2010

 

Doctor, K., B. Berejikian, M. Moore, D. Van Doornik, R. Endicott, E. Tezak, C. Tatara, and J. Atkins. 2010. The Hood Canal Steelhead Project: A watershed-scale experiment to assess the demographic, ecological, and genetic impacts of supplementation on natural steelhead populations.  Contributed poster presentation at the AFS Washington-British Columbia Chapter 2010 Annual General Meeting in Nanaimo, BC, 2-4 March 2010

 

Berejikian, B.A., L. Campbell, C.P. Tatara, M. Moore, and D Van Doornik. 2009. An ecosystem-scale view of the abundance and diversity of Hood Canal steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Contributed oral presentation at the Second Annual Northwest Fishery Science Center Science Symposium in Seattle, WA, 25 February 2009

 

Berejikian, B., L. Campbell, M. Moore, D. Van Doornik, and C. Tatara. 2009. Abundance, life history diversity and genetic structure of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Hood Canal, Washington. Invited oral presentation at the AFS Washington-British Columbia Chapter 2009 Annual General Meeting in Shelton, WA, 20-23 April 2009

 

Greene, C., C.P. Tatara, L. Kuehne, B.A. Berejikian, and P. Kiffney. 2009. Impacts of Reduced Stream Flow on Growth and Movement of Juvenile Steelhead in an Artificial Stream Channel. Contributed poster presentation at the Second Annual Northwest Fishery Science Center Science Symposium in Seattle, WA, 25 February 2009

 

Tatara, C.P. 2009. Monitoring steelhead smolt outmigration to support an ecosystem scale supplementation experiment in Hood Canal, Washington: pre-supplementation phase. Invited oral presentation at the Washington British Columbia Chapter American Fisheries Society Annual General Meeting in Shelton, WA, 20-23 April 2009

 

Greene, C., C. Tatara, L. Kuehne,, B. Berejikian, P. Kiffney, J. Atkins. 2009. Impacts of Reduced Stream Flow on Movement and Growth of Juvenile Steelhead in an Artificial Stream Channel. Invited poster presentation. Canada/Mexico/US Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management in Miami, FL, 14 May 2009

 

Tatara, C.P. 2009. Population abundance estimates for 2007-8 steelhead parr and smolt outmigrants in Hood Canal Rivers. Contributed oral presentation at the Hood Canal Steelhead Project meeting, Manchester, WA, 20 January 2009

 

Tatara, C.P., S.C. Riley, J.A. Scheurer, B.A. Berejikian. 2008. Environmental enrichment in steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) hatcheries: field evaluation of hatchery-wild interactions, survival, and net gain from supplementation. Contributed oral presentation at the World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture America 2008 annual meeting, Orlando, FL, 10-12 February 2008

 

Tatara, C.P. 2008. Population abundance estimates for 2007 steelhead parr and smolt outmigrants in Hood Canal rivers. Contributed oral presentation at the Hood Canal Steelhead Project meeting, Manchester, WA, 15 January 2008

 

Tatara, C.P., S.C. Riley, J.A. Scheurer, B.A. Berejikian. 2008. Supplementation using steelhead fry: performance, interactions with natural steelhead, and effects of enriched hatchery environments. Contributed oral presentation at the 11th Pacific Coast Steelhead Management Meeting, Boise, ID, 4-6 March 2008

 

Bush, R., B. Berejikian and C. Tatara. 2007. Hood Canal Steelhead Supplementation Study Spawning Ground Surveys and Embryo Collection Update. Contributed oral presentation at the NWFSC Manchester Research Station, Manchester, WA, November 2007

 

Tatara, C.P. 2007. A field evaluation of traditional and enriched hatchery rearing environments: effects on the behavior, growth, and survival of hatchery and natural juvenile steelhead. Contributed oral presentation at the North Pacific International Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Tacoma, WA, 7 June 2007

 

Tatara, C.P., S.C. Riley, J.A. Scheurer. 2005. Aggression, feeding, and territory size of hatchery and natural steelhead fry in two Washington streams. Contributed poster presentation at the 135th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Anchorage, AK, 11-15 September 2005

 

Tatara, C.P. 2005. Behavioral and ecological interactions between wild and hatchery steelhead fry. Invited oral presentation at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Resource Enhancement and Utilization Technologies Division Seminar, Manchester, WA, 1 September 2005

 

Tatara, C.P. 2002. Effects of altered environments on fish populations: a case study of mercury contamination. Invited oral presentation at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Manchester Research Station, Manchester, WA, January 2002

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, and M. Mulvey. 2001. Genotype and response to acute and chronic mercury exposure in populations of eastern mosquitofish. Invited oral presentation at the Department of Zoology/Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 9 April 2001

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, and M. Mulvey. 1999. Influence of genotype on individual response of Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) to acute mercury exposure and on population response to chronic mercury exposure. Dissertation defense seminar at the Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 29 October 1999

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, and M. Mulvey. 1999. Influence of genotype on individual response of Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) to acute mercury exposure and on population response to chronic mercury exposure. Dissertation defense seminar at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC, 27 October 27 1999

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, and M. Mulvey. 1999. Genotype effects on susceptibility during acute toxicant exposure and adaptation to contaminated environments in Eastern mosquitofish. Invited oral presentation at the Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, MO, 26 August 1999

 

Tatara, C.P., M. Mulvey, and M.C. Newman. 1998. Genetic and demographic responses of mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) populations exposed to mercury for multiple generations. Contributed poster presentation at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; 19th Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 15-19 November 1998

 

Newman, M.C., J.T. McCloskey, and C.P. Tatara. 1998. Using metal-ligand binding characteristics to predict metal toxicity: Quantitative Ion Character - Activity Relationships (QICARs). Contributed oral presentation at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; 19th Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 15-19 November 1998

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, J.T. McCloskey, and P.L. Williams. 1997. Predicting relative toxicity of metals with ion characteristics: Caenorhabditis elegans LC50. Contributed poster presentation at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; 18th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 16-20 November 1997

 

Newman, M.C., J.T. McCloskey, and C.P. Tatara. 1997. Predicting intermetal trends and interactions with metal-ligand binding characteristics. Invited oral presentation at the meeting on Current Issues on Chemical Mixtures. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO, 11-13 August 1997

 

Tatara, C.P., J.T. McCloskey, M.C. Newman, and P.L. Williams. 1997. Predicting the relative toxicity of metal ions using ion characteristics: Microtox bioluminescence assay and Caenorhabditis elegans median effect concentrations. Contributed oral presentation at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; Seventh Annual Meeting of SETAC-Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6-10 April 1997

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, J.T. McCloskey, and P.L. Williams. 1996. Predictive models for relative toxicity of divalent metal ions: Caenorhabditis elegans LC50. Contributed oral presentation at the Ecology Graduate Student Research Symposium. Institute of Ecology, Athens, GA, 1996

 

Tatara, C.P., M.C. Newman, J.T. McCloskey, and P.L. Williams. 1996. Predictive models for relative toxicity of divalent metal ions: Caenorhabditis elegans LC50. Contributed poster presentation at the American Society for Testing and Materials; Sixth Symposium on Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Modeling and Risk Assessment. Orlando, FL, 15-18 April 1996