Megan has been a part of the behavioral ecology team at the NWFSC since 2006. Previously, her graduate research at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR focused on defining essential fish habitat for juvenile lingcod. Her first experience in fisheries was a laboratory job at the USGS Columbia River Research Laborary performing assays to measure immune response of hatchery fish to feed additives.
Megan currently works primarily on the Hood Canal Steelhead Project, which measures the effect of supplementation on depressed steelhead populations in three treatment streams feeding into the Hood Canal. Other research includes quantifying behavior and estimating early marine surival rates of steelhead smolts in Hood Canal and Puget Sound using acoustic telemetry and mark-recapture methods.