Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Policy & Management
The overall goal of my research is to understand the factors influencing the persistence of fish populations. In particular, I focus on diversity within and among populations as a mechanism for stability. Much of my work focuses on Pacific salmon but I am expanding into other study systems as well.
Partial migration alters population ecology and food chain length: evidence from a salmonid fish. Kelson, S. J., Power, M.E., Finlay, J.C., and S. M. Carlson (2020): Ecosphere 11 (2): e03044
Temporal dynamics of migration‐linked genetic variation are driven by streamflows and riverscape permeability. Kelson, S.J., Miller, M.R., Thompson, T.Q., O'Rourke, S.M. & Carlson, S.M. (2020): Molecular Ecology 29 (5): 870-885
2020 (In Press)
Tributary confluences are dynamic thermal refuges for a juvenile salmonid in a warming river network. Wang, T., Kelson, S.J., Greer, G., Thompson, S.E., and S.M. Carlson (2020): River Research and Applications
Evaluating definitions of salmonid thermal refugia using in situ measurements in the Eel River, Northern California . Greer, G., Carlson, S.M, and Thompson, S.E. (2019): Ecohydrology
Do precipitation extremes drive growth and migration timing of a Pacific salmonid fish in Mediterranean‐climate streams?. Kelson, S.J. & Carlson, S.M. (2019): Ecosphere
Do genomics and sex predict migration in a partially migratory salmonid fish, Oncorhynchus mykiss?. Kelson, S.J., Miller, M.R., Thompson, T.Q., O'Rourke, S.M., & Carlson S.M. (2019): Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
High Time for Conservation: Adding the Environment to the Debate on Marijuana Liberalization. Carah, J., Howard, J., Thompson, S.E., Short Gianotti, A.G., Bauer, S., Carlson, S.M., Dralle, D.N., Gabriel, M.W., Hulette, L., Johnson, B., Knight, C., Kupferberg, S., Martin, S., Naylor, R., Power, M.E. (2015): BioScience (Advance Access)
The Thirsty Eel: Summer and Winter Flow Thresholds that Tilt the Eel River of Northwestern California from Salmon-Supporting to Cyanobacterially Degraded States. Power, M.E., Bouma-Gregson, K., Higgins, P. and Carlson, S.M. (2015): Copeia 1:200-211.
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Eel River Critical Zone Observatory Annual Report 2019. Dietrich, W., Bishop, J., Carlson, S., Power M., Thompson, S. (2019): NSF Award #1331940
Eel River Critical Zone Observatory Annual Report 2018. Dietrich, W., Bishop, J., Carlson, S., Power M., Thompson, S. (2018): NSF Award #1331940
Eel River Critical Zone Observatory Annual Report 2017. Dietrich, W., Bishop, J., Carlson, S., Power M., Thompson, S. (2017): NSF Award #1331940
Eel River Critical Zone Observatory Annual Report 2016. Dietrich, W. (2016): Eel River CZO, UC Berkeley
Eel River Critical Zone Observatory Annual Report 2015. Dietrich, W. (2015): Eel River CZO, UC Berkeley
The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory: exploring how the critical zone will mediate watershed currencies and ecosystem response in a changing environment. Dietrich, WE, JK Bishop, SM Carlson, ME Power, and S Thompson (2013): NSF Proposal
29 Jul 2015 - Eel River CZO ecohydrologist Sally Thompson and ecologists Stephanie Carlson and Mary Power worked with The Nature Conservancy to explore the...