Andrea Fuller

Vice President & Senior Biologist

Andrea Fuller is a Senior Biologist with more than 25 years of experience, and is a Principal of FISHBIO. Andrea has managed and implemented numerous salmonid survival and behavioral studies, as well as long-term monitoring projects in Central Valley watersheds. Her experience encompass all aspects of study design, permitting, field sampling, data analysis, and data management. She regularly synthesizes her knowledge and experience with Central Valley fisheries to provide recommendations for water resource management to support healthy fish populations. Andrea is skilled in coordinating and liaising among diverse groups of stakeholders, including researchers, resource managers, and policy makers.

Andrea’s field sampling experience includes monitoring with rotary screw traps, seines, fyke nets, and electrofishing; operation of portable resistance board weirs with Riverwatcher infra-red fish counters; and mark-recapture and telemetry studies. She has been certified by the United States Geological Survey for surgical implantation of acoustic tags, and has implemented logistics and quality control for various fish acoustic tagging studies. Andrea has authored or co-authored multiple technical reports pertaining to fisheries monitoring efforts, and provides advisory services to a variety of clients on Bay-Delta water resource and fishery issues.

Featured Projects

Selected Reports and Publications

Eschenroeder, J.C., M.L. Peterson, M. Hellmair, T.J. Pilger, D. Demko, and A. Fuller. 2022. Counting the parts to understand the whole: Rethinking monitoring of steelhead in California’s Central Valley. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 20(1). DOI: 10.15447/sfews.2022v20iss1art2

Peterson, M.L., D.J. Lee, J. Montgomery, M. Hellmair, A. Fuller, and D. Demko. 2020. Stability in reproductive timing and habitat usage of Chinook salmon across six years of varying environmental conditions and abundance. Fisheries Management and Ecology 2020;00: 1–18. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12421

Pilger, T., M. Peterson, D. Lee, A. Fuller, and D. Demko. 2019. Evaluation of long-term mark-recapture data for estimating abundance of juvenile fall-run Chinook salmon on the Stanislaus River from 1996 to 2017. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 17. DOI: 10.15447/sfews.2019v17iss1art4

Hellmair, M., M. Peterson, B. Mulvey, K. Young, J. Montgomery, and A. Fuller. 2018. Physical Characteristics Influencing Nearshore Habitat Use by Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Sacramento River, California. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38:12. DOI:10.1002/nafm.10201

Peterson, M.L., A.N. Fuller, and D. Demko. 2017. Environmental factors associated with the upstream migratory activity of fall-run Chinook salmon in a regulated river. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37: 78-93. DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2016.1240120

Buchanan, R. A., J.R. Skalski , P.L. Brandes, and A. Fuller. 2013. Route Use and Survival of Juvenile Chinook Salmon through the San Joaquin River Delta, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 33:1, 216-229. DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2012.728178

Ainsley, S., M. Palmer, A. Fuller. 2011. Comments pertaining to the United States Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources’ April 22, 2011, Draft Program Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. Prepared by FISHBIO on behalf of the San Joaquin River Group Authority. September 21, 2011.

Sonke, C. and A. Fuller. 2011. Review of Juvenile Salmon Data from the San Joaquin River Tributaries to the South Delta during January through June, 2010 in 2010 Annual Technical Report on Implementation and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan (VAMP). Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority. Prepared for the California Water Resources Control Board in compliance with D-1641.

Snider, S., S. Ainsley, M. Palmer, A. Fuller. 2011. Comments on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s September 29, 2010, 10(a)1(A), Enhancement of Species Permit Application for the Reintroduction of Central Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon into the San Joaquin River. Prepared by FISHBIO on behalf of the San Joaquin River Group Authority. February 28, 2011.

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