Dana Lee

Fisheries Biologist

Dana Lee is a fisheries biologist with extensive research experience in California, Oregon, the Mekong Basin, and Central America. Dana has served as project lead on a variety of fisheries research projects, including developing a fisheries management plan in Lao PDR. He has participated in entrainment assessments, population and habitat surveys, and fish behavior studies. Dana assists in study design, statistical analysis, and drafting project proposals, has led a number of desktop reviews, and regularly synthesizes information in technical memoranda to guide management decisions for various clients.

Dana has conducted research using PIT tagging, electrofishing (boat and backpack), seining, snorkel surveys, gillnetting, fyke nets and traps, weir and rotary screw traps, and spawning surveys. He is also proficient in all aspects of DIDSON/ARIS sonar camera operation, monitoring, and data analysis. Dana has performed water quality sampling, channel assessments, habitat mapping and assessments, and macroinvertebrate sampling. He has a degree in environmental science from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked previously as a fisheries technician for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Featured Projects

Selected Reports and Publications

Lee, D., J.C. Eschenroeder, L.J Baumgartner, B. Chan, S. Chandra, S. Chea, S. Chea, C. Chhut, E. Everest, R. Hom, K. Heng, S. Lovgren, S. Ounboundisane, W. Robinson, L. Seat, S. Soth, and Z.S. Hogan. 2023. World Heritage, Hydropower, and Earth’s Largest Freshwater Fish. Water, 15(10), 1936. DOI: 10.3390/w15101936

Loury, E.K., V.L. Elliott, S.M. Ainsley, I.G. Baird, L.J. Baumgartner, S. Chhuoy, D.J. Lee, P.B. Ngor, B. Touch, A.V. Vu, and Z.S. Hogan, Z.S. 2021. Priority knowledge needs for management of migratory fish species in Cambodia. Fisheries Management and Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12483

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

Keegan, T. and D. Lee. 2018. Sears Point restoration project fisheries monitoring: results of ARIS camera and traditional sampling surveys. Prepared for Ducks Unlimited.

Lee, D.J. and C. Zöckler. 2017. Aquatic habitats in the Ayeyarwady Basin and their biodiversity. Report prepared by Fauna and Flora International for the SOBA project “Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment.” National Water Resources Committee, Yangon, Myanmar, 48 pages.

Lee, D.J. and S.A. Zipper 2015. Integrated fisheries monitoring plan for the Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company. Prepared by FISHBIO for Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company.

Ainsley, S., Lee, D.J., Hellmair, M., Sonke, C., S.A. Zipper. 2015. Analysis of the downstream river fisheries monitoring data collected by the Fisheries Management and Monitoring Plan. Prepared by FISHBIO for the Theun-Hinboun Power Company.

Lee, D.J. and S. Ounboundisane, S. 2015. Field report on fish breeding stations, Fish Conservation Zones (FCZs), and fish passages in Xieng Khouang and Houaphanh Provinces. Prepared by FISHBIO for The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI).

Lee, D.J., Hellmair, M., and M.L. Peterson. 2015. Big Chico Creek 2014 fish population survey. Summary report. Chico, California.

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