Select Pubs

  • *=student author
  • Beauchamp, D.A., C.M. Baldwin*, J.L. Vogel*, and C.P. Gubala. 1999. Estimating diel, depth-specific foraging with a visual encounter rate model for pelagic piscivores. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56(Supplement 1): 128-139.
  • Beauchamp, D. A., and J. J. Van Tassell*. 2001. Modeling trophic interactions of bull trout in Lake Billy Chinook, Oregon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:204-216.
  • Ruzycki*, J. R., D. A. Beauchamp, and D. L. Yule. 2003. Effects of introduced lake trout on native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake. Ecological Applications 13:23-37.
  • Mazur*, M. M., and D. A. Beauchamp. 2003. A comparison of visual prey detection among species of piscivorous salmonids: effects of light and low turbidities. Environmental Biology of Fishes 67:397-405.
  • Beauchamp, D. A., C.J. Sergeant*, M. M. Mazur*, J. M. Scheuerell, D. E. Schindler, M. D. Scheuerell, K. L. Fresh, D. E. Seiler, and T. P. Quinn. 2004. Temporal-spatial dynamics of early feeding demand and food supply of sockeye salmon fry in Lake Washington. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:1014-1032.
  • Cross*, A. D., D. A. Beauchamp, J. H. Moss*, K. W. Myers, J. L. Armstrong, J. L. Boldt, N. D. Davis, L. J. Haldorson, and R V. Walker. 2005. Modeling bioenergetics of juvenile pink salmon in Prince William Sound and the coastal Gulf of Alaska. Deep Sea Research II 52:347-370.
  • Duffy*, E. J., D. A. Beauchamp, R. M. Buckley. 2005. Early marine life history of juvenile Pacific salmon in two regions of Puget Sound. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 64:94-107.
  • Moss*, J. H., D. A. Beauchamp, A. D. Cross*, K. Myers, J. M. Murphy, and E. V. Farley Jr. 2005. Evidence for size-selective mortality after the first summer of ocean growth by pink salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:1313-1322.

Prospective graduate students may contact this person about availability as a faculty advisor.

I conduct and coordinate research on fisheries resources with staff in the Washington Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, other faculty at the University of Washington, cooperating state and federal agencies (Washington Departments of Ecology, Fish and Wildlife, and Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service), and other organizations.

My research program focuses on predator-prey interactions, bioenergetics modeling, behavioral ecology, distribution, growth, population dynamics, and food web dynamics, primarily in large lakes, estuarine, and marine systems. Our investigations quantitatively examine factors limiting populations of interest, including resident and anadromous salmon and trout like bull trout, salmon, kokanee, sport fishes, native fish communities, species introductions, hatchery stocking practices, and re-establishment of resident or anadromous fishes. Our approach combines fisheries-limnological and oceanographic sampling, lab/field experiments, and modeling within a spatial, temporal, and life-stage-specific framework to address basic questions in aquatic ecology and critical issues relating to management and conservation of sensitive species, harvestable species, hatchery-wild species interactions, and ecosystem function in response to natural or human-induced environmental change.

Some current investigations include an examination of climate change effects on distribution, energetics, growth and survival of pink salmon the Gulf of Alaska; investigating the early marine life history, temporal distribution, trophic interactions, growth and survival of salmon in Puget Sound; food web dynamics, growth, survival, distribution, and contaminant bio-accumulation of resident and anadromous fish in large lakes; development and application of visual foraging models for piscivorous and planktivorous fishes.