Ethan Gardner is a scientist with more than 3 years of experience in fisheries science, where he has worked in restoration, population monitoring, and research. His career in fisheries started with relocating beavers to create habitats for salmonids and moved to monitoring populations of steelhead and Chinook Salmon on the Salmon River. Since then, he has developed a diverse skill set in fish population monitoring, fish health evaluations and diagnostics, field sampling techniques, database management and analysis, and statistical modeling. His master’s thesis is focused on the effects of a parasite on juvenile Chinook Salmon within reservoirs and the rivers of the Willamette Basin in Oregon. His research involves field and laboratory components as well as statistical modeling.
Ethan received his Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Washington State University and his Master of Science in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and enjoys fishing, skiing, and camping.