Warner College of Natural Resources


Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology



Areas of Expertise

Fish passages

Christopher Myrick

Myrick’s main research areas are the design and evaluation of fish passage structures and fish barriers, to optimize structure designs, and management of invasive aquatic species.

In the Fish Physiological Ecology Laboratory, Myrick and his team use applied fish physiology research tools to solve current and future management challenges while actively training future cohorts of fish biologists and fish physiologists.

Myrick specializes in management of the ecological connectivity of aquatic systems through fish passage structure and fish barrier structure design and evaluation; management and mitigation of aquatic invasive species; and improvement of the culture and handling of fishes, including threatened and endangered species.

Myrick received his B.S. in resource management from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in physiological ecology of fishes from the University of California, Davis.