Updates and thoughts from a fish ecologist


Updates and thoughts from a fish ecologist


A collection of Denise's work

In review:

Kimball, M. E., Connolly, R. M, Alford, S. B., Colombano, D. D., James, W. R., Kenworthy, M. D., Norris, G. S., … & Taylor, M. D. In review. Novel applications of technology for advancing tidal marsh ecology.

Peer-reviewed publications:

Colombano, D. D., Handley, T. B., O’Rear, T. A., Durand, J. R., & Moyle, P. B. (2021). Complex tidal marsh dynamics structure fish foraging patterns in the San Francisco Estuary. Estuaries and Coasts. Link

Colombano, D. D., Litvin, S. Y., Ziegler, S. L., Alford, S. B., Baker, R., Barbeau, M. A., Cebrian, J., Connolly, R. M., … & Waltham, N. J. (2021). Climate change implications for tidal marshes and food web linkages to estuarine and coastal nekton. Estuaries and Coasts. Link

Ziegler, S. L., Baker, R., Crosby, S. C., Colombano, D. D., Barbeau, M. A., Cebrian, J., … & Rozas, L. P. (2021). Geographic variation in salt marsh structure and function for nekton: a guide to finding commonality across multiple scales. Estuaries and Coasts Link

Baker, R., Taylor, M. D., Able, K. W., Beck, M. W., Cebrian, J., Colombano, D. D., … & Staver, L. W. (2020). Fisheries rely on threatened salt marshes. Science Link

Gilby, B. L., Weinstein, M. P., Baker, R., Cebrian, J., Alford, S. B., Chelsky, A., Colombano, D. D., … & Ziegler, S. L. (2020). Human actions alter tidal marsh seascapes and the provision of ecosystem services. Estuaries and Coasts Link

Colombano, D. D., Donovan, J. M., Ayers, D. E., O’Rear, T. A., & Moyle, P. B. (2020). Tidal effects on marsh habitat use by three fishes in the San Francisco Estuary. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 103: 605-623. Link

Colombano, D. D., Manfree, A. D., O’Rear, T. A., Durand, J. R., & Moyle, P. B. (2020). Estuarine-terrestrial habitat gradients enhance nursery function for resident and transient fishes in the San Francisco Estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 637: 141-157. Link

Weinersmith, K. L., Colombano, D. D., Bibian, A. J., Young, M. J., Sih, A., & Conrad, J. L. (2019). Diets of Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 17(1). Link

Young, M. J., Feyrer, F. V., Colombano, D. D., Conrad, J. L., & Sih, A. (2018). Fish-habitat relationships along the estuarine gradient of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: implications for habitat restoration. Estuaries and Coasts, 41(8), 2389-2409. Link

Conrad, J. L., Bibian, A. J., Weinersmith, K. L., De Carion, D., Young, M. J., Crain, P., … & Sih, A. (2016). Novel species interactions in a highly modified estuary: association of Largemouth Bass with Brazilian waterweed Egeria densa. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 145(2), 249-263. Link


Williamson, B. O., O’Rear, T., De Carion, D., Durand, J. R., & Moyle, P. B. (2016). Fishes of the Nurse-Denverton Complex: managed wetlands and tidal waterways in Suisun Marsh. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter. Link


Colombano, D. D. (2019). Tidal marsh habitat use by fishes in the San Francisco Estuary. PhD Dissertation, University of California, Davis. Link