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Andrew L. Rypel, Ph.D.

Andrew L. Rypel, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology at UC Davis, the Peter B. Moyle and California Trout Endowed Chair in coldwater fish ecology, and an associate director at the Center for Watershed Sciences.  His research lab is geared towards understanding effects of ecological change on fish…

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Paul Buttner

Paul Buttner is Project Manager, and has served as Manager of Environmental Affairs at the California Rice Commission since 2001 leading wildlife conservation. He has nearly 30 years of environmental resources management and public policy experience. He previously worked at Resource Management International and Cargill.

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Jennifer Kronk

Meet Jennifer Kronk. She is UC Davis Graduate with a BS in Biological Sciences and emphasis on Marine/Aquatic Biology.  Jennifer works with CalTrout as an Independent Contractor and assists with field data collection, management and analysis on the California Ricelands Salmon Habitat Project.

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Mike DeWit

Mike DeWit is the grower who is managing the winter flooding for the Ricelands Salmon Habitat Pilot Project.  A Cal Poly graduate, Mike and his wife Trucie own and operate Cobra Farms and he has farmed rice in Sacramento and Yolo Counties for 30 years.  Mike is a Board Member on both the California Rice Commission and the California Ricelands Waterbird…

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Jacob Montgomery

Jacob Montgomery is a project manager for California Trout’s Central Valley region. Jacob earned his MS in Ecology from UC Davis with Peter Moyle studying aquatic food webs in the Delta and Suisun Marsh. He has spent his last three winters in flooded rice fields working on the Nigiri project and on the Fish Food…

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Rachelle Tallman

Meet Rachelle Tallman, a graduate student at UC Davis. Rachelle will be leading the bulk of the science program, under the direction of Associate Professor Andrew Rypel, within the Department of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology at University of California, Davis.

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Meet the core project team (from left to right) and their respective roles in the California Ricelands Salmon Habitat Project: Rachelle Tallman, Science Program Leader, UC Davis Jennifer Kronk, Assistant Science Advisor, California Trout Jacob Montgomery, Project Science Advisor, California Trout Associate Professor Andrew Rypel, Lead Scientist, UC Davis Paul Buttner, Project Manager, California Rice…

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