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David Thomas, M.S.

David Thomas, M.S.

Fisheries Biologist
dave@robertson-bryan.com

Mr. David Thomas is a fisheries biologist and water quality specialist with over 15 years of experience researching relationships between fish assemblages, macroinvertebrate communities, and instream habitat. His primary areas of expertise and interest include designing and implementing baseline evaluations of instream habitat, fish assemblages, and benthic macroinvertebrate communities; conducting Endangered Species Act consultations; conducting fish passage and fish screen evaluations; preparing and evaluating aquatic habitat restoration plans; and preparing CEQA/NEPA assessments of potential impacts to aquatic resources. Dave has considerable knowledge and experience in the design and implementation of field studies for aquatic resources using a wide variety of methods, including rapid bioassessment protocols to survey stream invertebrate communities and habitat, monitoring of fish abundance and distribution using hydroacoustic technologies and mark-recapture, and studies of fish movement using telemetry. Dave is also experienced in database design, statistical analyses, geospatial analyses using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), design and implementation of water quality sampling programs for municipal dischargers, and he has additional expertise in the areas of aquatic toxicity.