Dr. Philip Roni has 25 years of experience as a fisheries research scientist and
manages the Northwest science team for Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS). Prior to joining
CFS, Dr. Roni led the Watershed Program at the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
where he directed more than 20 scientists conducting habitat research. He has conducted
research on stream restoration, salmon life history and migration, impacts of forestry
and hydropower operations on aquatic biota, effectiveness of fish sampling techniques,
and the identification of essential habitats for sensitive aquatic species. Phil focuses
on designing, implementing and completing, and publishing definitive studies to address
pressing questions related to protection, management and restoration of aquatic systems.
His research for the last 20 years has concentrated on planning, prioritization, and
evaluation of various watershed restoration techniques.
Dr. Roni has published numerous papers on restoration, including the comprehensive books
"Stream and Watershed Restoration: a guide to restoring riverine processes and habitat"
(2013 Wiley-Blackwell) and "Monitoring Stream and Watershed Restoration" (2005 American
Fisheries Society). Recent ongoing large research projects include estimating salmonid
egg-to-fry survival, evaluating the effectiveness of large regional restoration programs,
and fish response to whole watershed restoration. He received a Presidential Early Career
Award (2004) from the US President and a Certificate of Achievement (2012) from the
AFS for his contributions to restoration science. He has both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees
from the University of Washington where he is an Affiliate Assistance Professor and
teaches courses on watershed restoration.