College of Natural Resources
Campus Locations: Moscow
Department of Fish & Wildlife
Assistant Unit Leader, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
With UI Since 1981
Ph.D., Fisheries Biology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A. Smith College, Biological Sciences, 1973
University of California, Santa Cruz, Biology 1969
Effects of altered ecosystems on the aquatic populations within them
Studies of emerging diseases
Understanding and quantifying the fate and risks of introduced and invasive species in ecosystems
Understanding the risks and benefits of fish culture and aquaculture in natural resources
I have been a practicing professional in aquatic and fisheries biology for several decades and enjoy working on research and with students. I have served on the graduate committees of more than 40 students enrolled at the University of Idaho. I enjoy the challenging research in fisheries science and the perspective of the ecosystem. I was born in Southern California and have always been interested and engaged in outdoor activities. My personal interest in aquatic biology was kindled when I was an undergraduate student in Northern California. I have been lucky to find good academic mentors throughout my career. Aside from my work, I enjoy fishing, gardening, live music and drama.
- Anlauf, K. A., and C. M. Moffitt. 2010. Modelling of landscape variables at multiple extents to predict fine sediments and suitable habitat for Tubifex tubifex in a stream system. Freshwater Biology 55: 794–805.
- Cassinelli, J. and C. M. Moffitt. 2010. Growth and physiology of selected desert and montane adapted populations of redband trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:339–352.
- Bruce, R. L., and C. M. Moffitt. 2010. Quantifying risks of volitional consumption of New Zealand mudsnails by steelhead and rainbow trout. Aquaculture Research 41:552-558
- Haro, A. J., K. L. Smith, R. A. Rulifson, C.M. Moffitt, R. J. Klauda, M. J. Dadswell, R. A. Cunjak, J. E. Cooper, K. L. Beal, and T. S. Avery, editors. 2009. Challenges for diadromous fishes in a dynamic environment. Symposium 66. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda. MD.
- Bruce, R. L., C. M. Moffitt, and B. Dennis. 2008. Survival and passage of ingested New Zealand mudsnails through the intestinal tract of rainbow trout. Submitted to North American Journal of Aquaculture.
- Colvin, M. E., and C. M. Moffitt. 2008. Evaluation of irrigation canal networks to assess stream connectivity in a watershed. River Research and Applications.
- Cajas Cano, L., and C. M. Moffitt. 2008. Comparing Footprints of Trout and Beef Production. World Aquaculture 39 (3): 10-13; 70-72.
* See CV for full list of publications, awards and projects.
- Mentor, Water footprints and sustainability. Water of the West REU student intern, Anthony Lopez. 2008.
- Hoist Student mentor research on invasive species, Kristine Atto. June – July 2008.
- Control of New Zealand Mudsnails in Hatcheries. 1.5 d workshop, Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, and Hagerman National Fish Hatchery, 13-14 May 2008.
- Summer Intern mentor. Research Experience for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation. One undergraduate intern, Kala Hamilton. 2007.
- Control of NZMS in Hatcheries. Workshop for Interested Partners. Sponsored by USFWS, and U of Idaho Coop Research Unit. 4-5 May 2006.
- AFS Enhancement of Value Retreat, 8 September, Lake Placid. American Fisheries Society Governing Board Retreat Leader. 2006.
- American Fisheries Society's Emmeline Moore Prize for career achievement in the promotion of demographic diversity, September 2010.
- US Geological Survey Headquarters Diversity Award, October 2009.
- Idaho Chapter American Fisheries Society, Outstanding Mentor Award, 2008-09.
- College of Natural Resources, Outstanding Advisor. 2008.
- University of Idaho, Candidate for U of Idaho Supervisor of the Year – Human Resources.
- University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence as Mentor for Outstanding Graduate Student John Cassinell, 2007.
- USGS, Star Award, For maintaining active research and outreach programs, 2006.