About ICF

Eric Chapman

Senior Fisheries Biologist, Fish and Aquatic Sciences
Eric has over two decades of experience as a research fisheries biologist.
Eric has over two decades of experience as a research fisheries biologist. He began his career working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Maine Department of Marine Resources, studying Atlantic salmon and American eels. He also worked with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in the Sacramento/San Joaquin watersheds for over 13 years before joining our team. While serving as a lab manager at UC Davis, Eric managed many large research projects focusing on the ecology of Endangered Species Act-listed species, including spring-run Chinook salmon and green sturgeon. He has studied the biology, movement behavior, and survival of fish using biotelemetry and other fisheries techniques.
Areas of expertise
  • Willmes, M., E.E. Jacinto, L.S. Lewis, J. Glessner, J.A. Hobbs, P.M. Moyle, and E.D. Chapman. (2020). Diversity of natal origin in pioneering fall-run Chinook Salmon in a small restored watershed in California. Accepted in Fisheries https://doi.org/10.1002/FSH.10516
  • Singer, G.P., E.D. Chapman, A.J. Ammann, A.P. Klimley, A.L. Rypel, and N.A. Fangue. (2020). Historic Drought Influences Outmigration Dynamics of Juvenile Fall- and Spring-Run Chinook Salmon. Environ Biol Fish 103, 543-559 DOI 10.1007/s10641-020-00975-8
  • Miller, E.A., G.P. Singer, M.L. Peterson, E.D. Chapman, M.E. Johnston, M.J. Thomas, R.D. Battleson, M. Gingras, and A.P. Klimley. (2020). Spatio-temporal distribution of Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) and White Sturgeon (Asipenser transmontanus) in the San Francisco Estuary and Sacramento River, California. Environ Biol Fish 103, 577-603 DOI 10.1007/s10641-020-00972-x
  • Michel, C.J., A.J. Ammann, S.T. Lindley, P.T. Sandstrom, E.D. Chapman, M.J. Thomas, G.P. Singer, A.P. Klimley, and R. Bruce MacFarlane. (2015). Chinook salmon outmigration survival in wet and dry years in California's Sacramento River. Can J Fish Aquat Sci, 72(11): 1749-1759.
  • Wyman, M.T., Thomas, M.J., McDonald, R.R., Hearn, A.R., Battleson, R.D., Chapman, E.D., Kinzel, P., Minear, J.T., Mora, E.A., Nelson, J.M., Pagel, M.D., and Klimley, A.P. (2017). Fine-scale habitat selection of green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) within three spawning locations in the Sacramento River, CA. Can J Fish Aquat Sci, 75(5): 779-791
  • Chapman, E.D., Hearn, A.R., Michel, C.J., Ammann, A.J., Lindley, S.T., Thomas, M.J., Sandstrom, P.T., Singer, G.P., Peterson, M.L., MacFarlane, R.B., and Klimley, A.P. (2012). Diel movements of out-migrating Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) smolts in the Sacramento/San Joaquin watershed. Environ Biol Fish, 96, 273-286DOI: 10.1007/s10641-012-0001-x