Distinguished Professional Achievement Award – Dr. Nann Fangue

Dr. Nann Fangue is a recipient of the chapter’s Distinguished Professional Achievement Award. Dr. Fangue is a Professor at UC Davis and has led an accomplished and productive research laboratory at UC Davis since 2009. Since just 2018, the Fangue Lab and its colleagues have published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles concerning conservation physiology and the management of California fish species. Recent research in Dr. Fangue’s lab has included investigations into a wide range of topics such as the consequences of elevated temperatures on swimming activity, group structure, and predation of endangered delta smelt, the effects of LED lights on Chinook salmon smolt entrainment, habitat use and behavior of acoustically-tagged juvenile green sturgeon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the use of scutes in estimating the ages of white sturgeon, and the effects of climate change on Emerald rockcod in Antarctica. This research has been published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Fish Biology, Conservation Physiology, and Hydrobiology. Dr. Fangue also serves as the Chair of UC Davis’s Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology and teaches undergraduate classes in conservation biology and conservation physiology. She has advised over 50 graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduate researchers, and early-career professionals that have worked in her lab. The research conducted in Dr. Fangue’s laboratory has helped to inform management and conservation decisions in California.