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Yoichiro Kanno, PhD.


Assistant Professor in Stream Ecology Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Contact Info

Phone: 970-491-5145   Office: 1474 Campus Delivery

Email:   Lab:


Areas of Interest

 Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation EcologyFish Ecology Natural Resources ManagmentRiverscape Ecology


Dr. Kanno is a stream fish ecologist with a broad interest in conservation and management of aquatic biota and ecosystems in our increasingly human-dominated landscape. He is originally from Tokyo, Japan and obtained a Ph.D. degree in natural resources management at University Connecticut, and held a faculty position at Clemson University prior to coming to Colorado State University. Throughout his career, he has studied patterns of aquatic biodiversity and processes that sustain them, which are often impacted by anthropogenic activities. In pursuit of answers for sustainability, he has studied streams with a focus on fishes, ranging in topics from genetics, behavior, population dynamics to ‘riverscape’ ecology. In Colorado he will conduct work on similar conservation ecology themes in a wide range of areas from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains streams. Dr. Kanno teaching assignment includes courses in fish conservation and ecology.