James Helfield

Associate Professor


Research Interests

My research focuses on rivers and riparian forests. I am especially interested in processes affecting the habitat and ecology of Pacific salmon and trout, and the ways in which these processes respond to and recover from anthropogenic stress. A recurring theme in my work is the interconnectedness and interdependence of rivers and their surrounding watersheds, and the need for habitat restoration strategies to recognize these linkages.

Teaching Schedule

ESCI 429: W 8:00-11:50, ES 331/322 ESCI 429/529: R 1:00-4:50, ES, 331/322