Gabe Rossi

Gabe Rossi

CalTrout-UC Berkeley Coastal Rivers Ecologist



rossfactor@berkeley.edu


Biography

Gabe Rossi joins CalTrout as a Coastal Rivers Ecologist. His studies include the ecology of pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus) and their recovery. Gabe’s research focuses on how juvenile salmon behavior and their life history respond to river food webs, streamflow, and physical habitat. He consults with several environmental flow working groups in California and serves on SWRCB expert panels for the Eel River. Previously, Gabe was employed as a fisheries hydrologist with McBain Associates – Applied River Sciences, focusing on environmental flow assessments to quantify the timing, duration, magnitude, and frequency of streamflows necessary to recover and sustain anadromous salmonids in projects across northern California. Over 12 years as an aquatic ecologist, I have worked with state and federal regulators, municipalities, water districts, Native American tribes, agricultural interests, and NGOs to navigate the complex ecological and human factors that influence the recovery of healthy river ecosystems, and resilient wild salmon populations.