William Eldridge, Ph.D.

200 200 Stroud Water Research Center

[ALUMNUS] Adjunct Research Scientist

Interests and Expertise

My research is concerned with understanding and conserving the genetic diversity that is necessary for fish —from individuals to species and entire populations — to adapt to changing environments, thus ensuring their long-term survival.


  • Ph.D., Fishery Sciences (Certificate in Environmental Management), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • M.S., Fisheries, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • B.S., Biology, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Research Scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 2014–2016.
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 2008–2014.
  • Lecturer, University of Washington, Tacoma, Washington, 2007.
  • Fishery Geneticist II, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Olympia, Washington, 2000–2003.
  • Scientific Consultant, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation, Bothell, Washington, 2000.


Fish growth, physiological stress, and tissue condition in response to rate or temperature change during cool or warm diel thermal cycles

Eldridge, W.H., B.W. Sweeney, and J.M.Law. 2015. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 72(10):1527-1537.

A preliminary water quality study of the Rio Sierpe and its tributaries (Costa Rica)

Arscott, D.B., W. Eldridge, and B.W. Sweeney. 2010. Prepared for the Blue Moon Foundation. Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, Pennsylvania. 

Genetic consequences of size-selective fishing: implications for viability of Chinook salmon in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Region of Alaska

Hard, J., W. Eldridge, and K. Naish. 2009. Pages 759–780 in Sustainability of the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim salmon fisheries. C.C. Krueger and C. E. Zimmerman (editors). Pacific salmon: ecology and management of western Alaska’s populations. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

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