Tiffani Marsh

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Voices from the Science Centers


Voices from the Science Centers is an oral history initiative dedicated to documenting the institutional knowledge of fisheries scientists and administrators in the labs of NOAA’s Fisheries Science Centers.

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Tiffani Marsh was born in Warren, Ohio in 1956. She received her B.A. in Zoology from Miami University. She began her career at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in 1990 studying salmon migration patterns. She is now a Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist in the Fish Ecology Division.

Interview contains discussions of: general duties and projects with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, juvenile salmon studies at the Lower Granite Dam in eastern Washington, projects along the Snake and Columbia rivers, collaborating with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Nez Perce indigenous tribes, use of dams for energy production and scientific research, changes in technology - specifically PIT technology and the future of the fisheries projects.

Tiffani Marsh provides a rich overview of her projects at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. She also discusses the future of salmon research and how her childhood dream of conducting science became a career.

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