Trey Simmons - Aquatic Ecologist

Trey during a fish survey in WRST
Trey conducting a survey of juvenile fish in a stream in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve.
Trey Simmons
Aquatic Ecologist
Central Alaska Network
4175 Geist Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
907-455-0666
Trey_simmons@nps.gov

Education
BA in biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley
MS in molecular genetics, University of California, San Francisco

Skills and Research Interests
Water quality, aquatic invertebrates, freshwater fish, use of environmental DNA for detection of aquatic species, methods for assessing ecological integrity in stream ecosystems, fluvial geomorphology, hydrology

Professional Experience
2005-present Aquatic Ecologist, Central Alaska Network, National Park Service
1999-2005 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University
1996-1999 Senior Research Associate, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1991-1996 Research Associate, Gladstone Institute for Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Activities and Memberships
U.S. Freshwater Expert Network, Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program, 2014 - present
President, Alaska Chapter of the American Water Resources Association, 2014-2016
Board Member, Alaska Chapter of the American Water Resources Association, 2013-2016
American Geophysical Union member
American Fisheries Society member
Society for Freshwater Science member
Association of Polar Early Career Scientists member
Arctic Research Consortium of the United States member

Publications
D. Menning, T. Simmons and S. Talbot (submitted). Detection of multiple fish species using environmental DNA: Primer design and database development. Conservation Genetics.

T. Simmons and C.P. Hawkins (in prep). Correlation between structural and functional metrics of stream ecological condition across multiple stressor gradients in the western United States.

T. Simmons (2017). Monitoring Stream Ecosystems in the Central Alaska Network: Protocol Narrative. Natural Resource Report NPS/CAKN/NRR—2017/1470. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

T. Simmons (2017). Monitoring Stream Ecosystems in the Central Alaska Network: Standard Operating Procedures Version 1.0. National Park Service, Fairbanks, Alaska.

T. Simmons (2017). Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Monitoring Program: 2016 Annual Report. National Park Service, Fairbanks, Alaska.

T. Simmons (2015). Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Monitoring Program: 2011 Annual Report. Natural Resource Report NPS/CAKN/NRR-2015/965. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

T. Simmons (2014). Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Monitoring Program: 2014 Annual Report. National Park Service, Fairbanks, Alaska.

T. Simmons (2013). Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Monitoring Program: 2013 Annual Report. National Park Service, Fairbanks, Alaska.

T. Simmons (2013). Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Monitoring Program: 2010 Annual Report. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/CAKN/NRTR-2013/727. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Arp, C. and T. Simmons (2012). Analyzing the impacts of off-road vehicle (ORV) trails on watershed processes in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Environmental Management 49: 751-766.

T. Simmons (2012). Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Monitoring Program: 2012 Annual Report. National Park Service, Fairbanks, Alaska.

T. Simmons (2011). Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Monitoring Program: 2009 Annual Report. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/CAKN/NRTR-2011/454. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

T. Simmons (2010). Implementation of a GRTS survey design for monitoring the impacts of climate change on aquatic resources in Alaskan national parks. In H. Toniolo, editor, Managing Water Resources and Development in a Changing Climate, American Water Resources Association, Middleburg, Virginia.

T. Simmons (2010). The CAKN flowing waters program: a multi-tiered approach to ecological monitoring in Alaskan national parks. Pages 309-312 in S. Weber, editor, Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2009 GWS Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. The George Wright Society, Hancock, Michigan.

T. Simmons (2010). Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Monitoring Program: 2008 Annual Report. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/CAKN/NRTR-2010/310. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

T. Simmons (2009). Long Lake Weir Operations Protocol, Central Alaska Network, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Natural Resources Report NPS/CAKN/NRR-2009/114. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

T. Simmons (2009). Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Monitoring Program: 2007 Annual Report. Natural Resources Technical Report NPS/CAKN/NRTR-2009/218. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

T. Simmons (2009). Protocol Development and Biological and Physical Characterization of Streams in WRST: Results of the 2006 Central Alaska Network Flowing Waters Pilot Study. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/CAKN/NRTR-2009/217. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources & Utah Wolf Working Group (2005). Utah Wolf Management Plan. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Publication #05-17, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Salt Lake City, Utah. 81 pages. One of 18 coauthors.

T. Simmons, J. D. Ostermiller and C. P. Hawkins (2004). Synoptic Review of River Invertebrate Data and Initial Development of a Monitoring Protocol for the Greater Yellowstone Network Inventory and Monitoring Program. Report for the Greater Yellowstone Inventory and Monitoring Network, Bozeman, Montana. 125 pages.

T. A. Switalski, T. Simmons, S. L. Duncan, A. S. Chavez and R. H. Schmidt (2002). Wolves in Utah: an analysis of potential impacts and recommendations for management. Volume X in the Natural Resources and Environmental Issues Series, S.J. and Jesse E. Quinney Natural Resources Research Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. 54 pages.

G. McDermott, T. Simmons, A. Gupta, N. Khlebtsova and T. Earnest (1998). Membrane protein crystallization at the Advanced Light Source. In Advanced Light Source Compendium of User Abstracts and Technical Reports 1997. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

T. Simmons, Y. M. Newhouse, K. S. Arnold, T. L. Innerarity, and K. H. Weisgraber (1997). Human low density lipoprotein receptor fragment: successful refolding of a functionally active ligand-binding domain produced in Escherichia coli. Journal of Biological Chemistry 272:25531-25536.

L.M. Dong, S. Parkin, S.D. Trakhanov, B. Rupp, T. Simmons, K.S. Arnold, Y.M. Newhouse, T.L. Innerarity and K.H. Weisgraber (1996). Novel mechanism for defective receptor binding of apolipoprotein E2 in type III hyperlipoproteinemia. Nature Structural Biology 3:718-722.

L.M. Dong, C. Wilson, M.R. Wardell, T. Simmons, R.W. Mahley, K.H. Weisgraber and D.A. Agard (1994). Human apolipoprotein E: role of arginine 61 in mediating the lipoprotein preferences of the E3 and E4 isoforms. Journal of Biological Chemistry 269:22358-22365.

R. Parker, T. Simmons, E.O. Shuster, P.G. Siliciano and C. Guthrie (1988). Genetic analysis of small nuclear RNAs in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: viable sextuple mutant. Molecular and Cellular Biology 8:3150-3159.