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Eriek Hansen

Associate Professor of Biology

Contact Information

Wubben Hall and Science Center 211K

970.248.1562

erihansen@coloradomesa.edu

Education

PhD, University of Wyoming
MS, Utah State University
BS, Utah State University

Biography

Eriek S. Hansen, PhD, received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Utah State University before going on to earn his PhD from the University of Wyoming. His research interests focus on fish and aquatic ecology with research ranging from physiological experiments to large scale riparian restoration projects. He is a researcher at the Forensic Investigation Research Station investigating techniques for estimating time of death in human remains. He is an adviser for the Fish and Wildlife Club and teaches General Human Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Fish Biology and Freshwater Ecology.

Selected Publications

Hansen, E. S. 2013. Temporal Variations in Riverine Fish Habitat and the Potential Responses of Fish. Doctor of Philosophy dissertation. University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Hansen, E. S., and P. Budy. 2011. The potential of passive stream restoration to improve stream and riparian habitat and minimize the impact of disease on fish A short-term assessment. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(2)573-588.

Budy, P., G. P. Thiede, P. McHugh, E. S. Hansen, and J. Wood. 2008. Exploring the relative influence of biotic interactions and environmental conditions on the abundance and distribution of exotic brown trout (Salmo trutta) in a high mountain stream. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 17554-566.

Hansen, E. S. 2007. Evaluating the effectiveness of passive stream restoration for improving native fish health and minimizing the impacts of disease. Master's thesis. Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Andersen, M. E., C. J. Keleher, J. E. Rasmussen, E. S. Hansen, P. D. Thompson, D. W. Speas, M. D. Routledge, and T. N. Hedrick 2007. Status of June sucker in Utah Lake and refuges in M. J. Brouder and J. A. Scheurer, editors. Status, distribution, and conservation of native freshwater fishes of western North America a symposium proceedings. American Fisheries Society Symposium 53, Bethesda, Maryland.

Connor, M., C. Baigent, and E. S. Hansen. 2017. Testing the use of pigs as human proxies in decompositions studies. Journal of Forensic Sciences, DOI-10.1111/1556-4029.13727.Hansen, E. S., C. Baigent, S. I. Reck, and M. Connor. 2018. Bioelectrical impedance as a technique for estimating postmortem interval. Journal of Forensic Sciences 62(4): 1186-1190.

Hansen, E. S., C. Baigent, S. I. Reck, and M. Connor. 2018. Bioelectrical impedance as a technique for estimating postmortem interval. Journal of Forensic Sciences 62(4): 1186-1190.

Hansen, E. S. and F. J. Rahel. 2015. Fish energy use among fluctuating and constant thermal regimes simulating winter conditions in rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144: 990-997.