Michael Bogan

Assistant Professor - School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Adaptation projects:

  • Of farmers and fish: balancing salmon populations, aquatic biodiversity and water resource needs during drought (David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship)
  • Gila River Flow Needs Assessment (The Nature Conservancy)
  • Potential contributions of aerial and overland dispersal to community recovery in disturbed and restored streams

Selected publications:

  • Bogan, M.T., K.S. Boersma, D.A. Lytle, 2015. Resistance and resilience of invertebrate communities to seasonal and supraseasonal drought in arid-land headwater streams. Freshwater Biology, 60: 2547–2558.
  • Bogan, M.T., N. Noriega-Felix, S.L. Vidal-Aguilar, L.T. Findley,D.A. Lytle, O.G. Gutierrez-Ruacho, J.A. Alavarado-Castro, A. Varela-Romero, 2014. Biogeography and conservation of aquatic fauna in spring-fed tropical canyons of the southern Sonoran Desert, Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23: 2705-2748.
  • Bogan, M.T., and D.A. Lytle, 2011. Severe drought drives novel community trajectories in desert stream pools. Freshwater Biology, 56: 2070-2081.

Education/employment highlights:

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (2000-2007)
  • UC Santa Barbara Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab (2005-2013)
  • David H Smith Conservation Research Fellow (2013-2016)
  • Desert Fishes Council President (2016-present)


  • Ph.D., Zoology, Oregon State University, 2012
  • M.Sc., Environmental sciences, Oregon State University, 2005
  • B.Sc., Earth systems science and policy, California State University Monterey Bay, 2001
Language Area
Expertise Area
Ecology and Restoration
Natural Resources Management
Water Conservation, Supply, and Demand