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Katie Wagner

Katie Wagner

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Katie Wagner joined PNNL in 2010. Her work is centered on supporting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses, environmental compliance, and Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations. Ms. Wagner has a background in aquatic physiological ecology and utilizes molecular techniques to model and monitor changes in fish due to environmental stressors, such as hydropower. In addition to her environmental background, Ms. Wagner supports hazards and safety analyses for complex projects. Her responsibilities include task management, data management, quality assurance, and data analysis. Ms. Wagner also serves as a deputy project manager on both small- and large-scale environmental projects. Ms. Wagner is currently supporting a variety of projects for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Ms. Wagner has authored over 12 technical reports and has published 4 journal articles. She has over 3 years of experience with NEPA-related documents and over 8 years of environmental experience.

Research Interests

  • environmental assessment/environmental compliance (NEPA Analysis)
  • fish physiology and ecology
  • data management and quality assurance
  • hazards and safety analysis

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Biology, Eastern Washington University, 2008
  • M.S., Biology (physiological ecology), Eastern Washington University, 2010

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Fisheries Society

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2017, Energy & Environment Directorate, Of the Year Project Team Award, supporting the Modular Hydrothermal Liquefaction System (MHTLS) Team
  • 2016, Energy & Environment Directorate, Of the Year Project Team Award, supporting the Hydrotreater Team
  • 2016, Energy & Environment Directorate, Outstanding Performance Award, supporting the Consent Based Siting Project
  • 2016, Energy & Environment Directorate, Outstanding Performance Award, helping to create solutions for effluent management
  • 2016, Energy & Environment Directorate, Outstanding Performance Award, supporting the Orchards Characterization Project
  • 2015, Energy & Environment Directorate, Of the Year Project Team Award, supporting the Whooshh Field Demonstration Team
  • 2015, Energy & Environment Directorate, Safety Achievement, supporting the Directorate as a Cognizant Space Manager to achieve zero accidents and injuries for FY2015.
  • 2013, Energy & Environment Directorate, Of the Year Project Team Award, supporting the Injectable Tag Team
  • 2012, Energy & Environment Directorate, Outstanding Performance Award, promoting a safe and efficient work environment as a Cognizant Space Manager.
  • 2010, Eastern Washington University, Outstanding Biology Graduate Award
  • 2009, American Fisheries Society, Best Graduate Student Poster, Washington, British Columbia Chapter: Swimming performance measures of reintroduced coho stocks subjected to greater migration distances in the Columbia Basin

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Colotelo A.H., A.E. Goldman, K.A. Wagner, R.S. Brown, Z. Deng, and M.C. Richmond. 2017. "A Comparison of Metrics to Evaluate the Effects of Hydro-facility Passage Stressors on Fish." Environmental Reviews 25, no. 1:1-11. PNNL-SA-115486. doi:10.1139/er-2016-0006

2016

  • Geist D.R., A.H. Colotelo, T.J. Linley, K.A. Wagner, and A.L. Miracle. 2016. "Effects of a Novel Fish Transport System on the Health of Adult Fall Chinook Salmon." Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7, no. 2:347-358. PNNL-SA-113224. doi:10.3996/102015-JFWM-108
  • Lowry P.P., and K.A. Wagner. 2016. Hydrothermal Liquefaction Treatment Hazard Analysis Report. PNNL-24219 Rev 3. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Hydrothermal Liquefaction Treatment Hazard Analysis Report
  • Lowry P.P., and K.A. Wagner. 2016. Hydrotreater/Distillation Column Hazard Analysis Report Rev. 2. PNNL-25077 Rev. 2. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Hydrotreater/Distillation Column Hazard Analysis Report Rev. 2

2015

2014

  • Wagner K.A., C.M. Woodley, A. Seaburg, J.R. Skalski, and M.B. Eppard. 2014. "Physiological Stress Responses to Prolonged Exposure to MS-222 and Surgical Implantation in Juvenile Chinook Salmon." North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34, no. 4:863-873. PNNL-SA-93651. doi:10.1080/02755947.2014.926303

2013

  • Hughes J.S., M.A. Weiland, C.M. Woodley, G.R. Ploskey, S.M. Carpenter, M.J. Hennen, and E.S. Fischer, et al. 2013. Survival and Passage of Yearling and Subyearling Chinook Salmon and Juvenile Steelhead at McNary Dam, 2012. PNNL-22788 FINAL. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Survival and Passage of Yearling and Subyearling Chinook Salmon and Juvenile Steelhead at McNary Dam, 2012
  • Weiland M.A., C.M. Woodley, G.R. Ploskey, J.S. Hughes, J.A. Kim, Z. Deng, and T. Fu, et al. 2013. Acoustic Telemetry Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival at John Day Dam, 2010. PNNL-22177. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Acoustic Telemetry Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival at John Day Dam, 2010
  • Weiland M.A., C.M. Woodley, G.R. Ploskey, J.S. Hughes, M.J. Hennen, J.A. Kim, and Z. Deng, et al. 2013. Acoustic Telemetry Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival at John Day Dam, 2011. PNNL-22266. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Acoustic Telemetry Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival at John Day Dam, 2011
  • Woodley C.M., E.S. Fischer, K.A. Wagner, M.A. Weiland, M.B. Eppard, and T.J. Carlson. 2013. "COMPLIANCE STUDIES: WHAT ABOUT THE FISH?." In HydroVision International Conference, July 23-26, 2014, Denver, Colorado. Tulsa, Oklahoma:HydroVision International. PNNL-SA-95784.
  • Woodley C.M., K.A. Wagner, A.J. Bryson, and M.B. Eppard. 2013. "Performance assessment of bi-directional knotless tissue-closure devices in juvenile Chinook salmon surgically implanted with acoustic transmitters." Animal Biotelemetry 1. PNNL-SA-91945. doi:10.1186/2050-3385-1-9

2012

2011

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2010

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