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Erin McCann

Erin McCann

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Erin McCann is a Data Scientist who initially joined the Ecology group in 2018 as a Post Masters Research Associate. While at PNNL, Erin’s research has been focused on the passage and survival of juvenile salmonids through hydropower facilities in the Snake River. Erin also supports a variety of other projects throughout the lab, including data analysis and visualization for WRPS Industrial Hygiene supporting the Hanford Tank Farm Vapors Program.

Research Interests

  • Data analysis and visualization using R and Tableau
  • Fish passage and survival through hydropower facilities
  • Hydroacoustics and Acoustic Telemetry
  • Migration of adult anadromous fishes
  • Invasive species ecology

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Conservation Biology, Central Michigan University
  • B.S., Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara

PNNL Publications


  • Pflugrath B.D., R.A. Harnish, B.M. Rhode, K.M. Engbrecht, B.V. Beirao, R.P. Mueller, and E.L. McCann, et al. 2020. "The Susceptibility of Juvenile American Shad to Rapid Decompression and Fluid Shear Exposure Associated with Simulated Hydroturbine Passage." Water 12, no. 2:586. PNNL-SA-151360.

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