Andrew Kinziger, Professor and Chair

Dr. Andrew Kinziger

Contact Information

Phone: 707-826-3944
Office: WFB - BLDG 11, Rm 210
Research Website


  • B.S. Environmental Science, (Computer Science Minor), 1996, St. Norbert College
  • M.S. Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology, 1998, Frostburg State University
  • Ph.D. Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 2003, Saint Louis University

Courses Taught at HSU

  • FISH 310  Ichthyology
  • FISH 380  Techniques in Fisheries Biology
  • FISH 474  Conservation Genetics of Fish and Wildlife

Current Research Interests

  • Application of genomic techniques to conservation of fish and wildlife
  • Comparative genetic analysis of contemporary and historic collections from decades ago
  • Genetic population structure and hybridization in Chinook salmon
  • Genetic diversity and life history variation in tidewater goby and speckled dace

Recent HSU MS Theses

  • Hellmair, Michael. 2011. Life history variation, genetic diversity, and extinction risk in the endangered tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi).
  • Reneski, Melissa. 2011. Temporal genetic analyses reveal divergence of hatchery steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) via drift.
  • Hearsey, James. 2011. Reproductive traits of sympatric spring and fall Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and their hybrids
  • McCraney, W. Tyler. 2009. Rampant drift in the endangered tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi): comparing genetic variation of naturally and artificially fragmented populations.
  • Malakauskas, David. 2007. Comparison of the degree of hybridization between spring-run and fall-run chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) returning to Trinity River in 1992, 1994 and 2004.
  • Goodman, Damon. 2006. Evidence for high levels of gene flow among populations of a widely distributed anadromous lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus (Petromyzontidae).
  • McGourty, Katie. 2006. Spawning time, fecundity, habitat utilization, and parasites of Eucyclogobius newberryi in Big Lagoon, Humboldt County, CA.

Selected Publications

Chinook Salmon
  • Kinziger, A. P., M. Hellmair, D.G. Hankin, and J.C. Garza. 2013. Contemporary population structure in Klamath River basin Chinook salmon revealed by analysis of microsatellite genetic data. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142:1347-1357.
  • Kinziger, A.P., E. J. Loudenslager, D.G. Hankin, J.C. Garza and E.C. Anderson. 2008. Hybridization between spring-run and fall-run Chinook salmon returning to the Trinity River Hatchery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28:1426-1438.
Tidewater Goby
  • Hellmair, M., G. Goldsmith, and A.P. Kinziger. 2011. Preying on invasives: the exotic New Zealand mudsnail in the diet of the endangered tidewater goby. Biological Invasions 13:2197-2201.
  • McCraney, W. T., G. Goldsmith, D.K. Jacobs, and A.P. Kinziger. 2010. Rampant drift in artificially fragmented populations of the endangered tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi). Molecular Ecology 19: 3315–3327.
  • McGourty, K.M., A.P. Kinziger, and G. Goldsmith. 2008. Spawning time, fecundity, habitat utilization, and parasites of a northern California population of tidewater goby, Eucyclogobius newberryi. California Fish and Game 94(1): 18-32.
  • Baumsteiger, J.,A.P. Kinziger, S.B. Reid, A. Aguilar. 2014. Complex phylogeography and historical hybridization between sister taxa of freshwater sculpin (Cottus). Molecular Ecology. 23: 2602–2618.
  • Baumsteiger, J., A.P. Kinziger, and A. Aguilar. 2012. Life history and biogeographic diversification of an endemic western North American freshwater fish clade using a comparative species tree approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65:940-952.
  • Kinziger, A.P., and R.M. Wood. 2010. Cottus immaculatus, a new species of sculpin (Cottidae) from the Ozark Highlands of Arkansas and Missouri, USA. Zootaxa 2340:50-64.
  • Kinziger, A.P., D.H. Goodman and R.S. Studebaker. 2007. Mitochondrial DNA variation in the Ozark Highland members of the Cottus carolinae complex (Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1742-1749.
  • Kinziger, A.P., R.M. Wood and D.A. Neely. 2005. Molecular systematics and classification of Cottus and the Baikalian cottoids (Scorpaeniformes). Copeia 2005:303-311.
  • Kinziger, A.P. 2003 Evidence supporting two new forms and one previously described race within the Cottus carolinae species-complex from the Ozark Highlands. American Midland Naturalist 149:418-424.
  • Kinziger, A.P. and R.M. Wood. 2003. Molecular systematics of the polytypic species Cottus hypselurus (Teleostei: Cottidae). Copeia 2003:624-627.
  • Kinziger, A.P. and R.L. Raesly. 2001. A narrow hybrid zone between two species of Cottus in Wills Creek, Potomac drainage. Journal of Heredity 309-314.
  • Kinziger, A.P., R.L. Raesly, and D.A. Neely. 2000. New species of Cottus (Teleostei: Cottidae) from the Middle Atlantic Eastern United States. Copeia 2000:1007-1018.
  • Goodman, D.H., A.P. Kinziger, S.B. Reid, and M.F. Docker. 2009. Morphological diagnosis of Entosphenus and Lampetra ammocoetes (Petromyzontidae) in Washington, Oregon, and California. American Fisheries Society Symposium 72:223:232.
  • Goodman, D.H., S.B. Reid, M.F. Docker, A.P. Kinziger, and G.R. Haas. 2008. Evidence for high levels of gene flow among populations of a widely distributed anadromous lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus (Petromyzontidae). Journal of Fish Biology 72:400-417.
  • Cochran, P.A., J.Y. Hodgson, and A.P. Kinziger. 2003. Change in the energy density of the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) during its parasitic phase: implications for modeling food consumption and growth. Journal of Great Lakes Research 29 (Supplement 1):297-306.
  • Cochran, P.A., W.D. Swink, and A.P. Kinziger. 1999. Testing and extension of a sea lamprey feeding model. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 128:403-413.
  • Kinziger, A. P., R.J. Nakamoto, and B.C. Harvey. 2014. Local-scale invasion pathways and small founder numbers in introduced Sacramento pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus grandis). Conservation Genetics. 15:1-9.
  • Kinziger, A. P., R.J. Nakamoto, E.C. Anderson, and B.C. Harvey. 2011. Small founding number and low genetic diversity in an introduced species exhibiting limited invasion success (speckled dace, Rhinichthys osculus). Ecology and Evolution 1: 73–84.
  • McGourty, K.M., A.P. Kinziger, G.H. Hendrickson, G. Goldsmith and C. Graça. 2007. Kabatana newberryi n. sp., a microsporidium infecting the musculature of the endangered tidewater goby (Eucylogobius newberryi). Journal of Parasitology 93:655-660.
  • Kinziger, A.P., R.M. Wood, and S.A. Welsh. 2001. Systematics of Etheostoma tippecanoe and Etheostoma denoncourti (Perciformes: Percidae). Copeia 2001:235-239.
  • Kinziger, A.P. 1997. Winter roost habitat and diet of short-eared owls (Asio flammeus) in Door County, Wisconsin. Passenger Pigeon 59:45-52.
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