Kevin C. Donner

Hometown: Coldwater, Michigan
BS: Grand Valley State University, Michigan

MS: Idaho State University, 2011


Kevin completed his M.S. in 2011 working with Dr. Colden Baxter in the ISU Stream Ecology Center. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Grand Valley State University and was subsequently employed by USGS of Klamath Falls and the Aquatic Ecology Lab of Ohio State University. Kevin’s M.S. research centered on understanding the trophic ecology of fishes within the Grand Canyon reach of the Colorado River. He described what food sources drive production of fishes and evaluated potential for competition between native and non-native/invasive species. Kevin worked with the USGS in Corvallis, Oregon and is now a Great Lakes Fishery Biologist with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan.


Cross, W. F., C. V. Baxter, E. J. Rosi-Marshall, R. O. Hall, Jr., T. A. Kennedy, K. C. Donner, S.E.Z. Seegert, H. A. W. Kelly, M.D. Yard, and K.E. Behn. 2013. Foodweb dynamics in a large river discontinuum. Ecological Monographs 83:311-337.

Cross, W.F., C.V. Baxter, K.C. Donner, E.J. Rosi-Marshall, T.A. Kennedy, R.O. Hall, Jr., H.W. Kelly, and R.S. Rogers. 2011. Ecosystem ecology meets adaptive management: food web response to a controlled flood on the Colorado River, Glen Canyon. Ecological Applications 21(6):2016–2033.

Donner, K.C. Trophic basis of production of fishes in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon: An assessment of potential competition for food. M.S. Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University.