Dr. Connolly has worked in the fisheries field in the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years.  Pat received his B.S. in Biology from Centre College of Kentucky, his M.S. in Zoology from University of Idaho, and his PhD in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University. 

He is recently retired, now Emeritus, from the US Geological Survey, after serving there as a Research Fish Biologist for 20 years.  Pat has conducted stream fish ecology studies throughout the Columbia River Basin and other stream systems in the western USA.  A major focus of these studies has been to evaluate effectiveness of restoration actions and fish response, such as from stream improvement projects and dam removal.
See a list of his publications.