Curriculum vitae

M.S. in Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington                                                          2012
B.S. in Marine Ecology, minor in Education, The Evergreen State College                                      2007
Associate of Arts, Seattle Central Community College                                                                         2005


Independent Consultant, Omfishient Consulting. Bremerton, Washington.                          2020 – Present

Research Scientist, Freshwater Ecology & Conservation Lab, University of Washington,  School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Seattle, Washington.                                                                                  2012 – 2019

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Seattle, Washington.                                                                                          2009 – 2012

Science Writing Fellow, Washington Sea Grant. Seattle, Washington.                                    2010

Fisheries Biologist, Watershed Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Seattle, Washington.                                                                    2007 – 2009

Scientific Technician, Ocean Monitoring Program, Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife.  Neah Bay, Washington.                                                                                                                                 2007


Essington, T., Ward, E.J., Francis, T.B., Greene, C., Kuehne, L. M. and Lowry, D. (2021) Historical reconstruction of the Puget Sound (USA) groundfish community. Marine Ecology Progress Series 657: 173-189  Article   in UW News 

Kuehne, L. M. and Olden, J.D. (2020) Military flights threaten the wilderness soundscapes of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington. Northwest Science 94: 188-202  Article PDF   in UW News  in Seattle Times   Op-Ed in Seattle Times   Presentation on YouTube

Kuehne, L. M., Erbe, C., Ashe, E., Bogaard, L.T., Collins, M.S., and Williams, R. (2020) Above and below: Military aircraft noise in air and under water at Whidbey Island, Washington. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8: 923  Open Access Article   in Seattle Times 

Kuehne, L., Patten, K., and Metzger, C. (2020) Herbivory on non-native parrotfeather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) by the beetle Galerucella nymphaea. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 122:  757-761  Article   Blog Post      

Kuehne, L. M., Ostberg, C.O., Chase, D. M., Duda, J.J., and Olden, J.D. (2020) Use of environmental DNA to detect the invasive aquatic plants Myriophyllum spicatum and Egeria densa in lakes. Freshwater Science  Open Access Article   Newsletter article (WALPA) 

Chase, D. M., Kuehne, L.M., Olden, J.D., and Ostberg, C.O. (2020) Development of a quantitative PCR assay for detecting Egeria densa in environmental DNA samples. Conservation Genetics Resources. Article

Kuehne, L., Strecker, A., and Olden, J. (2020) Knowledge exchange and social capital for freshwater ecosystem assessments. BioScience 70:174-183. Article   Blog post

Adey, A., Kuehne, L., and Olden, J. (2019) Trophic ecology of Olympic mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi) in Lake Ozette, Washington. Northwest Science 92: 267-277. Article

Erős, T., Kuehne, L., Dolezsai, A., Sommerwerk, and N., Wolter, C. (2018) A systematic review of assessment and conservation management in large floodplain rivers – Actions postponed. Ecological Indicators 98: 453-461 Article

Tandon, P., Kuehne, L., and Olden, J. (2018) Trends and knowledge gaps in the study of nature-based participation by Latinos in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15: 1287 Open access article

Kuehne, L., Adey, A., Brownlee, T., and Olden, J.D. (2018) Field-based comparison of herbicides for control of parrotfeather (Myriophyllum aquaticum). Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 56: 18-23 Article

Kuehne, L., Olden, J., Strecker, A., Lawler, J., and Theobald, D. (2017) Past, present, and future of ecological integrity assessment for fresh waters. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15: 197-205  Article   Blog post

Mims, M., Hodgson, E., Kuehne, L., and Siple, M. (2016) The benefits of workshopping graduate fellowships: a how-to guide for graduate students and early career scientists. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 9: 24-39  Open access article   Blog post

Kuehne, L., Olden, J. and Rubenson, E. (2016) Multi-trophic impacts of an aquatic invasive plant. Freshwater Biology 61: 1846-1861  Article

Kuehne, L. and Olden, J. (2016) Environmental drivers of occupancy and detection of Olympic Mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145: 17-26. Article

Greene, C., Kuehne, L., Rice, C., Fresh, K., and Pentilla, D. (2015) Forty years of change in forage fish and jellyfish abundance across greater Puget Sound, Washington (USA): Anthropogenic and climate associations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 525: 153-170. Open access article  in Seattle Times 

Kuehne, L. and Olden, J. (2015) Lay summaries needed to enhance science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 112: 3585-3586. Open access article   Blog post

Kuehne, L. and Olden, J. (2014) Ecology and Conservation of Mudminnow Species Worldwide. Fisheries 39: 341-351Article   Blog post

Kuehne, L., Twardochleb, L., Fritschie, K., Mims, M., Lawrence, D., Gibson, P., Stewart-Koster, B., and Olden, J. (2014) Practical science communication strategies for graduate students. Conservation Biology 28: 1225-1235. Article   Blog post

Kuehne, L., Padgham, B. and Olden, J. (2013) The soundscapes of lakes across an urbanization gradient. PLOS ONE. Open access article   Blog post

Kuehne, L., Olden, J., and Duda, J. (2012) Costs of living for juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in an increasingly warming and invaded world. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 1621-1630. Article  Blog post

Kuehne, L. and Olden, J. (2012) Evidence of prey naivety in behavioral responses of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) to an invasive predator. Freshwater Biology 57: 1126-1137. Article  Blog post


“Using eDNA to monitor invasive aquatic plants in lakes” 2018 Joint Lakes Conference, Portland, Oregon; 2018 Western Regional Panel Conference, Olympia, Washington; 2019 Society for Freshwater Science Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah; 2019 Innovations in Invasive Species Management, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.

“Impact of military flights on the Olympic Peninsula soundscape”, May 2019, Olympic Natural Resources Center, Forks, Washington.

“Where and When? Long term distributional trends of Olympic mudminnow” 2018 Olympic Mudminnow Symposium, Olympia, Washington

“Social capital and knowledge exchange for freshwater ecosystem assessments” 2018 Society for Freshwater Science Conference, Detroit, Michigan

“Applications of passive acoustic monitoring for forest ecology and monitoring” 2018 DNR 2nd Annual OESF Science Conference, Forks, Washington  Presentation on YouTube

“Olympic mudminnow: a foundation for collaborative conservation” 2018 Northwest Scientific Association Meeting, Olympia, Washington

“Impacts of invasive parrotfeather on fish habitat in the Chehalis River” 2017 Washington State Weed Association Conference, Wenatchee, Washington

“Olympic mudminnow, where art thou?” 2017 Western Division American Fisheries Society Conference, Missoula, Montana