Originally from Wisconsin, Kristopher Warner is a research assistant at EIH pursuing his M.S. in environmental biology. Warner received his B.S. in biology from Marian University of Fond du Lac, Wis. Post graduation, Warner partook in two internships through the Student Conservation Association. He spent a field season studying California sea lion predation of protected salmon in the Columbia River. Warner's second internship brought him to Yellowstone National Park, where he spent two years working for Montana State University and the United States Geological Survey on a telemetry study of non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake. Warner's past two field seasons have been helping to understand how the non-native fish are using the lake system in order to assist management officials in protecting the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
Warner is studying in-stream habitat use of invasive armored catfish in the San Marcos River as well as assisting with ongoing projects at EIH.