Based at the OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Dr. Giannico is a fisheries specialist focusing on salmonid ecology and watershed management. He holds degrees in biology, resource management and environmental studies. His primary Sea Grant responsibilities include providing information, educational material and professional assistance to Extension faculty, government agency personnel, watershed councils, and the public in salmonid ecology and behavior, fish habitat, aquatic ecology, and watershed management-related issues in support of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds.
Research interests include salmonid behavior, fish distribution and habitat selection in freshwater and estuarine systems, salmonid habitat restoration, the influence of riparian vegetation and land use activities on fish habitat, integrated watershed management, fish passage and fish in agricultural landscapes. His teaching assignments include classes on integrated watershed management and planning for stream habitat restoration.