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NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

I am a Research Fisheries Biologist at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA, where I head the Ichthyoplankton Dynamics Project in the Recruitment Processes Program. We are interested in the biology and ecology of the early life stages of marine and estuarine fishes, and places particular emphasis on the ecology of North Pacific, Gulf of Alaska, and Bering Sea species.

I received a BS in Biology from Lafayette College in 1990, and a PhD in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware in 1996. I conducted postdoctoral work at Rutgers University, and at the Alaska Fisheries Sciences Center as part of the NOAA/University of Washington’s Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean program. My research interests include examining processes and factors that lead to variations in year-class strength, studying ichthyoplankton-climate interactions, and investigating factors affecting ecology of juvenile fishes. I am interested in processes ranging from the organism to ecosystem level.