What we do
-scientific program evaluation
-biological aspects of stock assessment
-producing good science
-help agencies to integrate all aspects of biology
to better manage fisheries and ecosystems
-advising in all areas of marine fisheries
-consulting on fisheries issues
-writing and editing
-research in fisheries and marine science
-Billion Dollar Fish: a book under contract with University of Chicago Press. Published May 2013
-Steinbeck’s Porthole: a book about the Western Flyer and the environmental history of Pacific coast fisheries. A book under contract with University of Chicago Press. Release date Autumn 2014.
-UniResearch (University of Bergen): Program evaluation of a project to re-establish an Atlantic salmon run in a Norwegian fjord.
RCN: a project funded by the National Science Foundation to establish a research coordination network (with Lorenzo Ciannelli, Oregon State University, and other co-PIs)
Freelance writing The Daily Beast
-Last Vikings: a study of traditional cod fisheries of northern Norway (funded by Man & Sea Institute)
-Trace metal interactions and the growth of algae. Contract with Washington Water Research Center (12/76-9/77)
-Recruitment of Pacific Hake. Contract with NOAA (9/78 to 9/81)
-Population fluctuations and trophic interactions of commercial fishes in the North Pacific. Contract with NOAA (8/81-8/83)
-Special postdoctoral support in recruitment fisheries oceanography of walleye pollock in the eastern Bering Sea. SeaGrant (9/87-9/89; co-PI)
-Assistance to IMARPE/Peru. Consulting contract with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur technische zusammenarbeit (11/84)
-Bering Sea Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations. NOAA Coastal Oceans Program (1/91 to 10/97; grant co-author)
-Recruitment Fisheries Oceanography of Pacific hake SeaGrant (2/93-2/95; co-PI)
-U.S. Globec (1997-2001, co-PI) Analysis of ichthyoplankton abundance,
distribution and species associations in the western Gulf of Alaska (1997-2001)
-Development of microsatellite primers for population studies of walleye pollock
(1997-1998). Calif-Wash. Sea Grant (1997-98, co-PI)
-High resolution analysis of Walleye pollock stock structure using microsatellite
DNA markers. Wash. Sea Grant (co-PI, 1997-2000)
-Application of elemental fingerprinting to stock structure, migration, and stock
mixing problems of walleye pollock. North Pacific Marine Research Program (co-
-Distribution of Age-1 and Age-2 Walleye pollock in the Bering Sea: sources of variation, implications for higher trophic levels, and climate change. Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center. (co-PI, 2001-2003).
-Climate variability, hydrography and zooplankton availability: what determines forage fish abundance near sea lion rookeries and haulouts? (c0-PI, 2002-2006) Stellar Sea Lion Research Initiative.
-Complex system dynamics and climate change (PI, 2002-2006) Stellar Sea Lion Research Initiative.
-New metrics for ecosystem change: bio-diversity and dynamics of ichthyoplankton assemblages. 2002-2006) Stellar Sea Lion Research Initiative.
-Adaptation to a changing world: molecular evidence for selective mortality in walleye pollock larvae (Co-PI, 2005-2009) NPRB
-Connectivity between Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) spawning and nursery areas in the eastern Bering Sea: a paradigm for offshore spawning flatfish species (Co-PI, 2007-2009) NPRB
-Wintertime cod, pollock and arrowtooth flounder distribution (Co-PI, 2008-2010) BSIERP
-Species-habitat associations in three flatfish species of the eastern Bering Sea as mediated by demographic, human and cross-scale environmental forcing (Co-PI, 2007-2010) NPRB
-Assessing the physical and temporal aspects of pollock spawning habitat utilization in Shelikof Strait, Gulf of Alaska. (PI 2008-20010) NOAA EFH
-Role of predator-prey interactions in marine ecosystem organization: development of a new toobox and a comparison of key interactions in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska ecosystems. (co-PI 2009-2012) CAMEO program NSF/NOAA
-Sustainability of marine renewable resources under incumbent environmental variability and human exploitation (co-PI 2012-2015) NSF