Associate Professor of Fisheries
My research interests are the physiological ecology of fishes, in particular how physiology, behavior, and life history traits affect the interactions between fish populations and their respective fisheries. I have worked on bluefin tuna on the Atlantic high seas, Mediterranean, and east coast of the United States, on groupers throughout the southeast Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, on rockfish in Oregon and Alaska, and on trout, steelhead, and salmon in Japan and the high deserts of eastern Oregon and Northern Nevada. I collaborate with academic scientists, state and federal agencies, foreign agencies and universities, and commercial and recreational fishermen, working together to try and address issues related to the sustainability of marine and freshwater resources and their ecosystems.
At Oregon State University I teach classes in fishery biology, management of salmon in the Pacific Northwest, an international natural resource conservation field course in Palau, and a non-majors class on food from the sea.
I currently serve as the vice-chair of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Committee, have been chair of the Science and Data Committee for the Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, and served three years in the President-elect, President, Past-president role for the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.