What We Do
We conduct science to support the conservation of marine species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. Effective conservation requires understanding how human and natural factors influence the viability of marine species and their ecosystems, including human communities. To meet this challenge, we have assembled a group of scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines, including statistics, genetics, ecology, economics, anthropology, and population biology. Working together, we are dedicated to providing science to address critical conservation needs, with a primary focus on the recovery of threatened species in the Pacific Northwest and the California Current.
We conduct innovative, integrative science on connected natural and human systems to inform the stewardship of fisheries, protected species, and ocean ecosystems.
We employ proven and innovative approaches from genetics to aid the conservation and management of marine and anadromous organisms, including forensic analysis to aid law enforcement.
We use statistical, mathematical, and numerical analysis to support fishery management and conservation processes for natural resources in the Pacific Northwest.
Shallin Busch, Ph.D.
and Acting Division Director