Chris Harvey, Ph.D.
Chris Harvey has been at the NWFSC since 2001 and joined the CB division in 2009, where he leads the Integrative Marine Ecology Team. He received a B.S. in biology from Wake Forest University, an M.S. in fisheries from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in limnology and marine science from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to coming to the NWFSC, Chris studied aquatic community structure in southwest Alaska, the Arctic, the Great Lakes, and the Baltic Sea.
Chris's main research interest is the development of science tools and products to support ecosystem-based management of marine resources, activities and services. Chris is one of the science leads of the California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA), a team of scientists mostly based at the Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers. The California Current IEA team generates information on key ecosystem components and processes, and communicates that information to end users such as the Pacific Fishery Management Council, NOAA Fisheries Western Regional Office, and the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries for use in management and policy development. Information is available at https://www.integratedecosystemassessment.noaa.gov/regions/california-current.