Doug Limpinsel, M.S.
Doug earned Bachelor and Master degrees in Biology from Niagara University. He did his graduate research in collaboration with the University of Buffalo participating in toxicology studies to assess potential impacts of pollution on Great Lakes salmonid populations. Prior to college, Doug served in the Merchant Marines aboard Great Lakes ships. After college, he expanded his maritime and marine science experience at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Marine Biological Laboratory. Doug then served multiple roles with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducting watershed habitat assessments and fisheries surveys. Doug became a certified fisheries observer collecting fisheries data for both the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) and Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He later joined the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program at AFSC (now Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis), where he held several positions. During his time at AFSC, Doug also continued his education attending selected graduate courses at the University of Washington, School of Fisheries. Doug currently works in the Alaska Region, Habitat Conservation Division, as a Fisheries Biologist representing NOAA's federally managed fisheries in a broad variety of discussions involving Essential Fish Habitat in riverine, estuarine and marine biomes.