Esther D. Goldstein
Esther’s research interests center on the influences of environmental variability and climate change on fish populations, communities, and marine ecosystems. Her research incorporates empirical and modeling approaches to address mechanistic questions with implications for fisheries management. Much of her work focuses on demographic and life history consequences of environmental change, as well as population and ecosystem connectivity in a changing climate.
Esther earned her PhD in 2015 from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science where she studied coral reef ecosystem refuges for marine fish in the face of habitat decline. Following her graduate work, Esther was a postdoctoral fellow at NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center where she studied the impacts of environmental change and loss of sea ice on fish early life history stages. Esther’s current work as a Research Fish Biologist in the Age and Growth Program focuses on innovative technologies and new approaches to incorporate fish life history information into fisheries management and to assess the consequences of climate change on marine fish and ecosystems.