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Ewann Berntson

Ewann A. Berntson, Ph.D.

Molecular Geneticist
Genetics and Evolution Program
Salmon genetics, relative reproductive success
Office: (360) 871-8333
Email: ewann.berntson@noaa.gov

Ewann A. Berntson, Ph.D.

Molecular Geneticist


Ewann Berntson earned her bachelors in Zoology from the University of Washington (1991) and her doctorate in Biological Oceanography through the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program (1998). Her scientific background includes the molecular evolution of corals and anemones, deep-sea and hydrothermal vent ecology and marine conservation biology. She is also interested in science education. She joined the NWFSC's CB Division in October 2000.

Current Research

As a research molecular geneticist Ewann investigates genetic patterns found in salmonids. Her current projects involve primarily Chinook, steelhead, and rainbow trout. She is analyzing reproductive success rates between hatchery-raised and naturally spawned individuals, as well as longer term population dynamics.