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NOAA Fisheries Personnel Default Profile

G. Curtis Roegner, Ph.D.

Research Fishery Biologist
Estuarine and Ocean Ecology Program
Office: (503) 994-2824
Email: curtis.roegner@noaa.gov

G. Curtis Roegner, Ph.D.

Research Fishery Biologist


Curtis Roegner received a MS in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Before joining the Fish Ecology division of NOAA Fisheries in 2001, he continued his studies during post-doc positions at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Oregon and the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science at the University of Washington. Curtis presently bases his research from the Pt Adams Research Station at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Current Research

Curtis has a diverse research portfolio of investigating ecological interactions in tidal freshwater, estuarine, and ocean systems. These include juvenile salmon migration and habitat use, wetland restoration science, and developing capabilities for the remote sensing of habitats with small UAS (drones). He has worked to quantify import of dissolved oxygen, phytoplankton, and invertebrate larvae from ocean to estuary, and export of insect prey from wetland complexes. Curtis has been long interested in the ecology of Dungeness crab, and has conducted numerous larval studies from ship and shore. Recent work focuses on dredging impacts and migration patterns of crab utilizing underwater video and acoustic telemetry.