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NOAA Fisheries Personnel Default Profile

Isaac Kaplan, Ph.D.

Research Fish Biologist
Ecosystem Science Program
Office: (206) 302-2446

Isaac Kaplan, Ph.D.

Research Fish Biologist


Isaac Kaplan is a Research Fishery Biologist in the Conservation Biology Division at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center. He earned his Ph.D with Dr. Jim Kitchell at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004, and attended Stanford University for his B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences. Prior to his current appointment, he was a postdoctoral fellow at NWFSC with Dr. Phil Levin.

Current Research

Isaac is a quantitative ecologist and modeler interested in marine fisheries and ecosystems. His work includes statistical analysis of survey data, stock assessment, food web modeling, and "end-to-end"  Atlantis simulation models that include oceanography, ecology, and fishing fleet dynamics. Please see  for Isaac's complete CV, and a list of current projects and  collaborators.