Jodi L. Pirtle, Ph.D.
Jodi works to advance understanding of the habitat and life history ecology of fishery resource species to meet the Essential Fish Habitat requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and support Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management. She works closely with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), Alaska Region Sustainable Fisheries Division, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, NOAA Fisheries Headquarters, and NOAA Fisheries partners. She earned her Ph.D. in Fisheries from the University of Alaska in 2010. Prior to joining the Alaska Region in 2016, she held research positions with AFSC and the NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. Jodi's expertise includes habitat and species distribution modeling, habitat mapping, multibeam acoustic seafloor mapping, field and laboratory studies of the habitat and life history ecology of marine fishes, crabs, corals and sponges, and fisheries management. You may read more about her work and access publications on ORCiD.