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Lisa Eisner

Biological/Fisheries Oceanographer
Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment Program
Oceanographic Processes
Phone: 206-526-4060

Lisa Eisner

Biological/Fisheries Oceanographer

Lisa Eisner is a Biological/Fisheries Oceanographer with the Ecosystem, Monitoring and Assessment (EMA) Program at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center of NOAA Fisheries in Juneau, Alaska and Seattle, Washington. Her research focuses on oceanographic processes that influence phytoplankton and zooplankton dynamics, and subsequent impacts on pelagic and benthic fish and other higher trophic levels (e.g., seabirds) in the eastern Bering and Chukchi seas. She is interested in understanding ecosystem functioning, and initiated and significantly enhanced physical and biological oceanographic data collection on EMA fisheries surveys to further this goal. She has been a lead/co-PI on several past and current eastern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea fisheries oceanography research programs, and served on national and international scientific committees.  She is currently a member of PICES, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization, and authors a biannual newsletter on current status and recent trends in the Bering Sea (

Lisa received her BS in Oceanography from the University of Washington and a PhD in Biological Oceanography from Oregon State University. Prior to her graduate work, she served as an oceanographer for the Washington State Department of Ecology conducting sampling from small boats and float planes in diverse locations across Puget Sound, Washington.