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Russ Brown, Ph.D.

Russ Brown, Ph.D.

Chief, Population Dynamics Branch
Population & Ecosystems Monitoring & Analysis Division
Office: (508) 495-2380
Email: russell.brown@noaa.gov

Russ Brown, Ph.D.

Chief, Population Dynamics Branch
  • Ph.D. Fisheries, Michigan State University
  • M.S. Fisheries Michigan State Univeristy
  • B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Management Cornell University

I started my career with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in 1994. I initially worked as stock assessment biologist focused on haddock and Gulf of Maine winter flounder. I also conducted research on Atlantic salmon and was the Scientific Advisor for the U.S. delegation to the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization. From 2001 - 2011, I led the Ecosystem System Surveys Branch. During this time, we transitioned the multispecies bottom trawl surveys from the R/V Albatross IV to the FSV Henry Bigelow. I served as the Deputy Science and Research Director from 2012 - 2017. I have been Branch Chief of the Population Dynamics Branch since 2017.