Energy Research Area: I work on the effects of climate variability on the ability of the eastern Bering Sea to support fisheries and other ecosystem services.
I have been interested in conceptual approaches to the function of pelagic marine ecosystems. In the Bering Sea, I have developed conceptual models of how changes in the retreat of sea ice in spring can affect the flow of energy within the Bering Sea, and thus affect the control of pollock production. In northern Puget Sound, I have been concerned by the marked decline of seabirds and apparently a decline in the availability of forage fish to not only the birds but a number of other higher trophic level organisms that depend on forage fish, directly or indirectly for their sustenance.
Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PST.