Jan Ohlberger, PhD


I am a Research Scientist in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington


My research aims at understanding how fish populations respond to changes in climate, exploitation by humans, and disease spread, in marine and freshwater ecosystems. I am interested in the ecological, physiological, and evolutionary aspects of these responses. To investigate my research questions, I use numerical models such as age-/size-structured population models in combination with empirical data, statistical time-series analysis of large datasets, simulation modeling, state-space models, as well as lab experiments and fieldwork.  


Keywords: climate change, density dependence, fisheries, life-history, metabolic scaling, population dynamics, size-structure, speciation, species interactions, temperature, thermal adaptation

Recent publications


Langangen et al. 2016. Cascading effects of mass mortality events in Arctic marine communities. Global Change Biology.


Ohlberger et al. 2016. Population coherence and environmental impacts across spatial scales: a case study of Chinook salmon. Ecosphere.


Edeline et al. 2016. Pathogens trigger top‐down climate forcing on ecosystem dynamics. Oecologia.


Patin et al. 2016. Using a state-space population model to detect age-dependent species interactions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.