CURRENT POSITION

Research Scientist, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195

 

EDUCATION

01/2009: Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) ‘with highest honor’ at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany

04/2004: Diploma degree (M.S.) in Biology at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany

08/2000: Pre-diploma degree (B.S.) in Biophysics at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany

 

EMPLOYMENT

04/2016 - present: Research Scientist, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

Topics: Evaluating productivity of salmonid stocks in Olympic National Park, WA || Assessing coast-wide changes in age-size structure of Chinook salmon

09/2014 - 04/2016: Research Associate, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

Topic: Evaluating factors affecting the productivity of Alaskan Chinook salmon

2012 - 08/2014: Post-doctoral researcher at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Norway

Topic: Effects of egg/larval mortality and density regulation on Northeast Arctic cod population dynamics

2009 - 2014: Post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at the University of Oslo, Norway

Topics: Modeling ecosystems under climate change; Population responses to disease outbreaks

06-08/2008: Graduate research project within the Young Scientists Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria

2005 - 2008: Ph.D. student at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

Thesis: Eco-physiological divergence and thermal adaptation of a sympatric pair of coregonid fish

2004 - 2005: Graduate research assistant at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, Germany

2003 - 2004: Undergraduate student at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, and the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany

Thesis: Energetic costs of swimming in two cyprinid fishes

2001 - 2002: Undergraduate research project at the La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS

2016 - 2018: ‘Are expanding killer whale populations causing declines in average size and abundance of Chinook salmon?’ - Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, USD $335k - Co-Investigator

2016 - 2018: ‘Climate change effects on structure and processes in freshwater communities’ – Swedish Research Council, SEK 3.0m (USD 370k) – Collaborator

2016 - 2018: ‘Long-term effects of local scale oil pollution on fish populations and communities in the Lofoten-Barents Sea system’ - Research Council of Norway, NOK 7.2m (USD 880k) - Collaborator

2015 - 2018: ‘Sustainable management of renewable resources in a changing environment: an integrated approach across ecosystems’ - Research Council of Norway, NOK 50m (USD 6.0m) - Collaborator

2015 - 2018: ‘Managing ecosystems in an increasingly variable world’ - Research Council of Norway, NOK 7.0m (USD 850k) - Collaborator

2015 - 2017: ‘Multi-species dynamics above and beneath the sea-surface’ - Research Council of Norway, NOK 5.7m (USD 690k) - Collaborator

2013 - 2016: ‘Applying a new demographic model to study multiple impacts of climate change in size- and age-structured populations’, Research Council of Norway, NOK 3.8m (USD 460k) - Collaborator

2013 - 2015: ‘Risk, endogenous preferences, and investment behavior in Norwegian fishers’, Research Council of Norway, NOK 1.2m (USD 140k) - Collaborator

2012 - 2014: Research fellowship for two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters and as a guest researcher at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at the University of Oslo, Norway

2008: Research fellowship for two months as a postdoctoral fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, for the research carried out during a 3-month project within the Young Scientists Summer Program (‘Mikhalevich Scholarship’)

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS (selected)

Invited seminars 

2015: Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

2012: Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, Sweden

2012: Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

2009: Department of Fish Ecology & Evolution at EAWAG, Switzerland     

Invited conference talks 

2012: ‘British Ecological Society Annual Meeting’, Birmingham, UK

2010: ‘Evolution of divergence and speciation models of specific systems’, Hólar, Iceland

2009: ‘International Conference on Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes’, Berlin, Germany (keynote talk)

Contributed conference talks 

2015: ‘American Fisheries Society 145th Annual Meeting’, Portland (OR), US

2015: ‘Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas Annual Science Meeting’, Seattle (WA), US

2014: ‘Conference of the American Society of Naturalists’, Asilomar, Pacific Grove (CA), US

2012: ‘Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting’, Portland (OR), US

2011: ‘American Fisheries Society 141st Annual Meeting’, Seattle (WA), US

2010: ‘Fish and Climate Change’, Queen's University, Belfast, UK

2008: ‘4th International Conference in Africa for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry’, Kenya

2008: ‘Ecological consequences of climate change’, Rheinsberg, Germany

 

EXTERNAL PEER REVIEWER

Axios Review, American Naturalist, Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic Sciences, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Ecology of Freshwater Fish, Ecology, Environmental Biology of Fishes, Functional Ecology, Global Change Biology, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Journal of Experimental Zoology A, Journal of Fish Biology, Marine Biology, Oikos, PLoS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B

  

CURRENT AND PAST COLLABORATORS 

Brännström, Å., Umeå University, Sweden

Claessen, D., Ecole Normale Supérieure, France

Dieckmann, U., International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Diekert, F., University of Oslo, Norway

Edeline, E., Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Hidalgo, M., Spanish Institute of Oceanography, Spain

Hilborn, R., SAFS - University of Washington, Seattle

Hölker, F., Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

Langangen, Ø., CEES - University of Oslo, Norway

Mehner, T., Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

Olsen, E.M., Institute of Marine Research, Norway

Otero, J., Spanish National Research Council, Spain

Richter, A., Wageningen University, Netherlands

Rogers, L.A., NOAA - Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle

Rouyer, T., French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, France

Staaks, G., Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

Scheuerell, M.D., NOAA - Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle

Schindler, D.E., SAFS - University of Washington, Seattle

Stenseth, N.C., CEES - University of Oslo, Norway

Thackeray, S. J., Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK

Vindenes, Y., University of Oslo, Norway

Vøllestad, L.A., CEES - University of Oslo, Norway

Winfield, I.J., Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK