I received a Bachelor's degree from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Department of Zoology. I then completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago before joining NWFSC in 2004. I concentrated on the effects of climate change on butterfly ecophysiology and range shifts, before addressing these same issues in Pacific salmon.
My primary research goal since coming to NWFSC is to quantify the effects of climate change on population viability of Pacific salmon, considering both ecological and evolutionary responses. To do this we have been working on describing the sensitivity of juvenile freshwater growth, survival and migration timing of Snake River Chinook salmon, primarily, to environmental conditions, and projecting the impacts of climate change on population viability. I am currently extending this project to include impacts on adult migration timing and pre-spawn survival in various Columbia River salmonids.