Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Mark D. Scheuerell - Staff Profile

Federal, NOAA Fisheries
Job Title:
Supervisory Research Fish Biologist


Mark Scheuerell studies how natural processes and anthropogenic factors interact to drive ecological dynamics. Much of his research focuses on the effects of climate variability and human activities on Pacific salmon and the aquatic ecosystems they inhabit. Mark has been with the NWFSC since 2003 and is also an affiliate associate professor in the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences at the University of Washington. Mark holds a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington.

Current Research

Mark's research focuses primarily on analyses of complex, multivariate data sets; some of this work is retrospective, but much of it is specifically aimed at forecasting future dynamics. Examples include studies of Pacific salmon, California kelp forest ecosystems, and Caribbean reef fishes.