Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Elizabeth Holmes - Staff Profile

Federal, NOAA Fisheries
Job Title:
Research Fish Biologist

Elizabeth  Holmes


Eli Holmes joined NOAA Fisheries in 2000 as a research fisheries biologist. Prior to that, she was a NRC post-doctoral fellow at NOAA's National Marine Mammal Laboratory where she studied Steller sea lion declines. She also held a post-doctoral fellowship at Colorado State University on mosquito-parasite dynamics. Eli received a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Washington where she researched spatial population dynamics and woodrat-parasite dynamics. She holds a B.S. in biology and mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Current Research

Eli is a population ecologist. Her current focus is on the behavior of stochastic populations and communities, and on the analysis of noisy data from such populations and communities. These methods are used to assist status analyses for declining aquatic species and communities in the Pacific Northwest.