Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Nearshore Marine Ecology Team

The Nearshore Marine Ecology Team investigates the response of estuarine and marine species and their ecosystems to environmental change. Our team's key theme is to link human actions on land to their consequences in marine and estuarine ecosystems. This research is used in support of recovery and conservation planning of species listed under the Endangered Species Act, and to support Ecosystem-based Management of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Our team's scientists, in collaboration with other NWFSC and external scientists, are currently focusing on and developing several key areas of research: