Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Conservation Biology Programs


Dr. Mike Ford
Division Director
Paul Aebersold
Division Coordinator
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Conservation Biology Division

The Conservation Biology Division conducts science to support the conservation of marine species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. Effective conservation requires understanding how human and natural factors influence the viability of marine species and their ecosystems. To meet this challenge, the Division has assembled a group of scientists from a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, including statistics, genetics, ecology, economics, anthropology and population biology. Together, we are dedicated to providing science to address critical conservation needs, with a primary focus on the recovery of threatened species and the conservation of the marine ecosystems.