Northwest Fisheries Science Center


Ecosystem Science

The California Current Large Marine Ecosystem, Puget Sound, and the Columbia River Basin are home to a wide range of marine resources that provide a wealth of ecosystem goods and services. Ensuring the resilience and productivity of these ecosystems requires an integrated understanding of their structure, function, and vulnerability to increased human population growth in coastal communities and competing uses of coastal waterways and oceans. The NWFSC's approach integrates scientific disciplines to inform resource managers responsible for conserving marine resources.

Related Programs

Economic and Social Science
Ecosystem Analysis
Ecosystem Science
Estuarine and Ocean Ecology
Human Dimensions
Mathematical Biology and Systems Monitoring

For More Information

Learn more about the NWFSC's strategic science effort and our four main research themes on the Research Planning page.