About me

I am an aquatic ecologist, and my research focuses on food webs and ecosystem dynamics. I’m interested in the important associations between terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and how watershed dynamics impact aquatic food webs and ecosystems.

At PSI, I am engaged in linking Puget Sound science to policy, and I lead a research program focused on ecosystem-based management of forage fish in Puget Sound, including Pacific herring; and food web dynamics, including trade-offs among trophically-linked recovery targets (e.g., salmon and herring).

I am also the Managing Director of the Ocean Modeling Forum, a joint project between UW’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center focused on improving the usefulness of models in ocean ecosystem management, using multi-model approaches.

I am also the Ecosystem-based Management Editor for the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound, and have worked in theater, film and television.