Correigh Greene

Correigh Greene

Overview and professional qualifications

correigh greenDr. Correigh Greene is a population ecologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. His work focuses on the population dynamics of estuary-dependent species and Pacific salmon, including the influence of climate on juvenile outmigrations and adult returns. His climate research started in 2003 as he examined the relative influence of winter floods compared to other environmental factors on adult return rates. In addition to this work, Dr. Greene has modeled the population dynamics of Chinook salmon, has examined habitat preferences and population fluctuations of forage fish in Skagit Bay, and is in charge of a long-term monitoring effort of the effects of estuary restoration on Chinook salmon and other species. Outside of the Skagit watershed, Dr. Greene is collaborating on studies of effects of river flow and climate on Chinook salmon populations in the Columbia River system, a habitat assessment of the nation’s estuaries and a foodweb dynamics study of pelagic fish and jellyfish across Puget Sound.

Research Interests
Listing of Skagit-specific research interests

  • Effects of climate change on fish and their habitat
  • Effects of estuary restoration on Chinook salmon populations
  • Forage fish populations in Skagit Bay

Listing of other research interests

  • Life history variation in salmon
  • Estuary and nearshore ecology

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D, Animal Behavior, Dept of Zoology, University of California at Davis, 2001.
  • M.S., Wildlife Ecology, University of Michigan, 1995.
  • B.S., Biopsychology/Environmental Studies, Tufts University, 1992.

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Founding member of the Skagit Climate Science Consortium
  • American Fisheries Society

Contact information
Correigh Greene
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
2725 Montlake Blvd E
Seattle WA 98112

Additional Information
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