Rick  Brodeur


climate change
Rick Brodeur
Courtesy Faculty, Senior Scientist, NOAA Fisheries - Fisheries Oceanographer

I study the effects of ocean conditions on the distribution and feeding ecology of marine fishes in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.  Also interested in other trophic levels from zooplankton up to seabirds and marine mammals and how the different trophic levels interact.

Fisheries and Wildlife
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Newport, OR
United States


Ric currently leads a team of researchers and students working on several projects including feeding ecology of juvenile salmon and other fishes in the Columbia River plume, distribution of salmon and associated biota relative to hydrographic features and migration patterns of salmon in coastal waters. He currently sits on several national and international committees, panels and working groups and is heavily involved with North Pacific fisheries science and management issues.


Co-taught course on Fisheries Oceanography and Salmon Ecology in the past


B.S. Fisheries, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

M.S. Oceanography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Ph.D. Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

I can serve on graduate committees


Phillips, A.J., L. Ciannelli, R.D. Brodeur, W.G. Pearcy, and J. Childers. 2014. Spatio-temporal associations of albacore CPUEs in the Northeastern Pacific with regional SST and climate environmental variables. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 71:1717-1727.

Daly, E.A., J.A. Scheurer, R.D. Brodeur, L.A. Weitkamp, B.R. Beckman, and J.A. Miller. 2014. Juvenile steelhead distribution, migration, feeding, and growth in the Columbia River estuary, plume, and coastal waters.  Mar. Coastal Fish. 6:62-80.

Gladics, A.J., R.M. Suryan, R.D. Brodeur, L.M. Segui, and L.Z. Filliger. 2014. Constancy and change in marine predator diets across a shift in oceanographic conditions in the northern California Current. Mar. Biol. 161:837–851.

Miller, T.W., K. L. Bosley, J. Shibata, R.D. Brodeur, K. Omori and R.L. Emmett. 2014. Use of mixing models for Humboldt squid diet analysis: Reply to Field et al. (2014). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 500:287-290.

Thompson, A.R., T.D. Auth, R.D. Brodeur, N.M. Bowlin, and W. Watson. 2014. Dynamics of larval fish assemblages in the California Current:  a comparative study between Oregon and Southern California. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 506:193-212.

Brodeur, R.D., C. Barceló, K.L. Robinson, E.A. Daly, and J.J. Ruzicka. 2014. Spatial overlap between forage fishes and the large medusa Chrysaora fuscescens in the northern California Current region. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 510: 167-181.

Neville, D.R., A.J. Phillips, R.D. Brodeur, and K.A. Higley. 2014. Trace levels of Fukushima disaster radionuclides in East Pacific albacore. Environ. Sci. Tech. 48:4739-4743.

Graham, W.M., S. Gelcich, K.L. Robinson, C.M. Duarte,  L. Brotz , J.E. Purcell, L.P. Madin, H. Mianzan, K.R. Sutherland, S. Uye, K.A. Pitt, C.H. Lucas, M. Bøgeberg, R.D. Brodeur, and R.H. Condon. 2014. Linking human well-being and jellyfish: ecosystem services, impacts and societal responses. Front. Ecol. Environ. 12:515-523.

Bosley, K.L, T.W. Miller, R.D. Brodeur, K.M. Bosley, A. Van Gaest and A. Elz. 2014. Feeding ecology of juvenile rockfishes off Oregon and Washington, based on stomach content and stable-isotope analyses.  Mar. Biol. 161:2381-2393.

Brodeur, R.D., J.J. Buchanan, and R.L. Emmett. 2014. Pelagic and demersal fish predators on juvenile and adult forage fishes in the Northern California Current: Spatial and temporal variations. CalCOFI Rep. 55: 96-116.

Robinson, K.L., J.J. Ruzicka, M.B. Decker, R. D. Brodeur, F.J. Hernandez, J. Quiñones, M. Acha, S.-I. Uye, H.W. Mianzan, and W.M. Graham. 2014. Jellyfish, forage fish, and the world’s major fisheries.  Oceanography 27:104–11.

Hill, A.D., E.A. Daly, and R.D. Brodeur. 2015. Diet variability of forage fishes in the Northern California Current System. J. Mar. Syst. 146:121-130.

Reese, D.C. and R.D. Brodeur. 2015. Species associations and redundancy in relation to biological hotspots within the northern California Current ecosystem.  J. Mar. Syst. 146:3-16.

Cheung, W.L., R.D. Brodeur, T.A. Okey, and D. Pauly. 2015. Projecting future changes in distributions of pelagic fish species of Northeast Pacific shelf seas. Prog. Oceanogr. 130:19-31.

Robinson, K.L., J.J. Ruzicka, F.J. Hernandez, W.M. Graham, M.B. Decker, R.D. Brodeur, and M. Sutor. 2015. Evaluating energy flows through jellyfish and gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) and the effects of fishing on the northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72: 2301-2312.

Auth, T.D., R.D. Brodeur, and J. O. Peterson. 2015. Anomalous ichthyoplankton distributions and concentrations in the Northern California Current during the 2010 El Niño and La Niña events. Prog. Oceanogr. 137:103-120.

Johnson-Colegrove, A.M., L. Ciannelli and R.D. Brodeur. 2015. Ichthyoplankton distribution and abundance in relation to nearshore dissolved oxygen levels and other environmental variables within the Northern California Current System. Fish. Oceanogr. 24:495-507.

Jaspers, C., J.L. Acuña, and R.D. Brodeur. 2015. Interactions of gelatinous zooplankton within marine food webs. J. Plankton Res. 37(5): 985–988.

Hertz, E, M. Trudel, R.D. Brodeur,  E.A. Daly, L. Eisner, E.V. Farley Jr., J.A. Harding, R.B. MacFarlane, S. Mazumder, J.H. Moss, J.M. Murphy, and A. Mazumder. 2015. Continental-scale variability in the feeding ecology of juvenile Chinook salmon along the coastal Northeast Pacific Ocean. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 537:247-263.

Daly, E.A. and R.D. Brodeur. 2015. Warming ocean conditions relate to increased trophic requirements of juvenile Chinook salmon. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144066.

Brodeur, R.D. and C.A. Morgan. 2016 Influence of a coastal riverine plume on the cross-shelf variability in hydrography, zooplankton and juvenile salmon diets. Est. Coasts.

Ruzicka, J.J., E.A. Daly, and R.D. Brodeur. 2016. Evidence that summer jellyfish blooms impact Pacific Northwest salmon production. Ecosphere.