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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.
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.