« Populations and Ecosystems Monitoring and Analysis Division

Population Biology Branch

The NEFSC's Population Biology Branch investigates and documents the biology and ecology of fishes in the western North Atlantic Ocean.

Our products and services focus on growth, reproduction, feeding, and movements of marine fishes.

The branch has programs in Woods Hole, MA (Fishery Biology Program, Food Web Dynamics Program) and Narragansett, RI (Apex Predators Program). To learn more about these programs, click on their links (below).


Fishery Biology Program

Fishery Biology Program

Eric Robillard, Program Leader


Apex Predators Program

Apex Predators Program

Richard McBride, Ph.D., Acting Program Leader


Food Web Dynamics Program

Food Web Dynamics Program

Brian Smith, Program Leader