Dr. Richard S. McBride
Chief, Population Biology Branch
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- Ph.D. Ecology & Evolution, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1994
- M.S. Marine Science, Stony Brook University, 1989
- B.S. Biology, Eckerd College, 1984
Since 2006, Chief, Population Biology Branch & Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Service, Woods Hole Laboratory
Responsible for oversight of three programs – the Fishery Biology Program, Apex Predators Program, and Food Web Dynamics Program – investigating the biology and ecology of marine and diadromous fishes. Each program produces original research and delivers technical products for fishery stock assessments, integrated ecosystem assessments, and resource management in the North Atlantic Ocean ecosystem.
- biology and ecology of marine and diadromous fishes;
- program management;
- cooperative fisheries research;
- fishery assessment and management;
- scientific communication.
- validation of fish aging methods;
- analysis of otolith microstructure, annuli, and microchemistry;
- oogenesis, spermatogenesis, gonad histology, and fish reproduction;
- life history and population dynamic models;
- population structure, connectivity, biogeography, and speciation.