Rebecca A Howard

Rebecca A Howard

Ph.D. Student in Ocean Ecology & Biogeochemistry

Oregon State University

I am a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences in the Fisheries Oceanography Lab. I received my master’s in Marine Resource Management at OSU in September 2020 and I am continuing on with my research as a PhD student in Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry. My current research focuses on forecasting the spawning distributions of larval groundfishes in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska using the Bering 10K ROMS-NPZ. Some of my research interests include using statistical modeling approaches to understand how groundfish populations respond to changes in ocean conditions over time and space, investigating how different fishery data sources can be used to study population dynamics, and the connections between science and management.

Interests

  • Fisheries Management
  • Climate-biology relationships
  • Spatiotemporal population dynamics

Education

  • Ph.D. in Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry, 2025 Expected

    Oregon State University

  • M.S. in Marine Resource Management, 2020

    Oregon State University

  • B.S. in Aquatic Biology, 2015

    University of California, Santa Barbara