Carl Ostberg, Ph.D.

Biography

Education:

Ph.D. 2014. University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Seattle, WA

M.S. 1997. Washington State University, Zoology, Pullman, WA

B.S. 1989. Washington State University, Biology, Pullman, WA

 

Research Interests:

Carl’s research interests focus on evolutionary and conservation genetics.  Current research projects include several studies directed at generating a greater understanding of intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with hybridization between rainbow and cutthroat trout, using next generation sequencing to develop species-specific markers that differentiate endangered suckers endemic to the Klamath Lake basin, developing eDNA tool to evaluate recolonization extent of native and non-native fishes in the Elwha River following dam removal, and investigating morphological and genetic diversity of Dolly Varden in the Russian Far East.

 

Experience:

2008 to Present - Research Fish Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, WA

2004-2008 - Fishery Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, WA

1997-2004 - Laboratory Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, WA

1995-1997 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

 

Professional Societies:

American Fisheries Society, Genetics section