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Christian E Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Actionable science to inform decision makers, managers, and the public

Professional Experience

  • 2017 - Present   Center Director, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska 

  • 2015 - 2017        Chief, Water and Interdisciplinary Studies Office, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 2002 - Present  Chair Scientific and Technical Committee, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 2000 - 2001       Scientist, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

  • 1995 - 1997       Fishery Biologist, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, Oregon

  • 1993 - 1995       Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  • 1992                    Fishery Biologist, Thomas R. Payne and Associates/Pacific Land and Water Resources Consultants, Arcata, California

  • 1991                     Teaching Assistant, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California

  • 1990 - 1991        Research Assistant, Institute of Limnology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

  • 1989 - 1990       Biological Technician, Redwood National Park, Arcata, California

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D.  2000      Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR    Fishery Science

  • M.S.    1996      Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR    Fishery Science

  • B.S.     1992      Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA    Fishery Biology

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Fisheries Society

  • American Institute of Research Fishery Biologists - Fellow and Alaska District Director

  • Society for Freshwater Science

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