Eric Buhle


Eric Buhle is a quantitative ecologist with a background in intertidal and riverine field ecology. He has worked on a diverse range of topics including biological invasions, food webs and interaction strengths, salmonid population dynamics and hatchery-wild interactions, and landscape ecotoxicology. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Washington, where his research focused on the spread and impacts of estuarine invasive species in Puget Sound and Willapa Bay. His areas of expertise include Bayesian hierarchical and state-space approaches, integrated population models, spatial population dynamics, and predator-prey and food-web models. He is fluent in R, Stan, JAGS, and Matlab, and uses these tools to help answer applied scientific questions that can inform conservation and management decisions. He enjoys collaboration, and is a NOAA Affiliate based at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.