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Dr. Kathryn Sobocinski


Dr. Kathryn L. Sobocinski is an applied marine ecologist focusing on fishes, fish habitats, and impacts of human disturbance and climate change in coastal ecosystems. Kathryn currently works on projects related to salmon survival in marine ecosystems, interactions between salmon and their prey and competitors, quantitatively assessing the cumulative effects of estuarine restoration for salmon, and marine ecology related to anthropogenic change within the Salish Sea and beyond.

Kathryn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Marine and Coastal Science program at Western Washington University. She has a BA from Connecticut College, MS from University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and a PhD in Marine Science from the College of William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She completed post-doctoral work at Oregon State University and NOAA-Northwest Fisheries Science Center before joining the faculty at WWU.