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Jim Myers

Jim Myers, Ph.D.

Research Fish Biologist
Genetics and Evolution Program
Office: (206) 860-3319
Email: jim.myers@noaa.gov

Jim Myers, Ph.D.

Research Fish Biologist


Jim Myers is a research fishery biologist in the Conservation Biology Division in Ecological Genetics and Diversity Team.  He serves as the NWFSC liaison for Upper Willamette River Chinook salmon and steelhead recovery actions.  Project leader for NMFS’ Puget Sound Steelhead Status Review.  Served on Biological Review Teams (BRTs) for ESA status reviews (salmon, steelhead, herring).  Co-leader on Technical Recovery Teams recovery guidance documents for Lower Columbia River Chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, and chum salmon; Upper Willamette River Chinook salmon and steelhead; and Puget Sound steelhead. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1990. Prior to joining the NWFSC in 1995, Jim was a research fellow at Stirling University in Scotland.

Current Research

Current research projects include: the genetics of naturally-produced steelhead life history traits, understanding historical salmon population structure through archival scale samples, developing reintroduction plans for headwater reaches above dams, reducing the risk of introgression between farmed and natural salmon through the production of sterile fish.

View Jim Myers' curriculum vitae.