Gordon W. Holtgrieve

Gordon Holtgrieve

University of Washington
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Box 355020, Seattle, WA 98195-5020
206.616.7041 • gholt@uw.edu

I am an ecosystem ecologist with wide-ranging interests, including how animals control ecosystem functioning, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, global biogeochemical cycles, and fisheries conservation. My research uses a combination of field-based empirical science and statistical modeling of data to better understand to how ecosystems function. A large component of my research involves using geochemical tracers to gain insight into how nutrients and energy flow at local to global scales. I take an interdisciplinary approach to science and continually look for ways to borrow among seemingly disparate disciplines. An example is my use of Bayesian statistical methods, common in fisheries and economic sciences, to address biogeochemical and Earth system science questions.