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 Thomas P. Quinn

Professor, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

[Quinn CV] Tom Quinn was born in New York City and was interested in natural history and especially fishes from an early age. He kept tropical fish, went fishing, and learned to scuba dive. He graduated from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Biology in 1976, traveled west, and completed his Ph.D. in Fisheries at the University of Washington in 1981. He then spent four years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Pacific Biological Station, in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He joined the faculty in the University of Washington’s School of Fisheries, now School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, in 1986. He teaches classes in Scientific Writing and Communication, Fisheries Ecology, and Salmonid Behavior and Life History, and has been co-teaching Aquatic Ecological Research in Alaska with Ray Hilborn and Daniel Schindler. His research program involves the ecology, behavior, evolution and conservation of salmon and trout, and their ecosystems.

Please peruse this site for information about Tom’s teaching and research at the University of Washington. For copies of past publications, please go to Publications. See Tom’s current lab members and past lab members.