Scientists at the SWFSC conduct research on many different aspects of ecology, including foraging ecology, diet studies, distribution and habitat use, and movement and migration patterns.  These studies provide important information on the factors that contribute to an individual’s ability to survive and reproduce in a changing environment and in response to anthropogenic activities.  Ultimately, the goal of these studies is to provide guidance in the investigation of questions about stock identity, population trends and fishery interactions. The ecological studies reflect the interests and expertise of many researchers at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, in all the divisions.  Links to several of these studies are listed below:

Foraging Ecology and Diet Studies

Distribution and Habitat Use

Movement and Migration