James R. Selleck, IIIMarine Ecologist (NRC Vice President)
Jamey has 15 years’ experience managing projects of Puget Sound marine and nearshore habitats. He has a diverse background working with ESA-listed species, marine fish, eelgrass, marine shoreline issues, commercial and recreational fisheries, and estuarine and freshwater species and habitats. He has work experience in state, federal, and tribal agencies; non-profit organizations; and universities. He has conducted studies on threatened and endangered rockfish, forage fish abundance and distribution, commercial fisheries management, large-scale eelgrass distributions, wetland restoration and mitigation, and salmon smolt passage through hydroelectric dams. Jamey is the NRC Dive Safety Officer, and has conducted hundreds of dives monitoring and assessing species and habitats of the Salish Sea, southern California, and New Hampshire. He also regularly provides volunteer outreach and education on ecology to community groups. Jamey is actively involved in technical committees as Chair of the Skagit County Marine Resources Committee, Vice-Chair for the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the NW Straits Commission, Coordinator for the Puget Sound Partnership PSEMP Forage Fish and Food Webs Workgroup, and he chairs international conference sessions and publishes literature as a recognized expert in marine ecology.