Nathan J. Mantua
JISAO Senior Fellow
Co-Director, Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES)
PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 1994
Office: Wallace Hall 036 A
Causes for and consequences of climate variations, climate predictability, interactions between humans and the environment with a focus on climate impacts on ecosystems and society, and using climate information in resource management.
Current Research Projects
Co-director Climate Impacts Group, CSES; focus on the impacts of climate variability and climate change on the Pacific Northwest; climate impacts on aquatic ecosystems on US Forest Service lands in the PNW region, the potential consequences of climate change for Pacific salmon, and climate and harmful algal blooms in Puget Sound.
Moore, S. K., N. J. Mantua, J.P. Kellogg and J. A. Newton (2008): Local and large-scale climate forcing of Puget Sound oceanographic properties on seasonal to interdecadal timescales. Limnology and Oceanography, 53(5): 1746-1758.
Miles, E. L., A. K. Snover, L. C. Whitley Binder, E. S. Sarachik, P. W. Mote, and N. Mantua. 2006. "An Approach to Designing a National Climate Service." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 103, No. 52 (December 26): 19616 - 19623. Reprinted in PNAS, Vol. 103, No. 45 (November 7, 2006), Special Issue: "Highlights in Sustainability Science."
Mantua, N.J., and R.C. Francis. 2004: Natural climate insurance for Pacific northwest salmon and salmon fisheries: finding our way through the entangled bank. E.E. Knudsen and D. MacDonald (editors). Sustainable Management of North American Fisheries. American Fisheries Society Symposium 43:127-140.
Hare, S.R. and N.J. Mantua. 2000: Empirical evidence for North Pacific regime shifts in 1977 and 1989. Progress in Oceanography. Vol 47: 103-145.
Mantua, N.J. and S.R. Hare, Y. Zhang, J.M. Wallace, and R.C. Francis. 1997: A Pacific interdecadal climate oscillation with impacts on salmon production. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 78, pp. 1069-1079.
Research Associate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
Adjunct Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, and School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington