Erika Washburn

Reserve Manager
National Ocean Service
National Estuarine Research Reserve
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
Superior, Wisconsin

General Area(s) of Expertise

Aquaculture, Climate, Ecological Forecasting, Ecosystem Monitoring, Emergency Response, Fisheries Management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Great Lakes, Habitat, Modeling, Operations, Outreach, Protected Species, Social Sciences

Specific Area(s) of Expertise

Climate: Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Coastal Resilience
Ecological-Forecasting: Coastal Eutrophication and Hypoxia, Habitats and Populations, Harmful Algal Blooms
Ecosystem-Monitoring: Environmental Sensitivity Index, Passive Acoustics, Remote Sensing
Fisheries-Management: Commercial Fishing, Cooperative Research, Diadromous Fish, Ecosystem Assessment, Fish Population Assessment, Fishery Observers, Recreational Fishing
Habitat: Essential Fish Habitat, Habitat Characterization, Habitat Restoration, Marine Debris
Modeling: Ecosystem Modeling
Operations: Computer Support
Outreach: Citizen Science, Communications, Community Outreach, Data Visualization, Education (K-12), Education (Lifelong Learners), Education (Post-Secondary), Legislative Affairs, Media
Protected-Species: Endangered Species
Social-Sciences: Anthropology, Ecological Risk Assessment, Economics, Ecosystem Services Valuation, Monitoring/Evaluation


Frequent Federal Partners: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Emergency Management Adminstration (FEMA), Great Lakes Fishery Commission, International Joint Commission, National Park Service (NPS), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), US Coast Guard (USCG), US Forest Service, US Geological Survey (USGS), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Frequent NOAA-Funded Nongovernmental Partners: Coastal Zone Management Programs, Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER), Great Lakes Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (GLOS), National Estuarine Research Reserves, Sea Grant
Frequent State Partners: Emergency Management, Environmental Protection / Conservation, Coastal Zone Management, Natural Resources, Water Quality / Water Management

Contact Information
(715) 817-2048

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