School of Oceanography
University of Washington
P.O. Box 357940
Seattle, WA 98195-7940

DBA Thalassaco
9501 49th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115-2627

Richard M. Strickland

UW Distinguished Achievement in Lifetime Learning Award, 2002

Current Activities

Lecturer, University of Washington School of Oceanography,1993-present.
Instruct Oceanography 101, Survey of Oceanography; Oceanography 102, Environmental Oceanography; Oceanography 442, Oceanography of Puget Sound; Oceanography 506, Teaching Oceanography
Instructor, University of Washington Extension Independent Study, 1993-present.
Teach Oceanography C101, Survey of Oceanography, by correspondence course.
UW Distinguished Achievement in Lifetime Learning Award, 2002.
Free-Lance Science Writer/Editor, technical and popular, 1977-present.
Recent clients: Northwest Fishery Science Center, Microsoft Corp., Alaska Fishery Science Center, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Washington Sea Grant, UW School of Marine Affairs, Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team, Washington State Department of Ecology.
Excellence Award for Technical Reports, Society for Technical Communication (Puget Sound Chapter), 1994


Staff Science Writer, University of Washington Sea Grant Program, 1987-1992.
Routinely responsible for public information, press contacts and press releases, biennial reports, program directories, and assistance to staff and researchers in publications and presentations. Also managed and was senior author of a synthesis of existing knowledge of natural and human resources of coastal Washington for state legislature, 1988-89.
Research Oceanographer, University of Washington School of Fisheries, 1983-87.
Co-wrote several technical reports on potential impacts of climate change on marine fisheries, focusing on Alaska pollock, for U.S. Department of Energy.
Television Science News: Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship, sponsored by American Association for the Advancement of Science, at WPLG-TV (Miami), 1985.


Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Oceanography, University of Washington, 1975-1982
M.S., Biological Oceanography, University of Washington, 1975
B.S., Oceanography, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 1972
Teaching Certificate, High School Science, University of Michigan, 1972

Scientific Advisory Roles

Bill Nye the Science Guy (several marine-related episodes), Public Television program, KCTS-TV, Seattle, WA
Destination Ocean, Educational software, Edmark Corp., Redmond, WA
Book reviewer, University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA
Book reviewer, Earth Science Encyclopedia, Brown Packaging Partworks, London, UK

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
National Association of Science Writers

Technical Publications

Strickland, R. (in press). "Oceans" and "Oceanography" articles, Microsoft Encarta, Educational Software.

Strickland, R. 2000. Book Review of The Eternal Darkness (Robert D. Ballard). American Scientist 88: 264-267.

Strickland, R., N.J. Lerner, and D.G. Gordon. 2000. Draft Northwest Straits Overview. A Science Gap Report, prepared for the Northwest Straits Commmission. Washington Sea Grant, Seattle, WA.

Grosse, D.J. and R. Strickland (eds.). 2000. Fisheries, Habitat, and Pollution '97. Invited Feature article package, from a conference held November 6-8, 1997, Charleston, SC. Ecological Applications 10(2): 323-398.

Strickland, R. 1999. Book Review of The Restless Sea (Robert Kunzig). American Scientist 87: 367-368.

Strickland, R., A.E. Copping, and N.J. Lerner (eds.). 1999. Puget Sound Research '98: Proceedings of the 1998 Puget Sound Research Conference, Seattle, WA, March 12-13, 1998. Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team, Olympia, WA. 948 pp.

Bailiff, M., N. Blanton, and R. Strickland. 1998. Windows on Government: Perspectives on Marine Policy from Washington Sea Grant Knauss Fellows. Washington Sea Grant, Seattle, WA.

Strickland, R. 1998. "Submarine Canyons" and "Salinity" articles, Microsoft Encarta  98, Educational Software.

Scheffer, V.B., with R. Strickland. 1997. Oceanography comes to the University of Washington. Columbia, The Magazine of Northwest History, Spring 1997: 20-25.

Fangman, S., R. Strickland, and S. Wyllie-Echeverria. 1996. Rights to Shellfish in Puget Sound: Historical and Cultural Perspectives. University of Washington School of Marine Affairs Technical Report.

Strickland, R. (ed.). 1996. Olympic Coast Marine Research: Proceedings of a Workshop, Forks, WA, January 24-26, 1996. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Occasional Publication 96-01, Port Angeles, WA.

Strickland, R. (ed.) 1996. Southeastern Bering Sea Carrying Capacity: Proceedings of a Workshop, November 28-30, 1995, Seattle, WA. Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA, Seattle, WA.

Ebbesmeyer, C.C., and R. Strickland. 1995. Oyster Condition and Climate: Evidence from Willapa Bay. Washington Sea Grant, Seattle, WA. 12 pp.

Copping, A.E., and R. Strickland. 1994. Shared Waters: The Vulnerable Inland Sea of British Columbia and Washington. Report to British Columbia/Washington Environmental Cooperation Council. Washington Sea Grant, Seattle, WA. 25 pp.

Copping, A.E., R. Beamish, C.C. Ebbesmeyer, C. Garrett, B. McCain, T.F. Pedersen, & R. Strickland. 1994. The Shared Marine Waters of British Columbia and Washington. Report to the British Columbia-Washington Environmental Cooperation Council. Washington Sea Grant, Seattle, WA. 119 pp.
** Society for Technical Comunication (Puget Sound Chapter), Excellence Award for Technical Reports.

Ebbesmeyer, C.C., W.J. Ingraham, Jr., R. McKinnon, A. Okubo, R. Strickland, D.-P. Wang, P. Willing. 1993. Bottle appeal drifts across the Pacific. EOS, Trans. of the Am.Geophys. Union 74 (16): 193-194.

Johnson, H.P., J.C. Wilson, and R. Strickland. 1990. New Hard Rock Drill Successful in Deep-Sea Test. Sea Technol. 31(12): 43-46.

Schultz, A., and R. Strickland. 1990. Electromagnetic Instrumentation Measures Hydrothermal Heat Flux. Sea Technol. 31(8): 31-38.

Strickland, R. 1990. The Northwest Coast: Fossil Fuel Frontier. Northwest Environmental J. 6(1): 25-77.

Strickland, R., and D.J. Chasan. 1989. Coastal Washington: A Synthesis of Information. Washington State and Offshore Oil and Gas Series, Washington Sea Grant, Seattle, WA. 233 pp.

Strickland, R., and T. Sibley. 1989. Potential Effects of Water Transport on the Walleye Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma Pallas) Fishery in the Gulf of Alaska. CRC Crit. Rev. Aquat. Sci. 1(2): 281-293.

Sibley, T.H., and R.M. Strickland. 1989. Potential Effects of Marine Debris on Benthic Communities. Report to National Marine Fisheries Service Entanglement Project, Seattle, WA. Fisheries Research Institute Tech. Rep. FRI-UW-8915.

Incze, L.S., C.M. Lynde, S. Kim, and R. Strickland. 1988. Walleye Pollock, Theragra chalcogramma, in the eastern Bering Sea. pp. 55-69 in N.J. Wilimovsky, L.S. Incze, and S.J. Westrheim (Eds.), Species Synopses: Life Histories of Selected Fish and Shellfish of the Northeast Pacific and Bering Sea. University of Washington Sea Grant and Fisheries Research Institute, Seattle, WA. 111 pp.

Bailey, S., and R. Strickland. 1987. Beating Torpedoes Into Plowshares. Sea Technol. 28(12): 37-39.

Strickland, R. (Ed.). 1986. Wetland Functions, Rehabilitation and Creation in the Pacific Northwest. Washington State Department of Ecology Publ. No. 86-14. Olympia, WA.

Strickland, R., and A. Copping. (eds.). 1986. State of Puget Sound 1986. Puget Sound Water Quality Authority, Seattle, WA.

Strickland, R. et al. 1985. Definition and Characterization of Data Needs to Describe the Potential Effects of Increased Atmospheric CO2 on Marine Fisheries from the Northeast Pacific Ocean. U.S. Dept. Energy Rept. DOE/NBB-0075, Washington, D.C.

Sibley, T., and R. Strickland. 1985. Fisheries. pp. 95-143 in M.R. White (ed.), Characterization of Information Requirements for Studies of CO2 Effects: Water Resources, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forests and Human Health. U.S. Dept. Energy Rept. DOE/ER-0236, Washington, D.C.

Strickland, R., and T. Sibley. 1984. Projected Effects of CO2-Induced Climate Change on the Alaska Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) Fishery in the Eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. University of Washington Fisheries Research Institute Technical Report FRI-UW-8411.

Strickland, R. 1983. TheFertile Fjord. Plankton in Puget Sound. Washington Sea Grant, Seattle, WA.

Dexter, R., D. Anderson, E. Quinlan, L. Goldstein, R. Strickland, et al. 1981. A Summary of Knowledge of Puget Sound Related to Chemical Contaminants. NOAA Tech. Memo. OMPA-13, Seattle, WA.

Washington Sea Grant Program Documents

Washington Sea Grant Program Reports, 1985-87, 1988-89 (Writer)

Washington Sea Grant Program Directories, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1991-92 (Writer)

Marine Research News, monthly press release series, 1988-1992 (Writer)

Selected Popular Publications

"A New Oyster for All Seasons," (with L. Bevan), Oceans Magazine, October 1987

"Coastal Zone '87," Oceans Magazine, July 1987

"The Way of the Coast," Oceans Magazine, March 1987

Revised 10/25/02