Jason Toft



    Research Ecologist


    School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Box 355020, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences

    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-5020


    B.A., 1994, Biology, Brown University

    M.S., 2000, Fisheries, University of Washington


    Ecology of aquatic estuarine and nearshore habitats; biological monitoring of restored wetlands; juvenile salmonid abundance and prey resource dynamics; effects of non-indigenous species on native communities; taxonomy of aquatic invertebrates; GIS mapping and analysis.


    Research Ecologist, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, 2000-present

    Research Assistant, School of Fisheries, University of Washington, 1997 – 2000

    Research Technician, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 1994 -1997

    Laboratory Intern, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 1994

    Teaching Assistant, Brown University, 1993


    International Sakhalin Island Project (ISIP):  biotic survey and inventory of Sakhalin Island Summer 2002.


    Cohen, A., C. Mills, H. Berry, M. Wohnam, B. Bingham, B. Bookheim, J. Carlton, J. Chapman, J. Cordell, L. Harris, T. Klinger, A. Kohn, C. Lambert, G. Lambert, K. Li, D. Secord, and J. Toft. 1998. Puget Sound expedition: a rapid assessment survey of non-indigenous species in the shallow waters of Puget Sound. DNR Technical Report.

    Ruiz, G., S. Godwin, J. Toft, D. Smith, A. Hines, and J. Carlton. 1999. Ballast water transfer and management by U.S. navy vessels. Technical report to U.S. Department of Defense.

    K. Wasson, B. Von Holle, J. Toft, and G. Ruiz. 2000. Detecting invasions of marine organisms: kamptozoan case histories. Biological Invasions 2:59-74.

    Magniez, G., and J. Toft. 2000. Présence d’un Asellide épigé originaire d’Extrême-Orient en Californie. Bulletin mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 69:127-132.

    Toft, J. D. 2001. Shoreline and dock modifications in Lake Washington. Technical Report SAFS-UW-0106, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. 21 pp.

    Toft, J. D., J. R. Cordell, and W. C. Fields. 2002. New records of crustaceans (amphipoda, isopoda) in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta, California, and application of criteria for introduced species. Journal of Crustacean Biology 22:190-200.

    Toft, J. D., C. Simenstad, J. Cordell, C. Young, and L. Stamatiou. 2003. Analysis of methods for sampling juvenile salmonids along City of Seattle marine shorelines. Technical Report SAFS-UW-0301, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Prepared for Seattle Public Utilities, City of Seattle. 35 pp.

    Toft, J. D., C. A. Simenstad, J. R. Cordell, and L. F. Grimaldo. In Press. The effects of introduced water hyacinth on habitat structure, invertebrate assemblages, and fish diets. Estuaries.

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