John K. Horne
Director, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
JISAO Office: 136 Wallace Hall
As Director of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean (JISAO) at UW, John Horne heads the institute’s multi-pronged research effort into climate change, ocean acidification, fisheries and tsunamis. In his own research, John uses acoustical techniques to understand the spatial structure and abundance of aquatic organisms, which in turn is used to inform resource management. He uses ecological theory to predict the relative importance of biological and physical processes on the distribution of fish, and his research scales from the individual up to entire ecosystems. He is also associated with the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) program and the Center for Quantitative Science (QSCI). In addition to his work for UW he collaborates with scientists at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center. He has won the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography from the Acoustical Society of America.