John Horne

John K. Horne

  • JISAO Director

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.

Selected publications

Horne, J.K. 2008. Acoustic ontogeny of teleost fish. (doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.02024.x) Journal of Fish Biology 73: 1444-1463.

Gregg, M.C. and J.K. Horne. 2008. Turbulence, acoustic backscatter, and pelagic nekton in Monterey Bay. (doi: 10.1175/2008JPO4033.1) Journal of Physical Oceanography (in press).

Parker-Stetter, S.L. and J.K. Horne. 2008. Nekton distribution and midwater hypoxia: a diel, seasonal prey refuge? (doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2008.09.021) Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science (in press).

Burgos, J.M. and J.K. Horne. 2008. Acoustic characterization and classification of pelagic organism distributions. (doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsn087) ICES Journal of Marine Science 65: 1235-1247.

Henderson, M.J., Horne, J.K. and R.H. Towler. 2008. The influence of beam position and swimming direction on fish target strength. (DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsm190) ICES Journal of Marine Science 65: 226-237.

Sutton, T.T., F.M. Porteiro, M. Heino, I. Byrkjedal, G. Langhelle, C.I.H. Anderson, J.K. Horne, H. Søiland, T. Falkenhaug, O.R. Godø, and O.A. Bergstad. 2008. Vertical structure, biomass and topographic association of deep-pelagic fishes in relation to a mid-ocean ridge system. Deep Sea Research II 55: 161-184.

Skov, H., T. Gunnlaugsson, W.P. Budgell, J.K. Horne, L. Nøttestad, E. Olsen, H. Søiland, G. Víkingsson, and G. Waring. 2008. Small-scale spatial variability of sperm and sei whales in relation to oceanographic and topographic features along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep Sea Research II 55: 254-268.