Department Faculty

Jerome Fiechter
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ocean Sciences Department
    • Institute of Marine Sciences
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  • Email
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  • Office Location
    • Earth & Marine Sciences, A450
  • Mail Stop Ocean Sciences
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Oceanography, Coastal Science, Computational Modeling
  • Courses Our Changing Planet (OCEA80B); Physical Oceanography (OCEA100, OCEA200); Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems (OCEA241)

Summary of Expertise

Physical and Biological Oceanography, Dynamics of Coastal Marine Ecosystems; Numerical Modeling.

Biography, Education and Training

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Techology

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Applied Marine Physics, University of Miami

Selected Publications


Fiechter J, Pozo Buil M, Jacox MG, Alexander MA and Rose KA (2021). Projected Shifts in 21st Century Sardine Distribution and Catch in the California Current. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:685241. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.685241.

Cheresh, J. and J. Fiechter (2020). Physical and biogeochemical drivers of alongshore pH and oxygen variability in the California Current System, Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL089553.

Fiechter, J., J.A. Santora, F. Chavez, D. Northcott, M. Messié (2020). Krill hotspot formation and phenology in the California Current Ecosystem. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL088039.

Henderson, M., J. Fiechter, D.D. Huff, B.K. Wells (2018). Spatial variability in oceanā€mediated growth potential is linked to Chinook salmon survival. Fisheries Oceanography, DOI: 10.1111/fog.12415.

Fiechter, J., C.A. Edwards, A.M. Moore, 2018. Wind, circulation, and topographic effects on alongshore phytoplankton variability in the California Current. Geophysical Research Letters, 45,

Fiechter, J., L.A. Huckstadt, K.A. Rose, D.P. Costa (2016). A fully coupled ecosystem model to predict the foraging ecology of apex predators in the California Current. Marine Ecology Progress Series 556, 273–285, doi: 10.3354/meps11849.