Greg is a fisheries scientist with more than three decades of experience in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in the inventory of fisheries resources, evaluation of aquatic ecological systems, assessment of impacts and disturbance in aquatic systems, and fish mitigation planning. Greg is deeply involved in developing and using conceptual and quantitative models. He creates strategic priorities and evaluates outcomes for planning and implementing salmonid habitat restoration and protection, harvest and hatchery management, and adaptive management. Greg is one of the primary developers of the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment model, the Hatchery, Harvest, and Habitat Analyzer, and the Offshore Mariculture Escapes Genetic Assessment (OMEGA) model.
Greg is the OMEGA project director and led efforts to develop and apply the model for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office of Aquaculture. OMEGA evaluates and supports the development of offshore marine aquaculture operations.
Greg has authored multiple watershed and reach-scale habitat assessment and management plans, hatchery management plans, and fishery management plans. He is an active member of the scientific community, supporting salmon recovery in Puget Sound, and is a member of the Puget Sound Salmon Science Advisory Group.
Kravitz, M. J. and G.R. Blair. In review. Risks to Fish Habitats and Populations Associated with a Transportation Corridor for Proposed Mine Operations in a Salmon-rich Watershed. Environmental Management.
Steel, E. A., P. Y. N. J. McElhany, M. D. Purser , K. Malone, B. E. Thompson, K. A. Avery, D. Jensen, G. Blair, C. Busack, M. D. Bowen, J. Hubble, and T. Kantz. (2009). Making the best use of modeled data: multiple approaches to sensitivity analysis of a fish-habitat model. Fisheries 34(7): 330-339.
Thompson, B. E., L. C. Lestelle, G. R. Blair, L. E. Mobrand, and J. B. Scott. (2009). Restoring habitat could recover Chinook salmon populations in the Dungeness and Dosewallips watersheds. American Fisheries Society Symposium 71: 1-25.
Blair, G. R., L. C. Lestelle, and L. E. Mobrand. (2009). The Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment Model: a tool for assessing salmonid performance potential based on habitat conditions. American Fisheries Society Symposium 71: 289-309.