About ICF

Jason Hassrick, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Fisheries Ecology
Jason uses applied ecology to address the challenges of achieving species conservation and water resource management.

Jason conducts applied research for water resource management in West Coast rivers and estuaries. He’s particularly interested in understanding how life histories and demographics of species can inform management actions.

Jason studies how animals move through their natural habitats using forms of animal telemetry and harnesses trawling techniques to investigate the distribution of organisms. Previously a federal agency scientist for the Bureau of Reclamation on delta smelt during a prolonged drought, Jason worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries on outmigration survival of winter-run Chinook salmon.

In his role, Jason partners non-profit and university research groups from the North Pacific, East Africa, and South America focusing on climate adaptation and biotelemetry.

  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.S., Biology, Sonoma State University
  • B.A., Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz