Jonathan Schram│ Assistant Project Manager/Marine Scientist II
Jonathan Schram is a marine scientist and coastal environmental management specialist with over 15 years of experience in marine and freshwater environmental monitoring and management. He has worked for a wide-variety of top universities and research laboratories across the country, including the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole Massachusetts, and the NOAA Fisheries Science Center in Beaufort, North Carolina, where he published his Master's Thesis outlining policy and management strategies for invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish in U.S. waters. His work in environmental monitoring has ranged from tracking juvenile thresher shark habitat utilization patterns across the Southern California Bight, studying marine invertebrate fouling community ecology in Bodega Harbor, and studying marine fish and invertebrate assemblages in estuarine marsh sills surrounding the Pamlico Sound in North Carolina. In California, Jonathan has worked as a Natural Resource Management Specialist and Environmental Scientist for both the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Jonathan helped play a key role in reintroducing California Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon back into the San Joaquin River in 2014, served as the NMFS Central Valley Office Essential Fish Habitat Coordinator, and led the CDFW Central Valley Steelhead Monitoring Program. Jonathan obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology with an Emphasis in Marine Science from the University of California, Davis, his Master’s degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and has been a NAUI certified Master Scuba Scientific Diver since June 2007.