Phillip Levin

Phillip Levin

Professor of Practice
Interdisciplinary conservation science, ecosystem-based natural resource management, marine and coastal conservation biology, marine ecology

Office: Bloedel 204
Phone: 206-543-1464  206-343-4344
Email: pslevin@uw.edu


Ph.D, Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 1993
B.A., Zoology, University of Texas, 1984

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 300 Sustainability Seminar (2)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Evaluation of U.S. Pacific Fishery Ecosystem Plan
Recent Publications:
Essington, T.E., Ciannelli, L., Heppell, S., Levin, P.S., McClanahan, T.R., Micheli, F., Plagânyi, E.E., van Putten, I.E. 2017. Empiricism and modelling for marine fisheries: advancing interdisciplinary science. Ecosystems 20:237-244.
Ryan P. Kelly, Phillip S. Levin, and Kai N. Lee. 2017. Science, Policy, And Data-Driven Decisions in a Data Vacuum. Ecology Law Quarterly 44:7-40.
Shelton, A.O., Francis, T.B., Feist, B.E., Williams, G., Lindquist, A., Levin, P.S. 2017. Forty years of seagrass population stability and resilience in an urbanizing estuary. Journal of Ecology 105:458-470.
Stier, A.C., Samhouri, J.F., Gray, S., Martone, R.G., Mach, M.E., Halpern, B.S., Kappel, C.V., Scarborough, C., Levin, P.S. 2017. Integrating expert perceptions into food web conservation and management. Conservation Letters 10:67-76.
Breslow, S., Sojka, B., Barnea, R., Basurto, X., Carothers, C., Charnley, S., Coulthard, S., Dolsak, N., Donatuto, J., Garcia-Quijano, C. Hicks, C.C., Levine, A., Mascia, M.B., Norman, K., Poe, M., Satterfield, T., St. Martin, K., Levin, P.S. 2016. Conceptualizing and operationalizing human wellbeing for ecosystem assessment and management Environmental Science & Policy 66:250-259 doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.06.023
Feist, B.E., Levin P.S. 2016. Novel indicators of anthropogenic influence on marine and coastal ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science 3: doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00113.
Hicks, C., Levine, A., Agrawal, A., Basurto, X., Brewslow, S., Carothers, C., Charnley, S., Coulthard, S. , Dolsak, N., Donatuto, J., Garcia-Quijano, C., Mascia, M.B., Norman, K., Poe, M., Satterfield, T., St. Martin, K., Levin, P.S. 2016. Engage key social concepts for sustainability. Science. 352: 38-40.
Levin, P.S., Anderson, L.E. 2017. When good fences make bad neighbors: overcoming disciplinary barriers to improve natural resource management. Coastal Management 44:370-379.
Levin, P.S., Breslow, S., Harvey, C.J., Norman, K., Williams, G.D., Plummer, M. 2016. Conceptualization of Social-Ecological Systems of the California Current: an examination of interdisciplinary science supporting Ecosystem-based Management. Coastal Management 44:397-408.
Levin, P.S., Francis, T., Taylor, N. 2016. Thirty-two essential questions for understanding the social-ecological system of forage fish: the case of Pacific Herring Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 2: e01213. doi: 10.1002/ehs2.1213.
Punt, A.E., MacCall, A.D., Essington, T.E., Francis, T.B., Hurtado-Ferro, F., Johnson, K., Kaplan, I.C., Koehn, L.E., Levin, P.S., Sydeman, W.J. 2016. Exploring the implications of a sardine harvest control rule, accounting for predator dynamics: A MICE model. Ecological Modelling 337: 79-95.
Rindorf, A, Dichmont, C.M., Levin, P.S., Mace, P., Pascoe, S. Raul, P., Punt, A.E., Reid, D., Stephenson, R., Ulrich, C., Vinther, M., Clausen, L.W. 2016. Pretty good multispecies yield. ICES Journal of Marine Science doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw071.
Stier, A.C., Samhouri, J.F., Novak, M., Marshall, K.N., Ward, E.J., Holt, R.D., Levin, P.S. 2016. Ecosystem context and historical contingency in apex predator recoveries. Science Advances 2:e1501769.
Wiedenmann, J., Wilen, J., Levin, P.S., Plummer, M., Mangel, M. 2016. A framework for exploring the role of bioeconomics on observed fishing patterns and ecosystem dynamics. Coastal Management 44:529-546.
Andrews, K.S., Williams, G.D., Samhouri, J.F., Marshall, K.N., Gertseva, V., Levin, P.S. 2015. The legacy of a crowded ocean: indicators, status, and trends of anthropogenic pressures in the California Current ecosystem Environmental Conservation 42: 139-151.
Feist, B.E., Bellman, M.A., Becker, E.A., Forney, K.A., Ford, M.J., Levin, P.S. 2015. Potential overlap between cetaceans and commercial groundfish fleets operating in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Fishery Bulletin. http://spo.nwr.noaa.gov/pp17.pdf.
Frohlich, H.E., Hennessey, S.M., Essington, T.E., Beaudreau, A.H., Levin, P.S. 2015. Spatial and temporal variation in nearshore macrofaunal community structure in a seasonally hypoxic estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series 520: 67-83.
Levin, P.S. 2015. New conservation for the anthropocene ocean. Conservation Letters 7: 339-341.
Levin, P.S., Möllmann, C. 2015. Marine ecosystem regime shifts: challenges and opportunities for ecosystem-based management. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 370: 20130275. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0275.
Levin, P.S., Rehr, A., Norman, K., Harvey, C., Williams, G. 2015. Developing conservation targets in social-ecological systems. Ecology & Society 20 (4):6. doi: 10.5751/ES-07866-20040.
Poe, M.R., Levin, P.S., Tolimieri, N., Norman, K. 2015. Subsistence fishing in a 21st century capitalist society: from commodity to gift. Ecological Economics 116: 241-250.
Reum, J. C., Ferriss, B. E., McDonald, P. S., Farrell, D. M., Harvey, C. J., Klinger, T., & Levin, P. S. 2015. Evaluating community impacts of ocean acidification using qualitative network models. Marine Ecology Progress Series 536: 11-20.
Selkoe, K., Blenckner, T., Caldwell, M., Crowder, L.B., Arickson, A.L., Essington, T.E., Estes, J.A., Rujita, R.M., Halpern, B.S., Hunsicker, M.E., Kappel, C.V., Kelly, R.P., Kittigner, J.N., Levin, P.S., Lynham, J.M., Mach, M.E., Martone, R.G., Mease, L.A., Salomon, A.K., Samhouri, J., Scarborough, C., Stier, A.C., White, C., Zedler, J. 2015. Principles for managing marine ecosystems prone to tipping points. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 1:art17 doi: 10.1890/EHS14-0024.1.
Thurstan, R. H., McClenachan, L., Crowder, L. B., Drew, J. A., Kittinger, J. N., Levin, P. S., Pandolfi, J. M. 2015. Filling historical data gaps to foster solutions in marine conservation. Ocean & Coastal Management 115: 31-40.
Levin, P.S., Azose, J., Anderson, S.P. 2014. Biblical influences on marine conservation: An examination of the apparent sustainability of kosher seafood. Ecology and Society 19: (2) 55 doi: 10.5751/ES-06524-190255.