Jack Barth

Oregon State University

Jack Barth is a professor of oceanography in Oregon State University's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. His research seeks to understand the spatially and temporally variable circulation, water mass structure and ecosystem response in coastal waters. He has led a number of research, technology development and ocean observing system projects off Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, including supporting the coastal oceanography work of PISCO. Dr. Barth's present research includes a focus on the characteristics and formation of low-oxygen zones off Oregon, an issue that can impact the entire coastal and nearshore food web. His research team uses autonomous underwater gliders to study this region, logging over 49,000 km of measurements over the last several years. Dr. Barth received a Ph.D in Oceanography in 1987 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography.