Heather Wiedenhoft

Environmental Scientist and Writer. Outdoor Guru.

I am a scientist and freelance writer with a passion for the outdoors. My research work has led to peer-reviewed publications like Cell Journal and Harmful Algae, and range from topics in Neuroscience to Immunology to Environmental Science. More creative science writing has revolved around marine and fisheries ecosystems, with a move towards nature and outdoor writing. When I'm not making discoveries in the lab or crafting on my computer you can find me exploring the backwoods of Oregon, tip- toeing to mountain tops or taming raging rivers.

United States of America

Portfolio

Hakai Magazine

Budding Barnacle Bonanza | Hakai Magazine

With its hard, scaly exterior and rubbery looking neck, the gooseneck barnacle seems like an unlikely candidate for the next food craze. Yet the tasty little crustacean is the...

Aquaculture North America

Advances in US sablefish aquaculture

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reached a milestone in May with its first harvest of an all-female generation of mature sablefish. This is a landmark...

Aquaculture North America

Dulse: the next big wave in aquaculture?

What is more productive than rice and wheat, more nutritious than salmon, tastes like bacon when fried, and was once used as a source of food for abalone? It is Palmaria mollis,...

Fisheries Magazine

Amber waves of.......algae?

Kelp and other seaweeds naturally grow in the Puget Sound, but their current density is a fraction of historical levels. Researchers are looking to change that and help combat...

Hatchery International

Japan's Herring Hatcheries

In 1982 efforts began in Hokkaido, Japan to develop a herring nursery production program for resource enhancement. The program was managed by the Japan Aquaculture Association....

Hatchery International

There's something in the water....Salmons' secret weapon

"A fish's sense of smell is probably 1000 times more sensitive to chemicals than a human being's," says Dr. David Noakes of Oregon State University. He's part of a team of...

National Fisherman

Sound Science: 25 years after the Valdez oil spill, biologists in Prince William Sound are...

Pacific herring have been a critical subsistence fishery for Alaskan coastal communities, as well as being commercially harvested for food (including for their roe, a...

The Cordova Times

Researchers Tackle Big Fish Questions

What happens when wild salmon and hatchery salmon meet on their journey home?

Sea Star

Ocean Acidification Comes to the Classroom

.....Garfield High School students were busy watching bubbling bottles of sugar, yeast and water — small manufacturing plants for carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.

Sciencing

The Effects of Oil Pollution on Aquatic Ecosystems

When oil is spilled into an aquatic environment, it can harm organisms that live on, around, and under the water surface by both chemical toxicity and by coating and smothering...

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