Fisheries, marine conservation and management, population dynamics, statistical methods, species interactions
My lab’s research uses cutting edge mathematical models and statistical tools to study the ecology, conservation, and management of marine fisheries. We explore population, food web, and community dynamics in exploited marine ecosystems; evaluate and advance tools for ecosystem-based fisheries management; and develop and test statistical methods in fisheries and ecology.
The 21st century presents a unique set of challenges in the path towards sustainable fisheries. In well-monitored and carefully managed systems, including those on the U.S. West Coast, managers are generally able to measure and react to changes in population productivity as these changes occur. Today’s challenge is 1) to better anticipate changes in productivity, particularly long-term changes as populations move and oceans grow warmer, more acidic and less oxygenated, and 2) to develop management strategies that are robust to these changes and continue providing ecosystem services across a range of possible ecological scenarios.
Education and Experience:
- BA, 2010 Carleton College
- Ph.D., 2016 University of Washington
- Understanding the roles of synchrony and permit access in driving profitability and revenue stability in the California Current with a novel multispecies bioeconomic model
- Quantifying and understanding growth variability of Oregon pink shrimp to help optimize season timing
- Using ecosystem modeling to evaluate potential causes of the resilience of saltmarsh fish and invertebrate populations following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill