Fisheries & Ecosystem management, Ecological modelling, Stock assessment

I am an associate professor
in the Department of Fisheries Oceanography at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST).

My research focuses on developing interdisciplinary modelling approaches to extend the scope of applications for fisheries and ecosystem assessment methods, and testing the performance of decision support tools for living marine resource management.

I have applied a range of statistical and modelling approaches for the assessment and management of fish and marine mammal populations. I actively collaborate with academic and agency scientists in the Northeast US, US west coast, and Australia.

Current and recent research includes: (1) the use of ecosystem modelling tools to test the performance of ecosystem-based fisheries management strategies in the Northeast US, (2) developing methods for including regime shifts in productivity in fisheries harvest control rules, (3) assessing economic effects of fishing scenarios through ecological-economic model coupling, and (4) evaluating ecosystem consequences of ocean acidification.

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