I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University, with a research focus in fisheries science and management.  I am broadly interested in understanding the population dynamics of exploited marine species.  The core of my research aims to identify robust harvest policies to allow for the sustainable harvest and effective recovery of exploited populations.  Harvest policies typically require 1) an estimate of population size, 2) a formalized approach or "control rule" that determines how much should be harvested given the population size and management objectives, and 3) the fishing regulation implemented to achieve the target catch.  My research spans these areas, and I utilize a variety of statistical and simulation modeling approaches to address questions in these areas.  Details about my current research projects can be found here. 

Last updated 8/28/15
Note: Not grumpy, just cold (me, not the skate).  
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