James Thorson

I conduct ecologically motivated and statistically innovative research that has direct bearing upon natural resource management.  Research themes include:
  • Meta-analysis testing predictions from ecological theory
  • Spatio-temporal models, particularly for community ecology
  • Estimation of biological processes that vary over space and time
  • Global fisheries status and productivity
  • Development and testing of ecological models and methods
For more information regarding my research and professional involvement please see:

For model projects and visualizations please see: 
  • FishViz -- visualization of abundance trends and distribution shifts for many regions worldwide 
  • FishStats -- a description of the global metadata database used for FishViz, and the spatio-temporal statistics being used 
  • FishLife -- an R package predicting life-history parameters for all described fishes (complete with online GUI)
  • GitHub -- a repository of shared code and projects