Spatiotemporal dynamics of fish populations
This project focuses on identifying environmental and anthropogenic factors influencing the spatiotemporal dynamics of fish populations, exploring spatiotemporal heterogeneity in fish population dynamics, and developing stock assessment models by including the estimated spatiotemporal heterogeneity and diagnosing the need to incorporate spatiotemporal heterogeneity into population dynamics. Example species include yellow perch in Lake Erie and Alosa species in selected tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.
Seabird bycatch in the U.S. pelagic longline fishery
We model climate-driven spatiotemporal variations in seabird bycatch in the U.S. North Atlantic pelagic longline fishery, and explore efficient bycatch mitigation strategies.