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My research focus over the previous 15 years has been on understanding changes in population dynamics for species of conservation concern. Questions with practical application to fisheries management or those that increase our understanding of changes in population status are my primary interests. I have concentrated on two general areas: first, on the development of methods to best generate data to support life history modeling or fisheries assessment; and second, on the integration of assessment methods or statistical techniques used outside of fisheries research to enable new ecological inference from historical data collections. Results from my research have been directly incorporated into multiple regional fisheries assessment programs (salmon, river herring, American eel, shark), and used to develop recovery strategies for species at risk (salmon, shark), for regional government departments, non-government organizations, and international RFMOs.


  • –present
    Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada