Associate Professor of Fisheries and Director of PhD in Environmental Sciences
My research combines experimentation, field data, modeling, and theory to examine how temperature, habitat, life history, and human disturbance (e.g., climate change, habitat alteration, exploitation) shape the population dynamics of fishes that are of commercial, recreational, or conservation value. Although much of my research has focused on inland recreational fisheries, my experience and expertise extend to marine and commercial fisheries. I am increasingly interested in smartphones as an opportunity to efficiently collect conventional and novel data about the resource and its users, and to engage anglers through citizen science. My lab published the first analysis of angler smartphone application data. Current research focuses on the benefits and limitations of smartphone data relative to conventional methods, and a diversity of novel applications (e.g., invasive species, climate change).
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