Friday, April 28, 2017

2016 NMFS/SG Fellows

The fellows selected in 2016 are listed below.

Name: Anna Birkenbach

Sea Grant Program: North Carolina Sea Grant

School: Duke University

Professor: Martin Smith

NMFS Mentor: Min-Yang Lee

Research: Structural Modeling of Transitions to Catch Shares

Award Ends: 2018

Fellowship: Marine Resource Economics

Name: Erin Bohaboy

Sea Grant Program: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant

School: University of South Alabama

Professor: William Patterson

NMFS Mentor: Shannon Cass-Calay

Research: Modeling the Effects of Release Mortality Mitigation in the Gulf of Mexico Recreational Reef Fishery: Red Snapper

Award Ends: 2019

Fellowship: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Name: Brandon Chasco

Sea Grant Program: Oregon Sea Grant

School: Oregon State University

Professor: Heppell

NMFS Mentor: Jim Thorson

Research: Integrated spatial, temporal mixed-effects models: Leveraging stock assessment techniques for threatened and protected species

Award Ends: 2019

Fellowship: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics


Name: Robert Dunn

Sea Grant Program: California Sea Grant

School: San Diego State University/University of California, Davis

Professor: Hovel/Baskett

NMFS Mentor: Steve Munch

Research: Analysis of size-structured predation and multi-trophic level harvest using stage-structured and integral projection models

Award Ends: 2019

Fellowship: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Name: Cassie Finer

Sea Grant Program: Oregon Sea Grant

School: Oregon State University

Professor: David Lewis

NMFS Mentor: Cameron Speir

Research: Dike removal and salt marsh restoration for fish habitat: Estimating the effects on coastal land markets

Award Ends: 2018

Fellowship: Marine Resource Economics


Name: Dan Ovando

Sea Grant Program: California Sea Grant

School: University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor: Costello & Gaines

NMFS Mentor: Jason Cope

Research: A Bayesian framework for utilizing fishery independent Marine Protected Area monitoring data in stock assessments

Award Ends: 2018

Fellowship: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Name: Zack Oyafuso

Sea Grant Program: Hawaii Sea Grant

School: University of Hawaii

Professor: Erik Franklin

NMFS Mentor: Jon Brodziak

Research: Transitioning stock assessments of commercially important Hawaiian demersal fish species through age-structured assessments

Award Ends: 2019

Fellowship: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics


Name: Mikaela Provost

Sea Grant Program: California Sea Grant

School: University of California, Davis

Professor: Louis Botsford

NMFS Mentor: Michael O'Farrell

Research: Sensitivities of West Coast fish stocks to environmental variability, and their use in management

Award Ends: 2019

Fellowship: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Name: Charles Waters

Sea Grant Program: Washington Sea Grant

School: University of Washington

Professor: Naish

NMFS Mentor: Jeff Hard

Research: Modeling the effects of inbreeding in salmon hatcheries on the eco-evolutionary dynamics of supplemented wild populations

Award Ends: 2018

Fellowship: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

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