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Population Ecology of Exploited Marine Resources


National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

opportunity location
26.03.44.B5874 Beaufort, NC 28516


name email phone
Kyle W Shertzer 252.649.3249


We study fishery management, life histories, population dynamics, and their interdependence. Our goal is to improve fish stock assessments and corresponding management advice, particularly for marine species off the Southeastern US. Significant research opportunities exist in the application of quantitative methods to problems in population ecology and stock assessment. Associates are invited to develop new research projects or join current ones. Examples of current research topics include environmental and ecological effects on stock dynamics, population models of protogynous fish, fish recruitment, quantifying discards and release mortality, and management strategy evaluation.



Shertzer KW, Bacheler NM, Coggins LG, Fieberg J. 2016. Relating trap capture to abundance: a hierarchical state-space model applied to black sea bass (Centropristis striata). ICES Journal of Marine Science 73:512-519

Siegfried KI, Williams EH, Shertzer KW, Coggins LG. 2016. Improving stock assessments through data prioritization. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:1703-1711


key words
Population dynamics; Stock assessment; Evolution; Mathematical models; Life history; Bioenergetics; Computer simulations; Fishery management; Fish recruitment;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$56,000.00 $2,000.00
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