Dana M. Bethea

Dana M. Bethea

Dana M. Bethea

Research Ecologist

Education:

M.S. - 2003, North Carolina State University, Zoology

B.S. - 1999, University of Southern Mississippi, Biological Sciences

Research Interests:

Diet and foraging ecology, including predator-prey relationships; Movement patterns and habitat use, including EFH, winter grounds, and summer nursery areas; Life history theory, especially bioenergetics; Protected resources.

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Dr. John K. Carlson

Dr. John K. Carlson

Dr. John Carlson

Research Fishery Biologist

Education:

Ph.D. - 1998, University Of Mississippi, Biological Sciences

M.S. - 1991, Southern Connecticut State University, Biology

B.S. - 1988, Southern Connecticut State University, Biology

Research Interests:

Ecosystem modeling; Habitat selection and use; Physiological ecology; Predator-prey relationships; Life history theory, especially bioenergetics and age and growth modeling.

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Dr. Enric Cortés

Dr. Enric Cortes

Dr. Enric Cortés

Research Fishery Biologist

Education:

Ph.D. - 1991, University of Barcelona, Biological Sciences

M.S. - 1987, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, Biology and Living Resources

B.S. - 1981, University of Barcelona, Biological Sciences

Research Interests:

Population dynamics; Stock assessment; Quantitative conservation biology with special emphasis on matrix population models; Life history theory; Feeding ecology.

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Dean Courtney

Dr. Enric Cortes

Dean Courtney

Research Fishery Biologist

Education:

Ph.D. -Candidate, University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fisheries
M.S.-1997, University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fisheries
B.A. -1992, University of California San Diego, Applied Mathematics

Research Interests:

Application of statistical age-structured stock assessment methods; Population dynamics, distribution, and trophic ecology of deep-water sharks.

 

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Bethany Deacy

Bethany Deacy

Assistant Observer Coordinator

Education:

B.S. - 2011, Hawaii Pacific University, Marine Biology

Research Interests:

Life history, especially reproduction and age and growth modeling; Predator-prey relationships; Population dynamics; Stock assessments; Catch and by-catch in commercial fisheries.

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Michael P. Enzenauer

Michael P. Enzenauer

Shark Bottom Longline Coordinator

Education:

B.S. – 2010, University of Minnesota, Fisheries ecology and management

Research Interests:

Life history theory, especially reproduction and age and growth modeling; Diet and foraging ecology, including predator-prey relationships; stock assessments, age structure demographics, Catch and bycatch in commercial fisheries.

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Alyssa Mathers

Alyssa Mathers

Alyssa N. Mathers

Gillnet Observer Coordinator

Education:

B.S. - 2008, University of West Florida, Marine Biology

Research Interests:

Life history theory, especially reproduction and age and growth modeling; Physiological ecology; habitat use, including EFH, winter grounds and summer nursery areas, Catch and bycatch in commercial fisheries.

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Xinsheng Zhang

Kelcee Smith

Xinsheng Zhang

Research Mathematical Statistician

Education:

Ph.D. - 1997, University of Connecticut, Biological Oceanography
M.S. - 2001, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Applied Computer Science
M.S. - 1989, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Marine Ecology
B.S. -  1982, Shandong College of Oceanography, Marine Biology

Research Interests:
Stock assessment; Experimental, and statistical and numerical modeling studies of plankton and fish population dynamics, harmful algal blooms and hypoxia under various climate and pollution scenarios.

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