• Currently in the Works

    Jan 28, 08:20 PM

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    It’s officially Spring semester 2009. I’ve been in graduate school for two years.

    In the Fall I took my final course, Geostatistics for Fishery Applications, which resulted in this:

    Fantastic, right? It’s a kriged map of yellowtail flounder abundance based on my tagging data. It’s a bit out of context because it’s only from a portion of the data, but there is potential here.

    After a whirlwind Fall...

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  • AFS Ottawa

    Aug 25, 06:16 PM

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    I recently returned from a week-long trip to the American Fisheries Society annual conference in Ottawa, Ontario. This year’s theme was “Fisheries in Flux: How Do We Ensure Our Sustainable Future,” and I presented my work in the symposium entitled “Tagging and its Use in Stock Assessment.” There were 35 symposia, which led to endless topics and case studies on species and systems ranging from tiny darters in mountain streams to pelagic...

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  • Thesis Update

    Jul 20, 12:17 PM

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    In early June I completed a 10-day Petersen Tagging Experiment in Closed Area II on Georges Bank in the Western Atlantic. The experiment was conducted on yellowtail flounder, a species of great commercial interest. The stock in this area has been estimated using several models which produce conflicting results. This experiment was designed to elucidate some of this conflict by giving an abundance estimate in the closed area....

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  • Where I Am

    Jul 5, 03:08 PM

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    I am in the pause between my second and third semesters as a Master’s student at UMass-Dartmouth. I have completed six courses, two seminars, and ideating about two different thesis topics (most grad students only make it to one). I started out with one project, lost funding, adopted a second, then welcomed our MFI funding back and reverted to what my professor calls “Plan A.” (As an aside, Plan B. considered...

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