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Integrating Bering Sea Spatial Economic and Ecosystem Models


National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center

RO# Location
26.03.40.B8028 Seattle, WA 98112


name email phone
Alan Campbell Haynie 206.526.4253


The Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) is a diverse and vibrant intellectual community that conducts applied research on marine ecosystems, fish and marine mammal stocks, fishing communities, and marine resource economics. AFSC has a range of ecosystem models that utilize a wide range of available data to explain how a changing environment impacts Bering Sea fisheries. Similarly, the Economics and Social Sciences Research Program (ESSRP) has a group of economists applying econometric models to Alaska fisheries. The spatial economics toolbox for fisheries (FishSET) is an initiative led by AFSC researchers to expand and improve existing models of fishing fleet behavior (e.g., Haynie and Layton [2010], Haynie and Pfeiffer [2013]). This opportunity will enable a postdoc to combine FishSET and ecosystem models for the first time, leading to a cutting-edge integration of economic and ecosystem models. There are a variety of potential research avenues to pursue depending upon the particular interests of the selected postdoc. The output from the project is expected to be both improvements in operational models at AFSC that predict how climate and management impact fisheries and peer-reviewed publications describing project results. The postdoc will have the opportunity to interact with leading NOAA and academic marine science researchers and gain an understanding of the North Pacific fishery management process.



Haynie A, Layton D: 2010. “An Expected Profit Model for Monetizing Fishing Location Choices.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 59(2): 165-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2009.11.001

Haynie A, Pfeiffer L: 2013. “Climatic and economic drivers of the Bering Sea pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) fishery: Implications for the future.” Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fisheries Science. 70(6): 841-853.


Fisheries management; Fisheries economics; Fisher behavior; Fleet dynamics; Bioeconomics; Climate change; Ecosystem modeling; Discrete choice modeling


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
$58,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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