The Southeast Fisheries Science Center supports various research projects geared toward improving single-species stock assessments and exploring ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management. The primary goal of this work is to improve fish stock assessments and management advice for various management bodies in the Southeastern U.S. region. Associates are invited to develop new research projects or join current efforts. Examples of current research topics include: environmental and ecological effects on stock dynamics, biophysical models of recruitment, integrated ecosystem assessments, and management strategy evaluation.
Harford WJ, Gruss A, Schirripa MJ, Sagarese SR, Bryan M, Karnauskas M (2018) Handle with care: establishing catch limits for fish stocks experiencing episodic natural mortality events. Fisheries doi: 10.1002/fsh.10131
Harford W, Karnauskas M, Walter JF, Liu H (2017) Nonparametric modeling reveals environmental effects on Bluefin tuna recruitment in Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans. Fisheries Oceanography 26(4):396–412
Karnauskas M, Schirripa MJ, Craig K, Cook G, Kelble C, Agar J, Black B, Enfield D, Lindo- Atichati D, Muhling B, Purcell K, Richards P ,Wang C (2015) Evidence of climate-driven ecosystem reorganization in the Gulf of Mexico. Global Change Biology 21(7):2554–2568
Population dynamics; Stock assessment; Ecosystem-based fishery management; Life history; Computer simulations; Fishery management; Fish recruitment