About me

I’m a quantitative ecologist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) in Seattle and an affiliate professor at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) at the University of Washington. I work on a wide range of statistical problems – population dynamics, extinction risk, conservation genetics, fisheries stock assessment, reproductive success studies, etc. Most of the species I study are fish, but I also work with data from marine mammals, seabirds, and turtles. I’m interested in developing new statistical approaches to solve problems and generate predictions with limited data. My recent modeling specific interests have been pursuing applications of multivariate state-space time series and spatio-temporal models, isotope mixing models, hierarchical models, multilevel random effects models, and Bayesian model selection techniques.