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QERM Autumn Quarter Seminar

The autumn quarter QERM 597 seminar is an opportunity for first-year QERM students to gain an overview of the research projects QERM faculty are pursuing. An example of seminar presentations include:

Topic: Tips on finding a QERM research adviser -- presented by current QERM students

Peter Guttorp
Professor, Dept. of Statistics
Topic: "The Heat Is On! A Statistical Look at the State of the Climate"

Joshua Lawler
Associate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Topic: "Projecting species' responses to climate change"

Sergey Rabotyagov
Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Topic: “Linking Externalities from Land to Sea: Cost-Effective Reduction of the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone”

Andre Punt
Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Topic: "On Mice, Management and Manipulation"

Chris Anderson
Assistant Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Topic: "The Economic Effects of Catch Share Management: The Rhode Island Fluke Sector Pilot Program"

Sandor Toth
Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Topic: "The Adjacency Problem in Forestry"

QERM Alumni Panel -- Aditya Khanna, Gregor Passolt, Tamre Cardoso and Martin Lierman

Tim Essington, Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Topic: "Fishing through marine food webs"

Chris Anderson, Assistant Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Topic: "The economic effects of catch share management: The Rhode Island fluke sector pilot program"

Kevin See, Ph.D. - QERM Alumna (2011)
Topic: "Estimating catch-per-unit-effort with a state-space model"

Ian Taylor, Ph.D. - QERM Alumna (2008)
Topic: "Status of the U.S. yelloweye rockfish resource in 2011"

Aditya Khanna, Ph.D. - QERM Alumna (2012)
Topic: "Global health: HIV in Africa"

David Ford, Professor, Environmental and Forest Sciences
Topic: "The dynamics of plant growth"

Jim Anderson, Research Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Topic: "Modeling intrinsic and extrinsic mortality with vitality"

Maureen Kennedy, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, School of Forest Resources
US Forest Service PWFS Lab, Seattle
Publication to be discussed:
"Using a stochastic model and cross-scale analysis to evaluate controls on historical low-severity fire regimes"

Tamre Cardoso, Ph.D.
TerraStat Consulting, Seattle
Publication to be discussed:
"Reducing seabird strikes with trawl cables in the pollock catcher-processor fleet in the eastern Bering Sea"


Rich Zabel, Ph.D.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS/NWFSC, Fish Ecology Division
Supervisory Mathematical Statistician
Publication to be discussed:
"The interplay between climate variability and density dependence in the population viability of Chinook salmon."

Eli Gurarie, Ph.D.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS/AKFSC
National Marine Mammal Laboratory

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