QERM: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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2014 QERM Winter Quarter Seminar

Wednesdays, 3:35 - 4:50 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall 251
Faculty Facilitator: Tim Essington, QERM Director>

January 8

Ingrid Spies, QERM Doctoral Candidate
A simulation approach to finding dispersal rates incorporating both genetic differentiation and population dynamics: A case study based on Skagerrak coastal cod

January 15

Chloe Bracis, QERM Doctoral Candidate
How can cognition influence predator-prey interactions?

January 22

Ian Fraser, QERM Graduate Student
Allocating backscatter using a flexible non-parametric Baysian mixture model: Quantifying uncertainty, reducing subjectivity, and illuminating underlying structure in fisheries acoustics survey data.

January 29

Canceled due to illness

February 5

Cole Monnahan, QERM Graduate Student
Do ship strikes threaten the recovery of endangered eastern North Pacific blue whales?

February 12

Aneesh Hariharan, QERM Graduate Student
Industry focused models for management of the Pacific sardine

Melissa Muradian, QERM Graduate Student
Modeling the population dynamics of Prince William Sound herring


February 19

Kiva Oken, QERM Graduate Student
Quantifying carbon sequestration in SE Alaska young growth forests

Kelsey Vitense, QERM Graduate Student
Theoretical impacts of habitat fragmentation and generalist predation on predator prey cycles.


February 26

Christine Stawitz, QERM Graduate Student
Analyzing groundfish growth dynamics using Bayesian state-space models

Scott Rinnan, QERM Graduate Student
Quantifying sensitivity and exposure to climate change in western North American species


March 5

Austin Philips, QERM Graduate Student
How does longitude affect population persistence under climate warming?

Kai Ross, QERM Graduate Student

Optimal harvest schedules with endogenous road maintenance costs.


March 12

Brooke Davis, QERM Graduate Student
Using Sockeye Stream Counts to Inform Monitoring and Assess Ecosystem Service Trade-offs

Jim Faulkner, QERM GraduateStudent
Latent-State Models for Inferring Behavioral States from Animal Movement Data


March 19 NO SEMINAR - FINALS WEEK

 

2013 QERM Winter Quarter Seminar

January 9

Ingrid Spies
"The genetic effects of fisheries management: a management strategy evaluation for Pacific cod off Alaska."

Faculty Facilitator:
Andre Punt, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences


January 16

Cole Monnahan
"Splitting historical blue whale catches using spatial GAMs"

Faculty Facilitator:
Trevor Branch, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences


January 23

Miranda Fix
"Evaluation of various methods to estimate understory light availability in a low-light environment."

Faculty Facilitator:
David Ford, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences


January 30

Kristin Broms
"Spatial Statistics for Areal Units"

Faculty Facilitator:
Loveday Conquest, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Chloe Bracis
"Modeling animal movement with memory"

Faculty Facilitator:
Jim Anderson, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences


February 6

Jeff Rutter
"Modeling Chinook in the ocean and the implications of size-selective culling on assessments of fish growth and mortality."

Faculty Facilitator: Jim Anderson, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

February 13

Ian Fraser
"Automating classification of fisheries acoustics data: Quantifying uncertainty through a non-parametric Bayesian approach"

Faculty Facilitator:
John Horne, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Aneesh Hariharan
“Management strategies for sardines: A game theoretic approach"

Faculty Facilitator:
Vince Gallucci, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

February 20

Kiva Oken
"Using aggregate biomass data to understand predation effects on surplus production"

Faculty Facilitator:
Tim Essington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

NOTE: Seminar starts at 3:45

February 27

Adam Pope
"Generating multinomial likelihood models for mark-recapture studies using a GUI and R."

Faculty Facilitator:
John Skalski, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Scott Rinnan
"Quantifying Climate Breadth and Exposure in Pacific Northwest Species"

Faculty Facilitator:
Joshua Lawler, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

March 6

Kelsey Vitense
"Exploring the Damped Cyclic Dynamics of Southern Snowshoe Hares using Reaction-Diffusion Models"

Faculty Facilitator:
Jim Anderson, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Christine Stawitz
"A meta-analysis of growth dynamics of North Pacific groundfish"

Faculty Facilitator:
Tim Essington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences


March 13

Melissa Muradian
"Which time series are most valuable to modeling population dynamics of Prince William Sound herring?"

Faculty Facilitator:
Trevor Branch, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

 

2012 QERM Winter Quarter Seminar

January 4

Loveday Conquest, Professor & QERM Director
Introduction &

Trevor Branch, Assistant Professor
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
"Overview of Current Research Projects"

January 11

Aditya Khanna, Doctoral Candidate
"Bio-Behavioral Models for HIV Prevention."

Faculty Facilitator: Steven Goodreau, Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology

January 18

Chris Gast, Doctoral Candidate
"Evaluation of Fixed- and Random-Effects Models and Multistage Estimation Procedure in Statistical Population Reconstruction."

Faculty Facilitator: Loveday L. Conquestion, Professor
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

January 25

Motoki Wu
"Meta Analysis Model Testing in Fisheries"

Faculty Facilitator: Andre Punt, Professor
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

February 1

Chloe Bracis
"Incorporating Cognition into Models of Animal Movement and Predator-Prey Interaction"

Faculty Facilitator: Jim Anderson, Professor
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences


February 8

Kristin Broms, Doctoral Candidate
"Applying Spatial Occupancy Models to Presence-Absence Atlas Data of South African Bird Species."

Faculty Facilitator: John Skalski, Professor
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

February 15

Gregor Passolt
"Vitality and HIV"


Sam Clark, Associate Professor
Department of Sociology

"Overview of Current Research Projects"

Faculty Facilitators: Jim Anderson, Professor
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
&
Sam Clark, Associate Professor
Department of Sociology

February 22

Ingrid Spies, Doctoral Candidate
"Using Population Genetics to Inform Fisheries Management Strategies."

Faculty Facilitator: Andre Punt, Professor
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

February 29

Mandi Fix
"The Perks of Being a Fieldwork Tourist."

Cole Monnahan
"Are West Coast Blue Whales Recovering from Whaling?"

Faculty Facilitator: David Ford, Professor
School of Forest Resources

March 7

Jeff Rutter
Topic TBA

Ian Fraser
Topic TBA

Faculty Facilitator: James Anderson, Professor
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

 

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