Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland are seeking Masters and PhD students to contribute to funded projects that involve improving Northwest Atlantic stock assessments and harvest advice.
This will involve developing spatiotemporal state-space models for fish stock productivity.
The projects are part of the Oceans Frontier Institute (see http://oceanfrontierinstitute.com/) Sustainable Capture Fisheries & their Ecosystems program (see http://oceanfrontierinstitute.com/research/sustainable-capture-fisheries-and-their-ecosystems),
and the OCI Industrial Research Chair in fish stock assessment and sustainable harvest advice (see https://oceanchoice.com/sustainability/oci-research-chair/)
This involves the new graduate program in fisherie science at the the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (see https://www.mi.mun.ca/programsandcourses/programs/).
Students will recevied advanced training in statistics and other quantitative methods for stock assessment, https://www.mi.mun.ca/programsandcourses/programs/fisheriessciencestockassessmentmasterofsciencemscdegree/
Students will learn methods to analyze fisheries data and implement models using R and TMB (https://github.com/kaskr/adcomp)
Interested students can contact Dr. Noel Cadigan (email@example.com)
more information: https://www.mi.mun.ca//departments/centreforfisheriesecosystemsresearch