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Previous NEFSC Seminars


Date Speaker Title Affiliation
December 14 Carla Guenther Updates from the eastern Gulf of Maine Sentinel Survey and its emergence as an ecosystem monitoring platform Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
November 7 Tori Kentner Modeling Habitat Response to Ecosystem Change: Suitability Prediction in the Northeast NEFSC
September 12 Nicole Rossi and Andrew Jones Update on the state of video based monitoring in the Northeast Region (in two parts) Click here for the presentation NEFSC/FSB
August 17 Mark W. Rogers Global Capture Fisheries: Approaches and Challenges to Assessing Inland Contributions USGS, Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Tennessee Tech University
August 13 Beverly Barnett Extending the utility of bomb radiocarbon for age validation and inferring life history of Northern Gulf of Mexico marine fishes based on bomb radiocarbon from otoliths SEFSC and Univeristy of Florida
July 25 Richard McBride Engage with Scientific Reviewing: Click here for the presentation NEFSC
July 18 Richard McBride Improve Your Scientific Writing: Click here for the presentation NEFSC
May 21 Patti Jones(1), Nazila Merati(2), Carrie Wall Bell (3) Desktop to Database Webinar #2: NMFS Data and PARR Compliance (1) NEFSC, DMS (2)NMFS, OST Applications Branch (3)UC Boulder, NOAA National Centers for Enviromental Information
Mar 14 Sean Lucey Modelling the Food Web: The Mass Balance Approach at the NEFSC NEFSC
Feb 14 Richard McBride Designing An Effective Presentation NEFSC
Jan 19 Jeff de La Beaujardiere NOAA Enviromental Data Management NESDIS/ ACIO/ DMCOB
Jan 11 Jim Ianelli Some Perspectives on assessment inssues facing Alaska Groundfish Managment

AFSC. Seattle, WA

    2018 (above)  
Nov 8 Genoveva Gonzalez Mirelis Documenting the biological diversity of the Norwegian benthic landscape: making maps to support marine spatial management Institute of Marine Research
Oct 6 Katherine E. Mills and Bradley Franklin Climate vulnerability and adaptation in Northeast U. S. fishing communities: from ecosystem change to socio-economic impacts Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Oct 5 Craig A. Woolcott UPDATE ON THE 115TH CONGRESS: 1ST SESSION - 2017 NOTE: Time is 11:00am NEFSC (Acting Chief of Staff) & Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
Jul 25 Chuck Madenjian Sex and contaminants in fish: “hot spots”, big testes, and high-activity males USGS Great Lakes Science Center
Jul 14 Michael Lowe Combining Multiple NEFSC Data Sets to Build a Better Understanding of the Importance of Euphausiids to the NEUS-LME LSU
Jun 28 Mike Jech Biomass estimates of euphausiids in the Georges Bank region from 1999 - 2012 NEFSC -Woods Hole
Jun 23 Daniel W. Linden Using spatial encounters to estimate population size of low density species GARFO
Jun 20 Ashok Deshpande Chemical Characterization of Microplastics Polymers with a Novel Technique of Pyrolysis GC-MS
NOTE: Time is 2:30
NEFSC - Sandy Hook
Jun 14 Brian K. Wells Process studies to quantify ecosystem dynamics in the California Current NOTE: Location is Redfield Hall SWFSC
May 10 Carol “Krill” Carson Investigation of Ocean Sunfish, Mola mola, that strand on the shores of Cape Cod, MA
NOTE: Location is Speck Auditorium
Apr 10  Charlie Stock Fisheries Catch and Ocean Productivity in a Changing Climate NOTE: Location is Speck Auditorium NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Mar 7 Gary Wikfors Aquaculture Sustainability – what is it and how do we assess it? NOTE: Time is 3:00 NEFSC /Milford
Feb 15 Richard McBride Engage with scientific reviewing Click here for a PDF of the presentation NEFSC
Feb 8 Richard McBride Improve your scientific writing Click here for a PDF of the presentation NEFSC
    2017 (above)  
Dec 14 Vanessa Trijoulet Bioeconomic modelling of grey seal predation impacts on the West of Scotland fisheries NEFSC- Post Doc
Dec 7 Angela Muench Fishermen's location choice under spatio-temporal update of expectations NEFSC
Nov 1 Mark Dickey-Collas ICES, facilitating knowledge for the ecosystem approach To join the meeting: Conference Number(s):  866/658-7997
Participant Code: 4319624
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Oct 26 Doug Krause Leopard seals in focus: new perspective on the foraging ecology of an apex predator **Click here for a picture of Leopard seals** SWFSC
Sep 28 Bill Karp, Sofie Van Parijs, and Dvora Hart [NEFSC], and Scott Gallager [WHOI] Joint NEFSC/WHOI Seminar Series: Panel Discussion on Transitioning Technology to Operations TIME: 12:15 to 13:30 NEFSC and WHOI
Sep 22 Jon Hare NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy and the Northeast Regional Action Plan - 2017-2021: Link has Adobe connect and call-in information. NOTE: time is 1:00-3:00 NEFSC
Aug 31 Several R/V Gloria Michelle: The Perfect Vessel for Outreach - Here's what we did and why it works Click here to download the presentation (7.0 MB) NEFSC
Aug 18 James Thorson MICE in space:  Using spatio-temporal ecosystem models to explore density-dependent range shifts, species interactions, and the standardization of fishery catch-rate data NWFSC
May 13 Ashok Deshpande Utility of chemical  tracer tags in the delineation of foraging grounds of bluefin tuna TIME: 11:00 - 12:00 NEFSC
May 11 Kathleen Segerson Individual vs. Collective Approaches to Fisheries Management University of Connecticut
Apr 27 Tim Stanton Resonance classification of swimbladder-bearing fish using broadband acoustics: 1-6 kHz

TIME: 12:15 - 1:30
Mar 23 Richard McBride Writing for scientists NEFSC
Mar 16 Richard McBride Designing an effective presentation NEFSC
Mar 11 Sarah Gaichas
Ecosystem Based Fishery Management: Overview of Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council DevelopmentsNOTE: Time is 1:00-2:30: Adobe Connect:
Mar 2 Jon Duquette, Michael Bergman and Vic Nordahl A Brief Overview of the NESFC Annual Sea Scallop Survey: the Past, Present, and Future NEFSC
Feb 11 Jason Link Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management NMFS
Feb 3 Dvora Hart/ Jui-Han Chang Design, population estimation and use of automated image analysis for Habcam sea scallop surveys NEFSC
Jan 27 Tasha O'Hara and Nicole Charriere The HabCam V4: An Overview of Its Uses and Capabilities as a Survey Tool NEFSC
Jan 20 Chris Gurshin Joint NEFSC/WHOI seminar: Title = Assessment of Three Sonars to Evaluate the Downstream Migration of American Eel in the St. Lawrence River Normandeau Associates
Jan 13 Scott Gallager The HabCamV4 Program: An Overview of Scallops, Groundfish, Habitat Characterization and Other Uses of Data from the HabCamV4 System WHOI
    2016 (above)  
Dec 16 Richard McBride An Assessment of Fish Age and Growth NOAA/NEFSC/PBB
Dec 2 T. Aran Mooney Sounds to warm you on a cold winter’s day: Using Coastal Soundscapes to Quantify Coral Reef Communities and Anthropogenic Activities
-NEFSC/WHOI seminar
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Nov 23 Kyle Van Houtan
Improving marine stewardship through climate, historical, and ecosystem science

Nov 19 Sean Hayes Ecosystem approaches to protected species science; Finding the balance with human needs NOTE:seminar is 1:30-2:30 NOAA/SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division
Oct 1 Richard McBride The capital-income breeding continuum in fishes NOTE: Talk is at Redfield Auditorium-12:00 noon NEFSC
Jul 17 Cody Fitzgerald, Alexis Gambino, James Keane, and China Mauck Integrating Fish Movement in Multispecies Population Modeling Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jun 26 Pamela Woods Regulations for the reduction of discards in the Icelandic multi-species demersal fishery: how can they go wrong? University of Iceland
Jun 17 TBA TBA - Joint WHOI-NEFSC Seminar Series TBA
May 14 Chris O'Donnell Econometric Estimates of Productivity and Efficiency Change in the Australian Northern Prawn Fishery University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU
May 6 Paula Fratantoni State of the Ocean: Hydrographic Conditions on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf during 2014 NEFSC - EPD/OB
Apr 22 Scott Steinback The Value of Saltwater Recreational Fishing in Massachusetts: Separating Truth from Fiction NEFSC-READ/SSB
Apr 8 Micah Dean Understanding the reproductive ecology of Gulf of Maine cod through passive and active acoustics Mass DMF
Apr 2 Elizabeth Brooks Retrospective forecasting - evaluating performance of stock projections for New England groundfish stocks NEFSC-READ/PDB
Mar 25 Joshua Wrigley Oral History in the Fisheries: Its Uses and Methodologies NEFSC- READ/SSB
Mar 18 Richard McBride Designing an effective presentation NEFSC-FEMAD/PBB
Feb 26 Dionne Hoskins Tales of Landings and Legacies: African Americans in Georgia’s Coastal Fisheries [NOTE: 3:00 PM, MBL Swope Center, Meigs Room] NOAA Fisheries /Savannah State University
Feb 23 Gerald Downes Genetic Analysis of Seizure Disorders in Zebrafish: The Sweet Smell of New Disease Models? [NOTE: 12:00, MBL Swope Center, Meigs Room] University of Massachusetts Amherst
Feb 11 Mark Baumgartner Passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals from autonomous vehicles and moored platforms: development and applications WHOI
Jan 22 Stephen D. McCormick Preparing for the Sea: Physiological Adaptations for Ocean Entry in Anadromous Fish [NOTE: Location is Redfield Auditorium] USGS / UMASS Amherst
Jan 21, 2015 Cathy Kellon Catalyzing radical, practical change in the Pacific Northwest [NOTE: Time is 11:00 at WHRC Auditorium, 149 Woods Hole Road], Portland Oregon
    2015 (Above)  
Date Speaker Title Affiliation
Dec 3 Chris Taylor Identifying biological hotspots from fishery acoustic surveys in species-rich, untrawlable habitats in coral reef ecosystems [NOTE: Time is 12:15-1:30] NOS, Beaufort
Sep 17 Danielle Cholewiak Using passive acoustics to improve management and conservation of marine mammals in the western North Atlantic [NOTE: Time is 12:15-1:30] NEFSC/ PSB
Sep 10 Jon Hare Northeast Fisheries Climate Vulnerability Assessment: First Implementation of a National Methodology NEFSC
Aug 13 Vincent S. Saba Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast Shelf: Observations and Projections NEFSC / Princeton University
Aug 5 Andrew Scheld Costly Avoidance in a Multispecies Catch Share Fishery U. Washington/VIMS
Jul 11 Nicole Vollmer Insights into the intra- and inter-specific relationships of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and multiple Lagenorhynchus species based on genetic analysis NOAA/NMFS/National Systematics Laboratory
Jun 25 Andone Lavery Remote inference of biological parameters using broadband acoustic "color" NOTE: Time is 12:00-1:15 Link to presentation video WHOI
Jun 12 Fred Serchuk Some Personal Reflections on Good Scientific Writing: Mistakes I (and some others) Have Made or, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly NOTE: Time is 10:00 - 12:00 NEFSC - Woods Hole
May 16 Dorothy Dankel Science for policy: why point estimates for TAC advice are misleading and what to do about it Institute of Marine Research / University of Bergen
May 7 Marie C. Martin Seabird breeding success and forage fish abundance in the Gulf of Maine: What Atlantic puffins and Arctic terns can tell us about climate change NEFSC - Woods Hole
Feb 26 Elizabeth Burgess Going, Going… Dugong   John H. Prescott Marine Laboratory, New England Aquarium.
Feb 12 2014 Bill Duffy Analysis of the scale ageing method for American shad Alosa sapidissima and providing an alternative method using otoliths NEFSC - Woods Hole
    2014 (Above)  
Nov 25 Cami McCandless Seasonal distribution and historic trends in abundance of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, in the western North Atlantic Ocean NEFSC - Narragansett
Nov 13 Erik Olsen Marine spatial planning - experiences from Norway and relevance to the US Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Oct 29 Gordon Monro Catch Share Schemes, Cooperating Fishers, and the Theory of dynamic Coalition Games School of Economics and Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, in Vancouver
Oct 25 Mark Read The management of marine reptiles in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Oct 9 Nicole Bartlett NOAA Satellites: Why do they cost so much and what do all of those letters mean to me? NOAA Regional Coordinator, North Atlantic Region
Aug 27 John Wiedenmann Sustainable Management of Marine Resources: From the U.S. to Antarctica
NOTE: Location is MBL's Speck Auditorium
CINAR- Rutgers
Aug 22 Gavin Fay Confronting Uncertainty: Quantitative approaches for managing living marine resources CINAR - Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region
Aug 20 Richard Bell Externally driven changes in the abundance of summer and winter flounder CINAR - Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region
Aug 16 Zhenming Su Hierarchical Modeling:  A powerful framework for fisheries research CINAR Assistant/Associate Professor candidate,Institute for Fisheries Research, University of Michigan
Jul 31 Parke Wilde Beyond the Food Fights: Using Governments and Markets Effectively to Address Food System Challenges
NOTE: Location is MBL's Lille Auditorium
Tufts University
Jul 17 David Records Producing High Resolution Spatial Estimates of Fishing Effort in the Northeast using a VMS-based Statistical Model NEFSC SSB
Jul 12 Athol Whitten The Common Stock Assessment Routine (Cstar) Project: Reducing overhead and improving rigor when developing stock assessment models
NOTE: Time is 1:00
University of Washington and Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Jul 11 Lee Benaka Recent Developments with the National Bycatch Report and Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program
NOTE: at Tech Park
Date Speaker Title Affiliation
May 31 Steve Murawski Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:  What We Know 3+ Years Later NOTE: Time is 1:00 University of South Florida
Apr 12 Trudi Webster Southern right whale research in the Aucklands University of Otago
Mar 11 Ray Hilborn Lessons from the RAM Legacy data base, stock status, regime shifts and dynamics at low densities. ****LOCATION - MBL's Lillie Auditorium****
TIME - 10:00 am
University of Washington
Feb 28 Jon Hare and Paula Fratantoni Why do we do bongo's and CTD's on the trawl survey? NEFSC
Feb 13 Yun Li "Modeling seasonal cycle of dissolved oxygen in chesapeake Bay: Implications for hypoxia response to river flow and wind forcing ****LOCATION - Redfield Auditorium**** NEFSC - Post Doc
Jan 24 2013 John Manderson (1), Olaf Jensen (2), Josh Kohut (2) Thermal habitat dynamics and habitat coverage bias in surveys conducted during seasonal transition periods.  A case study and possible post hoc with butterfish. (1) NEFSC Sandy Hook Lab; (2) Rutgers

    2013 (Above)  
Dec 12 Cecilia Hansen and Mette Mauritzen A tag team discussion: Major features of the Barents Sea and how to capture those dynamics using Atlantis Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway
Nov 27 Matt McKenzie Tracing Trophic Cascades Through Shore Communities: Marine-Ecological and Human-Cultural Change on Nineteenth-Century Cape Cod ******** Lillie Auditorium *********** UConn at Avery Point.
Nov 21 Rock An Marine mammal studies in Korean waters Cetacean Research Institute National Fisheries Research & Development Institute Ulsan, Republic of Korea
Oct 10 Megan O'Connor Modeling Pacific Hake, Merluccius productus, Distribution Using Satellite and Oceanographic Modeling Products NEFSC Narragansett Laboratory
Sept 12 Ellen Pikitch Managing a crucial link in ocean food webs
Findings and recommendations of the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force
Stony Brook U- SoMAS
Sept 6 2012 Ed Trippel Demography, degrees and development of scientific advice for fisheries management DFO - CANADA
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