Ecosystem-informed stock assessment
Incorporating environmental and multispecies interactions into population assessments
Fisheries are often managed using single-species stock assessments that rarely quantitatively assess the effects of ecosystem processes on fish stock productivity. Our research is working towards changing this focus on single-species dynamics to more frequently consider the impacts of environmental and multispecies interactions on fish population dynamics. In collaboration with researchers at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, we have published papers focused on addressing how ecosystem impacts may be affecting the sustainability of fisheries.