About Our Research Group

The Quantitative Fisheries Research Group is part of the graduate program in the School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University (SFU), located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Our overall objective is to improve the understanding and management of fish populations through research on marine and freshwater systems, including not only fishes, but also marine mammals, invertebrates, and their habitats. Our research focuses on challenging scientific topics that are directly applicable to fisheries management.

The Quantitative Fisheries Research Group is led by and Dr. Sean Cox. Dr. Randall M. Peterman is a professor emeritus. The strength of this group is built on the close-knit collaboration among faculty, graduate students, full-time research assistants, and post-doctoral fellows. We meet weekly to review recent publications, discuss research issues, and provide constructive feedback on each others’ research-in-progress.