Current Graduate Students

Samuel Johnson

Ph.D Candidate

Supervisor: Sean Cox
samuelj@sfu.ca

B.Math. Honours, University of Newcastle
M.Sc. Mathematics, Simon Fraser University

I’m interested in ecological modelling and ecological informatics and how these can be used to improve sustainability in the ecosystem and natural resource management (read more).

 

Michelle Jones

Ph.D Candidate

Supervisor: Sean Cox
mkjones@sfu.ca

B.Sc. Ecology, Animal Behavior, and Evolution, (minor African Studies), University of California, San Diego

M.Sc. Fisheries Biology, Humboldt State University

My research compares the economic outcomes of potential cooperative and non-cooperative management scenarios for Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) among the Gulf of Alaska, British Columbia, and the west coast of the United States. This is challenging because adult Sablefish movement is known to be heterogeneous and varies temporally. Consequently, a significant portion of my research is devoted to quantifying Sablefish movement rates via mark-recapture analysis (read more).

 

Michael Malick

Ph.D Candidate

Supervisor: Sean Cox
michael_malick@sfu.ca

B.Sc. Mansfield University
M.Sc. University of Alaska Fairbanks

My Ph.D. research explores the nexus between ocean variability and Pacific salmon productivity throughout North America to better understand the ecological mechanisms driving variability in salmon returns (read more).

 

Steven Rossi

Ph.D Candidate

Supervisor: Sean Cox
steven_rossi@sfu.ca

B.Sc. Mathematics, Simon Fraser University

I am researching monitoring programs for Fraser River sockeye fisheries. My research aims to determine the optimal level of investment in monitoring programs such that fishery objectives can be achieved while overinvestments in information can be avoided (read more).

 

Kaitlyn Dionne

MRM Candidate

Supervisor: Sean Cox
kaitlyn_dionne@sfu.ca

B.Sc Honours Marine Biology and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University

Discrepancies between spawning ground assessments and estimates of run size in Mission of Harrison River sockeye have created management issues for in season loss predictions and post season run size estimation. Harrison River sockeye are targeted in recreational, economic, and First Nations food, social and ceremonial fisheries. To ensure sustainable management of these fisheries, my research objective aims to model the exploitation rates of these fisheries within the Harrison system using residence time and migration rates estimated by telemetry data. (read more).

 

Gabrielle Pang

MRM Candidate

Supervisor: Andy Cooper
gabrielle_pang@sfu.ca

B.Sc. Honours, Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution and Conservation), Simon Fraser University
B.Sc. Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University

 

Amanda Schroeder

MRM Candidate

Supervisor: Andy Cooper
amanda_schroeder@sfu.ca

B.A.Sc. Environmental Studies and Zoology, University of Guelph

My research evaluates different hunting option for the British Columbia grizzly bear hunt in order to determine under what conditions grizzly bears can be sustainably harvested in the province (read more).