Chris with a mahi mahi

I am a PhD candidate and NMFS-Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellow working with Olaf Jensen in the Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.

My research focuses on using quantitative and interdisciplinary methods to explore solutions to aquatic conservation and management problems. Currently, I am working on small-scale freshwater fisheries conservation in Mongolia, the development and testing of data-poor stock assessment methods, and global-scale meta-analyses of the impact of temperature and climate change on marine fisheries productivity.

My interest in quantitative ecology has its roots in tropical forests and I maintain active research projects on the ecology and management of big-leaf mahogany and other tropical timber species in South and Central America. As my career continues to develop, I hope to remain involved in conservation and management across ecosystems.