welcome


I'm Christine, a quantitative ecologist interested in statistical methods to improve population assessment, researching how populations respond to environmental variability in change, and developing and improving software tools. Currently, I develop and improve usability of statistical fisheries stock assessment models and tools in support of NOAA Fisheries. I recently completed my PhD at the University of Washington in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) program. I worked with Dr. Tim Essington in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences to develop statistical models to estimate growth change in marine fish from messy data and run simulation analyses to how this variation affects population productivity and fisheries management. I'm broadly interested in improving statistical and forecasting methods for fisheries population dynamics models. Particularly, how to accurately integrate external and internal sources of variability into fisheries stock assessment models. Throughout my PhD work I was able to explore these questions more through collaborations via the NMFS/Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellowship program and the NSF IGERT Program on Ocean Change. I'd be happy to talk to you about my research, the QERM program at UW, or life as a quantitative ecologist and/or fisheries scientist in general; email is the best way to contact me.