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Webinar: Incorporation of Environmental Effects into Stock Assessments and Habitat Modelling: Lessons Learned from American Lobster in the Gulf of Maine

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Thursday, 02 June 2022, 3:00

Thursday, June 2, 2022. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Incorporation of Environmental Effects into Stock Assessments and Habitat Modelling: Lessons Learned from American Lobster in the Gulf of Maine. Cameron Hodgdon, Stony Brook University. Sponsored by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. More information here. Register here.

Abstract: Under climate change, the need for dynamic and thermally explicit processes in stock assessment, forecasting, and habitat modelling are becoming increasingly more essential. Using American lobster in the Gulf of Maine as a case study, this presentation is split into 3 parts. Part 1 will focus on a framework to test the necessity of inclusion of environmental effects into stock assessments; part 2 will explore alternative avenues of inclusion of environmental effects in the stock assessment process including spawning biomass/recruitment relationships; and part 3 will focus on limitations and challenges of modelling and forecasting habitat. Keywords: Stock Assessment; Habitat Modelling; Climate Change

Bio(s): Cameron is a postdoc at Stonybrook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences where he works under Dr. Yong Chen. He recently received his PhD from the University of Maine also under the advisement of Dr. Yong Chen. His dissertation work was focused on climate effects in scallop and lobster modelling processes and his current research is focused on simulating the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery under different management and climate scenarios.

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