What We Do
Using open science principles to develop and apply ecosystem and statistical models, we integrate information on biological, climate, oceanographic, and human-related activities to evaluate the effects on ecosystem structure and function.
We collaborate across the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and with a broad suite of partners to synthesize ecosystem information, which informs living-marine resource management and enhances ecosystem-based fisheries management in the Northeast United States.
Who We Are
The Ecosystem Dynamics and Assessment Branch consists of an interdisciplinary group of researchers with backgrounds in fisheries science, oceanography, and climate science.
Scott Large - Chief, Ecosystem Dynamics and Assessment Branch
Kimberly Bastille - Scientific Data Analyst, IBSS
Andy Beet - Research Scientist, IBSS
Joseph Caracappa - National Resource Center Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael Fogarty - Research Fish Biologist (retired)
Kevin Friedland - Research Marine Scientist
Sarah Gaichas - Research Fishery Biologist
Robert Gamble - Operations Research Analyst
Kimberly Hyde - Operations Research Analyst
Sean Lucey - Fisheries Biologist
Ryan Morse - Research Scientist, CASE Consultants International
Vincent Saba - Research Fishery Biologist
Sarah Salois - Postdoctoral Fellow (CINAR Affiliate)
Laurel Smith - Fisheries Biologist
Ricky Tabandera - Fish Biologist
Abigail Tyrell - Science Analyst
Scott Large, Ph.D.
Before moving to NOAA, Scott was a Professional Officer at the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea in Copenhagen. There he worked as a project manager for the Advisory Department and sought to make consistent, transparent, and automated products to support ecosystem advice and advice for fishing opportunities. Scott is broadly interested in understanding the dynamics between human activities and ecosystem structure and function.