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NOAA Fisheries Personnel Default Profile

Chantel R. Wetzel, Ph.D.

Mathematical Statistician
Population Ecology Program
Office: (206) 302-1753
Email: chantel.wetzel@noaa.gov

Chantel R. Wetzel, Ph.D.

Mathematical Statistician


Chantel Wetzel is a Mathematical Statistician in the FRAM Population Ecology Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington under the supervision of Dr. Andre Punt. Her graduate work focused on the intersection of data availability and the assessment method to achieve fishery management goals using the tools of simulation and management strategy evaluation. Chantel serves as a member of the Groundfish Management Team of the Pacific Fishery Management Council where she works to translate science into management actions.

Current Research

Chantel has contributed to numerous groundfish stock assessments at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center since 2009 as a member of the FRAM Population Ecology Program. In addition to conducting stock assessments, Chantel is involved in a variety of research that includes translating assessment uncertainty into appropriate management actions, developing robust assessment approaches across a range of data limitations, and developing tools for visualizing data and assessment results. Additionally, she is a member of the Stock Synthesis assessment platform development team, which supports assessment scientists from around the globe.