Matthew Vincent, Ph.D.
Matthew Vincent, Ph.D. is a Research Fishery Biologist with the Southeast Fisheries Science Center located in Beaufort, North Carolina since 2021. Prior to working for NOAA he was a Fish Biologist (Stock Assessment) at the Pacific Community (SPC) for three years. During that time he conducted stock assessments for bigeye tuna, skipjack tuna, and yellowfin tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Matt received his doctorate degree from Michigan State University while at the Quantitative Fisheries Center under the guidance of Travis Brenden. His dissertation was titled 'Simulation analyses of integrated tagging and catch-at-age analysis models and application to Lake Erie walleye'.
Dr. Vincent received his masters degree from Virginia Tech while studying the estimability of natural mortality using the Gulf of Mexico red snapper as a case study. He received a dual bachelor of science in Biology and Marine Sciences with honors and a minor in mathematics from Coastal Carolina University. His current research interests are in spatial stock assessment methods, natural mortality estimation, model ensembles, and reference point uncertainty.