Quest Webinars

The QUEST Webinar Series covers contemporary research topics in fisheries management and protected species conservation. Featured speakers include QUEST faculty, NOAA fisheries scientists, and other leaders in the field. The webinars are open to the public on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration details for each upcoming webinar can be found in the table below. Where available, recordings and/or presentation materials from previous webinars can also be found below.

2018      
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April 4
3–4 pm ET
Rm 3404
Protecting Resources Through Communication and Compliance Kirsten Leong
Social Scientist
NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

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2017      
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April 6
2–3 pm ET
Rm 3404
Dynamic Ocean Management: A Tool for Optimizing Ecological and Economic Sustainability Elliott Hazen
Research Ecologist
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

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May 10
2–3 pm ET
Rm 3404
Management Strategy Evaluation: Ideas and Application Curry Cunningham
Research Fish Biologist
NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

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June 7
1–2 pm ET
Rm 3404
A Fine Kettle of Fish: Valuing Changes to Stock Assessments Doug Lipton
Senior Scientist for Economics
NOAA Fisheries

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June 21
2–3 pm ET
Rm 3404
The Scientist's Guide to Communicating Results: How to Effectively Use Graphs and Other Visuals Jacqui Fenner
Visual Communications Specialist
ECS Federal in support of NOAA Fisheries

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October 24
2–3 ET
Rm 3404
California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program:  Using a Citizen Science Model to Monitor California's Nearshore Fisheries Dr. Dean Wendt
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics 
California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo

Dr. Rick Starr
Research Faculty
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Dr. Melissa Monk
Research Mathematical Statistician
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

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December 5
2–3 pm ET
Rm 3404
The Dream and the Reality: Meeting Decision-Making Time Frames While Incorporating Ecosystem and Economic Models into Management Strategy Evaluation. Dr. Sarah Gaichas
(NOAA Fisheries)

Dr. Jonathan Deroba
(NOAA Fisheries)

Dr. Min-Yang Lee 
(NOAA Fisheries)

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2016      
Date / Time / Location Topic Presenter(s) Resources
February 24
1–2 pm ET
Do Catch Shares End the Race to Fish and Increase Ex–Vessel Prices? Evidence from U.S. Fisheries Martin D. Smith
Professor of Environmental Economics
Duke University
Nicholas School of the Environment
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March 30
2–3 pm ET
Behavior, Hyperstability, and Population Declines in an Aggregating Marine Fish Brice Semmens
Assistant Professor
Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
Marine Biology Research Division
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April 28
2–3 pm ET
Expanding Social Indicators for Fishing Communities: Climate Change and Business Diversity Lisa Colburn
Social Scientist
NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Mike Jepson
Social Scientist
NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office

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May 25
1–2 pm ET
Efforts to Develop a South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Citizen Science Program John Carmichael
Fishery Stock Assessment Scientist/SEDAR
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Amber Von Harten
Outreach Specialist
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Julia Byrd
SEDAR Coordinator
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
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November 3
1–2 pm ET
Using Internet Search Volume to Improve Quota Monitoring for the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Sector David Carter
Economist
NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center
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December 15
1–2 pm ET
FishStats: A toolbox for combining stock assessment, habitat, ecosystem, and climate research Jim Thorson
Statistical Ecologist
NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center

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2015      
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January 27
2–3 pm ET
How fishermen balance incentives and why it matters for fisheries management Dr. Alan Haynie
Economist
NOAA Fisheries
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May 5
12–1 pm ET
Climate Change Projections from High Resolution Global Models and the Implications for Fisheries Management in the U.S. Northeast Shelf Marine Ecosystem Dr. Vince Saba
Research Fishery Biologist
NOAA Fisheries
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2014      
Date / Time / Location Topic Presenter(s) Resources
February 18
3–4 pm ET
A Perspective on the Steepness Parameter and Its Implications for Fisheries Management Dr. Marc Mangel
Distinguished Research Professor
University of California - Santa Cruz
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April 17
2–3 pm ET
Estimating the Cost of Trading Restrictions in Catch Share Programs Dr. Jim Sanchirico
Professor
University of California - Davis
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May 14
2–3 pm ET
What can ecosystem models add to the stock assessment process? Dr. Cameron Ainsworth
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida
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November 20
2–3 pm ET
The Dids, Dos, Don'ts, and Developments of Data–Limited Catch Limits Dr. Jim Berkson
NMFS Liaison to Sea Grant
NOAA Fisheries

Dr. Jason Cope
Research Fishery Biologist
NOAA Fisheries
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Last updated by on December 16, 2019