2021 Alaska Fisheries Science Center Groundfish Seminar Series - James Thorson
Grand challenge for habitat science: Synthesis of fishing effects, stage-structured dynamics and movement (with a few toy demos).
The AFSC conducts “habitat assessments” by tracking depletion and recovery of benthic infauna/epifaunain occupied habitat. I propose a “Grand Habitat Challenge” (GHC) to improve these assessments by combining habitat and stock assessment tools. Two real-world examples will address components of the GHC including how to (1) estimate fine-scale movement from tags and surveys, and (2) estimate diet using a simple generalized linear model (GLM).