03/15/2017 - 12:00pm
Hubbs Hall 4500
DATE: March 15th, Wednesday, 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Hubbs Hall 4500
*Additionally, a “chalk talk” presentation will be held in HH4500 on March 16th at 12pm
SPEAKER: Yong Chen, Ph.D.
University of Maine
TITLE: Challenge and Opportunity in Managing Fisheries in Changing Environments
ABSTRACT: The complex and nonlinear human-natural interactions in fisheries hinder full understanding of fisheries dynamics, causing management decisions to be made in the face of large uncertainty. Climate change has further increased the level of complexity and uncertainty in ecosystems. As a result, we are often unsure of the possible consequences from management regulations. To reduce the likelihood of unintended damages to marine ecosystems, we rely on the use of the best available science to provide information to resource managers, the public, and towards application of precautionary approaches to fisheries management. In this presentation I will discuss possible challenges facing fisheries management in changing environment and identify some of the opportunities we have to improve our understanding of fisheries dynamics. Drawing from research conducted in my lab at the University of Maine, I will show how we can identify research avenues to address some of the challenges facing fisheries management in an uncertain climate.
Faculty Host: Brice Semmens (email@example.com)
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