Faculty Course Resources

This page contains information that may be of use to faculty teaching courses related to QUEST disciplines (quantitative ecology and marine resource economics) and fisheries science. The primary information is generously provided by QUEST faculty and includes course materials such as lectures and homework assignments. Additional QUEST resources potentially of interest to faculty are also listed.

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ClassAuthor / SourceSummaryResources
Quantitative Fisheries ScienceMarc Mangel,
University of California, Santa Cruz
Spring 2015 class on Quantitative Fisheries Science taught by Dr. Marc Mangel. Covers production and age-structured models.Materials
Stochastic Modeling in BiologyMarc Mangel,
University of California, Santa Cruz
Graduate course offered on state dependent life history theory and stochastic dynamic programming. Students should know how to program (R is sufficient) and have undergraduate level probability.

Lecture Notes (PDF)

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Decision Analysis in Natural Resource ManagementAndre Punt,
University of Washington
The objective of this graduate level course is to expose students to how to use decision analysis to evaluate alternative management actions. The focus will be on fisheries applications, but the models and techniques are applicable broadly in quantitative conservation biology. The course requires knowledge of R, and the use of maximum likelihood methods to fit models to data.Materials
(presentations, assignments, readings)

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