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.

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2018
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
April 6
2–3 pm ET
Rm 3404
Dynamic Ocean Management: A Tool for Optimizing Ecological and Economic SustainabilityElliott 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 ApplicationCurry 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 VisualsJacqui 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 FisheriesDr. 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
February 24
1–2 pm ET
Do Catch Shares End the Race to Fish and Increase Ex–Vessel Prices? Evidence from U.S. FisheriesMartin 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 FishBrice 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 DiversityLisa 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 ProgramJohn 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 SectorDavid 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
January 27
2–3 pm ET
How fishermen balance incentives and why it matters for fisheries managementDr. 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 EcosystemDr. Vince Saba
Research Fishery Biologist
NOAA Fisheries

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2014
February 18
3–4 pm ET
A Perspective on the Steepness Parameter and Its Implications for Fisheries ManagementDr. 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 ProgramsDr. 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 LimitsDr. Jim Berkson
NMFS Liaison to Sea Grant
NOAA Fisheries

Dr. Jason Cope
Research Fishery Biologist
NOAA Fisheries

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Day / TimeSeminar SeriesDescriptionResources
March-June 2017
Select Fridays
1-3pm ET
Survey Sampling and Methodology Series
(5-part)
Special 5-part webinar series on survey sampling and methodology. For more information and to register, contact Sabrina Lovell (sabrina.lovell@noaa.gov).

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Tuesdays
9–11 am PT (usually)
Fisheries Think Tank SeriesThe Fisheries Think Tank series is a collaboration between fisheries stock assessment researchers at the University of Washington's School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences and the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Alaska Fisheries Science Center of NOAA Fisheries.

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Fridays
12:30–1:30 pm PT
University of Washington
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Quantitative Seminars
Fisheries-focused seminars covering topics on models and quantitative and statistical analysis.

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For questions about QUEST Webinars please contact Laura Oremland, laura.oremland@noaa.gov
QUEST Seminars are intended to serve as an information resource and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or its representatives.