Research Interests:Ecological modeling of marine food websFisheriesAntarctic ecosystemsStatistical parameter estimation and inference
I use an integrated modeling approach that estimates unobserved values by supplying the observed data to a single model for the important processes underlying the observations, and finds the best statistical match among parameters, model and data. Statistical models constructed using these methods allow me to estimate the effects of fishing and related human activities on marine food webs in order to address such topics as: what are the direct and indirect effects of removals by commercial harvests? How can this information be used to project sustainable harvest rates into the future while protecting biodiversity and ecosystem function? An ultimate goal of this work is to assimilate human activities into the global ecosystem as an integral part of it rather than considering such activities as separate from the rest of nature.
- B.S., Oregon State University (Zoology).
- M.S., University of Massachusetts (Marine Fisheries Biology). Thesis title: The Distribution of Abundance Among Species of Fish and its Implications for Habitat Quality in a New England Estuary.
- Ph.D., University of Washington (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences). Thesis title: Multispecies Stock Assessment with Predator-Prey Interactions.
- Kinzey, D. and A.E. Punt. 2009. Multispecies and single-species models of fish population dynamics: comparing parameter estimates. Natural Resource Modeling 22(1):67-104
- Kinzey, D., and T. Gerrodette. 2003. Distance measurements using binoculars from ships at sea: accuracy, precision and effects of refraction. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 5(2):159-171.
- Kinzey, D., and T. Gerrodette. 2001. Conversion factors for binocular reticles. Marine Mammal Science 17:353-361.
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