K. Alexandra Curtis
Phone: (858) 546-5625
Fax: (858) 546-7003
My research focuses on how we can apply quantitative approaches to use existing information more effectively for better management of marine resources. For the past five years, I have been working on development, synthesis, and application of limit reference point estimators (i.e., tools to estimate how much added mortality a population can sustain), with a focus on marine turtles (and other marine megafauna that violate the assumptions underlying the Potential Biological Removal estimator for marine mammals). In the past, I have worked on developing ecosystem indicators for fisheries, improving characterization of uncertainty in ichthyoplankton (fish eggs and larvae) data, and using physical oceanographic data to better estimate abundance of ichthyoplankton. My interests have been shaped in part by several years spent working at the science-policy interface, first as a AAAS Science and Technology Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in 2005-2007, then as a scientist working on sustainable fisheries policy at an environmental NGO in Halifax, Canada.
My research interests include: fisheries and ecosystem management, assessment of fisheries impacts on marine megafauna, biological and physical control of spatial and temporal pattern in marine populations and communities, and characterization of uncertainty.TopMore Information