I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. I am part of the project Modelling and stock assessment of Prince William Sound herring (in the Gulf of Alaska) leaded by Dr. Branch. As part of my research, I am investigating the drivers of herring spawning phenology. The goal of this research is to improve our knowledge about the population and the stock assessment models.
My Ph.D. project was under the orientation of Dr. Jordaan at the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. had two main components: temporal analysis and the spatial analysis of marine ecosystems. It included analyzing the impacts of forage fishes biomass restoration in the Northeast US marine ecosystem, with the objective to reconnect watersheds and ocean, there is the rise of dam removal policies in Northeast US. Several studies have focused on anadromous fish habitat restoration; however, few have talked about the effects of increase anadromous forage fish biomass on marine ecosystems. Thus, my main research goal is to answer the “what if” question regarding alosine biomass restoration. The second component, spatial management of species of concern in Northern Brazil, developed tools for the Soure Marine Extractive Reserve management plan design.