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HMSC Research Seminar-Life history of elasmobranch fishes: How can we inform data-deficient species?

Speaker: Fabio Prior Caltabellotta, UF/IFAS Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Topic: Life history of elasmobranch fishes: How can we inform data-deficient species?

Worldwide, the main impediment in assessing the status of many elasmobranch fishes (%38.9) is their general lack of life history characteristics. Life history characteristics are fundamental for assessing specie's risk of overexploitation. For example, age and growth data are crucial as the central basis of population dynamic models. However, collection of elasmobranch specimens is opportunistic and prevents sufficient certainty on life history characteristics necessary for management. Considering the high degree of Data Deficient elasmobranch species, we used a promising approach (Bayesian framework) for tackling data limitation and also incorporating uncertainty into derived life history characteristics. The Bayesian approach proved to be useful for utilizing limited age-growth data in other Data Deficient species to inform necessary life characteristics for conservation and management.

Link:  Join Zoom Meeting https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/94555731151

Thursday, July 9 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Research

Audience

Community, Faculty and Staff, Student

County

Lincoln

Cost

Free

Organization
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Contact Name

Cinamon Moffett

Contact Email

moffettc@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

5418670126

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