Brad Erisman, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology
Director of the Coastal Fisheries Research Program
Ph.D. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (2008)
M.S. California State University Northridge (2003)
B.S. University of California Santa Barbara (1998)
I am a fisheries ecologist with specific interests in reproductive biology, behavioral ecology, population dynamics, fisheries management, and conservation biology. My research utilizes a blend of innovative field, laboratory, and analytical techniques to address fundamental and pressing questions in fisheries ecology and marine conservation biology. My work is motivated by a desire to contribute to the advancement of science and to provide meaningful results for practical use in management and conservation.
I employ a quantitative approach to examine connections between the reproductive strategies, life history patterns, and population dynamics of fishes and their resilience to anthropogenic and environmental stressors. Specifically, I investigate how variations in these traits at multiple spatial and temporal scales influence the response of fish populations and species to fishing pressure and environmental conditions, which may require different management solutions to maintain a balance between sustainable fisheries and healthy, resilient ecosystems.