Athol Whitten

Past Postdoctoral Fellow 206-221-6312University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Box 355020
Seattle, WA 98195-5020
Google Scholar@atholwhitten

Athol is a fisheries stock assessment scientist and modeler with a PhD in Zoology from The University of Melbourne, Australia. His primary research interests relate to sustainable fisheries management: data analysis, stock assessment, statistical modeling, harvest strategy, and marine policy. Whilst working for The Punt Lab, Athol has focussed on developing and documenting useful tools for fisheries stock assessment. Examples include the Cstar Project and a generalized size-based stock assessment modeling framework called Gmacs.


  1. Punt, AE, Hurtado-Ferro, F, Whitten, AR. 2014. Model selection for selectivity in fisheries stock assessment. Fish. Res. 158:124-134. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2013.06.003.
  2. Whitten, AR, Punt, AE. 2013. Pink ling (Genypterus blacodes) stock assessment based on data up to 2012. In: G.N. Tuck [Ed.] Stock Assessment for the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Sharkfish 2013, Part 1. Australian Fisheries Management Authority and CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Chapter 5, pp 116-142.
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