Carrie Holt

Past Postdoctoral Fellow

Carrie.Holt@dfo-mpo.gc.ca250-756-7136Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Pacific Biological Station

Carrie Holt (MSc 2001, PhD 2007) is a research scientist in Pacific salmon stock assessment with Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, British Columbia. The goal of her research program is to develop tools to inform decision-making at the interface between fisheries science and management. Her recent work focuses on identifying and evaluating biological benchmarks of population status and reference points for management with respect to conservation and harvest objectives. She is also interested in how the spatial dimension of ecological processes affects the distribution of fish species, and the implications for fisheries management
While at University of Washington as post-doctoral fellow with Drs. André Punt and Nate Mantua, her research focused on methods to incorporate satellite-derived information on ocean conditions into recovery plans for overfished groundfish species. This work was in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, NASA.


  1. Holt, CA, Mantua, N. 2009. Defining spring transition: regional indices for the California Current System. Marine Ecology Progress Series 393: 285-299.
  2. Holt, CA, Punt, AE. 2009. Incorporating climate information into rebuilding plans for overfished groundfish species of the U.S. west coast. Fisheries Research 100: 57-67.

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