Felipe Hurtado-Ferro

Past Graduate Student

fhurtado@uw.edu206-221-6319University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Box 355020
Seattle, WA 98195-5020

Felipe is a PhD student at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington since autumn 2010. He received a BSc. in Biology from the National University of Colombia in 2006, where he worked on social insects’ community ecology. After his BSc. he worked for a short time in ecosystem restoration and later went to Japan as a Monbukagakusho Scholar to work on his MSc. in The University of Tokyo. His MSc. thesis was about the implementation of environmental factors to the management of Japanese sardine (Sardinops melanostictus), but he also worked on food web analyses of effects of top predator culling and impacts of climate change on the management of Japanese sardine and Japanese anchovy.

His PhD dissertation will be centered on two subjects: (1) the impact of not accounting for spatial structure on stock assessments, and (2) the implementation of economic portfolio selection theory to multispecies management.


  • Kuriyama, PT, Ono, K, Hurtado-Ferro, F, Hicks, AC, Taylor, IG, Licandeo, RR, Johnson, KF, Anderson, SC, Monnahan, CC, Rudd, MB, Stawitz, CC, Valero, JL. 2016. An empirical weight-at-age approach reduces estimation bias compared to modeling parametric growth in integrated, statistical stock assessment models when growth is time varying. Fish Res. 180: 119-127. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2015.09.007.
  • Monnahan, CC, Ono, K, Anderson, SC, Rudd, MB, Hicks, AC, Hurtado-Ferro, F, Johnson, KF, Kuriyama, PT, Licandeo, RR, Stawitz, CC, Taylor, IG, Valero, JL. 2016. The effect of length bin width on growth estimation in integrated age-structured stock assessments. Fish. Res. 180: 103-112. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2015.11.002
  • Punt, AE, MacCall, AD, Essington, TE, Francis, TB, Hurtado-Ferro, F, Johnson, KF, Kaplan, IC, Koehn, LE, Levin, PS, Sydeman, WJ. 2016. Exploring the implications of the harvest control rule for Pacific sardine, accounting for predator dynamics: A MICE model. Ecol. Model. 337: 79-95. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.06.004
  • Johnson, KF, Monnahan, CC, McGilliard, CR, Vert-pre, KA, Anderson, SC, Cunningham, CJ, Hurtado-Ferro, F, Licandeo, RR, Muradian, ML, Ono, K, Szuwalski, CS, Valero, JL, Whitten, AR, Punt, AE. 2015. Time-varying natural mortality in fisheries stock assessment models: identifying a default approach. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72:137-150. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu055.
  • Hurtado-Ferro, F, Szuwalski, CS, Valero, JL, Anderson, SC, Cunningham, CJ, Johnson, KF, Licandeo, R, McGilliard, CR, Monnahan, CC, Muradian, ML, Ono, K, Vert-Pre, KA, Whitten, AR, and Punt, AE. 2015. Looking in the rear-view mirror: bias and retrospective patterns in integrated, age-structured stock assessment models. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72:99-110. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu198.
  • Ono, K, Licandeo, R, Muradian, ML, Cunningham, CJ, Anderson, SC, Hurtado-Ferro, F, Johnson, KF, McGilliard, CR, Monnahan, CC, Szuwalski, CS, Valero, JL, Vert-pre, KA, Whitten, AR, Punt, AE. 2015. The importance of length and age composition data in statistical age-structured models for marine species. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72:31-43. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu007.
  • Hurtado-Ferro, F, Punt, AE, Hill, KT. 2014. Use of multiple selectivity patterns as a proxy for spatial structure. Fish. Res. 158:102-115. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2013.10.001.
  • Anderson, SC, Monnahan, CC, Johnson, KF, Ono, K, Valero, JL, Cunningham, CJ, Hurtado-Ferro, F, Licandeo, R, McGilliard, CR, Szuwalski, CS, Vert-pre, KA, Whitten, AR. 2014. ss3sim: fisheries stock assessment simulation testing with Stock Synthesis. R package. download.
  • Punt, A. E., Hurtado-Ferro, F., Whitten, A. R. 2014. Model selection for selectivity in fisheries stock assessments. Fisheries Research, 158: 124-134. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2013.06.003.
  • Punt, AE, Hurtado-Ferro, F, Whitten, AR. 2014. Model selection for selectivity in fisheries stock assessments. Fish. Res. 158:124-134. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2013.06.003.
  • Hurtado-Ferro, F, Hiramatsu, K, Shirakihara, K. 2010. Allowing for environmental effects in a management strategy evaluation for Japanese sardine. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 67(9):2012-2017. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsq126.
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