Lee Cronin-Fine

Past Postdoctoral Fellow

lcf46@uw.edu206-221-6319University of Washington
Quantitative Ecology & Resource Management
Box 352182
Seattle, WA 98195-2182

Lee is a PhD candidate in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) program at the University of Washington. He received a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from Northeastern University in 2012. For his Master’s, he worked on using morphometrics to predict the natal origins of marine-caught alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus). A majority of his Master’s research was conducted at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine where he worked with Dr. Jason Stockwell. Between his Master’s and PhD, Lee worked as a fisheries observer for NOAA in the Bering Sea of Alaska. His undergraduate degree is in Applied Mathematics/Biology from Brown University. His current research focuses on analyzing the performance of different methods for producing size transition matrices. These size transition matrices are used in the stock assessments for hard-to-age species such as crabs and lobsters.


  • Wetzel, C. R. and Cronin-Fine, L. 2017. Status of Pacific ocean perch (Sebastes alutus) along the US west coast in 2017. Pacific Fishery Management Council, Portland, OR.
  • Sampson, D.B., Hamel, O.S., Bosley, K., Budrick, J., Cronin-Fine, L., Hillier, L.K., Hinton, K.E., Krigbaum, M.J., Miller, S., Privitera-Johnson, K.M., Ramey, K., Rodomsky, B.T., Solinger, L.K., Whitman, A.D. 2017. 2017 Assessment Update for the US West Coast Stock of Arrowtooth Flounder. Pacific Fishery Management Council, Portland, OR.
  • Allen Akselrud, CI, Punt, AE, Cronin-Fine, L. 2017. Exploring model structure uncertainty using a general stock assessment framework: the case of Pacific cod in the Eastern Bering Sea. Fish. Res. 193: 104-120. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2017.03.016.
  • Punt, AE, Akselrud, CA, Cronin-Fine, L. 2017. The effects of applying mis-specified age- and size-structured models. Fish. Res. 188: 58-73. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2016.11.017.
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