Matt Siskey

Past Postdoctoral Fellow

Matt is a postdoctoral scholar through the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
(JISAO), working with Drs. Andre Punt (UW) and Jim Thorson (AFSC). He earned his PhD in Marine
Science with Dr. Michael Frisk at Stony Brook University in 2020, and his MSc in Fisheries Science with
Dr. David Secor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in 2016. His graduate
work primarily focused on using otolith-derived insights on life history, population structure, and
migration ecology to (1) generate stock mixing estimates and stock structure definitions, and (2) explore
the implications of these processes for stock assessment and management strategies. Matt’s current
research through JISAO will statistically evaluate optimal age-sampling strategies for groundfish stocks
managed in the Gulf of Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, and the eastern Bering Sea. This work will aid in the
re-distribution of otolith sampling-ageing efforts across NMFS surveys and inform on stock assessment
model uncertainty associated with reducing input sample sizes.


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