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Alex Kerney

Alex Kerney started at GMRI in August of 2018 as a Web Application Developer on the Ocean Data Products team. The primary focus of the team is to provide the tools and systems to share the research done in the lab and the field with the surrounding communities of the Gulf of Maine and beyond.

Ashley Weston

Ashley came to GMRI in May of 2018 as a Quantitative Research Technician in the Fisheries Ecology Lab where she performs a variety of statistical analyses and modeling of fish populations and marine environmental data. Her work specifically focuses on understanding environmental influences on fisheries in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and anticipating how these resources may change in the future.

Miguel Barajas

Miguel first came to GMRI as an Intern in the summer of 2013 where he worked in the Fisheries Ecology Lab with Lisa Kerr and Zach Whitener assisting with alewife otolith removal and polishing for microstructure analysis. He received his BS in Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Southern Maine in 2013 where he received a research award through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program working on bioenergetics modeling of Atlantic cod in the Kennebec/Androscoggin nearshore marine system.

Sam Truesdell

Sam began his work as a postdoc at GMRI in March 2018. He is generally interested in the development of population models to inform management advice, including stock assessment and management strategy evaluation. Some of his previous work has included scallop population assessments in the Gulf of Maine, fleet dynamics and assessment models in the federal scallop fishery, catch-at-age models and management procedures for Great Lakes lake trout and lake whitefish, comparing classes of assessment models, and management strategy evaluation for Yukon River Chinook salmon.


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