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Cristin Mayes

  • Cristin Mayes 2021NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Doctoral Fellow 
    Ph.D., Marine Science
    University of Miami - RSMAS



    Cristin Mayes is a PhD student in the Marine Ecosystems and Society Program at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Here she studies statistical modelling as it pertains to fisheries and is in the beginning phases of her dissertation project where she aims to develop a new approach for assessing “data poor” fish stocks.

    Cristin graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics in December 2016, and her Master of Science in Applied Mathematics in August of 2020. Her masters work included single and multi-species ecosystem-based modelling and her master’s thesis was entitled, "An Ecosystem - Based Modeling Approach Towards the Development of a Predator-Prey Growth Model for Bluefish, Striped Bass, and Menhaden."

    Cristin has had the opportunity to work with Former Chief Scientist Michael Fogarty, PhD at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center on two occasions and is currently undergoing a computational project with NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center’s Research Fishery Biologist expert Joe Serafy, PhD. In addition, she recently assumed the position of Computational Advisor for the new NOAA IN FISH! Program and looks forward to continuing this assignment over the next few years. More broadly, Cristin hopes to continue her collaboration between both NOAA centers and join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a permanent resident after the completion of her doctoral degree.


    NERTO Project Title:  Ecosystem Based Approaches to Modeling Fish Species Distributions in the Chesapeake Bay

    NOAA Mentor: Dr. Michael J. Fogarty, NOAA NEFSC, Woods Hole, MA 

    Academic Advisor: Dr. David Die


    Publications/Presentations

    1. Mayes, C., (2021) An Ecosystem-Based Modeling Approach Towards the Development of a Predator-Prey Growth Model" Presented at the NOAA LMRCSC Graduate Seminar May 3, 2021
    2. Mayes, C., (2021) Coastal Ocean Management: The development and application of ecosystem-based delay-difference models for bluefish, striped bass, and menhaden, 50th Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, poster presentation and lightening talk
    3. Mayes, C., Horodysky, A., Bonin, C., Fogarty, M., Gibson, D., Wiley, S. & Lewallen, E.A. (2018). Ecosystem Based Approaches to Modeling Fish Species Distributions in the Atlantic. Presented at the 90th Annual National Technical Association Conference, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, September 28-29, 2018.
    4. Mayes, C., Horodysky, A., Bonin, C., Fogarty, M., Gibson, D., Wiley, S. & Lewallen, E.A. (2018). Ecosystem Based Approaches to Modeling Fish Species Distributions in Chesapeake Bay. Presented at the 23rd Annual School of Science Research Symposium, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, April 11-12, 2018.
    5. Cristin Mayes*, Andrij Horodysky, Carolina Bonin, Michael Fogarty, Deidre Gibson, Eric A., Lewallen (2018). "Ecosystem Based Approaches to Modeling Fish Species Distributions in Chesapeake Bay". Presented at NOAA 9th Biennial EPP/MSI Education and Science Forum, March 2018.
    6. Mayes, C., Horodysky, A., Bonin, C., Fogarty, M., Gibson, D., Wiley, S. & Lewallen, E.A. (2018). Ecosystem Based Approaches to Modeling Fish Species Distributions in Chesapeake Bay. Presented at the Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Symposium, Virginia Crossings, VA. February 9th, 2018.

  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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