The Quantitative Modeling Group develops mathematical models to help fisheries biologists and resource managers adapt in the face of the extreme uncertainty that characterizes many marine ecosystems. The group focus on Bayesian statistical methods and dynamic population models is aimed at assisting fisheries risk assessment, estimation, decision analysis and management strategy evaluation. Partnerships with colleagues within and outside UBC have generated a continuum of projects ranging from factors affecting species composition in small B.C. lakes to ecosystem management in the Gulf of Mexico. Faculty members include: Villy Christensen, Murdoch McAllister, and Carl Walters. Visit individual faculty member pages for research details and publications.