Michael Jones

Michael  Jones
  • Peter A. Larkin Professor of Quantitative Fisheries
  • AgBioResearch
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Quantitative Fisheries Center




My position is part of the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management (PERM). My research program focuses on fish population dynamics and ecology, resource management, and simulation modeling. I am especially interested in how uncertainty and risk affect resource management decision-making, and how Structured Decision Making methods can lead to better management outcomes, especially when they involve stakeholder engagement. I work closely with fishery management agencies to apply my research findings to current and emerging management issues. Together with Co-Director Jim Bence I established the Quantitative Fisheries Center in 2005 to facilitate this relationship and foster better management of fisheries, especially in the Great Lakes region.


  • Decision analysis and adaptive management
  • Management Strategy Evaluation (simulation tools to assess management procedures)
  • Fish population dynamics Great Lakes fishery management
  • Pacific salmon management (Great Lakes and Alaska)
  • Sea lamprey management