Michael Jones

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

WEBSITE

https://www.canr.msu.edu/people/jones_michael


BIOGRAPHY

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.


AREA OF EXPERTISE

  • 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