Emily Liljestrand

Emily Liljestrand

liljest3@msu.edu

Quantitative Fisheries Center

Ph.D. Student

Telephone: 517-353-0126

375 Wilson Rd., 100-A UPLA Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1101

Area of Expertise:

Stock Assessment, Population Dynamics, Modeling, Simulation


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Personal Website: sites.google.com/view/emilyliljestrand/

Education:

  • M.S. University of Maryland 2017
  • B.A. and B.S. Rice University 2013

Background:

I am originally from Austin, Texas and was interested in Marine and Aquatic Sciences at a young age. I participated in numerous Marine Science summer camps in my youth. I attended Rice University and received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. It was only after graduating that I found my way to Stock Assessment and Population Dynamics, a field that combined my interests in Marine Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. I attended the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and received an M.S. in Fisheries Science where I studied the movement and mortality of Atlantic Menhaden. I am a NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellow (2019-2022), and a recipient of the William E. Ricker Distinguished Fellowship.


Research:

My goal is to explore the dynamics and feasibility of a state-space modeling approach to stock assessment. I'm using Lake Michigan Lake Whitefish and Georges Bank Haddock as case studies.


Publications:

Liljestrand, E.M., M.J. Wilberg, and A.M. Schueller. 2019. Estimation of movement and mortality of Atlantic menhaden during 1966-1969 using a Bayesian multi-state mark-recovery model. Fisheries Research 210:204-213.

Liljestrand, E.M., M.J. Wilberg, and A.M. Schueller. 2019. Multi-state dead recovery mark-recovery model performance for estimating movement and mortality rates. Fisheries Research 210:214-223.