Michael Jones Ph.D.

Michael Jones

jonesm30@msu.edu
Telephone: 517-432-0465

AgBioResearch

AgBioResearch Assistant Director; Peter A. Larkin Professor of Quantitative Fisheries; Co-Director of the Quantitative Fisheries Center

13D Natural Resources

Michael Jones's MSU Scholar Profile

 

Affiliated with Quantitative Fisheries Center

Areas of Expertise: Structured Decision Making; Fish population dynamics and modeling; Sea lamprey management

Education:

Ph.D., Zoology, University of British Columbia, 1986.

B.Sc., Zoology, University of British Columbia, 1977.

Background:

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.

I am no longer recruiting graduate students for my own lab, but please visit the QFC web site for information on opportunities with other QFC faculty.

Research Interests:

  • 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

Courses Taught:

FW 854 – Adaptive Management of Natural Resource Systems (with Kelly Robinson in Spring 2017)

FW 479 – Fisheries Management (with Mary Bremigan)

Selected Publications:

Dawson, H.A., M.L. Jones, B.J. Irwin, N.S. Johnson, C.M. Wagner, M. Szymanski. 2016. Management strategy evaluation of a new control tactic to manage an invasive fish. Natural Resource Modeling 29:448-469.

Jones, M.L., M.J. Catalano, L.K. Peterson, and A.M. Berger. 2016. Stakeholder-centered development of a harvest control rule for Lake Erie walleye Sander vitreus. pp. 163-183 in “Management Science in Fisheries”, C.T.T. Edwards and D.J. Dankel, editors. Routledge, Oxford and New York.

Jones, M.L., T.O. Brenden, and B.J. Irwin. 2015. Re-examination of Sea Lamprey control policies for the St. Marys River: completion of an adaptive management cycle. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72:1538-1551, DOI 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0567

Catalano, M.J. and M.L. Jones. 2014. A simulation-based evaluation of in-season management tactics for anadromous fisheries: Accounting for risk in the Yukon River Fall Chum Salmon fishery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:1227-1241.

Tsehaye, I.W., M.L. Jones, T.O Brenden, J.R. Bence, C.P. Madenjian, and D.M. Warner. 2014. Assessing the balance between predatory consumption and prey dynamics in the Lake Michigan pelagic fish community. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:1-18.

 

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