Lisa Chong, Ph.D.

Lisa Chong

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - QFC
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife



Lisa grew up in New Jersey. She received a B.S. in Marine Vertebrate Biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2016 and M.S. in International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology at the Universität Bremen in Germany in 2018. She completed a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida in 2023.


Lisa is a quantitative fisheries ecologist. Some of her research interests and expertise include stock assessment, simulation modeling, fish population dynamics, socio-ecological modeling, management strategy evaluation, and assessment of harvest regulations. At the QFC, she will be working on methodology for age-structured stock assessments, with an emphasis on the types of penalized likelihood models currently used in 1836 treaty waters of the Great Lakes and other areas, and comparison of those methods with alternative assessment approaches.