Emily Liljestrand

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LILJESTRAND_photoPh.D. Student
Office Location: 100 UPLA Building
Phone: 517-353-0126
E-mail: liljest3@msu.edu
Area of Expertise/Interest: Stock Assessment, Population Dynamics, Modeling, Simulation
Personal website: sites.google.com/view/emilyliljestrand/



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

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 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.

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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.

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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.  

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Curriculum Vitae