Kevin Stokesbury

Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography

Curriculum Vitae
Marine Fisheries Field Research Group Website

508-910-6373

508-910-6371

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School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 122

Education

1984Acadia UniversityB.Sc., Marine Biology
1987Acadia UniversityM.Sc., Marine Ecology
1994Universite LavalPh.D, Marine Ecology

Teaching

  • Scientific Writing: primary publications in marine science

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Provides a background on the development of fisheries science and examines the theories and techniques of biology, ecology, oceanography, and population dynamics presently employed. Components include fish and shellfish basic population dynamics, early life history recruitment, migration, growth, fishery dependent/independent surveys, alternative abundance measurement techniques, habitat considerations, and introductory fisheries modeling.

Seminar discussions and presentations based on research or detailed literature surveys.

Seminar discussions and presentations based on research or detailed literature surveys.

Research

Research Activities

  • Elected Vice-President of the National Shellfisheries Association by membership. 15 March 2021
  • Appointed to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee for “Assessment and Advancement of Science in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Environmental Studies Program,” February 5, 2021
  • The Standard-Times’ South Coast Man of the Year for 2018, For his two decades of science in the public interest, and the connections he has made between fishermen and science.
  • Service Award – ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea). Recognition for service as Chair of the Scallop Assessment Working Group (WGScallop) from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2018.
  • Appointed to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine steering committee for “Fisheries Research and Monitoring for Atlantic Offshore Development – A Workshop.” May 22, 2017.

Research

Research Awards

  • $12,5012 Drop Camera Survey to Track Scallop Aggregations in Closed Area II Access Area and the Southern Flank
  • $ 304,191.00 Seasonal Video-Trawl Survey to Assess the Population Size of Yellowtail Flounder and Windowpane in Closed Area II
  • $ 229,178.00 High-Resolution Drop Camera Surveys to Track Scallop and Predator Population in Nantucket Lightship, and Examine the Effects of Increase Quadrat Sampling
  • $ 329,584.00 High-Resolution Drop Camera Survey Examining the Scallop Recruitment Event in the Gulf of Maine
  • $65,700 Harvesting and applying data about the sea

Research

Research Interests

  • Spatial distributions of marine fishes and invertebrates
  • Marine fishes and invertebrates migrations
  • Marine fishes and invertebrates community structure
  • Marine fishes and invertebrates predator-prey interactions
  • Marine fishes and invertebrates population dynamics and fisheries

Select publications

Kevin Stokesbury is a professor in the Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST), at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His research examines the marine ecology of invertebrates and fish, their spatial distribution, population dynamics, and the impacts of fishing and energy development. For the past 20 years, his work has focused on the sea scallop resource, including stock assessment, rotational fishery management strategies, growth and mortality estimates, gear development, and environmental assessment. Most of his research is collaborative with the fishing industries of Canada and the United States and he was awarded the David H. Wallace Award from the National Shellfish Association (2013) and the Standard-Times Southcoast Man of the Year (2018) for his two decades of science in the public interest, and the connections he has made between fishermen and science.

His research has been published in 68 scientific papers and 5 book chapters and funded by over 100 competitive grants (totaling >$ 39 million). He was the founding chair of the Department of Fisheries Oceanography at SMAST from 2005 to 2016. He serves on several ICES committees including Chair of the Scallop Assessment Working Group from 2013 to 2018, and Chair of the Nephrops Benchmark Workshop in 2009. He served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine steering committee for “Fisheries Research and Monitoring for Atlantic Offshore Development – A Workshop.” and has recently been appointed to the “Assessment and Advancement of Science in the Bureau of Ocean Energy management’s Environmental Studies Program.” He was a subject editor for Ecological Applications for 10 years and currently is on the Journal of Shellfish Research and Reviews in Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture editorial boards. He supervises 6 MS and 1 PhD student, while 28 students (5 PhD, 23 MS) have graduated from his laboratory.

 

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