Kevin Stokesbury

Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography

508-910-6373

508-910-6371

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School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 122


Education

1984Acadia UniversityB.Sc.
1987Acadia UniversityM.Sc.
1994Universite LavalPh.D

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.

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.

This course focuses on writing primary publications which establishes research as scientific knowledge. We will begin by discussing the scientific method, how hypotheses are presented, ethics, and the peer-review system. We will examine the differences between primary publications and other types of literature including the graduate thesis, gray literature, and conference proceedings.

Research

Research Activities

  • PI on three projects funded by the 2014-15 Northeast Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program totaling $3,747,273; coinvestigator on two other Scallop RSA projects totaling $2,491,594
  • PI, Benthic Imaging in Support of Habitat Mapping for Renewable Energy, WHOI CINAR subcontract, $129,992, June 2014
  • PI, Examination of Canadian Voluntary Scallop Closure Areas on Georges Bank and Browns Bank, Clearwater Seafoods, $70,348, April 2014
  • PI, River Herring Bycatch Avoidance, 2014 Mid-Atlantic Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, $1,046,160, December 2013

Research

Research Awards

  • $65,700 Harvesting and applying data about the sea

Select publications

Bethoney N.D., K.D.E. Stokesbury, B.P. Schondelmeier, W.S. Hoffman, and M. Armstrong (2014).
Characterization of river herring bycatch in the Northwest Atlantic mid-water trawl fishery
North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Stokesbury, K.D.E., M.J.W. Stokesbury, M.T. Balazik, and M. J. Dadswell (2014).
Use of the SAFE Index to evaluate the status of a summer aggregation of Atlantic sturgeon in Minas Basin
Reviews in Fisheries Science

Thompson, K.J., S.D. Inglis, and K.D.E. Stokesbury (2014).
Identifying spawning events of the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, on Georges Bank
Journal of shellfish research, 33, 1-11.

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