Funded Research Projects

RESEARCH GRANTS

Research grants held at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)

(1)   "Assessing fish stocks using robust methods" Canadian Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) operating grant 1998-2001

(2) "The dynamics of fish stocks and their ecosystems in Newfoundland and Labrador" Canadian Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — Industry Chair program  1997-2001

(3) "Cod ecosystems" Canadian Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair in Fisheries Conservation  from 1997 to 2001 (excluding ship time)

(4) A New Initiative in Fisheries and Marine Science at the Memorial University of Newfoundland; Application of New Acoustic Technologies to the Newfoundland Marine Ecosystem  1998-1999

 

Grants held at the University of Maine since July 1, 2000 

1)        Start-up fund from the University of Maine  (2000 - 2002)

2)        NOAA/Sea Grant program: Simulation study of the lobster egg-per-recruit model  (Nov. 2000 – Jan. 2002)

3)        National Science Foundation China: A risk analysis of aquaculture program on lake ecosystem in China, (2001-2003). The grant is managed by East China Normal Univ. in Shanghai, China

4)        Northeast Consortium/NOAA: Developing stock assessment methods for the New England deep-sea red crab fishery (part I) (2001-2003).

5)        NOAA Saltonstall-Kennedy Program, Developing stock assessment methods for the New England deep-sea red crab fishery (part II) (2002).

6)        Maine Marine Science Program (DMR): Study lobster and sea urchin population dynamics in Maine (2001-2002)

7)        Maine Department of Marine Resources: Lobster stock assessment and biological reference point (2001-2002)

8)        Maine Sea Urchin Zone Council: Developing a fishery-independent survey program for the Maine sea urchin population (2001-2002)

9)        Thistle Marine LLC. Spatial dynamics of the lobster fishery (2002)

10)    Northeast Consortium/NOAA: Developing a computer simulation framework for identifying an optimal fishery-independent survey program for the MS sea urchin population. (2001-2002)

11)    NOAA/Sea Grant: Developing a Bayesian framework for the American lobster stock assessment (Feb. 2002-Jan. 2004)

12)    Maine Department of Environmental Protection/Sea Grant: Spatial dynamics of the lobster stock and fishing effort.  (Feb. 2002-Jan. 2004)

13)    Maine Sea Urchin Zone Council: Developing, evaluating, and refining stock assessment framework for the Maine sea urchin fishery  (2002-2003)

14)    Maine Sea Grant and MIT Sea Grant: a preliminary study of spatial dynamics of groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Maine. (2002)

15)    NOAA Synthesis Program: Impacts of transport process on lobster fishery patterns.  (2002-2004) Incze and other 10 PIs

16)    Northeast Consortium/NOAA: Abundance, migration and recruitment of Northern shrimp in the Gulf of Maine: an industry-initiated verification survey and environmental monitoring pilot project. (2002-2003) Schick and other 11 PIs

17)    Northeast Consortium/NOAA: A preliminary study of Maine sea cucumber fishery

18)    National Marine Fisheries Services: Codend mesh selectivity in the Gulf of Maine: Multispecies trawl fishery.

19)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: Studying the Jonah crab fishery in Maine. (2001-2004)

20)    Maine Lobster Advisory Committee and Department of Marine Resources: An assessment of American Lobster stock in the Gulf of Maine. (2003-2004)

21)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: Cooperative fisheries research. (2003-2004)

22)    Northeast Consortium/NOAA: An evaluation of the Maine sea cucumber resources and impacts of exploitation.  2003-2007

23)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: cooperative fisheries research.(2004-2005)

24)    Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission: Lobster stock assessment.(2004-2006)

25)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: Study of marine baitworm in Maine. (2004-2005)

26)    Maine Lobster Advisory Committee: Testing biological reference point for the American lobster.(2004-2005)

27)    Maine Sea Grant /Northeast Consortium: Fisheries Research in Maine.(2004 – 2005)

28)    Sea Grant/NOAA: An agent-based model of the Maine lobster fishery. (2004-2007)

29)    NOAA and National Sea Grant: Fisheries Population Dynamics PhD Fellowship program  (2005 – 2008)

30)    NOAA/Maine Sea Grant: Developing and evaluating biological reference points for the American lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery management. (2006 – 2008).

31)    NOAA/Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association: Using Hook and Line to Minimize Cod Bycatch in a Directed Haddock Fishery on Georges Bank and in the Gulf of Maine. (2006)

32)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: Monhegan project: closed area investigation of effort in the Maine lobster fishery.Chen

33)    Maine Sea Grant:  A preliminary study to develop and evaluate spatially-explicit stock assessment model for cod fisheries. (2006-2007)

34)    Maine Sea Grant: Analyzing Maine inshore groundfish trawl survey data. $31,290 (2006-2007) Chen Maine Department of Marine Resources Cooperative Agreement for Assessing the Maine Marine Resources (2006-2007)

35)    Department of Marine Resources: Lobster Research, Education and Development: Developing, evaluating, and outreaching the Bayesian length-structure lobster stock assessment model (2007-2008)

36)    Department of Marine Resources: Lobster Research, Education and Development: Analyzing growth data of American lobster (2007-2008)

37)    National Science Foundation (NSF): Collaborative Research: Direct and indirect coupling of fisheries through economic, regulatory, environmental and ecological linkages(2007-2012).

38)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: Cooperative fisheries research. (2007-2008)

39)    NOAA/ Sea Grant: Modeling ecosystem dynamics for American lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Gulf of Maine. (2008 - 2010)

40)    NASA: Lobster settlement forecasting in the Gulf of Maine.  (2008 – 2010)

41)    NSF DHB:  Competition and the emergence of self-organizing social structure: a computational approach applied to five fisheries.(2008 – 2011).

42)    Maine Department of Marine Resources Cooperative Agreement for Assessing the Maine Marine Resources, Chen (2008-2009)

43)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: Studying the northern shrimp trap fisheries in Maine. Chen, (2009-2011)

44)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: Developing a sea scallop sampling program for their distribution and abundance in federal waters of the Gulf of Maine  Chen, (2009-2010)

45)    NSF/Gulf of Maine Research Institute: A study of the growth of juvenile American lobsters. Chen, (2009-2011)

46)    NFS: Fine-scale Dynamics of Human Adaptation in Coupled Natural and Social Systems: An Integrated Computational Approach Applied to Three Fisheries. Wilson, Acheson, Chen, and Johnson (2009-2012)

47)    NOAA/Maine Sea Grant: A comparative study of monitoring programs for coherence in quantifying the dynamics of American lobster fisheries in the state of Maine. Chen and Wilson (2010-2012)

48)    NOAA/Maine DMR: Retrospective problems in Atlantic herring stock assessment. Chen (2010-2012)

49)    NOAA/CINAR: Incorporating Sediment and Hydrography Data in Assessments for Tilefish and Lobster. (Chen) 2010-2012

50)    Penobscot East Resource Center. Developing a longline sentinel survey fishery.  (Chen) 2011-2013.

51)    National Sea Gran/NOAA: Spatial dynamics in fisheries stock assessment. (Chen and Hart) 2010-2013

52)    Maine DMR: Update and maintenance of American lobster stock assessment model, (Chen) 2011

53)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: Evaluating growth of scallop in Cobscook Bay (Chen) (2012)

54)    Maine DMR: Extended study of trap bycatch in the shrimp fishery. (Chen) 2011

55)    NOAA/Maine DMR: Retrospective problems in Atlantic herring stock assessment. (Chen) (Chen) 2010-2013

56)    Maine Department of Marine Resources and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Developing Bayesian stock assessment model for northern shrimp (Chen) (2012-2014)

57)    Maine Department of Marine Resources: Scallop survey in federal waters of Gulf of Maine (Chen) (2012-2014)

58)    Maine Department of Marine Resources and NOAA Cooperative Research Program: Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Cusk Bycatch in the Gulf Of Maine Lobster Fishery(Chen) (2012 – 2013)

59)    NOAA Cooperative Research Program: develop a sentinel survey longline fishery in northern Gulf of Maine (Chen and Dority). (2012-2013)

60)    California Department of Fish and Games: Develop management strategy evaluation for California spiny lobster. (Chen) (2012-2013)

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