Major Advisor: Travis Brendan
Biography: Matthew Vincent is a Ph.D. student in the Quantitative Fisheries Center at Michigan State University. His research interests include assessment methods to understand fish population dynamics, parameter estimability in complex models and Bayesian state-space modeling. He received a dual degree B.S. in Marine Science and Biology with a minor in Mathematics from Coastal Carolina University. Matt’s M.S. work at Virginia Tech was focused on estimability of natural mortality within a catch-at-age model. Matt’s current work is focused on developing and testing parameter estimability for a model that incorporates harvest statistics and mark-recapture data to assess intermixed stocks through simulation analysis. This model will be applied to data from Lake Erie walleye to provide an alternative estimate of the population dynamics for the species.