The American Fisheries Society named a paper by Professor Kenny Rose as the best paper published in the Marine and Coastal Fisheries journal at its annual meeting. The study was called “Recommendations on the use of ecosystem modeling for informing ecosystem-based fisheries management and restoration outcomes in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Ecosystem-based fisheries management and ecosystem restoration are gaining momentum worldwide, including in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Ecosystem models are valuable tools for informing management and restoration activities. In the paper, Rose and co-authors provide guidance and a roadmap for ecosystem modeling in the Gulf of Mexico region, with an emphasis on model development and use of model products to inform ecosystem-based fisheries management and the increasing investments in restoration, as well as a suite of “best practices” recommendations for ecosystem modeling efforts.
Rose is the France-Merrick Professor in Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration at Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. His research centers on using mathematical and computer simulation modeling to predict and better understand fish population and food web dynamics in estuaries, lakes, reservoirs, and oceans.
Marine and Coastal Fisheries publishes original and innovative research that synthesizes information on biological organization across spatial and temporal scales to promote ecologically sound fisheries science and management. This online journal published by the American Fisheries Society provides an international venue for studies of marine, coastal, and estuarine fisheries and promotes the development of ecosystem-based fisheries science and management.