PhD Research - Jono Wilson

Jono Wilson is interested primarily in sustainable fisheries management. For his dissertation research, he is working collaboratively with commercial fishermen at the northern Channel Islands, off Santa Barbara, to collect essential fishery information on nearshore finfish inside and outside of no-take Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Information on catch rates, population size and structure, growth rates, movement patterns, and fecundity is used to test novel, spatially explicit management strategies using simulation modeling. Jono’s aim is to help state and federal managers use thes novel methods to move beyond precautionary management.

Employment Upon Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara - Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Selected Publications

Wilson, J.R., J. Prince, H.S. Lenihan. (in press). A management strategy for nearshore sedentary species using marine protected areas (MPAs) as a reference. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management and Ecosystem Science.

Fujita, R.M., K.T. Honey, A. Morris, J.R. Wilson, H. Russell. (in review). Cooperative strategies in fisheries management: integrating across scales. Bulletin of Marine Science.

Wilson, J. R., B. R. Broitman, J. E. Caselle, and D. E. Wendt. 2008. Recruitment of coastal fishes and oceanographic variability in central California. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 79: 483-490.


Current Projects

For information on current projects, please visit Calobster.


Research Awards

California Ocean Protection Council Research Grant (2008-2011)

Coastal Environmental Quality Initiative Fellowship (2008)

California Sea Grant Graduate Student Fellowship (2007)