Decision Analysis and Adaptive Management (DAAM) Projects I-III

The first Decision Analysis and Adaptive Management (DAAM) Research Project (DAAM I) started in 2003 and was focused on the ecology and management of two of the most valuable species in the Lake Erie commercial fishery: walleye and yellow perch. Lead by Professor Thomas Nudds, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, DAAM Project I hired a post doctoral researcher from Memorial University named Yan Jiao. Now an associate professor at Virginia Tech, Dr. Jiao has since supervised several OCFA-sponsored graduate students in her lab at VT. As part of industry-sponsored DAAM II (2006 – 2008) and DAAM III (2008 – 2010), Drs. Jaio, see: and Nudds, see: supervised the completion of numerous honours student’s theses, graduate student dissertations and post-docs who’s work has been focused on the sustainability of the Lake Erie fishery.

Below is a list of recent peer-reviewed science articles published by researchers financially supported by the OCFA:

Yu, H., Jiao, Y., and Carstenson, B. 2013. Performance comparison between spatial interpolation and GLM/GAM in estimating relative abundance indices through a simulation study. Fisheries Research. 147: 186-195

Yu, H., Jiao, Y., Su, Z. and K. Reid. 2012. Performance comparison of traditional sampling designs and adaptive sampling designs for fishery-independent surveys: A simulation study. Fisheries Research 113:173– 181

Yu, H., Jiao, Y. and Winter, A. 2011. Catch rate standardization of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in Lake Erie: a comparison between the Generalized Linear Model, Spatial Generalized Linear Model, and Generalized Additive Model. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:905-918

Li, Y., Jiao, Y., and *He, Q. 2011. Decreasing uncertainty in catch rate analyses using Delta-AdaBoost: an alternative approach in catch and bycatch analyses with high percentage of zeros. Fisheries Research. 107: 261-271.

Li, Y., Jiao, Y. and K. Reid. 2011. Gillnet saturation in Lake Erie: effects of soak time and fish accumulation on catch-per-unit-effort of walleye and yellow perch. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31 (2):280-290.

Li, Y., Jiao, Y. and K. Reid. 2011. Assessment of landed and non-landed by-catch of walleye, yellow perch and white perch from the commercial gillnet fisheries of Lake Erie, 1994-2007. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37 (2):325-334.

Gislason, D., Reid, K., and K. Oldenburg. 2010. Assessment and mitigation of the effects of commercial fishing activities on aquatic Species at Risk in Long Point Bay. SARRFO Report – SARF151, February 25, 2010, 18p.

Jiao, Y, Reid, K. and T. Nudds. 2010. Consideration of uncertainty in the design and use of harvest control rules. Scientia Marina. 74: 371-384

Jiao, Y., Reid, K., Nudds, T., and Smith, E. 2009. Graphical evaluation of fishery status with a likelihood inference approach. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29: 1106-1118.

Jiao, Y., Reid, K., and Smith, E. 2009. Model selection uncertainty and Bayesian model averaging in fisheries recruitment modeling. In The future of fisheries science in North America. Edited by R.J. Beamish and B.J. Rothschild. Fish and Fisheries Book Series No. 31, Springer, New York. pp. 505–524.

Jiao, Y., Reid, K., and Nudds, T. 2006. Variation in the catchability of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in the fisheries of Lake Erie using a Bayesian error-in-variable approach. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 63: 1695-1704.

Charette, M. and Morgan, A. 2004. The Economic Impact of Lake Erie Commercial Fishing and Fish Processing Industries.. Prepared for Ontario Commercial Fisheries’ Association, 30 p.

Li, Y., Jiao, Y. 2011. Influences of gillnet fishing on lake sturgeon bycatch in Lake Erie and implications for conservation.  Endangered Species Research, 13: 253-261.

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