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    Yan Jiao, PhD, Professor

    Research Interest

    Population dynamics and stock assessment (stock recruitment modeling, statistical catch-at-age models, and models that are structured in size or stage, matrix models, multi-species and ecosystem models, catch rate and bycatch modeling; data-limited species stock assessment); Fishery ecology and Fisheries management (decision analysis, adaptive management); Risk analysis; Statistical computing (Uncertainty analysis; Monte Carlo simulation; model selection uncertainty; parameter estimability; Bayesian statistical modeling including Bayesian model averaging)


    Ph.D. 2000- 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), NF, Canada, Major – Biology

    M.Sc. 1994-1997 Ocean University of China (OUC), Qingdao, China, Major – Fisheries Biology

    B.Sc. 1989-1993 OUC, Qingdao, China, Major – Marine Fisheries

    Regular Appointment

    2018 – present: Professor, Virginia Tech University 2011 – 2018: Associate Professor, Virginia Tech University 2005 – 2011: Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech University 2004 – 2005: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Guelph, Canada 2000 – 2003: Teaching/Research Assistant, MUN, Canada

    Teaching Experience at Virginia Tech since 2006 (major courses)

    FiW 6514- Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis in Fisheries and Conservation Biology FiW 6004- Advanced Quantitative Methods in Fisheries and Conservation Biology FiW 4624- Marine Ecology FiW 5514- Fish Population Dynamics and Modeling FiW 5984- Catch rate standardization in fisheries FiW 5624G- Advanced Marine Ecology

    Honors and Awards

     Editor’s Choice paper of ICES Journal of Marine Science 2016 (Jiao et al. 2016)  Science Alert highlighted paper for Ecological Modeling 2013 (Li and Jiao 2013)  Green Card Professor, Ocean University of China, China, 2013  International Association of Great Lakes Research highlighted paper 2011 on the journal

    homepage (Li et al. 2011, Journal of Great Lakes Research)  Top 20 papers on hierarchical Bayesian modeling (Jiao et al. 2011, Ecological Application)  Scholar of the Week, Virginia Tech University, March 9, 2009

     Awarded “Green Card Professor” by Ocean University of China, China, 2012.

     Honored “Adjunct Graduate Faculty” by University of Guelph, Canada, in 2012

     Invitee to the 2007 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) Early Career Scientists Conference.

     Invitee to the 2004 DIALOG VI Symposium; (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) invites PhDs worldwide, who graduated in the most recent two years, to submit their thesis for competition each year. )

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     Royal Bank Fellowship in Marine Studies for the academic year 2001/2002

     Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council -Department of Fisheries and Ocean, Canada, Ocean Management Research Network Sustainability Group Graduate Student Research Grant 2001-2002

    Specialist Membership

     Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (2008-2014);

     SSC of mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (2008-now);  Weakfish Stock Assessment Subcommittee (2007- now), ASMFC;  Red Abalone Technical Panel, California Department of Fish and Game (2007-2009);  Board of Technical Experts (2015-now), Great Lakes Fisheries Commission;  Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) pool


    Selected editorship

    Associate Editor, Transaction of American Fisheries Society Reviewer manuscripts for the following journals

    Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences; Ecological Applications; Conservation Biology; ICES Journal of Marine Science; North American Journal of Fisheries Management; Ecological Modeling; Fisheries Research; Environmental Biology of Fishes; Fishery Bulletin; Marine and Freshwater Research; Journal of Environmental Informatics; Fisheries Ecology and Management

    Selected Research Grants (Total $2,889,946, from 26 grants)

    2018-2020: Management strategy evaluation and economic impact analysis of invasive blue catfish in Virginia tidal rivers. (serve as PI and student advisor together with Don Orth; awarded student Corbin Hilling), Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Student Fellowship, ($80,000)

    2016-2018: Verification of natural mortality estimation of Walleye in Lake Erie based on integrated Bayesian statistical catch-at-age model. (PI), GLFC, ($162,196)

    2012-2017: Dynamics and role of blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus in Tidal Rivers of Virginia. (co-PI with Don Orth (PI)). VDGIF. ($735,000)

    2016-2020: Estimating seabird bycatch of the US pelagic longline fleet in the western north Atlantic. (PI), NOAA, ($87,000)

    2013-2016: Refinement of weakfish population models for stock assessment. (PI), ASMFC and VMRC. ($100,000)

    2013-2016: Integration of spatial stock structure and multiple stocks into stock assessment for yellow perch in Lake Erie. OCFA. ($155,153)

    2010-2013: Integrated assessment modeling of natural mortality: a framework and simulation study. (PI, with Eric Smith and John Walter (NOAA)), Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN), NOAA ($133,344)

    2010-2012: Bayesian population dynamics modeling to guide population restoration and recovery of endangered mussels in the Clinch and Powell rivers, Tennessee and Virginia (PI with Jess Jones and Paul Angermeier), US Geological Survey ($57,522)

    2011-2012: Risk assessment modeling of a potential red abalone fishery at San Miguel Island to examine sustainability. CDFG. ($44,965)

    2008-2011: Improving weakfish stock assessment. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and Virginia Marine Resources Commission. (PI, with Don Orth and Rob O’Reilly), ($329,446)

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    2009-2011: Investigating ecosystem level effects of gillnet and trap net bycatch: implications for management of Lake Erie’s commercial fisheries. Ontario Commercial Fisheries Commission. (PI), ($40,000)

    2008-2010: Model complexity and stock assessment quality: an investigation of the performance of models of different complexities and implications for model selection in fisheries. MARFIN, NOAA. (PI, with Don Orth and Eric Smith), ($202,565)

    2006-2009: Decision analysis and adaptive management for Lake Erie percid fisheries. Ontario Commercial Fisheries Association. (PI), ($124,825)

    Selected Peer-reviewed Papers (*undergraduate, ** graduate, and *** postdoc

    under my direction, total 70)

    1. **Bi, R., Jiao, Y., ***Zhou, C., and Hallerman, E. 2018. A Bayesian spatiotemporal approach to inform management unit appropriateness. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0526

    2. **Li, Y., Wagner, T., Jiao, Y., Lorantas, R., and Murphy, C.A. 2018. Evaluating spatial and temporal variability in growth and mortality for recreational fisheries with limited catch data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas- 2017-0052

    3. ***Liu, C., Jiao, Y., Reid, K.B., Tang, Y., and Ma, S. 2018. Habitat supply for Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) varies with space, time and life-stage in Lake Erie. Hydrobiologia. 808: 371-386

    4. **Ma, Q, Jiao, Y., and Ren, Y. 2017. Linear mixed-effects models to describe length- weight relationships for Yellow Croaker (Larimichthys Polyactis) along the north coast of China. PLoS One 12(2): e0171811. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171811

    5. **Hilling, C., Bunch, A.J., Greenlee, R.S., Orth, D.J. and Jiao, Y. 2017. Natural Mortality and Size-Structure of Introduced Blue Catfish in Virginia Tidal Rivers. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Management Agencies. 5: 30-38

    6. **Hatch, J. M., Jiao, Y. 2016. A comparison between traditional and measurement-error growth models for weakfish Cynoscion regalis. PeerJ 4:e2431; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2431

    7. **Hua, D., Jiao, Y., Neves, R. J. and Jones, J. 2016. Modeling of periodic growth and growth cessations in the federally endangered freshwater mussel Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma brevidens) using a hierarchical Bayesian approach. Endangered Species Research 31:325-336.

    8. Jiao, Y., O’Reilly, R., Smith, E., and Orth, D. 2016. Integrating spatial synchrony/asynchrony of population distribution into stock assessment models: a spatial hierarchical Bayesian statistical catch-at-age approach. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73:1725-1738. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw036

    9. **Li, Y., Jiao, Y., and Browder, J. 2016. Modeling spatially-varying ecological relationships using geographically weighted generalized linear model: a simulation study based on longline seabird bycatch. Fisheries Research 181: 14-24.

    10. **Li, Y., Jiao, Y., and Browder, J. 2016. Assessment of seabird bycatch in the U.S. Atlantic pelagic longline fishery, with an extra exploration on modeling spatial variation.

    ICES Journal of Marine Science 73:2687-2694. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw088

    11. Houston, C., Rypel, A., Jiao, Y., Haas, C., and Gorman, T. 2016. Hindcasting historical breeding conditions for an endangered salamander in ephemeral wetlands of the Southeastern USA: implications of climate change. PLoS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150169

    https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0526 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171811

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