I am currently a PhD student in the Punt Lab at the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science at the University of Washington. I am interested in studying the complex relationship between humans and the marine environment, focusing on developing quantitative models to answer questions regarding the effects of anthropogenic stressors, environmental processes, and demographic variability on aquatic and marine organisms. I am interested in applying such knowledge to improve our understanding of the population dynamics such organisms and inform sustainable management.
For code examples, please see https://github.com/grantdadams.
I was previously a Master’s student in the Leaf Lab in the Division of Coastal Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Much of my work involved modeling the effect of environmental drivers on the condition, growth, and recruitment of Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus). In addition, we conducted an assessment of Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocaphalus). This work is guided by our research on the spatially-variable growth of Sheepshead across the Gulf of Mexico.
I also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru assisting the Peruvian Marine Institute (IMARPE; Instituto del Mar del Peru) with their work on artisanal fisheries, biodiversity, sea turtles, macroalgae, and oceanography in Paracas, Ica. My work involved modeling fisheries catch data using generalized additive models and compressor diving to complete underwater surveys.