Carrie J Byron

My research is grounded in marine ecology and integrates and interdisciplinary approach. Research disciplines include aquaculture, fisheries and coastal management. Previous projects have been based in freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats including temperate lakes, Atlantic rocky shorelines, temperate barrier-beach lagoons, tropical coral reefs and Pacific glacial fjords. I enjoy working on projects that look at biotic and abiotic dynamics and interactions as they apply to conservation and/or social development issues. Previous and current research projects include post-smolt salmon migration, carrying capacity for shellfish aquaculture and modeling food web dynamics.

Education

B.S.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

2014

M.S.

University of Massachusetts-Boston

2014

Ph.D.

University of Rhode Island

2014

Board Certifications and Licenses

SCUBA Rescue Diver

Post-Doctoral Training

Ecosystem Modeling

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Portland

Maine

Clinical Affiliations

Maine

Expertise

Ecological Approaches to Acquaculture

Fish Ecology & Fisheries

Marine Food Web Dynamics

Research

Current Research

  • Ecological and social carrying capacity for aquaculture
  • Modeling food web dynamics
  • Detrital contribution to bivlave shellfish nutrition and estuarine food webs
  • Post-smolt Atlantic salmon migration

Selected Publications

2014

Byron, C., Burke, B. 2014 in press. Salmon ocean migration models suggest a wide range of successful strategies. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. DOI 10.1007/s11160-014-9343-0

2014

Byron, C. 2014 in press. Aquaculture. Encyclopedia of Natural Resources. Taylor & Francis. New York, NY.

2014

Byron, C., Pershing, A., Stockwell, J., Xue, H., Kocik, J. 2014. Migration model of post-smolt Atlantic salmon: growth and survival in the Gulf of Maine. Fisheries Oceanography. 23(2):172-189

2014

Byron, C.J. and Costa-Pierce, B.A. 2013. Carrying capacity tools for use in the implementation of an ecosystems approach to aquaculture. In L.G. Ross, T.C. Telfer, L. Falconer, D. Soto, & J. Aguilar-Manjarrez eds. Site selection and carrying capacity for inland and coastal aquaculture. FA0/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Sterling, Expert Workshop, 6-8 December 2010. Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 21. Rome, FAO. 46 pp.

Carrie Byron

Carrie J Byron

,

Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Biddeford

Marine Science Center
224

cbyron@une.edu

(207) 602-2287