Publications

Randall Peterman's Research

Publications, awards, invited professional committees and invited lectures

Papers published
       Refereed journal papers
       Refereed papers in conference proceedings
       Technical reports

Books

Papers in Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings and Non-refereed Journals

Awards for research

Invited Professional Committees and Invited Lectures

Watch a video of a 2009 seminar that gives an overview of my research: Improving Pacific Salmon Populations

Papers published by Randall Peterman's research group (includes students, research assistants, post-doctoral fellows)

Refereed Journal Papers
Peterman, R.M. 2019. Continuous learning, teamwork, and lessons for young scientists. ICES Journal of Marine Science 76(1):28-40, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy141

Gayeski, N.J., J.A. Stanford, D.R. Montgomery, J. Lichatowich, R.M. Peterman, and R.N. Williams. 2018. The failure of wild salmon management: need for a place-based conceptual foundationFisheries; pp. 1-7, published online on 23 May 2018, doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10062.

Dorner, B., M. Catalano, and R.M. Peterman. 2018. Spatial and temporal patterns of covariation in productivity of Chinook salmon populations of the Northeastern PacificCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75:1082-1095; published online on 8 Sept. 2017, doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0197.

Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, F.J. Mueter, B. Dorner, and R.M. Peterman. 2017. Effects of the North Pacific Current on productivity of 163 Pacific salmon stocks. Fisheries Oceanography, 26(3):268-281. doi:10.1111/fog.12190.

Turner, D., M.J. Bradford, J.G. Venditti, and R.M. Peterman. 2016. Evaluating uncertainty in physical habitat modelling in a high-gradient mountain stream. River Research and Applications, publ. on line 29 May 2015, DOI: 10.1002/rra.2915.

Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, R.M. Peterman, T.C. Wainwright, and W.T. Peterson. 2015. Accounting for multiple pathways in the connections among climate variability, ocean processes, and coho salmon recruitment in the Northern California Current. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72(10):1552-1564. DOI:10.1139/cjfas-2014-0509

Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, F.J. Mueter, and R.M. Peterman. 2015. Linking phytoplankton phenology to salmon productivity along a north/south gradient in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72(5): 697-708. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0298.

d'Eon-Eggertson, F., N.K. Dulvy, and R.M. Peterman. 2015. Reliable identification of declining populations in an uncertain world. Conservation Letters 8(2):86-96 (published on line 18 August 2014, DOI: 10.1111/conl.12123).

Connors, B.M., A.B. Cooper, R.M. Peterman, and N.K. Dulvy. 2014. The false classification of extinction rish in noisy environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 281(1787), 20132935. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2013.2935 ; published online on 4 June 2014; appeared in 22 July 2014 issue.

Dorner, B., K.R. Holt, R.M. Peterman, C. Jordan, D.P. Larsen, A.R. Olsen, and O.I. Abdul-Aziz. 2013. Evaluating alternative methods for monitoring and estimating responses of salmon productivity in the North Pacific to future climatic change and other processes: a simulation study. Fisheries Research 147:10-23.

Peterman, R.M., B. Dorner. 2012. A widespread decrease in productivity of sockeye salmon populations in western North America. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:1255-1260.

Porszt, E.J., R.M. Peterman, N.K. Dulvy, A.B. Cooper, and J.R. Irvine. 2012. Reliability of indicators of decline in abundance. Conservation Biology 26(5):894-904.

Link, J.S., T.F. Ihde, C.J. Harvey, S.K. Gaichas, J.C. Field, J.K.T. Brodziak, H.M. Townsend, R.M. Peterman. 2012. Dealing with uncertainty in ecosystem models: the paradox of use for living marine resource management. Progress in Oceanography 102:102-114.

Connors, B.M., D.C. Braun, R.M. Peterman, A.B. Cooper, J.D. Reynolds, L.M. Dill, G.T. Ruggerone, and M. Krkosek. 2012. Migration links ocean-scale competition and local ocean conditions with exposure to farmed salmon to shape wild salmon dynamics. Conservation Letters 5(4):304-312.

Booshehrian, M., T. Moller, R. M. Peterman, T. Munzner. 2012. Vismon: facilitating analysis of trade-offs, uncertainty, and sensitivity in fisheries management decision making. Computer Graphics Forum 31(3):1235-1244 (Proceedings of Eurographics Conference on Visualization 2012 (EuroVis 2012) Vienna, Austria, June 2012). [This paper received the "Second-best paper" award, which is based on the written paper, external reviewers' comments, and the oral presentation at the EuroVis conference -- Europe's top-ranked conference in computer visualization. Only 52 of 207 submissions were accepted for publication and presentation.]

Collie, J.S., R.M. Peterman, and B.M. Zuehlke. 2012. A fisheries risk-assessment framework to evaluate trade-offs among management options in the presence of time-varying productivity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69(2):209-223 with supplement.

Su, Z. and R.M. Peterman. 2012. Performance of a Bayesian state-space model for semelparous species for stock-recruitment data subject to measurement error. Ecological Modelling 224:76-89.

Holt, K.R., R.M. Peterman, and S.P. Cox. 2011. Trade-offs between monitoring objectives and monitoring effort when classifying regional conservation status of Pacific salmon populations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68:880-897.

Cummings, J.W., M.J. Hague, D.A. Patterson, and R.M. Peterman. 2011. The impact of management objectives and performance measures on model selection for Fraser River sockeye salmon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:323-334.

Krkosek, M., R. Hilborn, R.M. Peterman, and T.P. Quinn. 2011. Cycles, stochasticity, and density dependence in pink salmon population dynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 278:2060-2068 with supplement.

Ruggerone, G.T., R.M. Peterman, B. Dorner, and K.W. Myers. 2010. Magnitude and trends in abundance of hatchery and wild pink, chum, and sockeye salmon in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics Management and Ecosystem Science 2:306-328.

Dorner, B., R.M. Peterman, and Z. Su. 2009. Evaluation of performance of alternative models of Pacific salmon in the presence of climatic change and outcome uncertainty using Monte Carlo simulations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66(12):2199-2221.

Dorner, B., R.M. Peterman, and S.L. Haeseker. 2008. Historical trends in productivity of 120 Pacific pink, chum, and sockeye salmon stocks reconstructed by using a Kalman filter. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65(9):1842–1866.

Holt, C.A. and R.M. Peterman. 2008. Uncertainties in population dynamics and outcomes of regulations in sockeye salmon fisheries: implications for management. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65(7):1459–1474.

Holt, C.A., M.B. Rutherford, and R.M. Peterman. 2008. International cooperation among nation-states of the North Pacific Ocean on the problem of competition among salmon for a common pool of prey resources. Marine Policy 32(4):607-617.

Skibo, K.M., C.J. Schwarz, and R.M. Peterman. 2008. Evaluation of sampling designs for red sea urchins Strongylocentrotus franciscanus in British Columbia. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 28(1):219-230.

Haeseker, S.L., R.M. Peterman, Z. Su, and C.C. Wood. 2008. Retrospective evaluation of pre-season forecasting models for sockeye and chum salmon. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 28(1):12-29 plus Appendixes 1 and 2 available online.

Pestes, L.R., R.M. Peterman, M.J. Bradford, and C.C. Wood. 2008. Bayesian decision analysis for evaluating management options to promote recovery of a depleted salmon population. Conservation Biology 22(2):351-361.

Haeseker, S.L., M.L. Jones, R.M. Peterman, J.R. Bence, W. Dai, and G.C. Christie. 2007. Explicit consideration of uncertainty in Great Lakes fisheries management: decision analysis of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) control in the St. Marys River. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 64(10):1456-1468.

Mueter, F.J., J.L. Boldt, B.A. Megrey, and R.M. Peterman. 2007. Recruitment and survival of Northeast Pacific Ocean fish stocks: temporal trends, covariation, and regime shifts. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 64(6):911-927.

Haeseker, S.L., B. Dorner, R.M. Peterman, and Z. Su. 2007. An improved sibling model for forecasting chum and sockeye salmon abundance. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 27(2):634-642.

Nelitz, M.A., E.A. MacIsaac, and R.M. Peterman. 2007. A science-based approach for identifying temperature-sensitive streams for rainbow trout. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 27(2):405-424.

Bodtker, K.M. and R.M. Peterman. 2007. Accounting for uncertainty in estimates of escapement goals for Fraser River sockeye salmon based on productivity of nursery lakes in British Columbia, Canada. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 27(1):286-302.

Holt, C.A. and R.M. Peterman. 2006. Missing the target: uncertainties in achieving management goals in fisheries on Fraser River, British Columbia, sockeye salmon. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 63(12):2722-2733.

Maxwell, M.R., R.M. Peterman, M.J. Bradford, and E.A. MacIsaac. 2006. A Bayesian analysis of biological uncertainty for a whole-lake fertilization experiment for sockeye salmon in Chilko Lake, British Columbia, and implications for the benefit-cost ratio. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 26(2):418-430.

Haeseker, S.L., Peterman, R.M., Su, Z., and C.C. Wood. 2005. Retrospective evaluation of pre-season forecasting models for pink salmon (N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 25(3):897-918.

Pyper, B. J., F. J. Mueter, and R. M. Peterman. 2005. Across species comparisons of spatial scales of environmental effects on survival rates of Northeast Pacific salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134(1):86-104. [This paper received the 2005 Robert L. Kendall Best Paper Award in the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society].

Mueter, F. J., B. J. Pyper, and R. M. Peterman. 2005. Relationships between coastal ocean conditions and survival rates of salmon in the Northeast Pacific Ocean at multiple lags. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:105-119.

Holt, C.A., and R.M. Peterman.  2004.  Long-term trends in age-specific recruitment of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in a changing environment. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 61(12):2455-2470.

Su, Z., R. M. Peterman, S. L. Haeseker. 2004. Spatial hierarchical Bayesian models for stock-recruitment analysis of pink salmon. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 61(12): 2471-2486.

Peterman, R. M. 2004. Possible solutions to some challenges facing fisheries scientists and managers. ICES Journal of Marine Science 61:1331-1343.

Knowler, D.J., B.W. MacGregor, M.J. Bradford, and R.M. Peterman. 2003. Valuing freshwater salmon habitat on the west coast of Canada. J. Environ. Mgmt. 69:261-273.

Peterman, R.M., B.J. Pyper, and B.W. MacGregor. 2003. Use of the Kalman filter to reconstruct historical trends in productivity of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 60(7):809-824.

Mueter, F.J., D.M. Ware, and R.M. Peterman. 2002. Spatial correlation patterns in coastal environmental variables and survival rates of Pacific salmon in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Oceanography 11(4):205-218.

MacGregor, B.W., R.M. Peterman, B.J. Pyper, and M.J. Bradford. 2002. A decision analysis framework for comparing experimental designs of projects to enhance Pacific salmon. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management. 22(2):509-527.

Pyper, B.J., F.J. Mueter, R.M. Peterman, D.J. Blackbourn, and C.C. Wood. 2002. Spatial covariation in survival rates of Northeast Pacific chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta). Transactions of the Amer. Fish. Soc. 131(3):343-363 plus the erratum printed in Transactions of the Amer. Fish. Soc. 131(4):796. [This paper was nominated by the journal's editors for the Best Paper published in 2002 in the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society]

Mueter, F.J., R.M. Peterman, B.J. Pyper. 2002. Opposite effects of ocean temperature on survival rates of 120 stocks of Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) in northern and southern areas. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 59(3):456-463 plus the corrigendum printed in Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 60:757.

Pyper, B.J., F.J. Mueter, R.M. Peterman, D.J. Blackbourn, and C.C. Wood. 2001. Spatial covariation in survival rates of Northeast Pacific pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 58:1501-1515.

Peterman, R.M., B.J. Pyper, and J.A. Grout. 2000. Comparison of parameter estimation methods for detecting climate-induced changes in productivity of Pacific salmon (Onchorhynchus spp.). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57:181-191.

Adkison, M.D. and R.M. Peterman. 2000. The predictability of Bristol Bay, Alaska sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) returns 1 to 4 years in the future. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management. 20:69-80

Pyper, B.J. and R.M. Peterman. 1999. Relationship among adult body length, abundance, and ocean temperature for British Columbia and Alaska sockeye salmon, 1967-1997. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56:1716-1720.

de Young, B., R.M. Peterman, A.R. Dobell, E. Pinkerton, Y. Breton, A.T. Charles, M.J. Fogarty, G.R. Munro, C. Taggart. 1999. Canadian Marine Fisheries in a Changing and Uncertain World. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. No. 129:1-199.

Peterman, R.M. and J.L. Anderson. 1999. Decision analysis: a method for taking uncertainties into account in risk-based decision making. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 5(2):231-244.

Pyper, B.J., Peterman, R.M., Lapointe, M.F., and Walters, C.J. 1999. Patterns of covariation in length and age at maturity of British Columbia and Alaska sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) stocks. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56:1046-1057.

Peterman, R.M., Pyper, B.J., Lapointe, M.F., Adkison, M.D., and Walters, C.J. 1998. Patterns of covariation in survival rates of British Columbian and Alaskan sockeye salmon stocks. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 55:2503-2517.

Pyper, B.J. and R.M. Peterman. 1998. Comparison of methods to account for autocorrelation in correlation analyses of fish data. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 55:2127-2140 plus the erratum printed in CJFAS 55:2710.

Link, M.R. and R.M. Peterman. 1998. Estimating the value of in-season estimates of abundance of sockeye salmon. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 55: 1408-1418.

Gillis, D.M. and R.M. Peterman. 1998. Implications of interference among fishing vessels and the ideal free distribution to the interpretation of CPUE. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 55(1):37-46.

Robb, C.A. and R.M. Peterman. 1998. Application of Bayesian decision analysis to the management of a sockeye salmon fishery. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 55(1):86-98

Adkison, M. D., R.M. Peterman, M.F. Lapointe, D.M. Gillis, and J. Korman. 1996. Alternative models of climatic effects on sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, productivity in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and the Fraser River, British Columbia. Fisheries Oceanography 5: 137-152.

Adkison, M. D. and R.M. Peterman. 1996. Results of Bayesian methods depend on details of implementation: an example of estimating salmon escapement goals. Fisheries Research 25:155-170.

Mangel, M., L.M. Talbot, G.K. Meffe, M.T. Agardy, D.L. Alverson, J. Barlow, D.B. Botkin, G. Budowski, T. Clark, J. Cooke, R.H. Crozier, P.K. Dayton, D.L. Elder, C.W. Fowler, S. Funtowicz, J. Giske, R.J. Hofman, S.J. Holt, S.R. Kellert, L.A. Kimball, D. Ludwig, K. Magnusson, B.S. Malayang III, C. Mann, E.A. Norse, S.P. Northridge, W.F. Perrin, C. Perrings, R.M. Peterman, G.B. Rabb, H.A. Regier, J.E. Reynolds III, K. Sherman, M.P. Sissenwine, T.D. Smith, A. Starfield, R.J. Taylor, M.F. Tillman, C. Toft, J.R. Twiss, J. Wilen and T.P. Young. 1996. Principles for the conservation of wild living resources. Ecological Applications 6(2): 338-362.

Peterman, R.M. 1995. Statistical power analysis of meta-analysis. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 10(11):460.

Korman, J., R.M. Peterman, and C.J. Walters. 1995. Empirical and theoretical analyses of correction of time-series bias in stock-recruitment relationships of sockeye salmon. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 52(10): 2174-2189.

Frederick, S.W. and R.M. Peterman. 1995. Choosing fisheries harvest policies: when does uncertainty matter? Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 52(2):291-306.

Gillis, D.M., R.M. Peterman, and E.K. Pikitch. 1995. Implications of trip regulations for high-grading: a model of the behavior of fishermen. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 52(2):402-415.

Gillis, D.M., E.K. Pikitch, and R.M. Peterman. 1995. Dynamic discarding decisions: foraging theory for high-grading in a trawl fishery. Behavioral Ecology 6(2):146-154.

Peterman, R.M., S.G. Marinone, K.A. Thomson, I.D. Jardine, R.N. Crittenden, P.H. LeBlond, and C.J. Walters. 1994. Simulation of juvenile sockeye salmon migrations in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. Fisheries Oceanography 3:221-235.

M'Gonigle, R.M., L. Jamieson, M.K. McAllister, and R.M. Peterman. 1994. Taking uncertainty seriously: From permissive regulation to preventative design in environmental decision-making. Osgoode Hall Law Journal 32(1):99-169.

Forbes, L.S. and R. M. Peterman. 1994. Simple size-structured models of recruitment and harvest in Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 51(3):603-616.

Crittenden, R. 1994. A diffusion model for the downstream migration of sockeye salmon smolts. Ecol. Modelling, Vol 71: 69-84.

Crittenden, R. 1994. A model for the processes regulating recruitment for a sockeye salmon stock. Ecol. Modelling, Vol. 71: 85-106.

Peterman, R.M. and M.K. McAllister. 1993. A brief overview of the experimental approach to reducing uncertainty in fisheries management -- An extended abstract. Can. Spec. Public. of Fish. Aquat. Sci. 120: 419-422. 

Gillis, D.M., R.M. Peterman and A.V. Tyler. 1993. Movement dynamics in a fishery: the application of the ideal free distribution to spatial allocation of effort. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 50:323-333. 

Lapointe, M.F., R.M. Peterman and B.J. Rothschild. 1992. Variable natural mortality rates inflate variance of recruitments estimated from virtual population analysis (VPA). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 49:2020-2027.

Peterman, R.M. and M. M'Gonigle. 1992. Statistical power analysis and the precautionary principle. Marine Poll. Bull. 24(5):231-234. 

McAllister, M.K. and R.M Peterman. 1992. Decision analysis of a large-scale fishing experiment designed to test for a genetic effect of size-selective fishing on British Columbia pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 49:1305-1314. 

McAllister, M.K., R.M. Peterman and D.M. Gillis. 1992. Statistical evaluation of a large-scale fishing experiments designed to test for a genetic effect of size-selective fishing on British Columbia pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 49:1294-1304. [This paper received the W.F. Thomson award from the American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists "for the student publication in 1992 on a fisheries topic judged to be the best contribution to knowledge."]

McAllister, M.K. and R.M. Peterman. 1992. Experimental design in the management of fisheries: a review. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 12:1-18. [This paper received an award from the American Fisheries Society as the "Most Significant Paper in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management vol. 12, 1992."]

Lapointe, M.F. and R.M. Peterman. 1991. Spurious correlations between fish recruitment and environmental factors due to errors in the natural mortality rate used in virtual population analysis (VPA). ICES J. Marine Sci. 48:219-228. (formerly the J. du Conseil int. Explor. Mer). 

Peterman, R.M. 1990. Statistical power analysis can improve fisheries research and management. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 47:2-15.

Peterman, R.M. 1990. The importance of reporting statistical power: the forest decline and acidic deposition example. Ecology 71(5):2024-2027.

Collie, J.S., R.M. Peterman and C.J. Walters. 1990. Experimental harvest policies for a mixed-stock fishery: Fraser River sockeye salmon, (Oncorhynchus nerka). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 47:145-155.

Peterman, R.M. 1989. Application of statistical power analysis to the Oregon coho salmon problem. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 46:1183-1187.

Lapointe, M.F., R.M. Peterman and A.D. MacCall. 1989. Trends in fishing mortality rate along with errors in natural mortality can cause spurious time trends in fish stock abundances estimated by Virtual Population Analysis (VPA). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 46:2129-2139.

Guthrie, I.C. and R.M. Peterman. 1988. Economic evaluation of lake enrichment strategies for British Columbia sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 8:442-454. [This paper received an honorable mention award in the American Fisheries Society's competition for best paper in 1988.]

Bocking, R.C. and R.M. Peterman. 1988. Preseason forecasts of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): Comparison of methods and economic considerations. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 45:1346-1354.

Peterman, R.M., M.J. Bradford, N.C.H. Lo and R.D. Methot. 1988. Contribution of early life stages to interannual variability in recruitment of northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 45(1):8-16.

Bradford, M.J. and R.M. Peterman. 1987. Maternal size effects may explain positive correlations between age at maturity of parent and offspring sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). pp. 90-100. In: H.D. Smith, L. Margolis and C.C. Wood [eds.]. Sockeye Salmon Population Biology and Future Management. Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquat. Sci., Vol. 96.

Peterman, R.M., M.J. Bradford and G.H. Kruse. 1987. Simulation model of English sole (Parophrys vetulus) population dynamics in Washington and Oregon coastal waters. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 44(11):1870-1878.

Peterman, R.M. and M.J. Bradford. 1987a. Statistical power of trends in fish abundance. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 44(11):1879-1889.

Peterman, R.M. and M.J. Bradford. 1987b. Wind speed index and mortality rate of a marine fish, the northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax). Science 235:354-356.

Peterman, R.M. and M.J. Bradford. 1987c. Density-dependent growth of age 1 English sole (Parophrys vetulus) in Oregon and Washington coastal waters. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 44(1):48-53.

Peterman, R.M., M.J. Bradford and J.L. Anderson. 1986. Environmental and parental influences on age at maturity in sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) from the Fraser River, British Columbia. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 43(2):269-274.

Peterman, R.M. 1985. Patterns of interannual variation in age at maturity of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Alaska and British Columbia. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 42(10):1595-1607.

Vezina, A. and R.M. Peterman. 1985. Tests of the role of a nuclear polyhedrosis virus in the population dynamics of its host, douglas-fir tussock moth, Orgyia pseudotsugata (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Oecologia 67:260-266.

Peterman, R.M., G.J. Steer and M.J. Bradford. 1985. Density-dependent catchability coefficients. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 114(3):438-440.

Peterman, R.M. 1984. Density-dependent growth in early ocean life of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 41(12):1825-1829.

Peterman, R.M. and F.Y.C. Wong. 1984. Cross correlations between reconstructed ocean abundances of Bristol Bay and British Columbia sockeye salmon. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 41(12):1814-1824.

Hilborn, R., C.J. Walters, R.M. Peterman and M.J. Staley. 1984. Models and fisheries: a case study in implementation. N. Amer. J. Fish. Management 4:9-14.

Peterman, R.M. and R.D. Routledge. 1983. Experimental management of Oregon coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch): designing for yield of information. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 40(8):1212-1223. (R.M. Peterman responsible for main text and R.D. Routledge for the appendix).

Argue, A.W., R. Hilborn, R.M. Peterman, M.J. Staley and C.J. Walters. l983. Strait of Georgia chinook and coho fishery. Can. Bull. of Fish. Aquat. Sci. 211:1-91.

Peterman, R.M. 1982. Model of salmon age structure and its use in pre-season forecasting and studies of marine survival. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 39(11):1444-1452.

Peterman, R.M. 1982. Nonlinear relation between smolts and adults in Babine Lake sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and implications for other salmon populations. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 39(6):904-913.

Peterman, R.M. and G.J. Steer. 1981. Relation between sport fishing catchability coefficients and salmon abundance. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 110:585-593.

Peterman, R.M. 1981. Form of random variation in salmon smolt-to-adult relations and its influence on production estimates. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 38:1113-1119.

Walker, B.H., D. Ludwig, C.S. Holling, and R.M. Peterman. 1981. Stability of semi-arid savanna grazing systems. J. Ecology 69:473-498.

Peterman, R.M. 1980. Dynamics of native Indian food fisheries on salmon in British Columbia. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. (formerly J. Fish. Res. Board Can.) 37:561-566.

Peterman, R.M. 1978. Testing for density-dependent marine survival in Pacific salmonids. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 35:1434-1450.

Walters, C.J., R. Hilborn, R.M. Peterman, and M.J. Staley. 1978. Model for examining early ocean limitation of Pacific salmon production. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 35:1303-1315.

Peterman, R.M. and M. Gatto. 1978. Estimation of functional responses of predators on juvenile salmon. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 35:797-808.

Peterman, R.M. 1977. A simple mechanism that causes collapsing stability regions in exploited salmonid populations. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 34:1130-1142.

Peterman, R.M. 1977. Graphical evaluation of environmental management options: examples from a forest-insect pest system. Ecol. Modelling 3:133-148.

Peterman, R.M. 1977. An evaluation of the fungal inoculation method of determining the resistance of lodgepole pine to mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) attacks. Can. Ent. 109:443-448.

Peterman, R.M. 1975. New techniques for policy evaluation in ecological systems: methodology for a case study of Pacific salmon fisheries. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 32:2179-2188.

Walters, C.J., R. Hilborn, and R.M. Peterman. 1975. Computer simulation of barren ground caribou dynamics. Ecol. Modelling 1:303-315. (Reprinted in J.D. Hair (ed.), 1977. Ecological Perspectives of Wildlife Management, Whitehall Co., Wheeling, Ill.)

Walters, C.J., R. Hilborn, E. Oguss, R.M. Peterman, and J. Stander. 1974. Development of a simulation model of mallard duck populations. Can. Wildlife Service. Occasional Paper No. 20, 35 pp.

Peterman, R.M. 1973. Possible behavioural thermoregulation in Tanarthrus salinus and T. inyo (Coleoptera: Anthicidae). Pan-Pacific Ent. 49:67-73.

Peterman, R.M. 1971. A possible function of colouration in coral reef fishes. Copeia 2:330-331.

Hamilton, W.J. and R.M. Peterman. 1971. Countershading in the colourful reef fish Chaetodon lunula: concealment, communication or both? Anim. Behav. 19:357-364.

Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings

Peterman, R.M. 2009. Fisheries science in the future. Pages 167-184 In: Beamish, R.J. and B.J. Rothschild (eds.), The Future of Fishery Science in North America. Fish & Fisheries Series 31, Springer Science and Business Media B.V.

Peterman, R. M., B. J. Pyper, F. J. Mueter, S. L. Haeseker, Z. Su, and B. Dorner. 2009. Statistical models of Pacific salmon that include environmental variables. Pages 125-146 In: E.E. Knudsen and H.J. Michael, Jr. (eds.), Pacific Salmon Environment and Life History Models: Advancing Science for Sustainable Salmon in the Future, American Fisheries Society, Symposium 71, Bethesda, Maryland.

Pestes, L.R. and R.M. Peterman. 2008. Development of methods to evaluate management options for achieving the recovery of endangered salmon stocks. In: J. Nielsen, J.J. Dodson, K. Friedland, T.R. Hamon, J. Musick, and E. Verspoor (eds.) Reconciling Fisheries with Conservation: Proceedings of the Fourth World Fisheries Congress, May 2004, Vancouver, B.C. American Fisheries Society Symposium 49:387-389.

Peterman, R.M., Z. Su, S.L. Haeseker, B.J. Pyper,  B.W. MacGregor, J.A. Grout, and B. Dorner. 2008. Evaluation of methods to reliably track changes in productivity of fish populations that arise from climatic change. In: J. Nielsen, J.J. Dodson, K. Friedland, T.R. Hamon, J. Musick, and E. Verspoor (eds.) Reconciling Fisheries with Conservation: Proceedings of the Fourth World Fisheries Congress, May 2004, Vancouver, B.C. American Fisheries Society Symposium 49:981-984.

Holt, C.A. and R.M. Peterman. 2008. Temporal trends in age-specific recruitment of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): implications for forecasting. In: J. Nielsen, J.J. Dodson, K. Friedland, T.R. Hamon, J. Musick, and E. Verspoor (eds.) Reconciling Fisheries with Conservation: Proceedings of the Fourth World Fisheries Congress, May 2004, Vancouver, B.C. American Fisheries Society Symposium 49:211-213.

Peterman, R.M. 2002. Ecocertification: An incentive for dealing effectively with uncertainty, risk, and burden of proof in fisheries. In: F. C. Coleman, J. Travis, A. B. Thistle (eds.) Proceedings of the Third William R. and Lenore Mote International Symposium in Fisheries Ecology, October 31-November 2, 2000, Sarasota, Florida. Targets, Thresholds, and the Burden of Proof in Fisheries Management. Bull. Marine Sci. 70(2):669-681.

Hill, R.A. and B.J. Pyper. 1998. Implications of a Bayesian approach for simulating salmon population dynamics. pp. 873-887, In: F. Funk, T.J. Quinn II, J. Heifetz, J.N. Ianelli, J.E. Powers, J.F. Schweigert, P.J. Sullivan, and C.I. Zhang (eds.), Fishery stock assessment models, Alaska Sea Grant College Program Report No. AK-SQ-98-01, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Peterman, R.M., C.N. Peters, C.A. Robb, and S.W. Frederick. 1998. Bayesian decision analysis and uncertainty in fisheries management.pp. 387-398, In: Pitcher, T.J., P.J.B. Hart, and D. Pauly (editors), Reinventing Fisheries Management, Kluwer Academic Publ.

Peterman, R.M., B. J. Pyper, M. F. Lapointe, and M. D. Adkison. 1997. Patterns of covariation in components of recruitment among sockeye salmon stocks in British Columbia and Alaska. In: Emmett, R.L. and M.H. Schiewe (eds.), Estuarine and Ocean Survival of Northeastern Pacific Salmon: Proceedings of the Workshop, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-NWFSC-29, pp. 243-247.

Hilborn, R. and R.M. Peterman. 1996. The development of scientific advice with incomplete information in the context of the precautionary approach. pp. 77-101 in: FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 350, Part 2, Precautionary approach to fisheries. Part 2: Scientific papers. Prepared for the Technical Consultation on the Precautionary Approach to Capture Fisheries (Including Species Introductions). Rome, FAO, 210 pp.

Peterman, R.M. 1991. Density-dependent marine processes in North Pacific salmonids: Lessons for experimental design of large-scale manipulations of fish stocks. ICES mar. Sci. Symp. 192:69-77 (formerly Rapp. Proc. Verb. Reun. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer).

Bradford, M.J. and R.M. Peterman. 1989. Incorrect parameter values used in virtual population analysis generate spurious time trends in reconstructed abundances. In: R.J. Beamish and G.A. McFarlane [eds.], International Symposium on Recruitment and Errors in Stock Assessment Models. Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 108:87-99.

Peterman, R.M. 1987. Review of the components of recruitment of Pacific salmon. In: M. Dadswell, R. Klauda, C. Moffitt, R. Saunders, R. Rulifson, and J.E. Cooper [eds.], Common Strategies of Anadromous and Catadromous Fishes, American Fisheries Society Sympos. 1:417-429.

Peterman, R.M. 1984. Interaction among sockeye salmon in the Gulf of Alaska. In: W. Pearcy [ed.], Workshop on Influence of Ocean Conditions on the Production of Salmonids. Oregon State University Sea Grant College Program, Corvallis, Oregon, pp. 187-199.

Peterman, R.M., W.C. Clark, and C.S. Holling 1979. The dynamics of resilience: shifting stability domains in fish and insect systems. Pp. 321-341. In: R.M. Anderson, B.D. Turner, and L.R. Taylor (eds). Population Dynamics. 20th Sympos. of British Ecol. Soc., Blackwell Sci. Publ., Oxford, England.

Published Technical Reports

Schindler, D.E., T.E. Walsworth, M.D. Adkison, R.M. Peterman, and A.E. Punt. 2019. Kuskokwim River Chinook salmon run-reconstruction and stock recruitment models: a review by an independent expert panel. Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative. Anchorage, Alaska, 164 pp. https://www.aykssi.org/wp-content/uploads/AYK-SSI-Kusko-Model-Expert-Panel-Report-Final-1.10.19-.pdf  

Peterman, R.M., R. Beamesderfer, and Brian Bue. 2016. Review of methods for forecasting Chinook salmon abundance. Report to the Pacific Salmon Commission. Pacific Salmon Commission Technical Report No. 35, 165 pp.

Riddell, B., M. Bradford, R. Carmichael, D. Hankin, R. Peterman, and A. Wertheimer. 2013. Assessment of Status and Factors for Decline of Southern BC Chinook Salmon: Independent Panel's Report. Prepared with the assistance of D.R. Marmorek and A.W. Hall, ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Vancouver. BC) and Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (Merritt, BC). xxix + 165 pp. + Appendices. Available at http://www.psc.org/publications/workshop-reports/southern-bc-chinook-expert-panel-workshop/

Hutchings, J. A., I. M. Côté, J. J. Dodson, I. A. Fleming, S. Jennings, N. J. Mantua, R. M. Peterman, B. E. Riddell, and A. J. Weaver. 2012. Climate change, fisheries, and aquaculture: trends and consequences for Canadian marine biodiversity. Environmental Reviews 20:220-311.

VanderZwaag, D. L., J. A. Hutchings, S. Jennings, and R. M. Peterman. 2012. Canada's international and national commitments to sustain marine biodiversity. Environmental Reviews 20:312-352.

Hutchings, J. A., I. M. Côté, J. J. Dodson, I. A. Fleming, S. Jennings, N. J. Mantua, R. M. Peterman, B. E. Riddell, A. J. Weaver, and D. L. VanderZwaag. 2012. Is Canada fulfilling its obligations to sustain marine biodiversity? A summary review, conclusions, and recommendations. Environmental Reviews 20:353-361.

Peterman, R.M., C.A. Holt, and M.R. Rutherford. 2012. The need for international cooperation to reduce competition among salmon for a common pool of prey resources in the North Pacific Ocean. North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Technical Report No. 8: 99-101.

Booshehrian, M., T. Moeller, R.M. Peterman, and T. Munzner. 2011. Vismon: Facilitating risk assessment and decision making in fisheries management. Technical Report TR 2011-05, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, 16 pp.

Côté, I.M., J.J. Dodson, I.A. Fleming, J.S. Hutchings (Chair), S. Jennings, N.J. Mantua, R.M. Peterman, B.E. Riddell, A.J. Weaver, D.L. VanderZwaag. 2012. Sustaining Canada's marine biodiversity: Responding to the challenges posed by climate change, fisheries, and aquaculture. Expert Panel Report to the Royal Society of Canada, 315 pages.

Peterman, R.M. and B. Dorner. 2011. Fraser River sockeye production dynamics. Cohen Commission Technical Report 10: 133 pp. plus five appendices, Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River, Vancouver, B.C.

Booshehrian, M., T. Moeller, R.M. Peterman, and T. Munzner. 2011. Vismon: Facilitating risk assessment and decision making in fisheries management. Technical Report TR 2011-05, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, 16 pp.

Peterman, R.M., P.B. Adams, B. Dorner, D. Drake, H.J. Geiger, K.R. Holt, C. Jordan, D.P. Larsen, S. Leider, R. Lincoln, A.R. Olsen, C. Parken, J. Rodgers, S. Walbridge. 2010. The Salmon Monitoring Advisor: A web site to help users to design and implement salmon monitoring programs. Developed through a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, California, which was administered through the United States National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, California. Released 3 September 2010.

Peterman R.M., D. Marmorek, B. Beckman, M. Bradford, N. Mantua, B.E. Riddell, M. Scheuerell, M. Staley, K. Wieckowski, J.R. Winton, C.C. Wood. 2010. Synthesis of evidence from a workshop on the decline of Fraser River sockeye. June 15-17, 2010. A Report to the Pacific Salmon Commission, Vancouver, B.C., 123 pp. + 35 pp. of appendices. 31 August 2010.

Ruggerone, G.T., R.M. Peterman, B. Dorner, K.W. Myers and N.J. Mantua. 2010. Abundance of Adult Hatchery and Wild Salmon by Region of the North Pacific. School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle WA. A report to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. July 2010. 24 pp.

Walters, C.J., Lichatowich, J.A., Peterman, R.M. and Reynolds, J.D. 2008. Report of the Skeena Independent Science Review Panel. A report to the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment. May 15, 2008, 144 pp.

Peterman, R.M. and B.J. Pyper. 2000. Review of the coho and chinook salmon sections of the "Agreement under the Pacific Salmon Treaty" between Canada and the United States, dated 30 June 1999. Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council. Background Paper No. 2000/2, pp. 1-35. (http://www.fish.bc.ca/files/ReviewRestorationAgreement_2000_0_Complete.pdf)

Peterman, R.M., B.J. Pyper, M.F. Lapointe, M.D. Adkison, and C.J. Walters. 1998. How related are environmental sources of variation for British Columbia and Alaska sockeye salmon? pp. 25-26 In: Myers, K. (ed.) Workshop on Climate Change and Salmon Production. North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Technical Report.

Marmorek, D.R., Peters, C.N., Anderson, J., Barnthouse, L., Botsford, L., Cooney, T., Deriso, R., Geiselman, J., Giorgi, A., Hayes, J., Hinrichsen, R., Jones, M., Krasnow, L., Langness, O., Lee, D., McConnaha, C., Paulsen, C.M., Peterman, R., Petrosky, C.E., Pinney, C., Promislow, M., Schaller, H., Smith, S., Toole, C., Weber, E., Williams, J., Wilson, P., and Zabel, R. 1998a. Plan for Analyzing and Testing Hypotheses (PATH): preliminary decision analysis report on Snake River spring/summer chinook. Draft Report, March 1998. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. Available from Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon (http://www.efw.bpa.gov/Environment/ PATH/reports/pdar/index.html).

Marmorek, D.R., Peters, C.N., Anderson, J., Barnthouse, L., Botsford, L., Bouwes, N., Budy, P., Cooney, T., Deriso, R., Geiselman, J., Giorgi, A., Hayes, J., Hinrichsen, R., Jones, M., Krasnow, L., Langness, O., Lee, D., McConnaha, C., Paulsen, C.M., Peterman, R., Petrosky, C.E., Pinney, C., Schaller, H., Smith, S., Toole, C., Weber, E., Williams, J., Wilson, P., and Zabel, R. 1998b. Plan for Analyzing and Testing Hypotheses (PATH): Weight of Evidence report. Compiled and edited by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. Available from Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon (http://www.efw.bpa.gov/Environment/PATH/reports/ ISRP1999CD/ PATH%20Reports/WOE_Report/).

Marmorek, D.R., Peters, C.N., Parnell, I., Anderson, J., Botsford, L., Bouwes, N., Budy, P., Connor, B., Cooney, T., Deriso, R., Geiselman, J., Giorgi, A., Hayes, J., Hinrichsen, R., Jones, M., Krasnow, L., Langness, O., Lee, D., McConnaha, C., Muir, B., Norris, J., Paulsen, C.M., Peterman, R., Petersen, J., Petrosky, C., Pinney, C., Schaller, H., Smith, S., Thompson, B., Tinus, E., Toole, C., Weber, E., Williams, J., Wilson, P., and Zabel, R. 1998c. PATH final report for fiscal year 1998. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. Available from Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

Peterman, R.M. 1997. Uncertainty and the precautionary approach to fisheries management. In: P. Gallaugher (ed.), British Columbia Salmon: A Fishery in Transition. Proceedings. Pacific Fisheries Think Tank. pp. 26-31.

FAO(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). 1995. Precautionary approach to fisheries. Part 1: Guidelines on the precautionary approach to capture fisheries and species introductions. Elaborated by the Technical Consultation on the Precautionary Approach to Capture Fisheries (Including Species Introductions). Lysekil, Sweden, 6-13 June 1995. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 350/1. Rome, FAO. 52 pp. (R.M. Peterman was one of the 34 scientists who wrote these guidelines.) [Also reprinted in 1996 with the same title, but in the series FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries No. 2, 60 pp.]

Peterman, R.M. and B. L. Antcliffe. 1993. A framework for designing aquatic monitoring programs. Pp. 227-251. In: A.P. Farrell (ed.), The Aquatic Resource Research Project: Towards Environmental Risk Assessment and Management of the Fraser River Basin. Technical Report for the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Centre for Excellence in Environmental Research, Victoria, 451 pp.

Peterman, R.M. 1984. Effects of Gulf of Alaska sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) abundance on survival, body size, growth rate, and age at maturity of British Columbia and Bristol Bay, Alaska sockeye populations. Can. Tech. Report Fish. Aquat. Sci. No. 1302: iv + 87 pp.

Books

Kruse, G.H., V.F. Gallucci, D.E. Hay, R.I. Perry, R.M. Peterman, T.C. Shierley, P.D. Spencer, B. Wilson and D. Woodby (eds.). 2005. Fisheries assessment and management in data-limited situatins. Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 958 pp.

Holling, C.S. (ed.), A. Bazykin, P. Bunnell, W.C. Clark, G.C. Gallopin, J. Gross, R. Hilborn, D.D. Jones, R.M. Peterman, J.E. Rabinovich, J.H. Steele, and C.J. Walters. 1978. Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England, 377 pp. (Also translated into Japanese and Russian).

Papers in Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings and Non-refereed Journals

Hutchings, J.A., R.M. Peterman, and D.L. VanderZwaag. 2016. Sustainability of Canadian fisheries requires bold political leadership. Policy Options, 8 April 2016, 5 pages.

Peterman R.M. 2015. Consideration of uncertainties in environmental science and management with examples from Pacific salmon. PeerJ PrePrints 3:e1955 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.1569v1, 28 pages.

Peterman, R.M. 2010. The quality of pre-season forecasts of abundance of adult sockeye salmon. Pages 55-61. In: Gallaugher, P. and L. Wood (eds.). Speaking for the Salmon. Proceedings of the Summit on Fraser River sockeye salmon: understanding stock declines and prospects for the future, March 30, 2010, Vancouver, B.C. Published by Continuing Studies in Science, Simon Fraser University.

Peterman, R.M. 2008. Can we do pre-season forecasting effectively? If not, what can we do instead? In: P. Gallaugher and L. Wood (eds.), Fraser Sockeye Salmon: Moving from Talk to Action. Proceedings of the Fraser Sockeye Salmon Town Hall Meeting, June 4, 2007, Vancouver, B.C. Published by Continuing Studies in Science, Simon Fraser University, ISBN 978-0-86491-298-5, pp. 7-18.

Peterman, R.M. 2004. An overview of the precautionary approach in fisheries and some suggested extensions. In: P. Gallaugher and L. Wood (eds.), Proceedings of the World Summit on Salmon, held June 2003, Vancouver, B.C., pp. 233-240.

Awards for Research to Randall Peterman's Research Team in Fisheries Science and Management

1. Booshehrian, M., T. Möller, R. M. Peterman, T. Munzner. 2012. Vismon: facilitating analysis of trade-offs, uncertainty, and sensitivity in fisheries management decision making.Computer Graphics Forum 31(3):1235-1244 (Proceedings of Eurographics Conference on Visualization 2012 (EuroVis 2012) Vienna, Austria, June 2012). [This paper received the "Second-best paper" award, which is based on the written paper, external reviewers' comments, and the oral presentation at the EuroVis conference, which is Europe's top-ranked visualization conference in Computer Science. Only 52 of 207 submissions were accepted for publication and presentation.]

2. Received the 2010 Murray A. Newman Award for "Excellence in Aquatic Science and Conservation for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Research" from the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Aquarium, Jan. 2011.

3. Carrie Holt was invited to participate in the "Best student paper" session of the Annual American Fisheries Society conference in San Francisco in early September 2007. She obtained one of two "Honorable Mention" awards for her paper derived from a chapter in her Ph.D. thesis: "Uncertainties in population dynamics and outcomes of regulations in sockeye salmon fisheries: implications for management."

4. Carrie Holt received the 2007 Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal for academic excellence in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

5. The following paper received the 2005 Robert L. Kendall Best Paper Award for papers published in the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, as judged by the journal's editors. Pyper, B. J., F. J. Mueter, and R. M. Peterman. 2005. Across species comparisons of spatial scales of environmental effects on survival rates of Northeast Pacific salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:86-104.

6. The following paper was nominated by the journal's editors for the Best Paper published in 2002 in the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Pyper, B.J., F.J. Mueter, R.M. Peterman, D.J. Blackbourn, and C.C. Wood. 2002. Spatial covariation in survival rates of Northeast Pacific chum salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131(3):343-363.

7. The following paper was nominated for the 2003 W.F. Thompson Award by the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists, which recognizes "The student publication in 2003 on a fisheries or related subject judged to be the best contribution to knowledge". This publication was based on Russell Perry's Master's research project in our graduate School: Perry, R.W., M.J. Bradford  and J.A. Grout. 2003. Effects of disturbance on contribution of energy sources to growth of juvenile Chinook salmon (oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in boreal streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60:390-400.

8. The following paper received the award for the "Most Significant Paper in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management vol. 12, 1992." as judged by the journal's editors. The publication was based on Murdoch McAllister's Master's research project in our graduate School: McAllister, M.K. and R.M. Peterman. 1992. Experimental design in the management of fisheries: a review. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 12:1-18.

9. The following paper received the W.F. Thompson Award by the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists, for the "Student publication in 1992 on a fisheries topic judged to be the best contribution to knowledge". The publication was based on Murdoch McAllister's Master's research project in our graduate School: McAllister, M.K., R.M. Peterman and D.M. Gillis. 1992. Statistical power analysis of large-scale fishing experiments designed to test for a genetic effect of size-selective fishing on British Columbia pink salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 49:1294-1304.

10. Murdoch McAllister's Master's thesis work in our graduate School received the 1990 Dean's Medal for Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

11. Randall M. Peterman received the J.C. Stevenson Award from the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research in 1990. This award is given annually by the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research in the form of an invited keynote address for an "...energetic and creative researcher at the cutting edge of an aquatic discipline." 

12. The following paper received an "Honorable mention" in the American Fisheries Society's competition for best paper published in 1988. The publication was based on Ian Guthrie's Master's research project in our graduate School: Guthrie, I.C. and R.M. Peterman. 1988. Economic evaluation of lake enrichment strategies for British Columbia sockeye salmon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 8:442-454.

Invited Professional Committees

  • Member (Dec. 2012 - present) of the Board of Directors for the Wild Salmon Center in Portland, Oregon.
  • Member (Sept. 2016 - May 2018) of the Independent Peer Review Panel to review run reconstruction & spawner-recruit models for Chinook salmon in the Kuskokwim River, Alaska
  • Member (July - November 2016) of the Independent Expert Panel tasked with reviewing Chinook forecasting methods for the Pacific Salmon Commission. Report submitted 14 Nov. 2016 (see Peterman et al. 2016 in the list of publications under "Unpublished Technical Reports")
  • Member (December 2012 - present) of the Board of Directors of the Wild Salmon Center, Portland, Oregon, a non-profit salmon-conservation organization.
  • Member (November 2012 - November 2013) of the Planning Team for a major proposal to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for a "Center for Salmon and Society: Committed to Informed Choices Concerning Wild Pacific Salmon in Northern Regions", which would be based in Alaska.
  • Member (March 2013 - September 2013) of the Independent Advisory Panel on the Decline of Southern British Columbia Chinook Salmon. Report submitted 30 Sept. 2013 (see Riddell et al. citation above).
  • Member (November 2010 - November 2011) of the Steering Committee for a workshop on "Practical management options for salmon in a changing environment", held by the State of the Salmon Program, Portland, Oregon, November 2011.
  • Member (January 2011 - 2016) of the Independent Scientific Advisory Panel for the "NSERC Canadian Capture Fisheries Research Network".
  • Member (November 2010 - November 2011) of the Steering Committee for a workshop on "Practical management options for salmon in a changing environment", held by the State of the Salmon Program, Portland, Oregon, November 2011.
  • Member (June 2010- Feb. 2012) of the Expert Panel for the Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa, on "Sustaining Canada's Marine Biodiversity: Responding to the Challenges Posed by Climate Change, Fisheries, and Aquaculture". The 10-member panel consisted of experts on the climate and the ocean from Canada, the United States, and the UK. See Côté et al. (2012) for the resulting report (under "Published Technical Reports" above).
  • Chair of Expert Advisory Panel and Workshop on "Evaluating Hypotheses about Causes of the Decline of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon", Nanaimo, B.C., June 2010.
  • Member (June 2010- Dec. 2012) of the Expert Panel on "Sustaining Canada's Marine Biodiversity: Responding to Challenges Posed by Climate Change, Fisheries, and Aquaculture" of the Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa. The 10-member panel consists of experts on the climate and the ocean from Canada, the United States, and the UK.
  • Member of MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) College of Reviewers, Accelerate BC Program, 2008 - 2012.
  • Invited participant in a workshop for Fisheries and Oceans Canada's (DFO) Centre of Expertise for Aquatic Risk Assessment (CEARA), at Parksville, B.C., to finalize the "National Guidelines for Assessing the Biological Risks of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) to Canada", June 2008.
  • Member of the Skeena Independent Science Review Panel, January 2008 - June 2008.
  • Member of an External Evaluation Panel for the "Salmon Research Program" of the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Helsinki, Finland, September 2007.
  • Member of Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada's "Stock Assessment Management Board", Science Program, Pacific Region, October 2006 - 2012.
  • Member of an External Review Panel for new Master's and Ph.D. degrees at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, April 2006.
  • Member of an External Review Panel for a new Bachelor's degree at Malaspina University College, Nanaimo, BC, October 2005.
  • Chaired Meeting on "Assessing Risk of Extinction in Marine Fish" for COSEWIC (the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada), Halifax, NS, March 2005.
  • Member of the Technical Dispute Settlement Board (TDSB) for the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC), Nov. 2004 - present.
  • Member of a Science Advisory Committee to advise senior-level science staff as well as fisheries managers in the federal government (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) on "Core Stock Assessment and Monitoring Programs for Pacific Salmon". October 2003 – July 2006.
  • Member of the Recovery Team for the Sakinaw Lake sockeye salmon, listed as "endangered" by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), Nov. 2003 – June 2005.
  • Member of an informal working group developing improved methods of risk assessment and risk management for fish habitat in conjunction with the Director of Habitat Science at the Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa. July 2004 – January 2006.
  • One of three people invited by the Deputy Minister of the Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Wayne Wouters, to discuss findings of our report from the "Fisheries Panel" of the Canadian Global Change Program (de Young et al. 1999). Ottawa, March 2000.
  • Independent review of the 1999 Canada-U.S. Agreement under the Pacific Salmon Treaty for the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council. Vancouver, Feb. 2000.
  • Member of "Independent Briefing Team" of four people to advise the CEO of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and her staff on the Columbia River salmon situation and options available to BPA. Portland, Oregon, Nov. 1998 and March 1999.
  • Member of External Review Panel of the St. Marys River Lamprey Control Assessment Program, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Detroit, Michigan, June 1998.
  • Co-chair (Jan. 1996-Dec. 1998) of the "blue-ribbon" panel on "Global Change and Canadian Marine Fisheries" initiated by the Canadian Global Change Program of the Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa. The 9-member panel consisted of natural and social scientists from Canada and the United States.
  • Member of the Technical Consultation on the Precautionary Approach to Capture Fisheries for FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Lysekil, Sweden, 6-13 June 1995.
  • Member of an international group of authors invited to draft new principles for the conservation and management of wild living resources for the Marine Mammal Commission, Washington, D.C. (1994); result in the Mangel et al (1996) paper in Ecological Applications.
  • Independent Scientific Advisor (one of 3) on a roughly 30-member team of U.S. agency scientists (i.e. the PATH team) who were quantitatively evaluating options for recovering chinook salmon stocks from the U.S. portion of the Columbia River. 1994 through 1999.
  • Chair (1990-91) and Member (1988-90) of NSERC Grant Selection Panel for Strategic Grants (Oceans and Inland Waters section) Ottawa.
  • Chair of External Review Panel for the Groundfish Program at the Southwest Fisheries Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Tiburon, California, April 1987.
  • Technical Review Panel for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Oregon coho salmon problem, Portland, Oregon, October 1981.
  • Technical Review Panel and Grant Selection Committee for U.S. Department of Agriculture Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth Research and Development Program, Portland, Oregon, January 1977.

Invited Lectures

  • Keynote address for the session on "Model development and applications for management" at the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission's (NPAFC) "International Symposium on Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Production in a Changing Climate: Past, Present, and Future", Kobe, Japan. "Improving models of Pacific salmonids: drawing upon experience from non-salmonid systems and other sources". May 2015.
  • International Year of the Salmon (IYS) Science Scoping Workshop, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC). Vancouver, B.C. "Objectives, research priorities, and strong tests of hypotheses". Feb. 2015.
  • Keynote address at the Simon Fraser University Inter-Departmental Ecology of Aquatic Systems (IDEAS) Symposium, Burnaby, B.C., "Lessons learned during my years as an ecologist". January 2015.
  • Daniel Goodman Memorial Symposium on "Decision-making under Uncertainty: Risk Assessment and the Best Available Science", Bozeman, Montana, "Consideration of uncertainties in environmental science with examples from Pacific salmon". March 2014.
  • Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat, Vancouver, B.C., "Production dynamics of Fraser River sockeye salmon compared to other west coast populations." March 2013.
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation, Vancouver BC, " Findings and recommendations from the 2012 Royal Society Panel Report". April 2012.
  • State of the Salmon Workshop, Portland Oregon, "The Salmon Monitoring Advisor: A hierarchical web site to help design and implement salmon monitoring programs". November 2011.
  • State of the Salmon Workshop, Portland Oregon, "Introduction to the Okanagan, B.C., case study". November 2011.
  • Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, Vancouver BC, "Decreasing productivity of sockeye salmon and the need for coordinated research". October 2011.
  • Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, Vancouver BC, "A widespread decrease in productivity of sockeye salmon on the west coast of North America". October 2011.
  • Keynote address, Plenary Session, American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Wash., "An optimistic view of challenges facing fisheries scientists and managers". September 2011.
  • American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Wash., "Considerations of uncertainties in projections of future effects of climate on Pacific salmon", in a session on "Climate and Salmonids". September 2011.
  • 13th Annual Salmon Ocean Ecology Meeting, Seattle, WA, "Synthesis of evidence about causes of the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon: Results from a June 2010 workshop". March 2011.
  • Acceptance lecture for the 2010 Murray A. Newman Award for "Excellence in Aquatic Science and Conservation for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Research" from the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Aquarium, Jan. 2011; see www.vanaqua.org/pressroom/documents/012011FMurrayANewmanAwardsPressRelease.pdf.
  • Think Tank on Fraser River Sockeye, SFU Burnaby, "Synthesis of evidence about causes of the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon". December 2010.
  • "Synthesis of evidence about causes of the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon". University of B.C. November 2010.
  • Invited address "Uncertainties about climatic change and Pacific salmon" to start the session on "Measuring uncertainty, identifying key unknowns, and communicating risk" at the PICES/ICES/FAO Symposium on "Climate Change Effects on Fish and Fisheries", Sendai, Japan. April 2010.
  • Speaking for the Salmon: Fraser Sockeye Forum Panel 4, Vancouver, B.C., "The quality of pre-season forecasts of abundance of adult sockeye salmon", March 2010.
  • SFU Inter-Departmental Ecology of Aquatic Systems (IDEAS) Symposium, Burnaby, B.C. "Salmon lost and found". Co-presented with John Reynolds, January 2010.
  • Invited address "Uncertainties about climatic change and Pacific salmon" to start the session on "Measuring uncertainty, identifying key unknowns and communicating risk" at the PICES/ICES Symposium on Climate Change Effects on Fish and Fisheries, Sendai, Japan. April 2010.
  • Think Tank on 2009 Fraser River Sockeye, SFU Burnaby, "Review of forecasting methods". December 2009.
  • AYK-SSI Expert Panel "Forum on Escapement Goals", Girdwood, Alaska, "A risk assessment framework for Alaska chum salmon". October 2009.
  • AYK-SSI Expert Panel "Forum on Escapement Goals", Girdwood, Alaska, "Improving communications among decision makers, scientists, and stakeholders". October 2009.
  • Quantitative Fisheries Seminar Series, University of B.C., "Examples of dealing with uncertainties when modeling fisheries". September 2009.
  • Keynote address, National Ecosystem Modeling Workshop II (NEMoW II), Annapolis, Maryland, "Review of major types of uncertainty in fisheries modeling and how to deal with them". August 2009.
  • Workshop on Statistical Methods for Dynamic Systems, Simon Fraser University, "Development and testing of parameter estimation methods for modeling fisheries systems". June 2009.
  • Canada Research Chair Lecture Series, Simon Fraser University, "Research for improving the understanding, conservation, and management of Pacific salmon populations". March 2009.
  • State of the Salmon Conference, Vancouver BC, "Bayesian decision analysis for rebuilding a depleted salmon population and retrospective evaluations of criteria for conservation status". Feb 2009.
  • Invited private briefing session on risk assessment methods for the new Chief Salmonid Scientist, Eric Volk, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Anchorage, Alaska, "Overview of uncertainties and risk assessment in salmon management". August 2008.
  • Pacific Salmon Treaty Conference, Stanford, California, "Recommended improvements for the next Pacific Salmon Treaty". November 2007.
  • "Speaking for the Salmon" Town Hall Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., "Can we do pre-season forecasting of salmon abundance effectively? If not, what should we do?" June 2007.
  • Annual Applied Biology Conference, Victoria, B.C., "Risk Assessment and Decision Making". May 2007.
  • Seminar, Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University, "Spatial scale of covariation in survival rates of Pacific salmon: Implications for environmental drivers of variation, management models, and monitoring designs". January 2007.
  • Seminar, University of Helsinki, Finland, "Decision analysis for salmon management". June 2006.
  • PICES Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, "Kalman-filter reconstructions of temporal variation in productivity of Northeastern Pacific salmon". April 2006.
  • Seminar, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, "Spatial scale of variation in survival rates of Pacific salmon: Finding environmental drivers and implications for management models and monitoring designs". November 2005.
  • Seminar, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, "Dealing with uncertainties using risk assessment and risk management procedures: Examples from Pacific salmon fisheries". November 2005.
  • Climate and Fisheries: Impacts, Uncertainty and Responses of Ecosystems and Communities Symposium, Victoria, BC, "Risk assessment and risk management in the context of climatic change and Fraser River sockeye". October 2005.
  • American Fisheries Society 's 135th Annual Meeting, Anchorage, AK, "Models of Pacific salmon that include environmental variables and habitat capacity". September 2005.
  • American Fisheries Society's 135th Annual Meeting, Anchorage, AK, "Spatial hierarchical Bayesian models for stock-recruitment analyses of pink, chum, and sockeye salmon". September 2005.
  • American Fisheries Society's 135th Annual Meeting, Anchorage, AK, "Regional spatial scales of ocean environmental effects on Pacific salmon". Presented by co-author Brian Pyper, September 2005.
  • GLOBEC's meeting on Climate Variability and Sub-Arctic Marine Ecosystems, Victoria, B.C., "Understanding of processes driving temporal variation in recruits per spawner of Bering Sea salmon populations based on analyses of spatial scales of correlation among stocks". May 2005.
  • 2005 State of the Salmon Conference on Building the New Agenda for North Pacific Salmon Conservation, Anchorage, AK, "Spatial scale of survival rates of Pacific salmon and implications for monitoring". April 2005.
  • Workshop on Defining Conservation Targets for the Moore Foundation's Salmon Ecosystems Initiative, Anchorage, AK, "Quantitative definitions of conservation objectives", April 2005.
  • Fraser River Panel Technical Committee of the Pacific Salmon Commission, Vancouver, B.C., "Dealing with uncertainties in management of Fraser River sockeye salmon fisheries".  March 2005.
  • COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) Meeting, Halifax, NS, "Clarifying objectives and terminology about risks".  March 2005.
  • Meeting on Climate Impacts on Salmon Management and Recovery in Puget Sound, Georgia Basin, and Coastal Watersheds, Seattle, WA, "Environmental conditions, salmon survival rates, and evaluations of management models". February 2005.
  • Council of British Columbia Deputy Ministers, Knowledge Links session, Victoria, B.C., "Climate change and B.C. fisheries". November 2004.
  • University of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre, "Some challenges for fish stock assessment and fisheries management and some partial solutions".  November 2003.
  • Workshop on Species-at-Risk Salmon Recovery Planning, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., "Risk assessment: what it is and how it can be applied in recovery planning". November 2003.
  • Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Salmon Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska, "Modeling Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim salmon populations: Prediction and uncertainty". November 2003.
  • Keynote address for the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Annual Science Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, "Challenges and opportunities for dealing with complex fisheries" in the session on Mixed and Multi-Stock Fisheries: Challenges and Tools for Assessments, Prediction, and Management. September 2003.
  • World Summit on Salmon, Vancouver, B.C., "An overview of the precautionary approach in fisheries". June 2003.
  • International Association for Great Lakes Research 46th Annual Conference and International Lake Environment Committee 10th World Lakes Conference, Chicago, Illinois, "A decision analysis of sea lamprey control options for the St. Marys River". Presented by co-author M.L. Jones, June 2003.
  • University of Alaska, Future of Alaska Salmon Runs Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska, "Variations in survival rates of salmon stocks across space and time: how much of it can we expect to explain or forecast?" April 2003.
  • President's Faculty Lectures, Simon Fraser University, "Fish population dynamics, uncertainty, and the precautionary approach to fisheries management." Nov. 2002.
  • Ricker Symposium, International Congress on the Biology of Fish, Vancouver, B.C., "Extensions of the Ricker stock-recruitment model to include time-varying parameters and spatial structure." July 2002.
  • NOAA/NMFS Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory, Pacific Grove, California, "Size-at-age in sockeye salmon stocks: Effects of abundance and ocean temperature and comparison of spatial scale of covariation with that of survival rates." May 2002.
  • NOAA/NMFS Santa Cruz Laboratory, Santa Cruz, California, "Evaluation of a Kalman Filter approach to tracking changes in salmon productivity and its use in reconstruction of past productivity of sockeye salmon stocks." May 2002.
  • Joint Meeting on the Causes of Marine Mortality of Salmon in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans and in the Baltic Sea, Vancouver, B.C., "Opposite effects of sea-surface temperature on survival rates of Pacific salmon from Northern and Southern areas." March 2002.
  • Keynote address for the Association of British Columbia Professional Foresters 54th Forestry Conference and Annual General Meeting, Nanaimo, B.C., "Why consider applying adaptive management?" Feb. 2002.
  • 7th Alaska Salmon Workshop on "Escapement and the Realities of the New Salmon Management", Anchorage, Alaska. Paper on "Comparison of Methods for Detecting Climate-induced Changes in Productivity of Pacific Salmon Stocks," presented by co-author, Brian Pyper.  Feb. 2001.
  • Third Mote International Symposium on "Targets, Thresholds, and the Burden of Proof in Fisheries Management," Sarasota, Florida. Paper on "Uncertainty, risk, and the burden of proof in management of fisheries." Nov. 2000.
  • Pacific Biological Station, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Nanaimo, B.C., "Canadian Marine Fisheries in a Changing and Uncertain World." April 2000.
  • Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, "Spatial and temporal scales of variability in productivity parameters of Pacific salmon: Empirical evidence and a comparison of methods for parameter estimation." March 2000.
  • Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, Vancouver, B.C. "Review of the coho and chinook salmon sections of the agreement under the Pacific Salmon Treaty between Canada and the United States." Feb. 2000.
  • Conference on "Oceans Limited" in Vancouver, B.C. Paper on "Canadian Marine Fisheries in a Changing and Uncertain World." Nov. 1998.
  • Conference, "Adaptive Management Forum: Linking Management and Science to Achieve Ecological Sustainability," Dorset, Ontario. Opening Address on "The Experimental Approach in Natural Resource Management." Oct. 1998.
  • Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, B.C. Vancouver, "Patterns of covariation in sockeye salmon" Jan. 1998.
  • Pacific Fisheries Think Tank on British Columbia Salmon: A Fishery in Transition, Vancouver, B.C., "Uncertainty and the precautionary approach to fisheries management." Feb. 1997.
  • Symposium on "Estuarine and Ocean Survival of Northeastern Pacific Salmon" in Newport, Oregon, "Patterns of covariation in components of recruitment among sockeye salmon stocks in British Columbia and Alaska." March 1996
  • Symposium on "Reinventing Fisheries Management", Vancouver, B.C., "Benefits of taking uncertainties into account when making decisions in fisheries management: Examples of applying Bayesian decision analysis."  Feb. 1996
  • Second World Congress of SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry), Vancouver, B.C., "Use of decision analysis to include uncertainty in risk assessments and regulatory decisions." Nov. 1995.
  • Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Trondheim, Norway, "Taking uncertainty into account: the quantitative approach to setting harvesting goals." June 1995
  • Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., "Overview of risk assessment methods in fisheries" at Workshop on "In-season Management of Pacific Salmon." May 1995
  • Pacific Biological Station, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Nanaimo, B.C., "Current research in fisheries management at the School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University." May 1995.
  • Three lectures at an "Advanced Ecological Methods" seminar organized by the Dept. of Animal Ecology, University of Umeå, Umeå, Sweden, April 1995.
  • Westwater Research Centre/School of Regional and Community Planning, University of British Columbia, "A risk assessment approach to the precautionary principle in fisheries management." Oct. 1994.
  • Japan-Canada Workshop on Pacific Salmon Production, Cowichan Bay, B.C., "What are the major questions to be answered about high seas salmon production?" Feb. 1994.
  • School of Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, "A decision-theoretic framework for choosing methods to detect and respond to climate-induced changes in fish productivity: Preliminary results." April 1993.
  • School of Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, "Detecting environmental effects in recruitment of marine fish populations." March 1993.
  • Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Sydney, B.C., "Simulation of migration of juvenile Chilko Lake, British Columbia sockeye salmon in the Strait of Georgia." (delivered by a coauthor, K. Thomson), Oct. 1992.
  • Environment Canada, Benthos Monitoring Workshop, Vancouver, B.C., "Study design and power analysis." Feb. 1992.
  • Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Symposium on Risk Evaluation and Biological Reference Points for Fisheries Management, "The experimental approach to reducing uncertainty in fisheries management." Nov. 1991.
  • Symposium in honor of Colin Clark on Quantitative Methods in Resource Management, Vancouver, B.C., "Decision analysis of designs of management experiments on B.C. pink salmon." July 1991. 
  • Resource Ecology Institute, Univ. of B.C., "Influence of oceanographic conditions on a pelagic fish populations", March 1991.
  • Committee on Risk Assessment Methodology, United States National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences), Washington, D.C. (at Airlie Foundation), Discussion paper on harvesting of fisheries, Feb. 1991.
  • Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Vancouver, "Statistical power analysis of fisheries data, or what can our data really tell us?" Nov. 1990.
  • 24th Annual Congress of Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Symposium on Climate variability: causes and consequences, Victoria, B.C. "Correlations between recruitment and environmental factors may depend on the natural mortality rate used to reconstruct fish abundances." (delivered by senior author Michael Lapointe), May 1990.
  • Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of  Miami, Florida, "Implications of oceanographic variability and biases in  Virtual population analysis (VPA) for management of fish populations." March 1990.
  • Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Florida, "Fisheries research and management can be improved by application of statistical power analysis." March 1990.
  • Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B.C. "Statistical power analysis can  improve fisheries research and management." Jan. 1990.
  • Zoology Dept., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., "The role of statistical power analysis in improving fisheries research and management." Jan. 1990.
  • J.C. Stevenson Lecture, Keynote address for Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Ottawa, "Statistical power analysis can improve fisheries research and management."  Jan. 1990.
  • Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, West Vancouver Laboratory, B.C., "Statistical power analysis can improve fisheries research and management." Nov. 1989.
  • B.C. Fish and Wildlife Southern Interior Staff Meeting, Vernon, B.C. "The role of simulation modelling in management and research."  Dec. 1989.
  • B.C. Fish and Wildlife Southern Interior Staff meeting, Vernon, B.C. "Application of statistical power concepts to resource management problems." Dec. 1989.
  • American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, "An evaluation of the staircase design to test the gear selectivity hypothesis on  British Columbia pink salmon," (delivered by senior author, M. McAllister). Sept. 1989.
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Symposium on the Ecology and Management Aspects of Extensive Mariculture, Nantes, France. "Density-dependent marine processes in salmonids of the North Pacific Ocean: Lessons for experimental design of large-scale manipulations of fish stocks."  June 1989.
  • Operations Research Society of America/The Institute of Management Sciences, Vancouver, B.C. "Value of information in Pacific Salmon fishery management: The Skeena River, British Columbia test fishery." (delivered by senior  author, G. Steer), May 1989.
  • Distinguished Speaker, University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological  Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland. "Statistical power of time trends in  estimated abundance of fish stocks." April 1988.
  • Distinguished Speaker, University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological  Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland. "Design of large-scale experiments in fisheries management." April 1988.
  • International Symposium on Recruitment and Stock Assessment, Vancouver, "Inaccurate parameter estimates, generation of artificial time trends in  fish abundance, and management decisions." 1987.
  • Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B.C.  "Oceanographic and biological mechanisms of variability in mortality and recruitment of a clupeid, the northern anchovy." Feb. 1987.
  • Southwest Fisheries Center, La Jolla, California. "Sources of variation in mortality and recruitment of northern anchovy,  Engraulis mordax." Aug. 1986.
  • International Symposium on Common Strategies of Anadromous and Catadromous Fishes, Boston, "A review of components of recruitment in Pacific salmon." March 1986.
  • Southwest Fisheries Center, NOAA, La Jolla, Calif. "Simulation of west coast English sole: Exploration of alternative hypotheses about early life history processes and the resulting statistical power for estimating  population trends." Jan. 1986.
  • International Sockeye Symposium, Nanaimo, B.C. "Positive correlations between ocean age at maturity of parent and offspring sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): a non-genetic explanation." Nov. 1985.
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California. "Variation in production  of sockeye salmon during their residence in the North Pacific Ocean." Oct. 1985.
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California. "Population dynamics of sockeye salmon in the eastern North Pacific." Sept. 1985.
  • Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Washington, Seattle. "Gap between the science and management of renewable resources." Feb. 1985.
  • Workshop on Age at Maturity in Atlantic Salmon, St. Andrews, New Brunswick. "Patterns of annual variation in age at maturity of sockeye salmon in Alaska and British Columbia."  Sept. 1984.
  • Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B.C. "Patterns of variation in marine growth, survival, and mean age at maturity of sockeye salmon." June 1984.
  • Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Washington, Seattle. "Science and Environmental Policy." Feb. 1984.
  • Workshop on the Influence of Ocean Conditions on Salmonid Production, Newport, Oregon.  "Indirect interaction among sockeye salmon in the Gulf of Alaska" Nov. 1983.
  • Western Association for Valuation of Ecosystems, Session on Natural Resource Policy Under Uncertainty, Friday Harbour, Washington, "Power of Experimental Management for Oregon coho salmon." Oct. 1982.
  • American Fisheries Society, Pacific Chapter, Vancouver, "Interactions among salmon populations prior to recruitment." Feb. 1982.
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, "Density dependent marine survival in Babine Lake sockeye salmon." Dec. 1981.
  • Pacific Environment Institute, Canadian Dept. of Fisheries and Ocean, West Vancouver,  "Relation between Ocean Station P zooplankton conditions and marine survival of salmon." March 1981.
  • Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Ottawa, "Interrelations between ecology and fisheries science." January 1980.
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Toronto, "Multiple stable points in fish populations." June 1979.
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, "Testing for density dependent marine survival in Pacific salmonids." Feb. 1979.
  • Meeting of Pacific Chapter of American Fisheries Society, "Predator responses to salmon fry abundance and density dependent marine survival." Feb. 1979.
  • University of Washington, Seattle, "Multiple equilibria in salmon production curves." Nov. 1978.- Plenary session of Ecological Society of America meetings, Athens, Georgia, "Influences of ecosystem structure and perturbation history on recovery processes." Aug. 1978.
  • Symposium on Salmonid Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, Newport, Oregon, "Marine survival of salmon and a model of coastal migration." May 1978.
  • British Ecological Society Symposium on Population Dynamics, London, "The dynamics of resilience:  shifting stability domains in fish and insect  systems." April 1978.
  • University of York, England,  "Evolutionary significance of age of susceptibility of lodgepole pine to attacks by mountain pine beetle." April 1978.
  • University of Idaho and Washington State University, Symposium on Mountain Pine Beetle Management, "Ecological role of mountain pine beetle in lodgepole pine forests." April 1978.
  • Committee on Pollution Abatement Research, Ottawa, "Application of systems analysis to the evaluation of research priorities." Sept., 1976.
  • International Congress of Entomology, Washington, D.C., "Quantitative evaluation of pest management options."  Aug. 1976.
  • University of Victoria, B.C. Canadian Mathematical Congress, "Stability properties of a fisheries model." June 1976.
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, "Policy evaluation with salmon management models."  May 1975.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Models in research and management." April 1975.
  • Washington State University, Pullman, "Quantitative models in research and management."  Feb. 1975
  • Washington State University, Pullman, "Spruce budworm model."  Feb. 1974.
  • Entomological Society of Canada, Banff, Alberta, "Modelling the spruce budworm-forest system." Oct. 1973.
  • California State University, San Diego. "Modelling large-scale resource systems." Dec. 1972.
  • 5th West Coast Population Biologist's Meeting, University of Washington, Seattle, "Panel on graduate education in ecology." Oct. 1971.