HOME


 

Guillaume Bal, Ph.D

Fisheries scientist

Marine Institute

Rinville, Oranmore, Co.galway, Ireland

+353 (0)85 835 1670

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

I am a quantitative ecologist interested a propensity for population dynamics and conservation biology. My research aims at enhancing the management of harvested wild stocks and endangered species.

 

To do so, I mainly apply statistical modelling on to various kind of real data (time series, counts, tagging…) and sometimes use simulations. Most of the time, questions I address have a rather applied potential, as estimating the variability of life history traits and vital rates between the different life stages. I am particularly keen on estimating the part of this variability linked to direct and indirect (such as climate change) human perturbations. Then, further working on integrative models allowing to forecast the future of populations using the previous points is usually my next goal. Apart from this I also worked on an incentive based methods for fisheries management instead of quotas. I also sometimes get involved in projects linked more to the understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes, mainly related to natural selection.

 

As a Marine Institute staff member, I am a scientific representative for the Albacore tuna stock assessment by ICCAT. I am also the stock coordinator and scientist responsible for the boarfish stock assessment (WGWIDE, ICES).

 

You can now more about the projects I am or have been involved in on the research page. Do not hesitate to get in touch, whether you are looking for collaborations or have questions. I am always interested in chatting to new people.

 

If you are near Galway and/or interested in methods for fisheries, check the link to the Biostatics Inquiry Group for fisheries (BIGFish) I and colleagues are part of. Hopefully we will soon have an Environmetrics Forum in Ireland too. We are working on it! 

 

Here is my full most up to date CV

 

You can also find me and my work, including some code, on the following links 

   

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and best wishes,

 

Guillaume