Associate Research Scientist Adlerstein Gonzalez, PhD, is an applied ecologist and visual artist who explores the connections between art and science. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington (School of Fisheries).
As a scientist, Dr. Gonzalezinvestigates processes at the ecosystem level using statistical modeling. Her main interest in research is to understand ecological processes and population dynamics of aquatic organisms at the ecosystem level, in particular those aspects that are relevant to resource management. Recently she has been investigating spatial and temporal scales needed to study the spatial distribution of fish abundance and obtain indices of abundance of fish populations in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Since fish, as other aquatic organisms, cannot be directly observed, large-scale population studies must rely on analysis of data from scientific surveys or commercial operations. The analysis of this information requires specialized statistical modeling. Currently Alderstein Gonzalez’ focus is in the Great Lakes.
Adams, J., S. Riley and S. Adlerstein. 2009. Development of fishing power corrections for 12- and 21-m trawls used in the USGS Lake Huron fall bottom trawl survey. – Great Lakes Fishery Commission Report Series, Ann Arbor, MI.
Fishman D., S. Adlerstein, H. Vanderploeg, G. Fahnenstiel, and D. Scavia, 2009. Causes of Phytoplankton Changes in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron during the Zebra Mussel Invasion. Journal of Great Lakes Research 35(4):482-495
Adlerstein, S., Rutherford, E., Clapp, D., Claramunt, R., and J. Johnson. 2009.Seasonal migration of salmonids in the Great Lakes interpreted from coded-wire-tag recoveries. ICES CM 2009/J:13. 25 pp
Fishman, D., S. Adlerstein, H. Vanderploeg, G. Fahnenstiel, S., and D. Scavia. 2010. Phytoplankton community composition in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, during the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion: A multivariate analysis. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36: 9-19.
Goñi, R. R. Hilborn, D. Díaz, S. Mallol, and S. Adlerstein. 2010. Net contribution of spillover from a marine reserve to fishery catches. Marine Ecology Progress Series: Vol. 400: 233–243.