Yanjun Wang

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Wang has recently (September 2007) joined the Population Ecology Section at SABS as a Research Scientist specializing in quantitative fisheries ecology . Her research interests include fish population dynamics, fisheries stock assessment, fisheries biology and fisheries management. Her research focuses on fisheries stock assessment methods, such as statistical analysis and mathematical modeling, parameter estimation methods, stock assessment model selection, Monte Carlo simulation techniques, Bayesian analysis and bootstrap resampling method. Before joining the SABS research team, she was an A ssociate Professor at the Ocean University of China. She has extensive research experience.

Some recent highlights of her research include:

  • Research on age, growth, maturity and spawning of finspotted flounder in the East China Sea (Supported by Ministry of Fisheries of Japan).
  • Research on Population Dynamics of Herring and Anchovy in the Yellow and Bohai Seas. (Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China)
  • Research on Population Dynamics and sustainable exploitation of Spanish Mackeral of the Yellow and Bohai Seas.( Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China)
  • Research on the response of biodiversity and fishing ground dynamics to the marine physical environmental evolution in typical waters. (The National Basic Research Program of China)

Dr. Wang also has nine years of teaching experience. She has taught undergraduate courses on "fisheries stock assessment", "fisheries biology", and "fishery computing techniques", as well as a graduate course on "biological data analysis".

Research and/or project statements

Dr. Wang has recently (September 2007) joined the Population Ecology Section at SABS a s a Research Scientist specializing in quantitative fisheries ecology . Her research interests include fish population dynamics, fisheries stock assessment, fisheries biology and fisheries management. Her research focuses on fisheries stock assessment methods, such as statistical analysis and mathematical modeling, parameter estimation methods, stock assessment model selection, Monte Carlo simulation techniques, Bayesian analysis and bootstrap resampling method. Before joining the SABS research team, she was an A ssociate Professor at the Ocean University of China. She has extensive research experience.

Education and awards

B.Sc. Fishery Science, Ocean University of China, 1995

M.Sc. Fishery Science, Ocean University of China, 1998

Ph.D. Fishery Science, Ocean University of China, 2006

Key publications

  1. Yanjun Wang and Qun Liu. 2004. Summary of the applications of mathematical and statistical methods in fisheries research in China. Transaction of Oceanology and Limnology 3 : 69-73.

  2. Qun Liu and Yanjun Wang. 2005. Preliminary study on the numerical models and related factors in fisheries catch and biomass. Journal of Ocean University of China 35(3): 375-382. (in Chinese)

  3. Yanjun Wang and Qun Liu. 2006. A Bayesian analysis on the anchovy stock (Engraulis japonicus) in the Yellow Sea. Fisheries Research 82 : 87-94.

  4. Yanjun Wang and Qun Liu. 2006. Comparison of AIC (Akaike Information Criterion) and BIC (Bayesian Information Criterion) in selection of stock-recruitment relationships. Fisheries Research 77(2): 220-225.

  5. Qun Liu and Yanjun Wang. 2007. Preliminary study of the tuning methods in fisheries virtual population analysis (VPA), South China Fisheries Science 3(1): 1-6. (in Chinese)

  6. Yingbin Wang, Qun Liu and Yanjun Wang. 2007. Estimation of Natural Mortality Coefficient from Fish Abundance and Catch Data Using Virtual Population Analysis. Journal of Ocean University of China 6(1): 53-59.

  7. Yanjun Wang and Qun Liu. 2007. Uncertainties of Assessment and the Precautionary Management Suggestions of the Anchovy (Engraulis japonicus) Stock in the Yellow Sea. Journal of OceanUniversity of China 6(3): 268-274.

Research facility

Affiliations

  • Teaching Assistant (1998-2000, Ocean University of China)
  • Lecturer (2000-2006, Ocean University of China)
  • Associate Professor (2006-2007, Ocean University of China)
  • Fisheries Research Scientist(2007-present, DFO)