Dr. Jamie M. Cournane

Dr. Jamie M. Cournane, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) and Environmental Defense Fund (Boston, MA), currently serves on the Atlantic Herring Plan Development Team of the New England Fishery Management Council. She has worked most recently on mapping "hot spots" of river herring bycatch by trawlers and seiners that target Atlantic herring. For her doctoral work, she assessed spatial patterns of groundfish (e.g. cod, haddock, and yellowtail flounder) biodiversity in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank over the past 100 years and emphasized that historical perspectives provide baselines to measure success in the current spatial management of fisheries.