Mathematical biologist Marc Mangel honored by American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists

Marc Mangel
Marc Mangel

Marc Mangel, distinguished research professor of applied mathematics in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has been chosen to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award of the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB).

The award recognizes Mangel for the “scientific merit and broad-reaching impacts” of his research and his “important contributions to fishery biology.”

Mangel is recognized internationally for his contributions in mathematical biology, bringing the tools of mathematics and theoretical biology to bear on practical problems in conservation and fisheries management. One of his main areas of research has been quantitative issues in fisheries science, and from 2001 to 2016 he served as director of the Center for Stock Assessment Research, a partnership between UC Santa Cruz and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) laboratories in Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove.

Mangel has contributed his expertise to a wide range of federal and international panels and advisory boards, including as a scientific adviser for the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission and the international Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

Established in 1954, the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists is a professional organization that aims to promote conservation and proper utilization of fishery resources through the use of fishery and related sciences.