Postdoctoral Researcher
NOAA Fisheries
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Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Experience

Current
NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow: NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA.
2017–18
Postdoctoral Researcher: Oregon State University and NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA.
2008–10
Research Associate: University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau, AK.

Education

2010–17
Ph.D. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Advisors: Sean Cox and Randall Peterman
Thesis: Multi-scale environmental forcing of Pacific salmon population dynamics (PDF)
2006–08
M.Sc. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau, AK
Advisor: Milo D. Adkison
Thesis: Variable effects of biological and environmental processes on coho salmon marine survival in Southeast Alaska (PDF)
2002–06
B.Sc. Mansfield University, summa cum laude, Mansfield, PA
Senior Thesis: The influence of climatological factors on the migration timing of sockeye salmon into freshwater
Independent Research: Chemical and biological study of the Tioga River

Publications

2017
Malick, M.J., M.B. Rutherford, and S.P. Cox. 2017. Confronting challenges to integrating Pacific salmon into ecosystem-based management policies. Marine Policy 85:123–132 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.08.028.
2017
Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, F.J. Mueter, B. Dorner, and R.M. Peterman. 2017. Effects of the North Pacific Current on the productivity of 163 Pacific salmon stocks. Fisheries Oceanography 26:268–281 https://doi.org/10.1111/fog.12190 (PDF).
2016
Malick, M.J. and S.P. Cox. 2016. Regional-scale declines in productivity of pink and chum salmon stocks in western North America. PLoS ONE 11:e0146009 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146009 (PDF).
2015
Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, R.M. Peterman, T.C. Wainwright, and W.T. Peterson. 2015. Accounting for multiple pathways in the connections among climate variability, ocean processes, and coho salmon recruitment in the Northern California Current. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72:1552–1564 https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2014-0509.
2015
Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, F.J. Mueter, and R.M. Peterman. 2015. Linking phytoplankton phenology to salmon productivity along a north-south gradient in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72:697–708 https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2014-0298.
2011
Malick, M.J., L.J. Haldorson, J.J. Piccolo, and J.L. Boldt. 2011. Growth and survival in relation to body size of juvenile pink salmon in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 3:261–270 https://doi.org/10.1080/19425120.2011.593467 (PDF).
2009
Malick, M.J., M.D. Adkison, and A.C. Wertheimer. 2009. Variable effects of biological and environmental processes on coho salmon marine survival in Southeast Alaska. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:846–860 https://doi.org/10.1577/T08-177.1 (PDF).

Awards and Scholarships

2018
National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award
2016
Best Poster Presentation, PICES Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Fisheries Science Section (Poster)
2015
Best Student Presentation, AFS National Meeting, Portland, OR, Honorable Mention (Slides, Extended abstract)
2014–15
Ph.D. Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University
2012–13
Ph.D. Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University
2012–13
President’s Ph.D. Scholarship, Simon Fraser University
2010–11
C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Scholarship
2005–06
Certificate of Recognition for Academic Achievement in Biology
2005–06
Stanley Henry Nauman Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Fisheries
2003–04
Certificate of Accomplishment for Grantsmanship

Media Coverage

2017
Impacts of the North Pacific Current on Salmon Productivity. Research Spotlight on salmon-net.org. December 27, 2017 (Article).
2015
Warming Coastal Ocean Temperatures May Lead To Negative Effect For Salmon Recruitment. The Columbia Basin Bulletin. October 9, 2015 (Article).
2015
Study Details How Timing Of Phytoplankton Blooms off Alaska, B.C. Tied To Salmon Productivity. The Columbia Basin Bulletin. February 6, 2015 (Article).

Presentations

2018
Malick, M.J., M. Hunsicker, M. Haltuch, S. Parker-Stetter, I. Kaplan, A. Berger, K. Marshall, R. Brodeur, S. Siedlecki, N. Bond, A. Hermann, E. Norton, and J. Newton. Seasonal forecasting of Pacific hake distribution in the California Current. International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, Washington, D.C. June 7, 2018 (Slides).
2017
Malick, M.J. Multi-scale environmental forcing of Pacific salmon population dynamics. Ph.D. thesis defense. School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. May 16, 2017 (Slides).
2016
Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, F.J. Mueter, B. Dorner, and R.M. Peterman. Effects of the North Pacific Current on productivity of 163 Pacific salmon stocks. Poster. PICES Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. November 15, 2016 (Poster).
2016
Malick, M.J. Environmental drivers of spatial and temporal variability in Pacific salmon productivity. Resource & Environmental Management Departmental Seminar, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. March 7, 2016 (Slides).
2015
Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, F.J. Mueter, and R.M. Peterman. Linking phytoplankton phenology to pink salmon productivity along a north-south gradient. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. August 17, 2015 (Slides, Extended abstract).
2014
Malick, M.J., R.M. Peterman, and S.P. Cox. Stock-recruitment data sets for wild North American pink and chum salmon stocks. International Salmon Data Workshop, Seattle, WA. September 9, 2014.
2014
Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, F.J. Mueter, and R.M. Peterman. North-south differences in the effects of the initiation date of the spring bloom on pink salmon survival. Salmon Ocean Ecology Annual Meeting, Santa Cruz, CA. March 14, 2014.
2013
Litzow, M., W.J. Sydeman, D. Schoeman, S. Chiba, M. Garcia-Reyes, M.J. Malick, H. Sugisaki, and S.A. Thompson. Nonlinear change in the variability of North Pacific climate: are biological systems responding? PICES Annual Meeting, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. October 18, 2013 (Presented by M. Litzow).
2013
Malick, M.J., S.P. Cox, R.M. Peterman, W.T. Peterson, and T.C. Wainwright. Using Bayesian networks to link climate variability, ocean processes, and coho salmon marine survival. North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Workshop, Honolulu, HI. April 26, 2013.
2013
Adkison, M., R. Briscoe, J. Robins, M.J. Malick, A. Wertheimer, and S.G. Taylor. Marine survival and interspecific interactions of coho salmon in SE Alaska. Poster. North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Workshop, Honolulu, HI. April 25, 2013 (Presented by M. Adkison).
2013
Malick, M.J. Modeling causal networks to link climate variability, ocean processes, and Pacific salmon population dynamics. IDEAS Symposium, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. January 19, 2013.
2012
Malick, M.J. Timing of the spring bloom in the Northeast Pacific. IDEAS Symposium, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. January 7, 2012.
2009
Malick, M.J., L. Haldorson, and J.J. Piccolo. Feeding intensity, diet, and survival in relation to body size of juvenile pink salmon. Alaska Chapter American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Fairbanks, AK. November 4, 2009.
2009
Malick, M.J. What comes after a fisheries undergraduate degree? Mansfield University Special Seminar, Mansfield, PA. October 14, 2009.
2009
Malick, M.J., L. Haldorson, and J.J. Piccolo. Characterizing habitat specific size, condition, and growth of juvenile pink salmon in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. Salmon Ocean Ecology Annual Meeting, Juneau, AK. April 7, 2009.
2009
Malick, M.J., M.D. Adkison, and A.C. Wertheimer. Variable effects of biological and environmental processes on coho salmon marine survival in Southeast Alaska. Salmon Ocean Ecology Annual Meeting, Juneau, AK. April 7, 2009.
2008
Malick, M.J. Variable effects of hatchery pink and chum salmon on coho salmon marine survival in Southeast Alaska. University of Alaska Chapter (Juneau Subunit) of the American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting, Juneau, AK. April 14, 2008.
2007
Malick, M.J., M.D. Adkison, and A.C. Wertheimer. The influence of physical and biological factors on coho salmon marine survival in Southeast Alaska. Alaska Chapter American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Ketchikan, AK. November 15, 2007.
2004
Malick, M.J., C. Oppel, R. Sweater, and G. Carson. Chemical and biological study of the Tioga River. Poster. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. March 26, 2004.

Teaching Experience

2016
Guest Lecture: Designing Publication Quality Graphics in R. Guest lecture in Simulation Modelling in Natural Resource Management (REM-612), Simon Fraser University (2 hours).
2015
Instructor: Designing Publication Quality Graphics in R, Simon Fraser University – A tutorial on designing and creating publication figures in R. Tutorial materials are available on github.
2014
Teaching Assistant: Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis for Management of Natural Resources (REM-625), Simon Fraser University. Developed and led computer labs, graded assignments, and organized reading discussions.
2013
Instructor: Introduction to R for Data Analysis, Simon Fraser University – A two day course that covered the fundamentals of the R programming language.
2013
Instructor: Introduction to R, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center – A two day course that covered the fundamentals of the R programming language.
2012
Instructor: Introduction to R, Simon Fraser University – An 11 week voluntary course that covered the fundamentals of the R programming language.

Working Groups and Workshops

2017
NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA) working group on State of Alaska’s Salmon and People: Interacting effects of ocean climate and at-sea competition on Alaskan salmon (website).
2017
Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis workshop on Natural mortality in fish populations during early life stages (NAMOR), Oslo, Norway.

Certifications & Services

2007–16
American Fisheries Society Associate Professional
2007–08
Secretary: AFS Student Subunit, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Reviewer
Ecosphere, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

Published Data Sets

2015
North American pink and chum salmon spawner-recruit database. Publicly released July 2015. The database contains stock-recruitment data for 46 pink and 53 chum salmon stocks throughout their North American ranges (Available: https://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.20354).

Field Experience

2007–08
Fisheries Contractor: National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, Little Port Walter, AK. Duties included salmon collection, recovery of coded wire tags, and salmon weir maintenance.
2006
Fisheries Technician: Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Laramie, WY. Duties included fish sampling using backpack electro-fishing, raft electro-fishing, seines, gillnets, trap nets, and trammel nets, habitat mapping, and rotenone treatments.
2004
Volunteer Fisheries Technician: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, King Salmon, AK. Duties included remote field camp and salmon weir construction and maintenance, daily salmon counts both manually and using underwater motion detection cameras.