Academic CV

In addition to the HTML version of my CV, you can download a copy as a PDF or in plain-text Markdown. My Google Scholar citations.

Professional experience

2015–16
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington and Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, USA
2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
2011–15
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
2008–11
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Education

2011–15
Ph.D. Biology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Variance and extreme events in population ecology
Fulbright Scholar to the University of Washington in 2012–13
Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal
2008–10
M.Sc. Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Trends, drivers, and ecosystem effects of expanding global invertebrate fisheries
Canadian Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal
2004–07
B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
First Class Honours & Environmental Programmes Honour Society Medal
2001–03
B.Sc. Candidate (Hons.) Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada; transferred to Dalhousie University in 2004.

Publications

2016
Anderson, S.C., A.B. Cooper, O.P. Jensen, C. Minto, J.T. Thorson, J.C. Walsh, M. Dickey-Collas, K.M. Kleisner, C. Longo, G.C. Osio, D. Ovando, I. Mosqueira, A.A. Rosenberg, E.R. Selig. Improving estimates of population status and trend with superensemble models. Fish and Fisheries. In press.
2016
Trebilco, R., N.K. Dulvy, S.C. Anderson, A.K. Salomon. The paradox of inverted biomass pyramids in kelp forest fish communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283: 20160816. http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.0816
2016
Artelle, K.A., S.C. Anderson, J.D. Reynolds, A.B. Cooper, P.C. Paquet, C.T. Darimont. Ecology of conflict: marine food supply affects human-wildlife interactions on land. Scientific Reports. 6: 25936. http://doi.org/10.1038/srep25936 (PDF).
2016
Kuriyama, P.T., K. Ono, F. Hurtado-Ferro, A.C. Hicks, I.G. Taylor, R.R. Licandeo, K.F. Johnson, S.C. Anderson, C.C. Monnahan, M.B. Rudd, C.C. Stawitz, J.L. Valero. An empirical weight-at-age approach reduces estimation bias compared to modeling parametric growth in integrated, statistical stock assessment models when growth is time varying. Fisheries Research. 180: 119–127. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2015.09.007 (PDF).
2016
Monnahan, C.C., K. Ono, S.C. Anderson, M.B. Rudd, A.C. Hicks, F. Hurtado-Ferro, K.F. Johnson, P.T. Kuriyama, R.R. Licandeo, C.C. Stawitz, I.G. Taylor, J.L. Valero. The effect of length bin width on growth estimation in integrated age-structured stock assessments. Fisheries Research. 180: 103–112. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2015.11.002 (PDF).
2015
Boudreau, S.A., S.C. Anderson, B. Worm. Top-down and bottom-up forces interact at thermal range extremes on American lobster. Journal of Animal Ecology. 84(3): 840–850. http://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12322 (PDF).
2015
Anderson, S.C., J.W. Moore, M.M. McClure, N.K. Dulvy, A.B. Cooper. Portfolio conservation of metapopulations under climate change. Ecological Applications. 25(2): 559–572. http://doi.org/10.1890/14-0266.1 (PDF).
2015
Orzechowski, E.A., R. Lockwood, J.E.K. Byrnes, S.C. Anderson, S. Finnegan, Z.V. Finkel, P.G. Harnik, D.R. Lindberg, L.H. Liow, H.K. Lotze, C.R. McClain, J.L. McGuire, A. O’Dea, J.M. Pandolfi, C. Simpson, D.P. Tittensor. Marine extinction risk shaped by trait-environment interactions over 500 million years. Global Change Biology. 21(10): 3595–3607. http://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12963 (PDF).
2015
Finnegan, S.*, S.C. Anderson*, P.G. Harnik*, C. Simpson, D.P. Tittensor, J.E. Byrnes, Z.V. Finkel, D.R. Lindberg, L.H. Liow, R. Lockwood, H.K. Lotze, C.R. McClain, J.L. McGuire, A. O’Dea, J.M. Pandolfi. Paleontological baselines for evaluating extinction risk in the modern oceans. Science. 348(6234): 567–570. http://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaa6635 (*Authors contributed equally).
2015
Hurtado-Ferro, F., C.S. Szuwalski, J.L. Valero, S.C. Anderson, C.J. Cunningham, K.F. Johnson, R.R. Licandeo, C.R. McGilliard, C.C. Monnahan, M.L. Muradian, K. Ono, K.A. Vert-Pre, A.R. Whitten, A.E. Punt. Looking in the rear-view mirror: bias and retrospective patterns in integrated, age-structured stock assessment models. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences. 72(1): 99–110. http://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsu198 (PDF).
2015
Johnson, K.F., C.C. Monnahan, C.R. McGilliard, K.A. Vert-pre, S.C. Anderson, C.J. Cunningham, F. Hurtado-Ferro, R.R. Licandeo, M.L. Muradian, K. Ono, C.S. Szuwalski, J.L. Valero, A.R. Whitten, A.E. Punt. Time-varying natural mortality in fisheries stock assessment models: identifying a default approach. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 72(1): 137–150. http://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsu055 (PDF).
2015
Ono, K., R. Licandeo, M.L. Muradian, C.J. Cunningham, S.C. Anderson, F. Hurtado-Ferro, K.F. Johnson, C.R. McGilliard, C.C. Monnahan, C.S. Szuwalski, J.L. Valero, K.A. Vert-Pre, A.R. Whitten, A.E. Punt. The importance of length and age composition data in statistical age-structured models for marine species. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 72(1): 31–43. http://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsu007 (PDF).
2014
Farmer, R.G., M.L. Leonard, J.E. Mills Flemming, S.C. Anderson. Observer aging and long-term avian survey data quality. Ecology and Evolution. 4(12): 2563–2576. http://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1101 (PDF). National Geographic news story.
2014
Anderson, S.C., C.C. Monnahan, K.F. Johnson, K. Ono, J.L. Valero. ss3sim: An R package for fisheries stock assessment simulation with Stock Synthesis. PLOS ONE. 9(4): e92725. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0092725 (PDF). (R package, code, vignette).
2014
O’Regan, S.M., W.J. Palen, S.C. Anderson. Climate warming mediates negative impacts of rapid pond drying for three amphibian species. Ecology. 95(4): 845–855. http://doi.org/10.1890/13-0916.1 (PDF).
2013
Favaro, B., D.C. Braun, Earth2Ocean Research Derby. Research Derby: A pressure cooker for creative collaborative science. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution. 6: 40–46. http://doi.org/10.4033/iee.2013.6.9.n (PDF).
2013
Anderson, S.C., A.B. Cooper, N.K. Dulvy. Ecological prophets: Quantifying metapopulation portfolio effects. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 4(10): 971–981. http://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12093 (PDF, GitHub R package).
2013
Artelle, K.A., S.C. Anderson, A.B. Cooper, P.C. Paquet, J.D. Reynolds, C.T. Darimont. Confronting uncertainty in wildlife management: performance of grizzly bear management. PLOS ONE. 8(11): e78041. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0078041 (PDF).
2013
Phillis*, C.C., S.M. O’Regan*, S.J. Green*, J.E. Bruce*, S.C. Anderson, J.N. Linton, Earth2Ocean Research Derby, B. Favaro. Multiple pathways to conservation success. Conservation Letters. 6(2): 98–106. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00294.x (PDF, GitHub repository). (*Authors contributed equally, listed in reverse alphabetical order).
2012
Harnik, P.G., H.K. Lotze, S.C. Anderson, Z.V. Finkel, S. Finnegan, D.R. Lindberg, L.H. Liow, R. Lockwood, C.R. McClain, J.L. McGuire, A. O’Dea, J.M. Pandolfi, C. Simpson, D.P. Tittensor. Extinctions in ancient and modern seas. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 27(11): 608–617. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.010 (PDF).
2012
Anderson, S.C., T.A. Branch, D. Ricard, H.K. Lotze. Assessing global marine fishery status with a revised dynamic catch-based method and stock-assessment reference points. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 69(8): 1491–1500. http://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fss105 (PDF).
2011
Anderson, S.C., R.G. Farmer, F. Ferretti, A.L.S. Houde, J.A. Hutchings. Correlates of vertebrate extinction risk in Canada. BioScience. 61(7): 538–549. http://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2011.61.7.8 (PDF).
2011
Anderson, S.C., J.E. Mills Flemming, R. Watson, H.K. Lotze. Serial exploitation of global sea cucumber fisheries. Fish and Fisheries. 12(3): 317–339. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00397.x (PDF). Featured in Science.
2011
Boudreau, S.A., S.C. Anderson, B. Worm. Top-down interactions and temperature control of snow crab abundance in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 429: 169–183. http://doi.org/10.3354/meps09081 (PDF).
2011
Anderson, S.C., J.E. Mills Flemming, R. Watson, H.K. Lotze. Rapid global expansion of invertebrate fisheries: trends, drivers, and ecosystem effects. PLOS ONE. 6(3): e14735. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0014735 (PDF).
2008
Anderson, S.C., H.K. Lotze, N.L. Shackell. Evaluating the knowledge base for expanding low-trophic-level fisheries in Atlantic Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 65(12): 2553–2571. http://doi.org/10.1139/F08-156 (PDF). Eighth most-read CJFAS article in 2008.

Awards and scholarships

2015
David H. Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (URL)
2015
Simon Fraser University Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal (URL)
2014
Garfield Weston Foundation / BC Packers Ltd. Graduate Fellowship in Marine Sciences
2014
Graduate Fellowship (two semesters), Simon Fraser University
2012–13
Canadian Fulbright Scholar award to the University of Washington
2011
Canadian Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal for the top-ranked Master’s Natural Sciences and Engineering thesis at Dalhousie University in 2010
2011–14
Provost Prize of Distinction, Simon Fraser University
2011–14
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship (Doctoral)
2007–10
Faculty Research Grant Scholarship, Dalhousie University
2007–09
Graduate Studies Scholarship, Dalhousie University
2007
Environmental Programmes Honour Society Medal, Dalhousie University

Software

2014
Anderson, S.C., J.W. Moore, M.M McClure, N.K. Dulvy, A.B. Cooper.
metafolio: Metapopulation simulations for conserving salmon through portfolio optimization. http://cran.r-project.org/package=metafolio
2013
Anderson, S.C., C.C. Monnahan, K.F. Johnson, K. Ono, J.L. Valero, C.J Cunningham, F. Hurtado-Ferro, R. Licandeo, C.R. McGilliard, C.S. Szuwalski, K.A. Vert-pre, A.R. Whitten. ss3sim: Fisheries stock assessment simulation testing with Stock Synthesis. http://cran.r-project.org/package=ss3sim
2013
Anderson, S.C., A.B. Cooper, N.K. Dulvy. ecofolio: Tools to quantify metapopulation portfolio effects. https://github.com/seananderson/ecofolio

Invited talks and conference presentations

2016
Anderson, S.C., T.A. Branch, A.B. Cooper, N.K. Dulvy. Black-swan events in animal populations. North America Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, WI, United States.
2016
Anderson, S.C., A.B. Cooper, O.P. Jensen, C. Minto, J.T. Thorson, J.C. Walsh, M. Dickey-Collas, K.M. Kleisner, C. Longo, G.C. Osio, D. Ovando, I. Mosqueira, A.A. Rosenberg, E.R. Selig. Improving estimates of population status and trend with superensemble models. World Fisheries Conference, Busan, South Korea. (Presented in absentia by J.T. Thorson.)
2015
Anderson, S.C., A.B. Cooper, O.P. Jensen, C. Minto, J.T. Thorson, J.C. Walsh, M. Dickey-Collas, K.M. Kleisner, C. Longo, G.C. Osio, D. Ovando, I. Mosqueira, A.A. Rosenberg, E.R. Selig. Improving estimates of population status and trend with superensemble models. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, United States.
2013
Anderson, S.C., A.B. Cooper, N.K. Dulvy. False prophets: The challenges of quantifying ecological portfolios (slides), Quantitative Seminar, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States.
2012
Anderson, S.C., A.B. Cooper, N.K. Dulvy. False prophets: The ecological portfolio effect overestimates the benefit of diversity. Branch Lab, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States.
2012
Anderson, S.C., A.B. Cooper, N.K. Dulvy. Metapopulation dynamics and the generality of the ecological portfolio effect. Les Ecologistes Departmental Seminar, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
2010
Anderson, S.C. The rise of invertebrates, the fall of sea cucumbers, and the risk of maturing late. Earth2Ocean Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
2009
Anderson, S.C., J.E. Mills Flemming, R. Watson, H.K. Lotze. Ecosystem impacts of the global expansion of invertebrate fisheries. International Oceans Past II Conference Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the History and Future of Marine Animal Populations. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2009
Anderson, S.C., J.E Mills Flemming, R. Watson, H.K. Lotze. Global invertebrate fisheries: trends and consequences. NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis) Working Group Finding Common Ground in Marine Conservation and Management. Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
2009
Anderson, S.C., H.K. Lotze, N.L. Shackell. Evaluating the knowledge base for expanding low-trophic level fisheries in Atlantic Canada. Harvest Fisheries Seminar Series. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans, Dartmouth, NS, Canada.
2008
Anderson, S.C., H.K. Lotze, N.L. Shackell. Evaluating the knowledge base for expanding low-trophic level fisheries in Atlantic Canada. Departmental Seminar, Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Canada.

Teaching

2016
Two two-day (14 hour) workshops on advanced generalized linear mixed-effects modeling in R for the Simon Fraser University Library Research Commons. https://github.com/seananderson/glmm-course
2014–16
Developed self-directed lecture and exercises on ggplot2 for FISH 554: Beautiful graphics in R, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States.
http://seananderson.ca/ggplot2-FISH554/
2013–14
Organizer of Stats Beerz — a statistical help group attended by graduate students and postdocs primarily in the Earth to Oceans research group, but also the wider SFU Biology and Geography Departments, and the School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM).
2013
Two-part workshop on data manipulation for Stats Beerz and Earth to Oceans groups at Simon Fraser University with approximately 25 participants. An introduction to plyr, advanced concepts with plyr and function debugging, and an introduction to dplyr.
https://github.com/seananderson/plyr-statsbeerz
2013
Instructor for BISC-888-1: Data Wrangling and Visualization in R, a graduate-level course at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada with approximately 20 participants. Co-developed curriculum and developed/delivered lectures, exercises, notes, and assignments for three of six two-hour classes.
https://github.com/seananderson/datawranglR (see classes 03, 04, 05)
2012
Introduction to ggplot2. (notes, slides) Lecture for FISH 507H: Beautiful Graphics in R, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
2012
Workshop on the R package plyr. (notes, slides, examples) Branch Lab, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
2011
Multipanel plotting in R with base graphics. (notes, slides). Earth2Ocean Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
2011
A brief introduction to R. (notes, workshop code). Earth2Ocean Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
2011
Workshop on the R package plyr (notes, slides). Earth2Ocean Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
2007–08
Teaching Assistant, Organismal Biology and Ecology, Dalhousie University, two semesters (BIOL 1021).
2007–08
Teaching Assistant, Marine Mammology, Dalhousie University (BIOL 4060).

Contract employment

2014–15
Data analysis in R and C++ for Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd.
2013
Co-developed global fisheries status maps for the RAM Legacy Stock Assessment Database for R. Hilborn
2010
Assessment of Arctic surfclam on Banquereau Bank using industry-collected data for Clearwater Seafoods, Bedford, NS, Canada.
2010
Modelling length-frequency distribution changes of Atlantic halibut for NAFO Divisions 4VWX5Z and 3NOP for Dr. K. Trzcinski, Population Ecology Division, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans, Dartmouth, NS, Canada.

Working groups and workshops

2015-16
NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA) Applying portfolio effects to the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem: Did multi-scale diversity buffer against the Exxon Valdez oil spill? (URL)
2015-16
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded working group Applying data-limited stock status models and developing management guidance for unassessed fish stocks.
2011–13
NESCent (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC) Working Group Determinants of Extinction in Ancient and Modern Seas led by Paul Harnik, Seth Finnegan, and Rowan Lockwood. (URL)
2010
Atlantic Halibut Assessment Science Peer Review Meeting, Fisheries and Oceans, Dartmouth, NS, Canada.
2007–09
NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA) Distributed Graduate Seminar, in association with the Working Group Finding Common Ground in Marine Conservation and Management led by Ray Hilborn and Boris Worm. (URL)
2008
Workshop on Canadian Science and Management Strategies for Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa), Fisheries and Oceans, Dartmouth, NS, Canada (work presented in absentia).
2007
Workshop on Canadian Science and Management Strategies for Atlantic Hagfish, Fisheries and Oceans, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. (URL)

Selected courses and training

Present
Proficient in statistical analyses and data management using R, Stan, JAGS, Sweave, knitr, Shiny, LaTeX, Git, TMB. Familiar with ADMB, PostgreSQL.
2016
Diversity in Conservation Biology, facilitated by Yolanda L. Comedy, Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity
2015–16
Powerful Presentation Skills and Media Training with Teresa Erickson and Tim Ward of Intermedia Communications, authors of The Master Communicator’s Handbook
2013
Quantitative Modelling in Ecosystem Based Management. R. Hilborn, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington (audited).
2013
Applied Time Series Analysis. E. Holmes, M. Scheuerell, and E. Ward; School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington (audited).
2012
Numerical Computing for the Natural Resources. A.E. Punt, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington (audited).
2012
Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis for Management of Natural Resources. R.M. Peterman, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University.
2011
Presenting Data and Information. Edward Tufte, Seattle, WA, United States.
2009
Technical Expertise in Stock Assessment: Model Fitting and Interpretation. C. Needle, chair of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea working group on methods of fish stock assessment, Dalhousie University.

Reviews

Reviewer for Science, Ecology, Ecological Applications, Conservation Biology, Fish and Fisheries, Marine Policy, Population Ecology, International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Journal of Environmental Management, Endangered Species Research, Aquatic Conservation