I'm Christine, a PhD candidate in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) program. I work with Tim Essington in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. My dissertation work focuses on identifying how and why somatic growth in marine groundfish varies and how this variation affects population productivity and fisheries management. More broadly, I'm interested in how variation in demographic processes affects the outcome of population models and how abiotic and biotic factors induce this variation. More broadly I'm interested in fisheries stock assessment and ocean change, which I've been able to explore through collaborations as part of the NMFS/Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellowship program and the NSF IGERT Program on Ocean Change. I'd be happy to talk to potential graduate students about the QERM program; email is the best way to contact me.