- Supervisor of the research activities and staff of the Stock Assessment Program.
- Responsible for conducting the skipjack tuna stock assessment.
- IATTC scientist on the ISC Pacific Bluefin Tuna Working Group.
- Ph.D., School of Fisheries, University of Washington, USA, 1998 (Mark’s story at SAFS-UW).
- M.Sc. in Zoology, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1993
- B.Sc., double major in Zoology and Computer Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1990
Dr. Mark Maunder joined the IATTC staff as a Senior Scientist in 1998. Since 2010, Mark has taken the role as Head of the Stock Assessment Program, which is responsible for conducting stock assessments of tuna and other species of interest to the IATTC. In addition to supervising the Stock Assessment Program staff, Mark is responsible for conducting the skipjack tuna assessment and is the IATTC delegate on the ISC Pacific Bluefin Tuna Working Group. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the development of methodology for fisheries stock assessment and population dynamics modeling. Mark is a founding member and past President of the ADMB Foundation, and co-founder of the Center for the Advancement of Population Assessment Methodology (CAPAM), which has received the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists’ Outstanding Group Achievement Award and the American Fisheries Society’s William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award. Mark’s research focuses on the development of statistical methodology for fisheries stock assessment, protected species, and ecological modeling. He organized and chaired the successful IATTC Fall Workshop series on stock assessment methodology held at the IATTC, which has transitioned into the CAPAM workshop series.
- ISC Pacific Bluefin Tuna Working Group (2018-present).
- Lennert-Cody, C.E., McCracken, M., Siu, S., Oliveros-Ramos, R., Maunder, M.N., Aires-da-Silva, A., Miguel, Carvajal Rodrigues, J. M., Opsomer, J. 2022. Single-cluster sampling designs for shark catch size composition in a Central American longline fishery. Fisheries Research
- Carolina V Minte-Vera, Mark N Maunder, Alexandre M Aires-da-Silva 2021. Auxiliary diagnostic analyses used to detect model misspecification and highlight potential solutions in stock assessments: application to yellowfin tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science
- Keisuke Satoh, Haikun Xu, Carolina V.Minte-Vera, Mark N.Maunder, Toshihide Kitakado 2021. Size-specific spatiotemporal dynamics of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) caught by the longline fishery in the eastern Paciﬁc Ocean. Fisheries Research
- Mark N.Maunder, James T.Thorson, Haikun Xu, Ricardo Oliveros-Ramos, Simon D.Hoyle, Laura Tremblay-Boyer, Hui Hua Lee , Mikihiko Kai, Shui-KaiChang, Toshihide Kitakado, Christoffer M.Albertsen, Carolina V.Minte-Vera, Cleridy E.Lennert-Cody, Alexandre M.Aires-da-Silva, Kevin R.Piner 2020. The need for spatio-temporal modeling to determine catch-per-unit effort based indices of abundance and associated composition data for inclusion in stock assessment models. Fisheries Research
- Lennert-Cody, C.E., Maunder, M.N., Román, M.H., Xu, H., Minami, M., Lopez, J. 2020. Cluster analysis methods applied to daily vessel location data to identify cooperative fishing among tuna purse-seiners. Environmental and Ecological Statistics
- Sharma, R., Porch, C. E., Babcock, E. A., Maunder, M. N., Punt, A. E. 2019. Recruitment: Theory, estimation, and application in fishery stock assessment models. Fisheries Research
- Xu, H., Lennert-Cody, C. E., Maunder, M. N., Minte-Vera. C. V. 2019. Spatiotemporal dynamics of the dolphin-associated purse-seine fishery for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Research
- Crone, P. R., Maunder, M. N., Lee, H. H., Piner, K. R. 2019. Good practices for including environmental data to inform spawner-recruit dynamics in integrated stock assessments: Small pelagic species case study. Fisheries Research
- Chin-HwaSun (Jenny) Ph.D., Mark N. Maunder Ph.D., Minling Pan Ph.D., Alexandre Aires-da-Silva Ph.D., William H. Bayliff Ph.D., Guillermo A. Compeán Ph.D. 2019. Increasing the economic value of the eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna fishery: Tradeoffs between longline and purse-seine fishing. Deep Sea Research
- Maunder M.N., Thorson, J.T. 2019. Modeling temporal variation in recruitment in fisheries stock assessment: A review of theory and practice. Fisheries Research