- 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).
- Maunder, M.N., Hamel, O.S., Lee, H-H., Piner, K.R., Cope, J.M., Punt, A.E., Ianelli, J.N., Castillo-Jordan, C., Kapur, M.S. 2023. A review of estimation methods for natural mortality and their performance in the context of fishery stock assessment. Fisheries Research
- Hoyle, S.D., Williams, A.J., Minte-Vera, C.V., Maunder, M.N. 2023. Approaches for estimating natural mortality in tuna stock assessments: Application to global yellowfin tuna stocks. Fisheries Research
- Hoyle, S.D., Maunder, M.N., Punt, A.E., Mace, P.M., Devine, J.A., A’mar, Z.T. 2022. Preface: Developing the next generation of stock assessment software. Fisheries Research
- 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
- Maunder, M.N. 2022. Stock-recruitment models from the viewpoint of density-dependent survival and the onset of strong density-dependence when a carrying capacity limit is reached. 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
- Carvalho, F., Winker, H., Courtney, D., Kapur, M., Kell, L., Cardinale, M, Schirripa, M., Kitaka, T., Yemane, D., Piner, K.R., Maunder, M.N., Taylor, I., Wetzel, C.R., Doering, K., Johnson, K.F., Methot, R.D. 2021. A cookbook for using model diagnostics in integrated stock assessments. Fisheries Research
- Punt, A.E., Castillo-Jordán, C., Hamel, O.S., Cope, J.M., Maunder, M.N., Ianelli, J.N. 2021. Consequences of error in natural mortality and its estimation in stock assessment models. Fisheries Research
- Cadrin, S.X., Maunder, M.N., Punt, A.E. 2020. Spatial Structure: Theory, estimation and application in stock assessment models. Fisheries Research