Job Title: Head, Herring Dynamics Program
Employer: Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Walter Perry Elementary
High School attended: Midland Avenue Collegiate
Further Education: University of Toronto (B.Sc.), University of Manitoba (M.Sc.).
Geographic focus of research: Manitoba, British Columbia
Brief synopsis of current research:
Population dynamics and stock structure of Pacific herring. Stock assessment modelling and statistical analyses of available data to assess herring stock abundance and forecast run sizes for harvest determinations. Investigations of the factors affecting fluctuations in survival and recruitment of herring to mature biomass.
Pacific Biological Station, 3190 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 5K6
Domanico, M.J., R.B. Phillips, and J.F. Schweigert. 1996. Sequence variation in ribosomal DNA of Pacific (Clupea pallasi) and Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53: 2418-2423.
Schwarz, C.J., J. F. Schweigert, and A. N. Arnason. 1993. Estimating migration rates using tag-recovery data. Biometrics 49: 177-193.
Schweigert, J.F. 1993. Evaluation of harvesting policies for the management of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) stocks in British Columbia, p. 167-190. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Management Strategies for Exploited Fish Populations, Alaska Sea Grant Program, AK-SG-93-02.
Schweigert, J.F. 1993. Environmental effects on long-term population dynamics and recruitment to Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) populations in southern British Columbia, p. 569-583, In R.J. Beamish [ed.] Climate change and northern fish populations. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. Spec. Publ. 121.
Schweigert, J.F. 1997. Role of Pacific herring in the British Columbia marine ecosystem, p. 655-681. In Forage Fishes in marine ecosystems. Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Role of Forage Fishes in Marine Ecosystems. Alaska Sea Grant College Program Report No. 97-01.