Number of Programs: 2
The Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management's novel approach to promoting cooperation among its partners, facilitating cutting-edge natural resource research, and applying results to resource management is reflected in its objectives, which include to:
- Augment regional capability for ecosystem-level applied research;
- Provide outreach services to management agencies; and
- Serve as a liaison between management agencies to facilitate cooperative research on high priority problems.
PERM faculty members bring a common ecosystem perspective and emphasis on state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative approaches to meet the needs of partner agencies. In addition to addressing research needs of the partner organizations, PERM faculty provide significant technical and outreach expertise that serve agency information and technology transfer needs as well building capacity to make sustainable decisions about Michigan’s ecosystems.
Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Building, Room 101, 375 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The Quantitative Fisheries Center provides a research, outreach/service, and teaching program in quantitative fisheries management and risk assessment. The Center offers online courses, workshops, and short courses. The objectives of the Center are to:
- Build greater capacity within fishery management agencies in quantitative methods;
- Improve quantitative methods for assessing fish stocks;
- Assist agencies in the use of model-based approaches to decision making; and
- Develop a better understanding of fish community and population dynamics.