Cheryl L. Barnes (2014)

Cheryl L. Barnes (2014)

Growth, mortality, and reproductive potential of California halibut (Paralichthys californicus) off Central California

Cheryl earned a BS in biology from San Diego State University in 2006 and completed her MS in marine science at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in 2014. Her master's thesis evaluated biogeographic effects on growth, reproductive output, and mortality of California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus).

Publications that resulted from this work (below) are all publicly available:

1) Barnes, C.L., R.M. Starr, and P.N. Reilly. 2015. Growth, mortality, and reproductive seasonality of California halibut (Paralichthys Californicus): a biogeographic approach. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations. 56: 110–118.

2) Lesyna, K.M. and C.L. Barnes (corresponding author). 2016. Assessment oflength- and age-at-maturity for California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus), including a histologically-based description of the reproductive cycle. California Fish and Game. 102(3): 79–99.

During her time at MLML, Cheryl also served as a program representative for California Sea Grant and lead scientist for the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program. She went on to earn a PhD in fisheries through the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). As part of her dissertation, Cheryl assessed ecological interactions among important groundfishes in the Gulf of Alaska.

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