Margaret Siple

Postdoctoral Researcher


  • Adrian Stier


  • BA - Biological Sciences, University of Chicago
  • MS - Marine Science, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • PhD - Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington


I study how population ecology can be applied to management, using primarily population modeling and time series. In general, I am interested in how what we know about marine ecosystems affects how we manage them, and how we can design risk-averse approaches for ecosystem-based management.

Selected Publications

Plagányi ÉE, Haywood M, Gorton B, Siple MC, Deng R, 2019. Management implications of modelling fisheries recruitment. Fisheries Research. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2019.03.007

Siple MC, Essington TE, Plagányi ÉE, 2018. Forage fish fisheries management requires a tailored approach to balance tradeoffs. Fish & Fisheries. doi: 10.1111/faf.12326

Siple MC, Stawitz CC, Qi L, Munsch S, 2017. Mislabeling obscures the sale of threatened and sustainable fishes. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12384

Siple MC, Shelton AO, Francis TB, Lowry D, Lindquist AP, Essington TE, 2017. Contributions of adult mortality to declines of Puget Sound Pacific herring. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx094

Siple MC & Francis TB, 2016. Population diversity of Pacific herring in Puget Sound, Washington. Oecologia 180(1), 111-125. doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3439-7