NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Kerim Aydin is the Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist of NOAA's Resource Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling Program at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. His current research is focused on modeling predator/prey interactions, both from an individual behavioral standpoint and from a population (food web model) standpoint, on developing data collection techniques for examining marine food webs (e.g. , diet studies and stable isotope examinations of fish communities), and on applying these models in a fisheries management context. He is particularly interested in the stability and complexity of large marine food webs and how structural elements of marine food webs evolve in response to climate variation. He is a developing a multi-species model for the Gulf of Alaska Project through the Exploring Groundfish Dynamics with Integrated Biophysical Models component of the program.