Nima Farchadi, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, JDPE at San Diego State University & UC-Davis, Current
M.S. Marine Science, University of San Diego, 2018
B.S. Biology, University of Maryland, 2014
I am fascinated by the dynamic nature of the ocean and how it influences the spatiotemporal distributions of pelagic predators and the fisheries that target them. Primarily, my research focuses on improving our understanding of the spatial dynamics and habitat preferences of important fishery resources using a suite of predictive habitat models, spatial statistics, and remote sensing. Determining this ecological information is essential for improving fisheries conservation and management to help support long-term economic sustainability in conjunction with conservation of marine biodiversity.
In 2018, I received a MS in Marine Science from the University of San Diego studying the environmental factors that influence blue and black marlin spatiotemporal distribution in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Currently, as part of a collaborative project with researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, and Gulf of Maine Research Institute, my PhD research focuses on developing a dynamic ocean management tools and products that will help support climate-ready and sustainable fisheries.
Farchadi N, Hinton MG, Thompson AR, Yin ZY (2019) Modeling the dynamic habitats of mobile pelagic predators (Makaira nigricans and Istiompax indica) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 622:157-176. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12996