Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New York
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New York Staff Member


Suresh Andrew Sethi

Suresh Andrew Sethi

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (607) 255 - 7273
Email: ssethi@usgs.gov
Faculty Email: suresh.sethi@cornell.edu
Faculty Website

Education

  • Ph D University of Washington 2011
  • MS University of Washington 2007
  • BS University of Wisconsin 2001

Biography

Dr. Suresh Andrew Sethi is the Assistant Leader of the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. He received graduate degrees at the University of Washington in Fisheries Science. The core of Dr. Sethi's research program centers around quantitative fisheries science in both freshwater and marine environments, with a goal of informing fisheries and aquatic natural resource management efforts. Research topics include population abundance and demographic assessments, habitat use studies, phenology, aquatic invasive species management and incorporation of genetic tools into fish and wildlife management. Natural resource systems are linked social-ecological systems; effective management requires consideration of ecological, economic, and sociocultural components of natural resource systems. As such, Dr. Sethi also maintains cross-disciplinary collaborations in the social and managerial sciences which seek to understand the dynamics of resource users and identify mechanisms to cope with high variability inherent in natural resource systems. Research topics of interest for these collaborations include risk assessment and risk management in natural resource systems.

Areas of Expertise

Aquatic Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation Genetics/Genomics, Decision Support/Analysis, Ecological Services, Fisheries Management, Invasive Species, Marine/Coastal Ecology, Policy, Population Dynamics, Population and Community Ecology, Predator-Prey Dynamics, Resilience, Species Distribution Modeling, Species Management, Species Status Assessments, Statistics and Modelling, Stream Ecology, UAVs, Wetland Ecology, eDNA

Taxon Groups Studied

Anadromous Fishes, Coastal/Marine Birds, Freshwater Fishes, Gamefish, Marine Fishes, Marine Mammals, Mussels

Research Publications Publication Date
Wu X, Gomes-Selman J, Shi Q, Yexiang Xue, Garcia R, Anderson E, Sethi SA, Steinschneider S, Flecker A, Gomes C. (2018) Efficiently approximating the pareto frontier: hydropower dam placement in the Amazon basin. Proceedings of the Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. | Abstract March 2018
Wolf N, Harris B, Richard N, Sethi SA, Lomac-MacNair K, Parker L. (2018) High-frequency aerial surveys inform the seasonal distribution of Cook Inlet beluga whales. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42:577-586. October 2018
Walsh P, Sethi SA, Lake B, Mangipane B, Nielson R, Lowe S. (2016) Estimating denning date of wolves with daily movement and GPS location fix failure. Wildlife Society Bulletin. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:663-668. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.703 | Abstract December 2016
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (2016) Conservation Framework for Yukon River Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Technical Report, Anchorage, AK, U.S.A., 112 pp. May 2016
Thompson, L. M., A. J. Lynch, E. A. Beever, A. C. Engman, J. A. Falke, S. T. Jackson, T. J. Krabbenhoft, D. J. Lawrence, D. Limpinsel, R. T. Magill, T. A. Melvin, J. M. Morton, R. A. Newman, J. Peterson, M. T. Porath, F. J. Rahel, S. A. Sethi, J. L. Wilkening. 2021. When is resistance futile? Resisting, accepting, or directing ecosystem transformation. Fisheries. 46:8-21. DOI: 10.1002/fsh.10506 January 2021
Smeltz TS, Harris B, Olson J, Sethi SA. A seascape scale habitat model to support management of fishing impacts on benthic ecosystems. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 76:1836-1844. | Abstract September 2019
Shi Q, Garcia R, Flecker A, Sethi SA, Gomes C. (2018) Efficiently optimizing for dendritic connectivity on tree-structured networks in a multi-objective framework. Conference on Computation and Sustainable Society 2018. | Abstract July 2018
Sethi, S.A., Gerken, J., Ashline, J. (2017) Accurate aging of juvenile salmonids using fork lengths. Fisheries Research 185:161-168. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2016.09.012 January 2017
Sethi SA. (2010) Risk management for fisheries. Fish and Fisheries 11:341-65. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00363.x | Abstract December 2010
Sethi SA, Tanner T. (2014) Spawning distribution and abundance of a northern Chinook population. Fisheries Management and Ecology 21:427-438. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12091 | Abstract December 2014
Sethi SA, Tanner T. (2013) Bayesian implementation of a time stratified Lincoln-Petersen estimator for salmon abundance in the Matanuska River, Alaska, USA. Fisheries Research 145:90-99. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2013.02.004 | Abstract August 2013
Sethi SA, Selle AR, Doyle MW, Stanley EH, Kitchel HE. (2004) Response of Unionid mussels to a dam removal in Koshkonong Creek, USA. Hydrobiologia 525:157-65. | Abstract June 2004
Sethi SA, Riggs W, Knapp G. (2014) Metrics to monitor the status of Alaskan fishing communities: a state-of-the-State retrospective 1980-2010. Ocean and Coastal Management 88:21-30. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.11.007 | Abstract February 2014
Sethi SA, Reimer M, Knapp G. (2014) Alaskan fishing community revenues and the stabilizing role of fishing portfolios. Marine Policy 48:134-141. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2014.03.027 | Abstract September 2014
Sethi SA, O'Hanley JR, Gerken J, Ashline J, Bradley C. (2017) High value of ecological information for river connectivity restoration. Landscape Ecology 32: 2327-2336. | Abstract September 2017
Sethi SA, Linden D, Wenburg J, Lewis C, Lemons P, Fuller A, Hare M. (2016) Accurate recapture identification for genetic mark-recapture studies with error-tolerant likelihood-based match calling and sample clustering. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160457. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160457 . December 2016
Sethi SA, Hollmen T. (2015) Conceptual models for marine and freshwater systems in Alaska: flexible tools for research planning, prioritization and communication. Arctic 68:422-434. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic4521 | Abstract December 2015
Sethi SA, Hilborn R. (2008) Interactions between poaching and management policy affect marine reserves as conservation tools. Biological Conservation.141:506-16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2007.11.005 | Abstract February 2008
Sethi SA, Dalton M. (2012) Risk measures for natural resource management: description, simulation testing and R code with fisheries examples. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:150-157. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3996/122011-JFWM-072 | Abstract June 2012
Sethi SA, Dalton M, Hilborn R. (2012) Quantitative risk measures applied to Alaskan commercial fisheries. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:487-498. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1139/f2011-170 | Abstract February 2012
Sethi SA, Dalton M, Hilborn R. (2012) Managing harvest risk with catch pooling cooperatives. ICES Journal of Marine Science 69:1038-1044. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fss064 | Abstract July 2012
Sethi SA, Cook G, Lemons P, Wenburg J. (2014) Guidelines for MSAT and SNP panels that lead to high quality data for genetic mark recapture studies. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92:515-526. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2013-0302 | Abstract April 2014
Sethi SA, Carey MP, Morton J, Guerron-Orejuela E, Decino R, Willette M, Boersma J, Jablonski J, Anderson C. (2017) Rapid response for invasive waterweeds at the arctic invasion front: assessment of collateral impacts from herbicide treatments. Biological Conservation 212:300-309. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.06.015 | Abstract July 2017
Sethi SA, Carey MP, Gerken J, Harris B, Cunningham C, Wolf N, Restrepo F, Ashline J (2022) Juvenile salmon habitat use drives variation in growth and highlights vulnerability to river fragmentation. Ecosphere 13:e4192. | Abstract July 2022
Sethi SA, Branch TA, Watson R. (2010) Global fishery development patterns are driven by profit but not tropic level. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:12163-7. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1003236107 | Abstract July 2010
Sethi SA, Bradley C. (2016) Statistical arrival models to estimate missed passage counts at fish weirs. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:1251-1260. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0318 | Abstract August 2016
Sethi SA, Bradley C, Harris F. (2018) Separate tagging versus capture impacts on chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) freshwater spawning migration travel time performance? Fisheries Management and Ecology 25: 296-303. | Abstract July 2018
Sethi SA, Benolkin E. (2013) Detection efficiency and habitat use to inform inventory and monitoring efforts: juvenile Coho salmon in the Knik River basin, Alaska. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22:398-411. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12034 | Abstract July 2013
Sethi SA, Ashline J, Harris B, Gerken J, Restrepo F. (2021) Connectivity between lentic and lotic freshwater habitats identified as a conservation priority for coho salmon. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31:1791-1801. | Abstract July 2021
Sethi S.A., W. Larson, K. Turnquist, and D. Isermann. 2018. Estimating the number of contributors to DNA mixtures provides a novel tool for ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13079 | Abstract January 2019
Rose C, Nielsen JK, Gauvin J, Loher T, Sethi SA, Seitz AC, Courtney MB, Dorbny P. (2019) Survival outcome patterns revealed by deploying advanced tags in quantity (160): Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) survivals after release from trawl catches through expedited sorting. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76:2215-2224. | Abstract March 2019
Ray J, Sethi SA, Joyce JE, Eiler JH. (2015) Prespawning movements and spawning distribution of Sockeye Salmon in an urbanizing Alaskan lake. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6:472-485. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3996/112014-JFWM-083 | Abstract December 2015
Pendleton R, Standley CR, Higgs AL, Kenney GH, Sullivan PJ, Sethi SA, Harris B. (2018) Acoustic telemetry and benthic habitat mapping informs the spatial ecology of Shortnose Sturgeon in the Hudson River, NY, USA. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 148:35-47. | Abstract January 2019
Paufve MR, Sethi SA, Weidel BC, Lantry BF, Yule DL, Rudstam LG, Jonas JJ, Berglund E, Connerton MJ, Gorsky D, Herbert M, Smith J. (2022) Diversity in spawning habitat use among Great Lakes Cisco populations. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 31: 379-388. | Abstract April 2022
Paufve MP, Sethi SA, Rudstam L, Weidel BC, Lantry BF, Chalupnicki M. (2020) Differentiation between Lake Whitefish and Cisco eggs based on diameter. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 46:1058-1062. | Abstract July 2020
Paufve MP, Sethi SA, Lantry BF, Weidel BC, Rudstam LG. Asessing the spawning ecology of fish in situ using a benthic pump sampler. Fisheries Research 214:19-24. | Abstract January 2019
Murphy RD, Hagan JA, Harris BP, Sethi SA, Smeltz TS, Restrepo F. (2021) Can Landsat thermal imagery and environmental data accurately estimate water temperatures in small streams? Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 12:12-26.

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Moriarity M, Sethi SA, Pedreschi D, Smeltz TS, McGonigle C, Harris BP, Wolf N, Greenstreet SPR. (2020) Combining fisheries surveys to inform marine species distribution modelling. ICES Journal of Marine Science 77:539-552. | Abstract March 2020
Micheli F, Heiman KW, Kappel CV, Martone RL, Sethi SA, Osio GC, Fraschetti S, Shelton AO, Tanner JM. (2016) Combined impacts of natural and human disturbances on rocky shore communities. Ocean and Coastal Management 126:42-50. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.03.014 | Abstract June 2016
Marcy-Quay B, Sethi SA, Therkildsen NO, Kraft CE. (2020) Expanding the feasibility of fish and wildlife assessments with close-kin mark-recapture. Ecosphere, 11:e03259. | Abstract October 2020
Lynch A. J., L. M. Thompson, J. M. Morton, E. A. Beever, M. Clifford, D. Limpinsel, R. T. Magill, D. R. Magness, T. A. Melvin, R. A. Newman, M. T. Porath, F. J. Rahel, J. H. Reynolds, G. W. Schuurman, S. A. Sethi, J. L. Wilkening. RAD adaptive management for transforming ecosystems. Bioscience, 72:45-56. | Abstract January 2022
Lynch A. J., L. M. Thompson, E. A. Beever, A. C. Engman, S. T. Jackson, T. J. Krabbenhoft, D. J. Lawrence, D. Limpinsel, R. T. Magill, T. A. Melvin, J. M. Morton, R. A. Newman, J. Peterson, M. T. Porath, F. J. Rahel, S. A. Sethi, J. L. Wilkening. (2020) Managing for a R-A-Dical Future: Resisting, Accepting, or Directing Ecosystem Transformation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 19:461-469. | Abstract October 2021
Lemons PR, Marshall TC, McCloskey SE, Sethi SA, Schmutz JA, Sedinger JS. (2015) A new likelihood-based approach for assessment of extra-pair paternity and conspecific brood parasitism in natural populations. Molecular Ecology Resources 15:107-116. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12287 | Abstract January 2015
Kaiser MJ, et al. (2016) Prioritisation of knowledge needs to achieve best practices for bottom-trawling in relation to seabed habitats. Fish and Fisheries 17:637-663. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12134 | Abstract September 2016
Heilpern S, Fiorella K, Canas C, Flecker A, Moya L, Naeem S, Sethi SA, Uriarte M, DeFries R. (2021) Substitution of inland fisheries with aquaculture and chicken undermines human nutrition in the Peruvian Amazon. Nature Food, 2:192-197. | Abstract March 2021
Heilpern S, DeFries R, Fiorella K, Flecker A, Sethi SA, Uriarte M, Naeem S. (2021) Declining diversity of wild-caught species puts dietary nutrient supplies at risk. Science Advances, 7:eabf9967. | Abstract May 2021
Hamel O, Sethi SA, Wadsworth TF. (2009) Status and future prospects for Lingcod in waters off Washington, Oregon, and California as assessed in 2009. In Pacific Fishery Management Council, 2009. Status of Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery through 2009 and Recommendations for Accepted Biological Catches for 2009. | Publisher Website July 2009
Doyle MW, Stanley EH, Orr CH, Selle AR, Sethi SA, Harbor JM. (2005) Stream ecosystem response to small dam removal: lessons from the Heartland. Geomorphology 71:227-44. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.04.011 | Abstract October 2005
Cusack C, Sethi SA, Rice A, Warren J, Fujita R, Ingles J, Flores J, Garchitorena E, Mesa SV. (2021) Marine ecotourism for small pelagics provides alternative income generating activities to fisheries in a tropical community. Biological Conservation, 261:109242. | Abstract September 2021
Cook GM, Prince DJ, O’Rourke SM, King TL, Miller MR, Lewis CJ, Eackles MS, Lemons PR, Sethi SA, Olsen JB, Wenburg JK. (2020) A little SNP of this, a little SNP of that: the discovery of 116 single nucleotide polymorphism markers to enable the rapid identification of individual Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). Conservation Genetics Resources, 12:555-565. | Abstract October 2020
Clark SC, Tanner TL, Sethi SA, Bentley KT, Schindler DE. (2015) Migration timing of adult Chinook salmon into the Togiak River (Alaska) watershed: Is there evidence for stock structure? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:829-836. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2015.1031281 | Abstract June 2015
Carey M, Sethi SA, Larsen S, Rich C. (2016) A primer on potential impacts, management priorities, and future directions for Elodea spp. in high latitude systems: learning from the Alaskan experience. Hydrobiologia 777:1-19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-016-2767-x | Abstract September 2016
Calvert J, McGonigle C, Sethi SA, Harris B, Quinn R, Grabowski J. Dynamic occupancy modelling of temperate marine fish in area-based closures. Ecology and evolution 8:10192-10205. | Abstract September 2018
Buchanan B, Sethi SA, Cuppett S, Lung M, Jackman G, Zarri L, Duvall E, Dietrich J, Sullivan P, Dominitz A, Archibald J, Flecker A, Rahm B. (2022) A machine learning approach to identify barriers in stream networks demonstrates high prevalence of unmapped riverine dams. Journal of Environmental Management, 302:113952. | Abstract January 2022
Brown T, Sethi SA, Rudstam L, Holden J, Connerton M, Gorsky D, Karboski CT, Chalupnicki M, Sard NM, Roseman EF, Prindle SE, Sanderson JM, Evans TM, Cooper A, Reinhart DJ, Davis C, Weidel B. (2022) Contemporary spatial extent and environmental drivers of larval coregonine distributions across Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research 48:359–370. | Abstract April 2022
Bradley C, Sethi SA, Ashline J, Gerken J. (2017) Cohort-specific variation in juvenile coho salmon habitat use. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 26:695-706. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12317 | Abstract October 2017
Beever E, Sethi SA, Prange IS, DellaSalla DA. Chapter I: Introduction, in Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity: Scale, Context, and Nature. E. Beever (Ed.), Taylor and Francis, New York. | Abstract August 2020
Beatty WS, Lemons PR, Sethi SA, Everett J, Lewis CJ, Lynn RJ, Cook GM, Garlich-Miller JL, Wenburg JK. (2020) Panmixia in a sea ice-associated marine mammal: evaluating genetic structure of the Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) at multiple spatial scales. Journal of Mammalogy 101:755-765. | Abstract July 2020
Andres KA, Sethi SA, Lodge D, Andres J. (2021) Nuclear eDNA estimates population allele frequencies and abundance in experimental mesocosms and field samples. Molecular Ecology, 30:658-697. | Abstract February 2021
Andres K, Sethi SA, Duskey E, Lepak JM, Rice AN, Estabrook B, Fitzpatrick K, George E, Marcy-Quay B, Paufve M, Perkins K, Scofield AE. (2020) Seasonal habitat use indicates depth may mediate the potential for invasive round goby impacts in inland lakes. Freshwater Biology 65:1337-1347. | Abstract August 2020
Almeida R, Shi Q, Gomes-Selman JM, Barros N, Forsberg B, Garcia-Villacorta R, Hamilton SK, Melack JM, Perez G, Sethi SA, Gomes CP, Flecker AS. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions of Amazon hydropower with optimal dam planning. Nature Communications 12:4281 | Abstract September 2019
Almeida R, Fleischmann A, Brêda JPF, Cardoso DS, Angarita H, Collischonn W, Forsberg B, García-Villacorta R, Hamilton SK, Hannam PM, Paiva R, Poff NL, Sethi SA, Shi Q, Gomes C, Flecker AS. (2021) Climate change may impair electricity generation and economic viability of future Amazon hydropower. Global Environmental Change, 71:102383. | Abstract November 2021
Heilpern S, Sethi SA, Barthem RB, Doria CRC, Garcia-Vasquez A, Goulding M, Isaac V, Batista V, Duponchelle F, Naeem S, Flecker AS (2022) Biodiversity underpins fisheries resilience to exploitation in the Amazon river basin. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 389:20220726 | Abstract July 2022
Project Completion Date
Balancing environmental and nutritional tradeoffs of expanding Amazonian aquaculture December 2023
Improving the accuracy of USGS’s acoustic fish abundance estimates using high endurance autonomous vehicles August 2025
Using engineered DNA to assess spatial and temporal variation in eDNA as a measure of the temporal and spatial variation of biodiversity December 2022
Integration of molecular methods into predator diet analyses to advance understanding of juvenile Chinook salmon predation mortality in the Delta June 2021
Strategies for climate-ready fishing communities: optimal fishing portfolios for changing ocean ecosystems February 2023
Restoring fish community resilience to support ecosystem stability in the Great Lakes: Cisco restoration in Keuka Lake April 2024
Conservation finance for fisheries December 2018
Testing the feasibility of acoustic sensors to estimate sardine biomass to facilitate science-based fishery management in the Philippines December 2018
Managing for long term sustainability of seafood production from bottomtendered wild capture fisheries: evaluating tradeoffs between spatial closures versus gear modification January 2022
Characterizing the ecological niche of round goby June 2019
What role to invasive round goby have in the contaminant cycle? June 2021
Lake Ontario salmonid management risk assessment: refinement of predator-prey models June 2022
Quantifying coregonid habitat-use across space and time to inform assessment and restoration June 2022
How many cooks in the kitchen? Evaluating the potential of DNA mixture models to infer counts from fish and wildlife genetic samples October 2016
Great Lakes Cisco spawning habitat assessment December 2019
Brown, Taylor
Master's
tab289@cornell.edu

Fitzpatrick, Kimberly
PhD
kbf53@cornell.edu

Koeberle, Alex
PhD
alk239@cornell.edu

Smeltz, T. Scott
PhD
ts428@cornell.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
“The role of invasive Round Goby in the Great Lakes basin,” J Lepak et al. (SA Sethi 2nd) NY Chapter American Fisheries Society, Cooperstown, NY February 2018
“The impact of predator-prey dynamics on the future sustainability of an intensively managed fishery’” K Fitzpatrick et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Department of Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium, online conference, February 2021. February 2021
“The global habitat cost of wild seafood production: solutions to overcome these tradeoffs,” TS Smeltz et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, AK. January 2020
“Spawning habitat and reproductive strategies of Cisco in the Great Lakes,” M Paurve et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), NY Chapter American Fisheries Society, Poughkeepsie, NY. February 2019
“Spawning and incubation habitat of Cisco (Coregonus artedi) in the Great Lakes,” M Paufve et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toronto, Canada. June 2018
“Secondary effects and fate of fluridone used to eradicate Elodea.” J Morton et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Annual Invasive Species Workshop of the AK Committee for Invasives Management, Anchorage, AK. October 2017
“Seascape-level fishing impacts modeling to assess tradeoffs between spatial closures and gear modifications,” T Smeltz et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), International Council for Exploration of the Sea FTFB Working Group, Hirtshals, Denmark. June 2018
“Responding to ecosystem transformation: Resist, Accept, or Direct?” L Thompson et al. (SA Sethi 15th), Joint AFS-TWS National Meeting, Reno NV. October 2019
“Regional and local drivers combine to structure mussel growth and mortality,” SA Sethi et al. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, AK. January 2018
“Rapid response for invasive waterweeds in temperate lakes: assessment of collateral ecological impacts from herbicide treatments,” SA Sethi et al., NY Chapter American Fisheries Society, Cooperstown, NY February 2018
“Rapid response for invasive waterweeds in high latitude systems: assessment of collateral impacts from herbicide treatment,” SA Sethi et al., Western Division American Fisheries Society, Anchorage, AK. May 2018
“Predator‐prey population dynamics model for Lake Ontario salmon management.,” K Fitzpatrick & SA Sethi, NY Chapter American Fisheries Society, Cooperstown, NY February 2018
“Predator-prey population dynamics modeling for Chinook salmon and alewife in Lake Ontario,” KB Fitzpatrick et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), NY American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Lake Placid, NY. February 2020
“Predator-prey population dynamics modeling for Chinook salmon and alewife in Lake Ontario,” K Fitzpatrick et al. (SA Sethi 8th), International Association for Great Lakes Research, Brockport, NY. June 2019
“Predator-prey population dynamics modeling for Chinook Salmon and Alewife in Lake Ontario” K. Fitzpatrick et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), NY American Fisheries Society, online conference, February 2021. February 2021
“Predator-prey population dynamics model for Chinook Salmon management,” K Fitzpatrick & SA Sethi. Lake Ontario Technical Committee annual meeting, Clayton, NY. November 2017
“Observing halibut survival after trawler deck-release with satellite tags.” C Rose et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), North Pacific Fishery Management Council, Anchorage, AK. October 2017
“Observing halibut survival after trawler deck-release with satellite tags,” C. Rose et al. (SA Sethi 5th). International Flatfish Symposium, St Malo, France November 2017
“Novel environmental DNA methods for monitoring population genetics of an invasive species,” K Andres et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Society for Freshwater Science, Salt Lake City, UT. May 2019
“Novel eDNA methods for monitoring the population genetics of invasive species,” K Andres et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), International Association for Great Lakes Research, Brockport, NY. June 2019
“Navigating tradeoffs between hydropower proliferation and ecosystem services across the Amazon basin using a computational sustainability approach,” AS Flecker et al. (SA Sethi 6th), Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference 2020. August 2020
“Multispecies statistical catch at age stock assessment model for Lake Ontario fisheries: indicators of predator prey balance” K Fitzpatrick et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Lake Ontario Technical Committee, invited seminar, July 2021. July 2021
“Moving to a lake-wide understanding of early life-history habitat for Lake Ontario Coregonines,” T Brown et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), NY Chapter American Fisheries Society, Poughkeepsie, NY. February 2019
“Monitoring survival of trawler deck-released pacific halibut using satellite reporting accelerometer tags,” C. Rose et al. (SA Sethi 4th), Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, AK. January 2018
“Modeling Chinook salmon population dynamics in Lake Ontario,” K Fitzpatrick et al. (SA Sethi 7th), NY Chapter American Fisheries Society, Poughkeepsie, NY. February 2019
“Minimizing cost and uncertainty: assessing marking techniques to distinguish stocked and wild fish” K Fitzpatrick et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), International Association for Great Lakes Research, online conference, May 2021. May 2021
“MSCAA model for Lake Ontario: predator prey dynamics update,” K Fitzpatrick et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Lake Ontario Technical Committee Predator-Prey Science workshop, invited seminar, September 2021. September 2021
“Life history informed watershed connectivity restoration: win-win investments into salmon ecology,” SA Sethi, invited lecture, Alaska Pacific Univesity, Anchorage, AK. January 2018
“Life history consequences of connectivity loss for salmon bearing watersheds: juvenile coho salmon growth” SA Sethi et al., Cornell Biological Field Station, invited seminar, April 2021. April 2021
“Launch of the first CPIC Conservation Finance report” J Baralon, J Tobin, SA Sethi, Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation Members Meeting, invited presentation, September 2021. September 2021
“Is environmental DNA ready for population genetics? Estimating genetic diversity and absolute abundance of an invasive species with nuclear eDNA,” KJ Andres et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference 2020. August 2020
“Innovation across scales to support ecosystem assessment and management,” SA Sethi, invited lecture, U of AK. October 2018
“Guiding principles for managing ecosystem transformation,” A Lynch et al. (SA Sethi 15th), Joint AFS-TWS National Meeting, Reno NV. October 2019
“Genetic structure of the Pacific walrus at multiple spatial scales,” W Beatty et al. (<b>SA Sethi</b> 3<sup>rd</sup>), Joint AFS-TWS National Meeting, Reno NV. October 2019
“Fishing down the food chain: the state of our fisheries,” SA Sethi. Invited lecture, Introduction to Conservation Science (NTRES 2670), Cornell University, NY. November 2017
“Fisheries connectivity optimization under Amazon hydropower proliferation,” Q. Shi et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Computation Sustainability Net working group on Amazon Dams annual meeting, Miami, FL. March 2018
“Financing nature,” SA Sethi et al., Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference 2020. August 2020
“Financing Nature: expert discussion of mechanisms and milestones,” J Tobin et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Invited keynote presentation, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, online distributed platform, October 2020. October 2020
“Expanding the feasibility of fish and wildlife assessments with close-kin mark-recapture,” B Marcy-Quay et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), NY American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Lake Placid, NY. February 2020
“Estimating the number of contributors to DNA mixtures provides a novel tool for ecology,” SA Sethi et al., NY Chapter American Fisheries Society, Poughkeepsie, NY. February 2019
“Estimating survival and movement of stocked juvenile Coregonines using small acoustic tags,” G Scholten et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), International Association for Great Lakes Research, Brockport, NY. June 2019
“Estimating denning date of wolves with daily movement and GPS location fix failure,” P. Walsh et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Anchorage, AK. March 2018
“Efficiently optimizing for dendritic connectivity on tree-structured networks in a multi-objective framework,” Q Shi et al. (SA Sethi 4th), Conference on Computing & Sustainable Societies, Menlo Park, CA. June 2018
“Efficiently approximating the Pareto frontier in multi-objective optimization problems: Insights from hydropower dam placement in the Amazon Basin,” Q Shi et al. (SA Sethi 9th), Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference 2020. August 2020
“Determining how Elodea spp. impacts fish performance in Subarctic food webs” M. Carey et al. (SA Sethi 3rd), AK American Fisheries Society, online conference, March 2021. March 2021
“Dams and greenhouse gases: Is hydropower a green alternative in the Amazon?,” R Almeida et al. (SA Sethi 6th), Congreso AQUATROP, Quito, Ecuador. July 2018
“Damming the Amazon: evaluating tradeoffs between hydropower and ecosystem services using a computation sustainability approach,” A. Flecker et al. (SA Sethi 4th), Society for Freshwater Science, Detroit, MI. May 2018
“DNA mixtures for ecology,” SA Sethi et al., Western Division American Fisheries Society, Anchorage, AK. May 2018
“Contemporary spatial extent and environmental drivers of larval coregonine distributions across Lake Ontario” T Brown et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), State of Lake Ontario Conference, International Association for Great Lakes Research, online conference, March 2021. March 2021
“Contemporary spatial extent and environmental drivers of larval Coregonine distributions across Lake Ontario,” T Brown et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), NY American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Lake Placid, NY. February 2020
“Community consequences of indiscriminate overharvest in large tropical rivers,” S Heilpern et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Ecological Society of America, Louisville, KY. August 2019
“Community consequences of indiscriminate overfishing in large tropical rivers,” S Heilpern et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Society for Freshwater Science, Salt Lake City, UT. May 2019
“Combining fisheries surveys to inform marine species distribution modelling,” M Moriarty et al. (SA Sethi 5th), 2nd Annual Ecology and Evolution Ireland Conference, Galway, Ireland. January 2019
“Chinook Salmon and Alewife:A predator-prey approach to fisheries management,” Fitzpatrick K, SA Sethi, invited lecture, Tompkins County ‘In Your Own Backyard’ Science Symposium, Ithaca Public Library, Ithaca, NY. April 2019
“Characterizing the spawning and incubation habitat of Cisco Coregonus artedi in the Great Lakes,” M Paufve et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), NY Chapter American Fisheries Society, Cooperstown, NY February 2018
“Characterizing the ecological niche of invasive round goby in inland lakes,” SA Sethi et al., International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toronto, Canada. June 2018
“Characterizing the ecological niche of invasive round goby in Cayuga Lake,” SA Sethi et al. Finger Lakes Research Conference, Geneva, NY. November 2017
“Balancing predator consumption and prey availability in an intensively managed fishery: a multispecies statistical catch-at-age model for lake ontario,” KB Fitzpatric et al. (SA Sethi 11th), American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference 2020. September 2020
“As if it wasn’t already hard enough: dealing with imperfect detection in ecological data,” SA Sethi, Invited Seminar at Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK. May 2018
“A seascape scale fishing impacts model to assess tradeoffs between spatial closures and gear modifications,” T Smeltz et al. (SA Sethi 2nd), Western Division American Fisheries Society, Anchorage, AK. May 2018
“A seascape scale fishing impacts model to assess tradeoffs between spatial closures and gear modifications,” S Smeltz, SA Sethi, B Harris. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, AK. January 2018
“A rapid social threshold may lead to long-term ecological transformation by invasive hippos in Colombia,” SA Sethi et al., Joint AFS-TWS National Meeting, Reno NV. October 2019
Sethi SA 2016. “Global fisheries status update: ecological, economic, and social dimensions,” Invited lecture, Introduction to Conservation Science (NTRES 2670), Cornell University, NY. November 2016
SA Sethi et al. 2017 “High value of life history information for watershed connectivity restoration,” NY Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Buffalo, NY. February 2017
SA Sethi et al. 2016. "Taking salmon ecology through to optimal management decisions: fish passage restoration in Alaska," Invited Lecture, Cornell Biological Field Station. July 2016
SA Sethi et al. 2016. "Oceanscape models inform policy options to manage seafloor impact from commercial fishing," Computational Sustainability Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. July 2016
SA Sethi et al. 2016. "Informed management: optimal fish passage restoration decisions for Pacific Salmon in Alaska," Invited Lecture, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, NY. September 2016
SA Sethi et al. 2016. "Implementing change in the North Pacific bottom trawl groundfish fishery: sweep modifications success," International Council for Exploration of the Sea, Fish Technology and Fish Behavior Working Group Annual Meeting, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. April 2016
SA Sethi et al. 2016. "For the fish and by the fish: integrating life history into optimal aquatic barrier mitigation decisions," Computation Sustainability Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca NY. July 2016
SA Sethi et al. 2016. "Estimation of juvenile salmonid age and growth from routinely collected fork length data," Invited talk, AFS NY Student Chapter, Cornell University, NY. October 2016
R Pendleton et al. (SA Sethi 6th). 2017. “Seasonal distribution and habitat associations of Shortnose Sturgeon in the Hudson River estuary,” NY Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Buffalo, NY. February 2017
P Walsh et al. (SA Sethi 2nd). 2017 “Estimating denning date of wolves with daily movement and gps location fix failure.” The Wildlife Society national meeting, Albuquerque, NM. September 2017
M Paufve et al. (SA Sethi 4th). 2017. “Investigating habitat suitability for Cisco (Coregonus artedi) spawning and egg incubation.” IAGLR annual meeting, Detroit, MI. April 2017
M Paufve et al. (SA Sethi 2nd). 2017. “Describing suitable spawning habitat of Cisco (Coregonus artedi) in the Great Lakes and informing restoration efforts in Lake Ontario,” NY Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Buffalo, NY. February 2017
M Paufve et al. (SA Sethi 2nd). 2017. “Characterizing the ecological niche of Cisco (Coregonus artedi) spawning and egg incubation habitat.” International Coregonid Symposium, Bayfield, WI. September 2017
L Sztukowski et al. (SA Sethi 8th). 2017. “Nearshore marine consumer responses to changing prey: combining quantitative and qualitative model input into a conceptual framework,” AK Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, AK. January 2017
J Hagan et al. (SA Sethi 3rd). 2017. “Assessing the accuracy of Landsat derived stream temperatures for use in juvenile salmonid habitat assessments on the Anchor River, Alaska.” AK Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Fairbanks, AK. March 2017
J Ashline et al. (SA Sethi 2nd). 2017. “Where do they go and how do they get there? Juvenile coho salmon overwinter habitat selections.” AK Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Fairbanks, AK. March 2017
D Monson et al. (SA Sethi 6th). 2017. “Understanding trophic relationships of sea otters and their effects on demographic attributes.” Sea Otter Conservation Workshop, Seattle, WA. March 2017
D Esler et al. (SA Sethi 7th). 2016. “Barrow’s Goldeneye demographic responses to changing mussel conditions on wintering areas: a conceptual model exercises,” Alaska Bird Conference, Cordova, AK. December 2016
C Rose et al. (SA Sethi 7th). 2017. “Satellite tags to measure halibut survival after trawler deck release,” Groundfish Forum annual captain’s meeting, Seattle, WA. January 2017
B Harris et al. (SA Sethi 4th). 2017. “Seascape-scale modelling of benthic habitat disturbance from commercial fishing activities.” AK Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Fairbanks, AK. March 2017
A Nimick et al. (SA Sethi 5th). 2017. “Fishing effects in 3D – it’s not all about bottom contact anymore.” AK Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Fairbanks, AK. March 2017
TS Smeltz et al. (SA Sethi 4th). 2017. “Seascape-scale modelling of benthic habitat disturbance from commercial fishing activities,”NY Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Buffalo, NY. February 2017