Welcome to the TRACE Lab at Louisiana State University. We investigate species and ecosystem-level questions, of fishes inhabiting headwater streams to coastal and offshore habitats. We ask basic questions about reproductive biology and strategies, stock structure, and life history; however, we simultaneously investigate macroscale ecological drivers. For example, we may use multiple data sets to inform transboundary and continental-scale ecological patterns, such as cross-scale interactions (CSIs). A diversity of statistical analyses are used, with a focus on hierarchical models and Bayesian estimation procedures for improving some of the historical shortcomings of statistical modeling (all while producing reproducible research). We collaborate with a wide range of academic agency personnel, in order to help maximize the use of data and make new discoveries.
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