David M. Keith
Research Scientist
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Dr. David Keith is a Research Scientist in the Scallop and Benthic Habitat Unit with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. His primary research focus is to develop methods in which environmental considerations are incorporated into the science advice provided to fisheries management, with an emphasis on Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten Magellanicus). This research is multidisciplinary and has led to collaborations with a diverse team of oceanographers, statisticians, resource managers, and fisheries scientists. For Dr. Keith, the principle goal of these collaborations is the development of the next generation of stock assessment models that will explicitly incorporate habitat and spatial information into the stock assessment framework.  In addition, he is using techniques developed in these collaborations to improve our understanding of future shifts in species distributions and to quantify the impact of fisheries on species of conservation concern.

Areas of Expertise:

Fisheries Science

Stock Assessment

Spatiotemporal modelling