Bryce Mecum

Curriculum Vitae

Bryce Douglas Mecum
Juneau, Alaska, 99801
Email: brycemecum@gmail.com
GitHub: @amoeba

Education

2017
M.S. Fisheries, University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau, AK, USA

Committee Chairs: Milo Adkison, Terrance J. Quinn, II

Thesis emphasis: Research on Yukon River Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) management. I developed a set of models and accompanying tools to generate pre-season forecasts of upriver migration timing.
2010
B.S. Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA

Research: Advised by Dr. Benjamin Miner, I developed a Ruby on Rails application that generated customized field guides for intertidal organisms in the Puget Sound area.

Work Experience

2015 →
Scientific Software Engineer, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
2011 – 12
Fish & Wildlife Technician III, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Wildlife Division, Juneau, AK, USA

Bat and deer research. Worked as part of a field crew on Chichagof Island, AK, USA conducting deer research on Sitka Black-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis). Transitioned to a team conducting research on the multiple bat species of the Juneau, AK, USA area. Conducted acoustic monitoring, mist-netting, and radiotelemetry. Developed a database to manage GPS, acoustic, and other data related to this project.

Teaching

May, 2015
R Workshop on ggplot2, Juneau, Alaska, USA.
October, 2014
Mendeley Workshop, SFOS, Juneau, Alaska, USA.
March 2014
R Workshop on ggplot2, plyr, and reshape2, SFOS, Juneau, Alaska, USA.

Field Skills

Identification of juvenile Pacific salmon, mist-netting, radiotelemetry, skiff operation, beach seining, gill-netting, age-sex-length sampling of Pacific salmon, photo-identification of whales.

Trainings / Workshops

October, 2014
Stock Synthesis, Ian Taylor, 2014 Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheies Society, Juneau, AK, USA (2 days)
March, 2012
Stable Isotopes, Dr. Scott Carlton, 2012 Meeting of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, Jackson Hole, WY, USA (1 day)

Public Presentations

October, 2014
2014 Annual Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Juneau, Alaska, USA
Forecasting the Upriver Migration of Yukon River Chinook Salmon
April, 2014
Undergraduate Seminar, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, Alaska, USA
Predicting relative abundance and timing of Chinook salmon along the Yukon River
April, 2014
Yukon Interagency Meeting, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Predicting relative abundance and timing of Chinook salmon along the Yukon River
April, 2014
2014 Student Symposium, University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau, AK, USA
Predicting relative abundance and timing of Chinook salmon along the Yukon River
April, 2013
2013 Student Symposium, University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau, AK, USA
An In-Season Run Timing Prediction Model for Yukon River Chinook Salmon

Posters

October, 2013
2013 Annual Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
An In-Season Run Timing Prediction Model for Yukon River Chinook Salmon
October, 2012
2012 Annual Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Kodiak, Alaska, USA
An In-Season Run Timing Prediction Model for Yukon River Chinook Salmon

Honors / Awards

2013
Best Student Poster, Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society