Assistant research scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


current projects and research






Insights into neural network model architecture




Under construction..





Understanding structure and function of long term oceanic shifts through machine learning

Data compilation, database query, museum sampling, indicator species, machine learning, and visualization.




Sentiment analysis and natural language processing

NLP based longitudinal analysis of science and media corpora to enhance knowledge extraction



Modeling intentions to sanction among anglers in a catch-and-release recreational fishery for golden dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) in Salta, Argentina. In Review.

In recreational fisheries where formal enforcement is lacking, anglers themselves may play an important role in increasing C&R adoption through interpersonal sanctioning, i.e., self-policing. To date, little research has examined factors that predict anglers’ willingness to sanction others’ behavior in C&R fisheries.



Individual‐level behavioral responses of immature green turtles to snorkeler disturbance (Lucas P. Griffin, Jacob W. Brownscombe, Tyler O. Gagné, Alexander D. M. Wilson, Steven J. Cooke, and Andy J. Danylchuk). Oecologia 2016.


Evaluating the consequences of catch-and-release recreational angling on golden dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) in Salta, Argentina (Tyler O. Gagne, Kimberly L. Ovitz, Lucas P. Griffin, Jacob W. Brownscombe, Steven J. Cooke, Andy J. Danylchuk). Fisheries Research 2017.


Physiological stress and reflex impairment of recreationally angled bonefish in Puerto Rico (Jacob W. Brownscombe, Lucas P. Griffin, Tyler Gagne, Christopher R. Haak, Steven J. Cooke and Andy J. Danylchuk). Environmental Biology of Fish 2015.


Applying network methods to acoustic telemetry data: Modeling the movements of tropical marine fishes (J.T. Finn, J.W. Brownscombe, C.R. Haak, S.J. Cooke, R. Cormier, T. Gagne, A.J. Danylchuk)