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Daisuke Goto

Daisuke Goto
Fish population ecology, food web ecology, and fisheries management in large lakes


My principal scientific interest and experience focus on understanding the sustainability of exploited fish populations in an ecosystem context as part of renewable natural resource conservation and management programs. I have been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary projects that aim to quantitatively assess how natural and human-induced stressors such as climate variability and harvesting may alter the sustainability of pelagic and demersal species exploited by commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries, and thus influence management policy decision-making.

My recent work entails statistical and mathematical modeling to assess spatial and temporal dynamics of exploited fish stocks and evaluate management strategies (management strategy evaluation) by integrating large-scale monitoring survey data with population, food web, and ecosystem dynamics models (spatially explicit individual-based models, State-space Assessment Model, Ecopath with Ecosim, etc.).



  • Research Fellow. Institute of Marine Research (Havforskningsinstituttet). Bergen. Norway.
  • Research Fellow. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Research Associate. Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Research Associate. School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
  • Research Associate. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
  • Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior; Program in Biology, The Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York. New York, New York, USA.
  • B.S. in Biology; Department of Biological Sciences, DePaul University. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Selected publications


Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Resources; Enheten för Stora sjöar
Telephone: +46104784286, +46730963232
Postal address:
Sötvattenslaboratoriet, Stångholmsvägen 2