Michael Wilberg

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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
P.O. Box 38
Solomons, Maryland 20688
Email: wilberg@umces.edu
Phone: 410-326-7273

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Fisheries Management, Management Stategy Evaluation, Stock Assessment, Participatory modeling with stakeholders, Population Estimation, Evaluation of statistical methods

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Mike Wilberg is a Professor of fisheries science at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory.  He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Fisheries and Wildlife.  He has conducted a variety of work on stock assessment methods development, management strategy evaluation, and effectiveness of regulations for species throughout North America including American eel, paddlefish, eastern oysters, blue crabs, king mackerel, summer flounder, and yellow perch.  He has served on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee since 2009 and has chaired the subcommittee charged with developing the MAFMC Acceptable Biological Catch control rule and evaluating its effectiveness.  His main research interests are in applying quantitative fisheries approaches to improve management. He is also active in international and regional fishery management and has served as a technical advisor to NOAA for ICCAT and has been invited to provide advice on a variety of management questions for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association, and Great Lakes Fishery Commission.   Dr. Wilberg also teaches a range of courses and workshops on population dynamics, fisheries management, stock assessment methods, statistics, and computer programming for graduate students and fishery professionals.


  • B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 1997
  • M.S. Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 2000
  • Ph.D. Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2005

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