EDUCATION

Ph.D., School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA, USA (2014-2019)

M.S., School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA, USA (2010-2013)

B.S., Marine Science, School of Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, China (2006-2010)

EXPERIENCES

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2019–present), Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT

Graduate Research Assistant (2010–2019), School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Liu, C., Jia, Y., Onat, Y., Ilia, A., Cifuentes-Lorenzen, A.,Ilia, A., McCardell, G., Fake, T., O’Donnell, J. (2020) Estimating the annual exceedance probability of water levels and wave heights from high resolution coupled wave-circulation models in Long Island Sound. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering:8(7):475. doi:10.3390/jmse8070475 (open access).

Liu, C., Bank, C., Kersula, M., Cowles, G.W., Zemeckis, D.R., Cadrin, S.X, McGuire, C. (2019), Movements of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of Maine based on geolocation. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 76(7):2020-2032, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsz169 (open access, Editor’s Choice)

Liu, C., Cowles, G.W., Zemeckis, D.R., Fay, G., Le Bris, A., Cadrin, S.X. (2019), A hardware-accelerated particle filter for the geolocation of demersal fish. Fisheries Research, 213C(2019):160-171. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2019.01.019. [Accepted manuscript]

Liu, C., Cowles, G., Zemeckis, D.R., Cadrin, S.X, and Dean, M.J. (2017), Validation of a hidden Markov model for the geolocation of Atlantic cod. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 74(11): 1862-1877. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2016-0376. [Accepted manuscript]

Zemeckis, D.R., Liu, C., Cowles, G.W., Dean, M.J., Hoffman, W.S., Martins, D., and Cadrin, S.X. (2017), Seasonal movements and connectivity of an Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) spawning component in the western Gulf of Maine. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 74(6):1780–1796. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw190 [download PDF]

Liu, C., Cowles, G., Churchill, J. and Stokesbury, K. (2015), Connectivity of the bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Fisheries Oceanography, 24(4):364–382. doi:10.1111/fog.12114 [PDF]

DeCelles, G., Cowles, G., Liu, C., and Cadrin, S. (2015), Modeled transport of winter flounder larvae spawned in coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine. Fisheries Oceanography, 24(5):430–444. doi:10.1111/fog.12120 [request PDF]

Hall, V.A., Liu, C., and Cadrin, S.X. (2015), The impact of the second seasonal spawn on the Nantucket population of the northern bay scallop. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 7(1):419–433. doi:10.1080/19425120.2015.1065301 [open access PDF]

Thesis/Dissertation

Liu, C. (2019). Geolocation methods for demersal fish species using archival tagging data. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA. [PDF]

Liu, C. (2014). Quantifying connectivity in Buzzards Bay with application to the study of recruitment variability in the bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) Master’s thesis. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.4007.6965.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Liu, C., Jia, Y., Onat, Y., Ilia, A., Cifuentes-Lorenzen, A., Fake, T., O’Donnell, J. Modeling return periods of strong storms for Resilient Connecticut. Ocean Sciences Meeting. Feb. 2020, San Diego, CA (Poster presentation)

Liu, C., Bank, C., Cowles, G., Zemeckis, D., Cadrin, S., and McGuire, C., Tagging and Geolocation of Atlantic Halibut Off Cape Cod Using Pop-up Satellite Archival Tags. American Fisheries Society 148th Annual Meeting. Aug. 2018, Atlantic City, NJ (Oral presentation)

Liu, C. and Cowles, G., A Particle Filter Geolocation Method With Hardware Acceleration For Demersal Fish. American Fisheries Society 148th Annual Meeting. Aug. 2018, Atlantic City, NJ (Poster presentation)

Liu, C., Bank, C., Cowles, G., Zemeckis, D., Cadrin, S., and McGuire, C., Pop-Up Satellite Archival Tagging and Geolocation of Atlantic Halibut off Cape Cod. American Fisheries Society Southern New England Chapter 2018 Winter Meeting. Jan. 2018, New Bedford, MA (Poster presentation)

Liu, C. and Cowles, G., A GPU-accelerated particle filter geolocation method for demersal fish using archival tagging data. ICES Annual Science Conference. Sep. 2017, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Oral presentation)

Liu, C. and Cowles, G., Developing and validating a GPU-accelerated geolocation method for groundfish using the particle filter. American Fisheries Society Southern New England Chapter 50th Anniversary Meeting. Feb. 2017, Mystic, CT (Poster presentation)

Liu, C., Cowles, G., Zemeckis, D., Cadrin, S. and Dean, M., Development and Validation of an HMM-based Geolocation Method Using Archival Tagging Data for Atlantic Cod. American Fisheries Society 146th Annual Meeting. Aug. 2016, Kansas City, MO (Oral presentation)

Liu, C., Cowles, G., Zemeckis, D., Cadrin, S. and Dean, M., Geolocation of Atlantic cod off New England using archival tagging data and hidden Markov models. International Statistical Ecology Conference. Jun. 2016, Seattle, WA (Oral presentation)

Liu, C., Cowles, G., Zemeckis, D., Cadrin, S. and Dean, M., Developing and validating geolocation methods for groundfish species off New England. 2015 The Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine (RARGOM) Annual Science Meeting. Oct. 2015, Portsmouth, NH (Poster presentation)

Liu, C., Cowles, G., Zemeckis, D. and Cadrin, S., Developing and validating geolocation methods for groundfish species off New England. American Fisheries Society 145th Annual Meeting. Aug. 2015, Portland, OR (Poster presentation)

Liu, C., Cowles, G. and Churchill, J., Quantifying Connectivity in Buzzards Bay with Application to the Study of Recruitment Variability in the Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians). American Fisheries Society Southern New England Chapter 2013 Summer Meeting. Jun. 2013, Bristol, RI (Oral presentation)

Liu, C., Cowles, G. and Churchill, J., Quantifying Connectivity in Buzzards Bay with Application to the Study of Recruitment Variability in the Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians). NOAA NEFSC 32nd Milford Aquaculture Seminar. Mar. 2012, Westbrook, CT (Poster presentation)

Other conference contributions:

Zemeckis, D.R., Dean, M.J., Hoffman, Liu, C., Cowles, G., Martins, D., Kerr, L., Armstrong, M.P., and Cadrin, S.X. Implications of Atlantic cod seasonal movements and population connectivity for fishery management and stock assessment in the Gulf of Maine. ICES 2015 Annual Science Conference, Sep. 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

DeCelles, G., Cowles, G., Liu, C. and Cadrin, S. Spawning site selection by winter flounder in the Gulf of Maine: Implications for connectivity and recruitment. American Fisheries Society 144th Annual Meeting, Aug. 2014, Quebec City, Canada

MEDIA

Flatfish Forays - Investigating Atlantic halibut movements. On The Water, New England Edition. March 2020.

SMAST researchers employ new methods of fish geolocation. The Standard Times. Oct. 10, 2015.

Contact

email: chang[AT]changliu.co

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