Photo of Matt CatalanoDr. Matt Catalano

Assistant Professor

School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

Research

My research is focused on population dynamics and fisheries management. I am interested in demographic responses to harvesting, factors affecting recruitment of fishes, stock assessment and quantitative methods, management policy evaluation, risk analysis, structured decision making and adaptive management, and the ecosystem-level effects of exploitation.

Professional Affiliations

American Fisheries Society

Ecological Society of America

Auburn Chapter, American Fisheries Society

International Association for Great Lakes Research

Michigan Chapter, American Fisheries Society

Florida Chapter, American Fisheries Society

Wisconsin Chapter, American Fisheries Society

Illinois Chapter, American Fisheries Society

Honors & Awards

Honorable Mention, 2010, AT&T MSU Award Competition in Instructional Technology for online course: Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Natural Resources and Ecology, Michigan State University

Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2009, Program for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida

Best Student Presentation Award, 2009, Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Conference

Ph.D. Student of the Year Award, 2008, University of Florida, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Roger Rottmann Scholarship, Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, 2008

Best Paper Award, 2007, North American Journal of Fisheries Management

University of Florida Alumni Fellowship, 2005-2009

Graduate Cum Laude, Miami University, 1997

Catalano, M. J. and M. S. Allen. 2011. Exploring fish removal strategies for biomanipulation that account for uncertainty in the strength of density dependence of target species. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:1153-1162.

Allen, M. S., M. W. Rogers, M. J. Catalano, and D. G. Gwinn. 2011. Evaluating the potential for stock size to limit recruitment in largemouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1093-1100.

Catalano, M. J. and M. S. Allen. 2011. A whole-lake density reduction to assess compensatory responses of gizzard shad. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68:955-968.

Tetzlaff, J. C., M. J. Catalano, M. S. Allen, and W. E. Pine, III. 2011. Evaluation of two methods for indexing fish year-class strength: catch-curve residuals and cohort method. Fisheries Research 109: 303-310.

Catalano, M. J. and M. S. Allen. 2010. A size- and age-structured model to estimate fish recruitment, growth, mortality, and gear selectivity. Fisheries Research 105:38-45.

Catalano, M. J., M. S. Allen, M. H. Schaus, D. Buck, J. Beaver. 2010. Evaluating short-term effects of omnivorous fish removal on water quality and zooplankton at a subtropical lake. Hydrobiologia 165:159-169.

Bonvechio, K. I., M. J. Catalano, R. E. Sawyer, S. Crawford. 2009. Determining sample size for monitoring fish communities using electrofishing in three Florida lakes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 16:409-412.

Catalano, M. J., A. C. Dutterer, W. E. Pine, III, and M. S. Allen. 2009. Effects of variable mortality and recruitment on performance of catch-curve residuals as indicators of fish year class strength. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:295-305.

Allen, M. S., P. Brown, J. Douglas, W. Fulton, M. J. Catalano. 2009. An assessment of recreational fishery harvest policies for Murray cod in southeast Australia. Fisheries Research 95:260-267.

Binion, G. R., M. S. Allen, M. J. Catalano, W. E. Pine III. 2009. Direct and indirect estimates of black crappie size selectivity to a common sampling gear: potential biases and limitations for assessment. Fisheries Research 95:47-54.

De Brabandere, L., M. J. Catalano, T. K. Frazer, M. S. Allen. 2009. Stable isotope evidence of ontogenetic changes in the diet of gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum). Journal of Fish Biology 74:105-109.

Coggins, L. G., Jr., M. J. Catalano, M. S. Allen, W. E. Pine, III, and C. J. Walters. 2007. Effects of cryptic mortality and the hidden costs of using length limits in fishery management. Fish and Fisheries 8:196-210.

Catalano, M. J., M. A. Bozek, and T. D. Pellett. 2007. Effects of dam removal on fish assemblage structure and spatial distributions in the Baraboo River, Wisconsin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:519-530.

Stanley, E. H., M. J. Catalano, N. Mercado-Silva, C. H. Orr. 2007. Effects of dam removal on brook trout in a Wisconsin stream. River Research and Applications 23:792-798.

Catalano, M. J., M. S. Allen, and D. J. Murie. 2006. Effects of variable flows on water chemistry gradients and fish communities in the Hillsborough River, Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:108-118.

Catalano, M. J., S. R. Chipps, M. A. Bouchard, and D. H. Wahl. 2001. Evaluation of injectable fluorescent tags for marking centrarchid fishes: retention rate and effects on vulnerability to predation. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:911-917.