Hui Liu

Hui Liu

Assistant Professor

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Zooplankton processes in the ocean, population dynamics and interactions of marine fishes, quantitative fisheries research, statistical and numerical ecosystem modeling.


B.S. (Fisheries) Ocean University of Qingdao, China, 1992
M.S. (Marine Biology) Ocean University of Qingdao, China, 1995
M.S. (Statistics) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2008
Ph.D. (Oceanography) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006

Courses Taught

Biostatistics (MARB 303)
Seminar in Marine Biology (MARB 482)
Advanced Concepts in Marine Biology and Ecology (MARB 606)

Recent Publications

Liu H, Zhang X, Yang Q, Zuo T, Quigg A. 2017. Mesozooplankton dynamics in relation to environmental factors and juvenile fish in a subtropical estuary of the Gulf of Mexico.  Journal of Coastal Research doi: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-16-00155.1

Harford WJ, Karnauskas M, Walter JF, Liu H. 2017. Non-parametric modeling reveals environmental effects on bluefin tuna recruitment in Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans.  Fisheries Oceanography  doi:10.1111/fog.12205

Liu H, Karnauskas M, Zhang X, Linton B, Porch C. 2017. Forecasting dynamics of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  Fisheries Research 187:31–40.

Bi R, Liu H. 2017. Effects of variability among individuals on zooplankton population dynamics under environmental conditions.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 564: 9–28.

Pulver JR, Liu H, Scott-Denton E. 2016. Modeling community structure and species co-occurrences using fishery observer data.  ICES Journal of Marine Science 73:1750–1763.

Hu H, Wang J, Liu H, Goes J. 2016. Simulation of phytoplankton distributions and variations in the Bering-Chukchi Sea with a 3-D physical biological model,  Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans 121:4041–4055.

Doerr JC, Liu H, Minello TJ. 2016. Salinity selection by juvenile brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) and white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) in a gradient tank. Estuaries and Coasts 39:829–838.

Liu H, Bi H, Peterson WT. 2015.Large-scale forcing of environmental conditions on subarctic copepods in the northern California Current system.  Progress in Oceanography 134:404–412.

Glaser SM, Fogarty MJ, Liu H, Altman I, Hsieh C-h, Kaufman L, MacCall A, Rosenberg A, Ye H, Sugihara G. 2014. Dynamic complexity in coupled human-marine resource systems.  Fish and Fisheries 15:616–633.

Liu H, Fogarty MJ, Hare JA, Hsieh C-h, Glaser SM, Ye H, Deyle E, Sugihara G. 2014. Modeling dynamic interactions and coherence between marine zooplankton and fishes linked to environmental variability. Journal of Marine Systems 131:120–129.

Bi H, Ji R, Liu H, Jo Y-H, Hare JA. 2014. Decadal changes of zooplankton in the northeast coast of the United States.  PLoS ONE 9(1): e87720. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0087720

Liu H, Hopcroft RR, Bi H. 2013. Statistical modeling copepod growth rates: comparisons for data collections using the artificial cohort (AC) method.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 448:271–280.

Liu H, Fogarty MJ, Glaser SM, Altman I, Kaufman L, Rosenberg AA, Sugihara G. 2012. Nonlinear dynamic features and co-predictability in the Georges Bank fish community.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 464:195–207.