CHI HIN “TIM” LAMResearch Scientist
University of Massachusetts at Boston
Dr Chi Hin Lam, or more commonly referred to as Tim, has comprehensive experiences in analyzing electronic tag data collected from tunas, billfishes to sharks in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Originally from Hong Kong, he has obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA and is currently working in the Large Pelagics Research Center (LPRC) of University of Massachusetts in Gloucester, MA. He has worked extensively in geo-positioning archival tags using light and sea surface temperature, and is committed to making all tools open source and accessible to the wider community for many years. He is a leading researcher in developing data management applications for maintaining and safeguarding the integrity of electronic tag data. He identifies empowering individual researchers with efficient, easy-to-use analytical models and tools to uncover underlying ecological patterns as his mission and unique contribution to science. His current work focuses on population-level dynamics, oceanographic associations and ecological drivers of movement of bluefin tuna in the Western Atlantic, using a long-term tagging data time series established by LPRC’s director Dr Molly Lutcavage since 1997. For more information, please check out http://tunalab.org.