Fellow: Awarded 1987
Field of Study: Applied Mathematics
Competition: US & Canada
Marc Mangel is Distinguished Professor of Mathematical Biology and Director of the Center for Stock Assessment Research at the University of California Santa Cruz, where he has served since 1996. At Santa Cruz, he has also directed the Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (1996-1999), served as Associate Vice Chancellor, Planning and Programs (1997-1999), and chaired the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (2007-09). On 1 September 2009, he assumed position of Vice Chair of the Santa Cruz Division of the UC Academic Senate.
From 1980 to 1996, Mr. Mangel was at the University of California Davis, where he served as Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor for eight years in the Department of Mathematics and eight years in the Department of Zoology/Section of Evolution and Ecology. He chaired the Department of Mathematics (1984-1989) and was founding Director of the Center for Population Biology (1989-1993).
His awards include the Koopman Paper Prize from the Operations Research Society of America, 1982; the JASA Applications Paper from the American Statistical Association, 1983; the Joseph Myerhoff Fellowship, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1987; Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, Oxford University, 1988; George Gund Foundation Distinguished Environmental Scholar,1992; Distinguished Statistical Ecologist, International Association for Ecology, 1998; Mote Eminent Scholar, Florida State University, 2000; Fellow, California Academy of Sciences, 2000; Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003;UCSC Academic Senate Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003; Frohlich Fellow at CSIRO Hobart, 2006; Astor Lecturer, University of Oxford, 2007; Kaeser Lecturer University of Wisconsin, 2008; and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2009.
Mr. Mangel has numerous journal publications and books that include Decision and Control in Uncertain Resource Systems (1985, Academic), Dynamic Modeling in Behavioral Ecology (with Colin Clark, 1988, Princeton), The Ecological Detective. Confronting models with data (with Ray Hilborn, 1997, Princeton), Dynamic State Variable Models in Ecology: Methods and Applications (with Colin Clark, 2000, Oxford), and The Theoretical Biologist's Toolbox. Quantitative methods for ecology and evolutionary biology (Cambridge, 2007). He edited Classics of Theoretical Biology (A Special Issue of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. Part I: Volume 52 Numbers 1,2. Part II: Volume 53, Numbers 1,2), Sex Allocation and Sex Change: Experiments and Models (Lectures on Mathematics in the Life Sciences, Volume 22), and "Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Krill," Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 57(Supplement 3).
He has supervised more than fifty undergraduate research projects or senior theses, 19 Ph.D. students, and twenty-six postdoctoral colleagues.