Rajeev Kumar

ice_fishing2-KumarPostdoctoral Fellow
Policy and Ecosystem Restoration in Fisheries (PERF)



Rajeev is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow on ecosystem-based Pacific herring research project sponsored by NSERC Strategic Grant at the university of British Columbia (UBC) since 2015.

Rajeev obtained his Ph.D. degree from UBC in early 2015 for his work on modelling of Mille Lacs Lake fish populations for ecosystem-based management, in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR), Section of Fish Management, USA.

Before joining to UBC in late 2006, he completed his Master’s degree (M.F.Sc) in Fisheries Resource Management from the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India. His dissertation title was on the population dynamics and biology of Sciaenid Protonibea diacanthus from Mumbai waters”. In 2002, Rajeev graduated from the Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, India with a degree of Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc).

Contact Information

Email: r.kumar@oceans.ubc.ca

Selected Publications:

Kumar, R., Varkey, D., & Pitcher, T. (2016) Simulation of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion and evaluation of impacts on the Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota: An ecosystem model. Ecological Modelling, 333:68-76

Kumar, R., Surma S., Pitcher, T.J., Varkey, D., Lam, M.E., Ainsworth, C., and Pakhomov, E. (2016) An ecosystem model of the ocean around Haida Gwaii, northern British Columbia: Ecopath, Ecosim and Ecospace. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 24(2):76pp

Pitcher, T.J., Kumar, R., Lam, M.E., Surma, S. and Varkey, D. (2016) Spatial Modelling of the Haida Gwaii Ecosystem: Contributions to Haida Gwaii Marine Spatial Planning. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 24 (1):83pp

Kumar, R., Martell, S.M., Pitcher, T.J., Varkey, D.A. 2013. Temperature driven decline of a cisco population in Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. Volume 33: 669-681.

Nalwa, M. K., Kumar, R., Jaiswar, A. K., and Swamy, R. P. 2007. Morphometry, length-weight relationship and biology of Sepia aculeate (d’ orbigny 1848) from Mumbai coast, India. Journal of Indian Fisheries Association, p. 19-27.