Tim Ellis joined APNEP in 2017 as the partnership’s Quantitative Ecologist. Tim’s primary role is to conduct analyses of ecological indicators in support of APNEP’s monitoring and assessment efforts. He also provides staff support to APNEP advisory committees and workgroups in support of CCMP implementation. Tim has extensive experience conducting research in the fields of estuarine ecology and fisheries science. His work has centered on addressing ecological questions that can lead to better management strategies for NC's coastal resources, particularly economically-important finfish and their associated habitats. Tim holds a B.S. degree in Biology from UNC (2002), a M.S. degree in Zoology from NCSU (2007), and a Ph.D. in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from NCSU (2014). Prior to joining APNEP, Tim was an NCSU postdoctoral research scholar and VIMS visiting scientist, studying the population dynamics of spotted seatrout in NC and Chesapeake Bay.