2002 Ph.D. Coastal Oceanography, State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Dissertation: Evolution of growth rate in Menidia menidia: bioenergetics, life history theory, and implications for management.
1997 M.S. Marine Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Thesis: Recruitment dynamics of bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix on the continental shelf from Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod, 1973-1995.
1993 B.S. Biology and B.A. Art Studio, magna cum laude, State University of New York at Binghamton
2010 – Present: Fisheries Ecologist, Fisheries Ecology Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Santa Cruz, CA.
2005 – 2010: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.
2002 – 2005: Post-doctoral research fellow, Center for Stock Assessment Research, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.
1999 – 2001: Consultant in ecological risk assessment. Applied Biomathematics, Setauket, NY.
1993 – 1994: Field and laboratory technician, California Department of Fish and Game, Stockton, Ca.
2007 – 2009: Advisory Board, Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, SBU
2006 – 2008: Multi-species Technical Committee , ASMFC
2005 – 2007: Marine Protected Areas Science Integration Panel, NOAA
• Clarke, LM, Munch, SB, Thorrold, SR and Conover, DO 2010. High connectivity among locally adapted populations of a marine fish (Menidia menidia). Ecology, 91: 3526-3537.
• Perez, K.O. and Munch, S.B. 2010. Extreme selection in the early lives of fishes. Evolution, 64:2450-2457.
• Marshall, D.J., Heppell, S.S., Munch, S.B., and Warner, R.R. 2010. The relationship between maternal phenotype and offspring quality: Do older mothers really produce the best offspring? Ecology, 91: 2862-2873.
• Munch, S.B. and S. Salinas 2009. Latitudinal variation in lifespan within species is explained by the metabolic theory of ecology. PNAS, 106: 13860-13864.
• Conover, D.O., S.A. Arnott, and S.B. Munch. 2009. Reversal of evolutionary downsizing caused by selective harvest of large fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B., 276:2015-202.
• Munch, S.B. and A. Kottas 2009. A Bayesian modeling approach for determining productivity regimes and their characteristics. Ecol. Appl., 19:527-537.
• Clarke, L.M., Walther, B.D., Munch, S.B., Thorrold, S.R., and Conover, D.O. 2009. Chemical signatures in the otoliths of a coastal marine fish, Menidia menidia, from the northeastern United States: spatial and temporal differences. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 384:261-271.
• Munch, S.B. and L. Clarke 2008. A Bayesian approach to identifying mixtures from otolith chemistry data.Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 65: 2742-2751.
• Vogel, E. R., S. B. Munch, and C. H. Janson. 2007. Understanding escalated aggression over food resources in white-faced capuchin monkeys. Animal Behavior, 74:71-80.
• Conover, D.O. and S.B. Munch. 2007 Faith, evolution, and the burden of proof. Fisheries, 32: 90-91.
• Munch, S.B. and M. Mangel 2006. Evaluation of mortality trajectories in evolutionary demography. PNAS, 103: 16604-16607.
• D.O. Conover, L.M. Clarke, S.B. Munch, and G.N.Wagner 2006. Spatial and temporal scales of adaptive divergence in marine fishes and the implications for conservation. Journal of Fish Biology, 69 (suppl. C): 21-47.
• Walsh, M.R., S.B. Munch, S. Chiba, and D.O. Conover. 2006. Maladaptive changes in multiple traits caused by fishing: impediments to population recovery. Ecology Letters, 9:142-148.
• Munch, S.B., T. Kottas and M. Mangel. 2005. Bayesian non-parametric analysis of stock-recruitment relationships.Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 62:1808-1821.
• Mangel, M. and S.B. Munch 2005. A life-history perspective on short- and long-term consequences of growth compensation. American Nature, 166 (6): E155-E176.
• Munch, S.B., M.L. Snover, G. Watters, M. Mangel. 2005. A unified treatment of top-down and bottom-up control of reproduction in populations. Ecology Letters, 8: 691-695.
• Munch, S.B., M. Walsh, and D.O. Conover. 2005. Harvest selection, genetic correlations, and recruitment: one less thing to worry about? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 62:802-810.
• Conover, D.O., S.A. Arnott, M.R. Walsh, and S. B. Munch. 2005. Darwinian Fishery Science: lessons from the Atlantic silverside. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 62:730-737.
• Munch, S.B. and D.O. Conover. 2004. Non-linear growth cost in Menidia menidia: theory and empirical evidence.Evolution, 58:661-664.
• Munch, S.B. and D.O. Conover. 2003. Rapid growth results in increased susceptibility to predation in Menidia menidia. Evolution, 57: 2119-2127.
• Munch, S.B., Mangel, M., Conover, D.O. 2003. Quantifying natural selection on body size from field data with an application to winter mortality in Menidia menidia. Ecology, 84: 2168-2177.
• Conover, D.O., T. Gilmore, S.B.Munch 2003. Estimating the relative contribution of spring and summer-spawned cohorts to the Atlantic coast bluefish stock. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 132: 1117–1124.
• Conover, D.O. and S.B. Munch 2002. Sustaining fisheries yields over evolutionary time scales. Science, 297:94-96.
• Munch, S.B. and D.O. Conover 2002. Accounting for local physiological adaptation in bioenergetic models: testing hypotheses for growth rate evolution by virtual transplant experiments. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 59:393-403.
• Dunning, D., Q. Ross, S.B. Munch, and L.R. Ginzburg 2002. Measurement error affects risk estimates for recruitment to the Hudson River stock of striped bass. The Scientific World, 2(S1):238-253.
• Munch, S.B. and D.O. Conover 2001. Recruitment dynamics of bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix from Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod, 1973-1995. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 57:393-402.