André Punt is a population ecologist who develops and applies quantitative methods for use in marine resource management. He and his lab also evaluate potential management systems for fish, invertebrate, and marine mammal populations. Additionally, he studies ways to provide management advice in the data-poor situations so common in the marine environment. The primary focus for him and his group is the marine resources off the west coast of North America and Alaska. He collaborates closely with researchers at the US National Marine Fisheries Service’s Northwest and Alaska Science Centers, and the methods that he and his students have developed are currently used by national management bodies and international fisheries commissions. Punt served as the director of the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences for many years, has won multiple teaching awards, and in 2012, he received the Oscar Elton Sette Award, given by the American Fisheries Society to an outstanding marine fisheries biologist.