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Peter Westley

Assistant Professor

Fisheries Conservation
Fisheries Ecology
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
905 N. Koyukuk Drive
AHRB 204
Fairbanks, AK 99775
(907) 474-7458
(907) 474-7204
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Open door policy. Feel free to come by
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (Biology)
University of Washington (Fisheries)
University of Washington (Fisheries)
University of Washington (Fisheries)
Berdahl, A., P.A.H. Westley, S. Levin, I. Couzin, and T.P. Quinn.. 2014. A collective navigation hypothesis for homeward migration in anadromous salmonids. Fish and Fisheries..

Carlson, S.M., C. Cunningham, and P.A.H. Westley. 2014. Evolutionary rescue in a changing world Trends in Ecology and Evolution . 29

Veinott, G., P.A.H Westley, C.F. Purchase, and L.Warner. 2014. Experimental evidence simultaneously confirms and contests assumptions implicit to otolith microchemistry research. CJFAS . 71:356-365.

Oke, K., P.A.H. Westley, D.T.R. Moreau, and I.A. Fleming. 2013. Hybridization between genetically-modified Atlantic salmon and wild brown trout reveals novel ecological interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B. 280:20131047.

Westley, P.A.H., T.P. Quinn, and A.H. Dittman. 2013. Straying by hatchery-produced Pacific salmon and steelhead differs among species, life history, and population CJFAS. 70:735-746.

Westley, P.A.H.,R. Stanley, and I.A. Fleming.. 2013. Experimental tests for heritable morphological color plasticity in non-native brown trout populations PLoS ONE. 8(11): e80401. doi: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080401

Westley, P.A.H, C.M. Conway, and I.A. Fleming. . 2012. Phenotypic divergence of exotic fish populations is shaped by spatial proximity and habitat differences across an invaded landscape. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 14:147-167.

Westley, P.A.H, E.J. Ward, and I.A. Fleming.. 2012. Fine-scale local adaptation in an invasive freshwater fish has evolved in contemporary time. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B. . 280(20122327)

Westley, P.A.H.. 2011. What invasive species reveal about the rate and form of contemporary phenotypic change in nature American Naturalist. 177:496-509.

Westley, P.A.H. and I.A. Fleming. 2011. Landscape factors that shape a slow and persistent biological invasion: brown trout in Newfoundland 1883-2010 Diversity & Distributions. 17:566-579.

Westley, P.A.H., D.E. Schindler, T.P. Quinn, G.R. Ruggerone, and R. Hilborn. . 2010. Natural habitat change, commercial fishing, climate, and dispersal interact to restructure an Alaskan fish metacommunity Oecologia. 163:471-484.

  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Life history evolution
  • Dispersal and philopatry
  • Contemporary evolution
  • Aquatic invasions and colonization
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
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