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Ellen Chenoweth

Ph.D. Student

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Kalamazoo College
B.A. (Biology)
Student Career Goals:
I study large whale foraging ecology, energetics and fishery interactions. More broadly, I am interested in efforts to promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of the marine environment through research, education and journalism. Follow me on twitter @hungryhumpbacks

Brewer RS, Norcross BL, Chenoweth E.. 2017. Temperature-and size-dependent growth and movement of the North Pacific giant octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) in the Bering Sea. Marine Biology Research. 1(10) doi:

Chenoweth EM, Straley JM, McPhee M, Atkinson S, Reifenstuhl S. 2017. Humpback whales feed on hatchery-released juvenile salmon. R Soc Open Sci. 4: 170180

Burrows JA, Johnston DW, Straley J, Chenoweth EM, Ware C, Curtice C, DeRuiter SL, Friedlaender AS. 2016. Prey density and depth affect the fine-scale foraging behavior of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Sitka Sound, Alaska. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 561:245-260.

Straley JM, Schorr GS Thode AM, Calambokidis J, Lunsford CR, Chenoweth EM, O’Connell VM, Andrews, RD. 2014. Depredating sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska: local habitat use and long distance movements across putative population boundaries. Endanger. Species Res. 24:125–135.

E. Chenoweth. 2013. Trend Lines to Headlines: A Scientist's Foray into Journalism Fisheries. 38(11):510-511. doi: 10.1080/03632415.2013.848401 <Go to ISI>://000326674100009

Chenoweth, EM. 2012. "Sitka Intertidal Sites Longtime Study Spots" Daily Sitka Sentinel August 16, 2012.

Chenoweth, EM . 2012. "Goat DNA inspires Tlingit weaver" link KCAW Raven Radio. Sitka, AK July 23, 2012.

Chenoweth, EM . 2012. "Otter study to examine habitat differences in Southeast" link KCAW Raven Radio. Sitka, AK. June 29, 2012.

Chenoweth, EM. 2012. "Scientists look for ways to kill Sitka tunicate" link KCAW Raven Radio. Sitka, Alaska. Sept 24, 2012 Alaska Public Radio Network. Statewide Alaska. Sept 2.

Witteveen BH, Straley JM, Chenoweth EM, Baker CS, Barlow J, Matkin C, Gabriele CM, Neilson J, Steel D, von Ziegesar O, Andrews AG, Hirons A. 2011. Using movements, genetics and trophic ecology to establish distinctions between regional inshore and offshore aggregations of humpback whales in the Gulf of Alaska. Endangered Species Research. 14:217-225.

Chenoweth EM, Gabriele CM, Hill DF. 2011. Tidal influences on humpback whale habitat selection near headlands. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 423:279-289.

Waldholz R, Chenoweth EM. . “Humpbacks and the Endangered Species Act: A deep dive” [4-part radio series]. Aired in full on KCAW Raven Radio in Sitka. Abbreviated segments aired on Alaska News Nightly.

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