Fisheries Ecology

  Arctic Ecosystem Integrated Survey
Assessing the impacts of hydrokinetic turbines on fishes in Alaska
Behavior and migration of Atlantic halibut
   Causes and ecological consequences of hatchery chum salmon straying in Southeast Alaska
Chandalar River chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) riverscape-scale salmon habitat assessment and monitoring.
Characterization of resident rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) seasonal habitats in Willow Creek, Alaska.
   Collective navigation during the spawning migrations of Pacific salmon
Development and calibration of bioelectrical impedance analysis as a measure of energetic status of arctic grayling
   Dispersal Patterns and Summer Ocean Distribution of Adult Dolly Varden Char in the Chukchi Sea, evaluated with pop-up satellite tags
   Early marine ecology and regional discrimination of chum salmon

Ecological causes and consequences of straying: stress and competition on the spawning grounds between wild and hatchery-produced chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

My project investigates how stress encountered during development may influence straying rates of hatchery reared chum salmon, and how stress affects spawning behaviors of hatchery and wild adults in a natural environment.

   Ecology and genetic diversity of burbot in western Siberia and Alaska: reconstructing post-Beringian history and differentiation
   Electrofishing Theory and Practice
Estimating the distribution of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) using habitat modeling and eDNA in an interior Alaska river basin.
   Evaluation of growth, survival, and recruitment of Chinook salmon in the Stikine and Chilkat rivers
   Evaluation of growth, survival, and recruitment of Chinook salmon in the Taku and Unuk rivers

 Fishery, Climate, and Ecological Effects on Pacific Halibut Size-at-age

This collaborative project seeks to determine potential human and natural causes for a long-term decline in size-at-age of Pacific halibut since the 1980s

Growth and dispersal of early life history stages of Arctic cod and saffron cod under variable climate forcing

Developing an individual-based model on the growth and dispersal of early life history stages of Arctic cod and saffron cod for the Pacific Arctic

   Interdisciplinary Assessment of the Skate Fishery in the Gulf of Alaska
Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) otoliths as biochronological indicators of recent climate patterns in high Arctic lakes.
   Lamprey diet and its impact on pollock and on incidental catch from groundfish fisheries
   Marine entry timing and growth rates of juvenile chum salmon in Alkaskan waters of the Chukchi and Northern Bering seas
  Migration and behavior of Dolly Varden in the Beaufort Sea, examined with pop-up satellite tags
Pacific halibut migration and behavior
  Movements, site fidelity, and activity of northern pike in Minto Lake, Alaska
  NE Chukchi Sea AKMAP
   Oceanic Dispersal and Behavior of Chinook Salmon in the Bering Sea
  Resilience and adaptive capacity of arctic marine systems under a changing climate (RACArctic)
  Sablefish Stock Assessment
Stikine and Taku River Chinook Salmon (Onchorhynchus tshawystcha) distribution and migration patterns and their relationship to body condition.
  Spawner-recruit relationship of Chinook salmon in the Kuskokwim River drainage
   Spawning coho salmon habitat associations in Susitna River tributaries, Alaska
  Species discrimination and life history of lampreys in interior Alaska rivers
  Temperature, phenology, and embryo survival in Western Alaska sockeye salmon populations: the potential for adaptation to a warming world?
The role of environmental processes in structuring the distribution of Chinook salmon spawning and rearing habitats across a large Alaska river basin.
  Tiger shark population structure, habitat usage, and ecological role in the waters around Bimini, Bahamas
  Using a stage structured population dynamics model to determine key environmental and fishery-related drivers of AYK Chinook salmon survival
  Vertical movement patterns and habitat use of burbot in Tanada and Copper Lakes, Alaska


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