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Trent Sutton

Associate Dean

Professor

Fisheries Conservation
Fisheries Ecology
Fisheries Management
Arctic Health Research Building 1W02
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
(907) 474-7285
(907) 474-7204 - Fax
Curriculum Vitae
Biography
Trent Sutton is Professor of Fisheries Biology and the Associate Dean in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he has been a faculty member since June 2007. He also serves as co-Director of the office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA). His current research interests focus on the ecology and population dynamics of freshwater and marine fishes, particularly whitefishes, salmon, lampreys, rockfishes, burbot, and northern pike. At UAF, Trent has completed 12 M.S. students, 2 Ph.D. student, 12 undergraduate independent study projects, and three (3) high school independent study projects. Currently, he has 7 M.S. students in his research group. In addition to teaching 6 different undergraduate- and graduate-level courses at UAF, Trent is also very active in the American Fisheries Society, serving as the co-editor of the third edition of Fisheries Techniques. From June 2001 through May 2007, Trent served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Fisheries Biology in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University. His research focused on the ecology and population dynamics of freshwater fishes and amphibians, particularly those inhabiting the Great Lakes, large rivers, and Indiana lakes and streams. Through these research efforts, Trent completed 9 M.S. students, 4 Ph.D. students, 14 undergraduate independent study projects, and 4 high school independent study projects. In addition to teaching 6 different undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, he served as the academic advisor of the Purdue University student subunit of the American Fisheries Society. From August 1996 through May 2001, Trent was as Assistant Professor of Fisheries Biology in the Department of Biology and Director of Fisheries Research and Culture for the Aquatic Research Laboratory at Lake Superior State University. In these capacities, Trent taught 12 different undergraduate courses, mentored 39 undergraduate research projects on various aspects of fisheries ecology and management, and supervised research and culture operations on a variety of Great Lakes fishes. From June 2001 through May 2007, Trent served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Fisheries Biology in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University. His research focused on the ecology and population dynamics of freshwater fishes, particularly those inhabiting the Great Lakes (i.e., lake sturgeon; sea lamprey; lake herring; lake whitefish; brook trout), large rivers (i.e., flathead catfish; shovelnose sturgeon; blue sucker), and Indiana lakes and streams (i.e., western mosquitofish; killifishes; warmwater fishes). Through these research efforts, Trent completed nine (9) M.S. students, three (3) Ph.D. students, fourteen (14) undergraduate independent study projects, and four (4) high school independent study projects. In addition to teaching six (6) different undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, he served as the academic advisor of the Purdue University student subunit of the American Fisheries Society. From August 1996 through May 2001, Trent was as Assistant Professor of Fisheries Biology in the Department of Biology and Director of Fisheries Research and Culture for the Aquatic Research Laboratory at Lake Superior State University. In these capacities, Trent taught 12 different undergraduate courses, mentored 39 undergraduate research projects on various aspects of fisheries ecology and management, and supervised research and culture operations on Atlantic salmon, coaster brook trout, Pacific salmonids, yellow perch, and <i>lake sturgeon</i>.
Publications
Smith, N. J., and T. M. Sutton. 2015. Mixed-stock Inconnu Stenodus leucichthys habitat use in an Arctic estuarine delta complex. Environmental Biology of Fishes . 98:857-869.

Smith, N. J., T. M. Sutton, and J. Savereide. 2015. Seasonal movement patterns of Inconnu in an Arctic estuary delta complex. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 35:698-707.

Muir, A. M., M. T. Arts, M. A. Koops, T. B. Johnson, C. C. Krueger, and T. M. Sutton. 2014. Reproductive life-history strategies in lake whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis from the Laurentian Great Lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences . 71:1256-1269.

Dupuis, A. W., and T. M. Sutton. 2014. Spawning movements of humpback whitefish in interior Alaska rivers. Ecology of Freshwater Fish . 23:295-304.

Stolarski, J. T., F. J. Margraf, J. G. Carlson, and T. M. Sutton. 2014. Bioelectrical impedance modeling of amphidromous Dolly Varden char. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 34(471-481)

J. Stolarski and T. Sutton. 2013. Precision analysis of three aging structures for amphidromous Dolly Varden char from Alaskan Arctic rivers North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 33:732-740.

T. M. Sutton and L. E. Edenfield. 2012. Stock Structure of Humpback Whitefish and Least Cisco in the Chatanika River, Alaska Arctic. 65(1):67-75.

Woll, C. L., A. Prakash, and T. M. Sutton. 2011. Determining effective methods for classifying juvenile salmon habitat using decision-based fusion of multispectral aerial photography. Applied Remote Sensing Journal . 2:37-46.

Dupuis, A. W., and T. M. Sutton. . 2011. Reproductive biology of female humpback whitefish in the Chatanika River, Alaska Journal of Applied Ichthyology . 27:1365-1370.

Claramunt, R. M., A. M. Muir, T. M. Sutton, P. J. Peeters, M. P. Ebener, J. D. Fitzsimons, and M. A. Koops. 2010. Measures of larval whitefish size and abundance as early predictors of year-class strength in Lake Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research . 36(Supplement 1):86-93.

Muir, A. M., T. M. Sutton, M. T. Arts, R. M. Claramunt, M. P. Ebener, J. D. Fitzsimons, T. B. Johnson, R. E. Kinnunen, M. A. Koops, and M. S. Sepulveda. 2010. Does condition of whitefish spawners affect physiological condition of juveniles? Journal of Great Lakes Research . 36(Supplement 1):94-101.

Claramunt, R. M., J. Johnson, A. M. Muir, and T. M. Sutton. 2010. Spatio-temporal trends in the food habits of age-0 juvenile lake whitefish. Journal of Great Lakes Research . 36(Supplement 1):66-72.

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