Brenda Konar

Brenda Konar

Alaska EPSCoR Fire and Ice Project Director


Marine Biology
Marine Invertebrates
Marine Mammals
Marine Plants
Scientific Diving

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
225 O'Neill
PO Box 757220
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
907-474-5804 (fax)

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Selected Publications

* = student author

Edwards, M., B. Konar, J-H Kim, S. Gabara, G. Sullaway, T.A. McHugh, M. Spector, and S.L. Small. 2020. Marine deforestation leads to widespread loss of ecosystem function. PLoS ONE.

Ulaski,* B.P., B. Konar, and E.O. Otis. 2020. Seaweed reproduction and harvest rebound in southcentral Alaska: implications for wild stock management. Estuaries and Coasts.

Bland,* A., B. Konar, and M. Edwards. 2019. Spatial trends and environmental drivers of epibenthic shelf community structure across the Aleutian Islands. Continental Shelf Research 175:12–29.

Metzger,* J.R., B. Konar, and M.S. Edwards. 2019. Assessing a macroalgal foundation species: community variation with shifting algal assemblages. Marine Biology 166:156.

Duffy, J.E., L. Benedetti-Cecchi, J. Trinanes, F.E. Muller-Karger, R. Ambo-Rappe, C. Boström, A.H. Buschmann, J. Byrnes, R.G. Coles, J. Creed, L.C. Cullen-Unsworth, G. Diaz-Pulido, C.M. Duarte, G.J. Edgar, M. Fortes, G. Goni, C. Hu, X. Huang, C.L. Hurd, C. Johnson, B. Konar, et al. 2019. Toward a coordinated global observing system for seagrasses and marine macroalgae. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:317.

Konar, B., T.J. Mitchell,* K. Iken, H. Coletti, T. Dean, D. Esler, M. Lindeberg, B. Pister, and B. Weitzman.* 2019. Wasting disease and static environmental variables drive sea star assemblages in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 520:151209.

Ebert, T.A., L.M. Barr, J.L. Bodkin, D. Burcham, D. Bureau, H.S. Carson, N. Caruso, J.E. Caselle, J.T. Claisse, S. Clemente, K. Davis, et al. 2018. Size, growth, and density data for shallow‐water sea urchins from Mexico to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 1956–2016. Ecology 99(3): 761–761.