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Shannon Atkinson

Professor

Marine Mammals
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
313 Lena Point Building
17101 Lena Point Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 796-5453
Education
Murdoch University
Ph.D. Animal Science
1985
University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.S. Animal Science
1981
University of Hawaii
B.S. Animal Science
1978
Curriculum Vitae
Publications
Floyd, T.P., Horstmann-Dehn, L., Atkinson, S, Skaugstad, C.. 2017. Effect of Ichthyophonus on blood chemistry and cortisol concentrations of spawning Yukon River Chinook salmon and their offspring. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 122:223-236.

Atkinson, S., Crocker, D., Houser, D., Mashburn, K. 2015. Stress physiology and behavior in marine mammals: How well do they fit the terrestrial model? J.Comp.Physiol.B.. doi: DOI 10.1007/s00360-015-0901-0

Di Poi, C., Atkinson, S., Hoover-Miller, A., Blundell, G.. 2015. Maternal buffering of stress response in free-ranging Pacific harbor seal pups in Alaska. Mar Mammal Sci. . 31(3):1098-1117.

Di Poi, C., Atkinson, S., Hoover-Miller, A., Blundell, G.. 2015. Maternal buffering of stress response in free-ranging Pacific harbor seal pups in Alaska. Mar Mammal Sci. . 31(3):1098-1117.

Hutchinson, E., Atkinson, S., Burek Huntington, K.. 2015. Growth and sexual maturation in male northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) from Gustavus, Alaska. J. Mammal.. doi: org/10.1093/jmammal/gyv114.

Keogh, M.J., Atkinson, S. 2015. Endocrine and immunological responses to adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) administration in juvenile harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) during winter and spring. Comp Biochem Phys A:. 188:22-31.

Ellsworth, A., Buck, C.L., Atkinson, S., Hollmen, T. . 2014. Longitudinal monitoring of sex steroid hormones in excrement of spectacled eiders (Somateria fisheri). Gen. Comp. Endocrinol.. 189:59-65.

Zaleski, A., Atkinson, S., Burkanov, B., Quinn, T. II.. 2014. The effect of environmental contaminants on western Steller sea lion survival and movement. Sci. Total Environ.. 490:561-569.

G. L. Geiger, S. Atkinson, J. N. Waite, G. M. Blundell, J. R. Carpenter and K. Wynne. 2013. A new method to evaluate the nutritional composition of marine mammal diet from scats applied to harbor seals in the Gulf of Alaska J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. . 449:118-128.

K. Jaatinen, M. Seltmann, T. Hollman, S. Atkinson, K. Mashburn and M. Ost. 2013. Context dependency of baseline glucocorticoids as indicators of individual quality in a capital breeder General and Comparative Endocrinology. 191:231-238.

M. J. Keogh, S. Atkinson and J. M. Maniscalco. 2013. Body condition and endocrine profiles of Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) pups during the early postnatal period General and Comparative Endocrinology. 184:42-50.

Specialties
  • marine animals’ failure to adapt to environmental change
  • reproduction in marine animals
  • climate change and effects on marine organism’s physiology
  • contaminants and the effects on marine mammals
  • nutrition
  • stress physiology of marine mammals
Current Research Projects
Affiliations
  • Steller's Eider Recovery Team (2003-present)
  • Society for Marine Mammalogy (1991-present)
  • Spectacled Eider Recovery Team (2003-present)
  • American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums-Affiliate Member - 1991 to present
  • Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society– Alaska Chapter – Member 2003 - present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - 2001 - 2009
  • North Pacific Research Board Science Panel - 2002 – 2008
  • Western Association of Marine Laboratories - 2001 to 2007
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