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Brenda Norcross


Fisheries Ecology
Fisheries Oceanography
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Institute of Marine Science
131 O'Neill
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
(907) 474-7990
(907) 474-1943
College of William and Mary (Marine Science)
St. Louis University (Biology)
MacMurray College (Biology)
Curriculum Vitae
Gray, B.P., B.L. Norcross, A.H. Beaudreau, A.L. Blanchard and A.C. Seitz. 2017. Food habits of Arctic staghorn sculpin (Gymnocanthus tricuspis) and shorthorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus scorpius) in the northeastern Chukchi and western Beaufort Seas. Deep Sea Research II. 135:111-123. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.013

Grebmeier JM, BA Bluhm, LW Cooper, SL Danielson, KR Arrigo, AL Blanchard, JT Clarke, RH Days, KE Frey, RR Gradinger, M Kedra, B Konar, KJ Kuletz, SH Lee, JR Lavvorn, BL Norcross, SR Okkonen. 2015. Ecosystem characteristics and processes facilitating persistent macrobenthic biomass hotspots and associated benthivory in the Pacific Arctic. Progress in Oceanography. 136:92-114.

B. G. Flannery, R. E. Spangler, B. L. Norcross, C. J. Lewis and J. K. Wenburg. 2013. Microsatellite Analysis of Population Structure in Alaska Eulachon with Application to Mixed-Stock Analysis Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142(4):1036-1048. doi: Doi 10.1080/00028487.2013.790841 <Go to ISI>://000324613900014

B. L. Norcross, S. W. Raborn, B. A. Holladay, B. J. Gallaway, S. T. Crawford, J. T. Priest, L. E. Edenfield and R. Meyer. 2013. Northeastern Chukchi Sea demersal fishes and associated environmental characteristics, 2009 - 2010. Continental Shelf Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.05.010 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.05.010

Day, R.H., T.J. Weingartner, R.R. Hopcroft, L.A.M. Aerts, A.L. Blanchard, A.E. Gall, B.J. Gallaway, D.E. Hannay, B.A. Holladay, J.T. Mathis, B.L. Norcross, J.M. Questel, and S.S. Wisdom. 2013. The offshore northeastern Chukchi Sea, Alaska: A complex high-latitude ecosystem. Continental Shelf Research. 67:147165. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.02.002

Hunt, G.L., A.L. Blanchard, P. Boveng, P. Dalpadado, K.F. Drinkwater, L. Eisner, R.R. Hopcroft, K.M. Kovacs, B.L. Norcross, P. Renaud, M. Reigstad, M. Renner, H.R. Skjoldal, A. Whitehouse, and R.A. Woodgate. 2013. The Barents and Chukchi Seas: Comparison of two Arctic shelf ecosystems Journal of Marine Systems. 109:4368. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.08.003

S. S. Carroll, L. Horstmann-Dehn and B. L. Norcross. 2013. Diet history of ice seals using stable isotope ratios in claw growth bands Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne De Zoologie. 91(4):191-202.

J. R. Reynolds, S. C. Rooney, J. Heifetz, H. G. Greene and B. L. Norcross. 2012. Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHab Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitat. Habitats and demersal fish communities in the vicinity of Albatross Bank, Gulf of Alaska Ed. P. T. Harris and E. K. Baker. Elsevier,

R. S. Brewer and B. L. Norcross. 2012. Long-term retention of internal elastomer tags in a wild population of North Pacific giant octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) Fisheries Research. 134:17-20.

Seitz, A.C., T. Loher, B.L. Norcross, and J.L. Nielsen. 2011. Dispersal and behavior of Pacific halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands region Aquatic Biology. 12:225-239.

  • fisheries oceanography
  • fisheries ecology
  • fish habitats
  • early life history of marine fish
  • Arctic fishes
Current Research Projects
  • US-Canada trans-boundary fish and lower trophic communities (BOEM)
  • Arctic coastal ecosystems: Evaluating the functional role and connectivity of lagoon and nearshore habitats (North Pacific Research Board )
  • Distribution of Fish, Crab and Lower Trophic Communities in the Chukchi Sea (BOEM)
  • Arctic ecosystem integrated survey (AK CIAP)
  • Ecological Analysis of 2008 Western Beaufort Sea Marine Fish and Lower Trophic survey data (BOEM)
  • Central Beaufort Sea Marine Fish Monitoring (BOEM)
  • Trophic Links: Forage Fish, Their Prey, and Ice Seals, 2009-2012 (BOEM/CMI)
  • Fisheries Oceanography and Ecology - RUSALCA (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research)
MSL 640 Fisheries Oceanography 4cr.
MSL 694 Scientific Writing Techniques 3cr.
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