College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Institute of Marine Science
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
Schollmeier, T., A.C.M. Oliveira, M.J. Wooller, and K. Iken. (2017). "Tracing sea
ice algae into various benthic feeding types on the Chukchi Sea shelf". Polar Biology.
Divine, L.M., K. Iken, and B.A. Bluhm. (2015). "Regional benthic food web structure
on the Alaska Beaufort Sea shelf". Marine Ecology Progress Series. 531:15–32.
Tu, K.L., Blanchard, A.L., Iken, K. Horstmann-Dehn, L. (2015). "Small-scale spatial
variability in benthic food webs in the northeastern Chukchi Sea". Marine Ecology
Progress Series. 528:19-37.
Wang, S.W., S.M Budge, K. Iken, R.R. Gradinger, A.M. Springer, and M.J. Wooller .
(2015). I"mportance of sympagic production to Bering Sea zooplankton as revealed from
fatty acid-carbon stable isotope analyses". Marine Ecology Progress Series. 518:31–50.
K. Iken, B. Bluhm and J. S¿reide. (2013). Arctic benthic communities Arctic Report
Card Update for 2013.
M. Murphy and K. Iken. (2013). "Larval brachyuran crab timing and distribution in
relation to water properties and flow in a high-latitude estuary". Estuaries and Coasts.
doi: 10.1007/s12237?013?9668?2 doi: 10.1007/s12237?013?9668?2
P. Miloslavich, J. Cruz-Motta, E. Klein, K. Iken, V. Weinberger, B. Konar, T. Trott,
G. Pohle, G. Bigatti, L. Benedetti-Cecchi, Y. Shirayama, A. Mead, G. Palomo, M. Ortiz,
J. Gobin, A. Sardi, J. D’az, A. Knowlton, M. Wong and A. Peralta. (2013). "Large-scale
spatial distribution patterns of gastropod assemblages in rocky shores". PLoS ONE. 8(8):e71396.
S. W. Wang, S. M. Budge, R. R. Gradinger, K. Iken and M. J. Wooller. (2013). "Fatty
acid and stable isotope characteristics of sea ice and pelagic particulate organic
matter in the Bering Sea: tools for estimating sea ice algal contribution to Arctic
food web production". Oecologia. :14-Jan.
A. Dubois and K. Iken. (2012). "Seasonal variation in kelp phlorotannins in relation to grazer abundance and environmental variables in the Alaskan sublittoral zone". Algae. 27: 9-19.
M. Deiman, K. Iken and B. Konar. (2012)." Susceptibility of Nereocystis luetkeana (Laminariales, Ochrophyta) and Eualaria fistulosa (Laminariales, Ochrophyta) spores to sedimentation". Algae. 27:115-123.
Moran, S.B., M.W. Lomas, R.P. Kelly, K. Iken, R. Gradinger and J.T. Mathis. (2012).
"Seasonal succession of net primary productivity, particulate organic carbon export,
and autotrophic community composition in the eastern Bering Sea". Deep-Sea Research
- Trophic interactions and food web analysis
- Benthic diversity and communities
- Stable isotope analysis
- Phycology and invertebrate ecology
- Shallow water ecology and deep-sea biology
- Polar marine biology
My research is mainly centered around trophic interactions between organisms. This involves dietary composition, feeding habits and consumption rates of invertebrates, macroalgal-herbivore interactions, stable isotope analysis of food web structures, etc. It also involves chemical defenses of macroalgae and invertebrates against grazers and predators. I am generally interested in shallow water community diversity, dynamics and ecology, especially in both polar regions, and in deep-sea communities. Most of my shallow water work uses scientific diving as a research tool.
Current Research Projects
- The Chukchi Borderlands Unexplored Seafloor Communities
- RUSALCA Arctic Food Web Structure and Epibenthic Communities in a Climate Change Context
- Benthic lower trophic level food webs in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
- Arctic Kelp Beds in the Beaufort Sea: Detection of Long-Term Change (BOEM)
- Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON)
- Testing the use of unmanned aircraft systems for intertidal surveys - proof of concept
- Evaluation of nearshore communities and habitats- Ecological Processes in Lower Cook Inlet
- Long-term monitoring of ecological communities in Kachemak Bay