Kristen Gorman

Kristen Gorman

Research Assistant Professor

Marine Biology


College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Office: Irving II 230
Lab: O'Neill 141
Fairbanks, AK 99775
kbgorman@alaska.edu

 

Education

Simon Fraser University
Ph.D. Biological Sciences
2015

Simon Fraser University
M.S. Biological Sciences
2005

Dickinson College
B.S. Biology
1996

 

Selected Publications

Arimitsu, M., J. Piatt, S. Hatch, R.M. Suryan, S. Batten, M.A. Bishop, R.W. Campbell, H. Coletti, D. Cushing, K. Gorman, R.R. Hopcroft, K.J. Kuletz, C. Marsteller, C. McKinstry, D. McGowan, J. Moran, W.S. Pegau, A. Schaefer, S. Schoen, J. Straley, and V.R. von Biela. 2021. Heatwave-induced synchrony within forage fish portfolio disrupts energy flow to top pelagic predators. Global Change Biology 27:1859–1878. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15556

Knudsen, E.E., P.S. Rand, K.B. Gorman, D.R. Bernard, and W.D. Templin. 2021. Hatchery-origin stray rates and total run characteristics for Pink Salmon and Chum Salmon returning to Prince William Sound, Alaska in 2013–2015. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 13:58–85 https://doi.org/10.1002/mcf2.10134

Connors, B., M.J. Malick, G.T. Ruggerone, P. Rand, M. Adkison, J.R. Irvine, R. Campbell, and K. Gorman. 2020. Climate and competition influence sockeye salmon population dynamics across the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77(6): 943–949. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2019-0422

Gorman, K.B., T.C. Kline Jr., M.E. Roberts, F.F. Sewall, R.A. Heintz, and W.S. Pegau. 2018. Spatial and temporal variation in winter condition of juvenile Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) in Prince William Sound, Alaska: Oceanographic exchange with the Gulf of Alaska. Deep-Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 147:116–126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.10.010

Gorman, K.B., S.L. Talbot, S.A. Sonsthagen, G.K. Sage, M.C. Gravely, W.R. Fraser, and T.D. Williams. 2017. Population genetic structure and gene flow of Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) breeding throughout the western Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Science 29(6): 499–510. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954102017000293

Gorman, K.B., T.D. Williams, and W.R. Fraser. 2014. Ecological sexual dimorphism and environmental variability within a community of Antarctic penguins (genus Pygoscelis). PLoS ONE 9(3): e90081. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0090081

Schofield, O., H. Ducklow, K. Bernard, S. Doney, D. Patterson-Fraser, K. Gorman, D. Martinson, M. Meredith, G. Saba, S. Stammerjohn, D. Steinberg, and W. Fraser. 2013. Penguin biogeography along the West Antarctic Peninsula: Testing the canyon hypothesis with Palmer LTER observations. Oceanography 26(3): 204–206. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.63

Specialties

  • Integrative ecology
  • Evolutionary and behavioral ecology
  • Molecular and physiological ecology
  • Food webs and trophic interactions
  • Demography and population structure
  • Marine fish and bird populations
  • High latitude marine ecosystems

 

Current Research Projects

  • Evaluating factors related to in river adult mortality in Copper River sockeye salmon. Funded by Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund, 2021-2022
  • Are expanding pink salmon populations in the Arctic produced from regional watersheds? Funded by Coastal Marine Institute/BOEM, 2020–2023
  • Using otolith geochemistry to understand the ocean ecology of a changing Alaskan salmon system. Funded by National Science Foundation, 2020–2021
  • Implications of a declining trend in body size and condition on abundance of sockeye salmon in the Copper River, Alaska. Funded by North Pacific Research Board, 2019–2021
  • Resolving the annual pelagic distribution of Tufted Puffins: Associations with oceanographic features and isotopic niche. Funded by North Pacific Research Board, 2018–2021