Milo Adkinson

Milo Adkison

Professor Emeritus

Commercial Fisheries
Fisheries Conservation
Fisheries Population and Biometry
Fisheries Management

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
17101 Pt Lena Loop Rd
Juneau, AK 99801


University of Washington
Ph.D. Fisheries

Montana State University
M.S. Biology


Curriculum Vitae



Selected Publications

* = student coauthor
** = postdoctoral coauthor

Seigel, J.E.,* M.D. Adkison, and M.V. McPhee. 2018. Changing maturation reaction norms and the effects of growth history in Alaskan Chinook salmon. Marine Ecology Progress Series 595:187–202.

Anderson, S.C., E.J. Ward, A.O. Shelton, M.D. Adkison, A.H. Beaudreau, R.E. Brenner, A.C.Haynie, J.C. Shriver,* J.T. Watson,* and B.C. Williams.* 2017. Benefits and risks of diversification for individual fishers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(40): 10797–10802.

Echave J.D.,* C.V. Manhard,* W.W. Smoker, M.D. Adkison, and A.J. Gharrett. 2017. Out crosses between seasonally different segments of a Pacific salmon population reveal local adaptation. Environmental Biology of Fishes 100(11): 1469–1481.

Grant, W.S., J. Jasper, D. Bekkevold, and M.Adkison. 2017. Responsible genetic approach to stock restoration, sea ranching and stock enhancement of marine fishes and invertebrates. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 27:615–649.

Adkison, M.D., and C.J. Cunningham.* 2015. The effects of salmon abundance and run timing on the performance of management by emergency order. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72(10): 1518–1526.

Adkison, M.D., M.B. Ward, and Quinn, T.P. 2014. Nest site preference and intrasexual competition in female sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka. Environmental Biology of Fishes 97:385–399.

Adkison, M.D. 2009. Drawbacks of complex models in frequentist and Bayesian approaches to natural-resource management. Ecological Applications 19(1): 198–205.


  • salmon biology and management
  • quantitative techniques
  • biometrics
  • population dynamics
  • modeling and Bayesian methods


Research Overview

My primary research interest is the development and application of quantitative methodologies to salmon biology and management.


Current Research Projects