Milo Adkinson

Milo Adkison


Commercial Fisheries
Fisheries Conservation
Fisheries Population and Biometry
Fisheries Management

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

Office Hours

Monday (or by arrangement)

1:00–3:00 pm


University of Washington
Ph.D. Fisheries

Montana State University
M.S. Biology


Curriculum Vitae




Graham, C.J.*, T.M. Sutton, M.D. Adkison, M.V. McPhee, and P.J. Richards. (2019). "Evaluation of growth, survival, and recruitment of Chinook salmon in Southeast Alaska rivers". Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 148(2):243–259.

Sparks, M.M.*, J.A. Falke, T.P. Quinn, M.D. Adkison, D.E. Schindler, K. Bartz, D. Young, and P.A.H. Westley. (2019). "Influences of spawning timing, water temperature, and climatic warming on early life history phenology in western Alaska sockeye salmon". Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 76(1):123-135.

Cunningham, C.J., P.A.H. Westley, and M.D. Adkison. (2018). "Signals of large scale climate drivers, hatchery enhancement, and marine factors in Yukon River Chinook salmon survival revealed with a Bayesian life history model". Global Change Biology. 24(9):4399–4416.

Manhard, C.V.*, M.D. Adkison, J.J. Hard, W.W. Smoker, and A.J. Gharrett. (2018). "Local adaptation of phenology revealed in outcrosses between spawning segments of a salmonid population". Molecular Ecology. 27(23):4698–4710.

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.

Adkison, M.D., and K.R. Criddle. 2017. Incorporating non-baseline characters into genetic mixture analyses. Fisheries Research. 193:217–222.

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.

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(3):615–649.

Seigel, J.E.*, M.V. McPhee, and M.D. Adkison. (2017). "Evidence that marine temperatures influence growth and maturation of western Alaskan Chinook salmon. Marine and Coastal Fisheries". 9(1):441–456.

Ward, E.J., M.D. Adkison, J. Couture**, S.C. Dressel, M.A. Litzow, S. Moffitt, T.H. Neher, J. Trochta*, and R. Brenner. (2017). "Evaluating signals of oil spill impacts, climate, and species interactions in Pacific herring and Pacific salmon populations in Prince William Sound and Copper River". Alaska. PLoS ONE. 13(5)

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.


  • 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