College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
2150 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
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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.
McConnell, C.J., P.A.H. Westley, and M.V. McPhee. (2018). "Differences in fitness-associated
traits between hatchery and wild chum salmon despite long-term immigration by strays".
Aquaculture Environment Interactions. 10:99–113.
Westley, P.A.H., A.M. Berdahl, C.J. Torney, and D. Biro. (2018). "Collective movement
in ecology: from emerging technologies to conservation and management". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373(1746)
Sparks, M.M., P.A.H. Westley, J.A. Falke, and T.P. Quinn. (2017). "Thermal adaptation
and phenotypic plasticity in a warming world: Insights from common garden experiments
on Alaskan sockeye salmon". Global Change Biology. 23(12):5203–5217.
Westley, P.A.H, A.H. Dittman, E.J. Ward, and T.P. Quinn. (2015). "Signals of climate,
conspecific density, and watershed features in patterns of homing and dispersal by
Pacific salmon". Ecology. 96(10):2823–2833.
Berdahl, A., P.A.H. Westley, S.A. Levin, I.D. Couzin, and T.P. Quinn. (2014). "A collective
navigation hypothesis for homeward migration in anadromous salmonids". Fish and Fisheries. 17(2):525–542.
Carlson, S.M., C.J. Cunningham, and P.A.H. Westley. (2014). "Evolutionary rescue in
a changing world". Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 29(9):521–530.
Oke, K., P.A.H. Westley, D.T.R. Moreau, and I.A. Fleming. (2013). "Hybridization between
genetically modified Atlantic salmon and wild brown trout reveals novel ecological
interactions". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280(1763)
Westley, P.A.H, E.J. Ward, and I.A. Fleming. (2013). "Fine-scale local adaptation
in an invasive freshwater fish has evolved in contemporary time". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280(1751)
Westley, P.A.H., T.P. Quinn, and A.H. Dittman. (2013). "Rates of straying by hatchery-produced
Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) and steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) differ among
species, life history types, and populations". Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70(5):735–746.
Westley, P.A.H.. (2011). "What invasive species reveal about the rate and form of
contemporary phenotypic change in nature". American Naturalist. 177(4):496–509.
Westley, P.A.H., and I.A. Fleming. (2011). "Landscape factors that shape a slow and
persistent aquatic invasion: brown trout in Newfoundland 1883–2010". Diversity and Distributions. 17(3):566–579.
Westley, P.A.H., D.E. Schindler, T.P. Quinn, G.T. Ruggerone, and R. Hilborn. (2010).
"Natural habitat change, commercial fishing, climate, and dispersal interact to restructure
an Alaskan fish metacommunity". Oecologia. 163(2):471–484.
- Phenotypic plasticity
- Life history evolution
- Dispersal and philopatry
- Contemporary evolution
- Aquatic invasions and colonization
- Eco-evolutionary dynamics
We live in the Anthropocene, where global ecology is dominated by human activity.
My research seeks to understand how fishes respond and adapt to abrupt environmental
change across levels of biological organization. Work in my lab addresses this overarching
question through the combination of field, laboratory, meta-analysis, and modeling
Additionally, I have pending proposals to explore aspects of the pike invasion to Southcentral Alaska and to apply stage-specific salmon life cycle models to Western Alaska Chinook populations.