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Michael Courtney

Research Staff

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
17101 Point Lena Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.S. Fisheries
University of Alaska Fairbanks
B.S. Fisheries
Brown, R.J., M.B. Courtney, and A.C. Seitz. 2019. New insights into the biology of anadromous Dolly Varden in the Canning River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 148(1):7387. doi:

Rose, C.S., J.K. Nielsen, J.R. Gauvin, T. Loher, S.A. Sethi, A.C. Seitz, M.B. Courtney, and P. Drobny. 2019. Survival outcome patterns revealed by deploying advanced tags in quantity (160): Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) survivals after release from trawl catches through expedited sorting. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. doi:

Seitz, A.C., M.B. Courtney, M.D. Evans, and K. Manishin. 2019. Pop-up satellite archival tags reveal evidence of intense predation on large immature Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the North Pacific Ocean. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. doi:

Courtney, M.B., B. Scanlon, R.J. Brown, A.H. Rikardsen, C.P. Gallagher, and A.C. Seitz. 2018. Offshore ocean dispersal of adult Dolly Varden Salvelinus malma in the Beaufort Sea. Polar Biology. 41(4):817825. doi:

Courtney, M.B., E.R. Schoen, A. Wizik, and P.A.H. Westley. 2018. Quantifying the net benefits of suppression: Truncated size structure and consumption of native salmonids by invasive northern pike in an Alaska lake. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 38(6):13061315. doi:

Nielsen, J.K., C.S. Rose, T. Loher, P. Drobny, A.C. Seitz, M.B. Courtney, and J. Gauvin. 2018. Characterizing activity and assessing bycatch survival of Pacific halibut with accelerometer pop-up satellite archival tags Animal Biotelemetry. 6(10) doi:

Courtney, M.B., B.S. Scanlon, A.H. Rikardsen, and A.C. Seitz. 2016. Utility of pop-up satellite archival tags to study the summer dispersal and habitat occupancy of Dolly Varden in Arctic Alaska. Arctic. 69(2):137146. doi:

Courtney, M.B., B.S. Scanlon, A.H. Rikardsen, and A.C. Seitz. 2016. Marine behavior and dispersal of an important subsistence fish in Arctic Alaska, the Dolly Varden. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 99(23):209222. doi:

Scott, J.D., M.B. Courtney, T.J. Farrugia, J.K. Nielsen, and A.C. Seitz. 2016. An approach to describe depth-specific periodic behavior in Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis). Journal of Sea Research. 107, Part 1:613. doi:

Seitz, A.C., M.D. Evans, M.B. Courtney, and J.K. Kanwit. 2016. Continental shelf residency by adult Atlantic halibut electronic tagged in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science. 48:3340. doi:

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