Fisheries and ocean science experts

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  • Courtney Carothers

    Courtney Carothers

    October 28, 2022

    Environmental anthropology, human dimensions of fishery systems, local and traditional ecological knowledge. Social and cultural aspects of fishery systems.

  • Seth Danielson

    Seth Danielson

    October 28, 2022

    Alaska-region oceanography. The functioning of continental shelf dynamics and ecosystems. Maintaining long-term ocean observation programs that document the manifestation and effects of climate change. Studying how variations in temperature, salinity and ocean currents exert control over ecosystem structure and functioning.

  • Ginny L. Eckert

    Ginny L. Eckert

    October 28, 2022

    Invertebrates, aquaculture, crab fisheries management. Sustainably managing living marine resources. Fishery management, specifically Dungeness crab, snow crab and king crab.

  • Georgina Gibson

    Georgina Gibson

    October 28, 2022

    Lower trophic level marine ecosystem modeling, individual (agent) based modeling of plankton and juvenile fish. Using computational approaches to explore marine ecosystem dynamics in high latitude seas.

  • Claudine Hauri

    Claudine Hauri

    October 28, 2022

    Claudine Hauri is an expert biological and chemical oceanography, carbon cycle, climate change, biogeochemistry, marine ecology, ocean acidification, and oceanography.

  • Donna Hauser

    Donna Hauser

    October 28, 2022

    Donna Hauser is an expert in marine ecology focusing on marine mammals and other species in changing Arctic and temperate oceans. Her research interests include supporting community-based observing of coastal change.

  • Gwenn Hennon

    Gwenn Hennon

    October 28, 2022

    Phytoplankton ecology, climate change, environmental genomics

  • Russell Hopcroft

    Russell Hopcroft

    October 28, 2022

    Zooplankton ecology, climate change, Arctic, Gulf of Alaska. Composition, production and energy flow of marine pelagic ecosystems using a combination of classical and modern tools, particularly in polar and sub-polar ecosystems.

  • Katrin Iken

    Katrin Iken

    October 28, 2022

    Food web ecology, marine biodiversity. Work in the Arctic on seafloor (benthic) communities. Food web relationships, community structure and biodiversity.

  • Meibing Jin

    Meibing Jin

    October 28, 2022

    Meibing Jin is an expert in modeling of ecosystem in ocean and sea ice, and their response to climate changes. His research focuses on modeling of ocean and sea ice dynamics, physical oceanography and marine ecosystem in Polar oceans.

  • Mark A. Johnson

    Mark A. Johnson

    October 28, 2022

    Physical oceanography, Arctic oceanography, sea-ice modeling, sea-ice seasonal cycle. Researching Arctic climate with a focus on the annual cycle of sea ice.

  • Amanda Kelley

    Amanda Kelley

    October 28, 2022

    Comparative physiology, ocean change biology, ocean acidification. Organism-environment interactions in near-shore environments, with the goal of understanding how this over-arching element will contribute to the outcome of species response to global environmental change, such as ocean acidification, increased ocean temperature and deoxygenation.

  • Brenda Konar

    October 28, 2022

    Kelp forest ecology, marine biodiversity, benthic community structure and function in coastal waters.

  • Juan Andrés López

    Juan Andrés López

    October 28, 2022

    Fish biology, genetics and biodiversity. Studies fish diversity and evolution using evidence from anatomy and genetics to understand the biological processes that shape the distribution and variability of fish populations both living and in the past.

  • Andrew R Mahoney

    Andrew R. Mahoney

    October 28, 2022

    Sea ice geophysics, with research interests that encompass changes in the Arctic sea ice cover, coastal dynamics, remote sensing of ice, ice-ocean interaction, historic sea ice records and the relationship between humans and sea ice.

  • Megan McPhee

    Megan McPhee

    October 28, 2022

    Fish ecology and evolution, salmon ocean ecology, population genetics. Genetic, life-history, growth and morphological variation in salmon and their consequences for management and conservation.

  • Sarah Mincks

    Sarah Mincks

    October 28, 2022

    Soft-sediment (benthic) seafloor communities, primarily in the polar regions. Invertebrate and microbial communities and the role of these communities in the functioning of polar ecosystems.

  • S. Bradley Moran

    S. Bradley Moran

    October 28, 2022

    Chemical oceanography, ocean economy, ocean policy. The application of uranium-series and artificial radionuclides as tracers of marine geochemical processes.

  • Jeffrey Muehlbauer

    Jeffrey Muehlbauer

    October 28, 2022

    Jeffrey Muehlbauer studies rivers and aquatic food webs. His research interests lie primarily in understanding how habitat variables related to hydrology and geomorphology affect the distribution and composition of species, particularly aquatic insects.

  • Franz J. Mueter

    Franz J. Mueter

    October 28, 2022

    Fisheries oceanography, climate change, fishery management, marine ecology, statistics. Use of statistical modeling to understand the impacts of environmental variability and climate change on marine fish populations.

  • Andrey Pnyushkov

    Andrey Pnyushkov

    October 28, 2022

    Merging observational data, comprehensive statistical analysis and numerical modeling to achieve a better understanding of the Arctic Ocean state.

  • Igor Polyakov

    Igor Polyakov

    October 28, 2022

    Igor Polyakov is an expert in oceanography, multidecadal variability, climate change, and the Arctic.

  • Hisatomo Waga

    Hisatomo Waga

    October 28, 2022

    Hisatomo Waga is an expert in satellite oceanography. His research focuses particularly on the impacts of sea ice dynamics on phytoplankton communities in the Arctic Ocean.

  • John Walsh

    John Walsh

    October 28, 2022

    John Walsh is an expert in Arctic climate, weather, climate change adaptation and sea ice. He specializes in climate modeling, addressing regional vulnerabilities, downscaling models and more.

  • Laura Whitmore

    Laura Whitmore

    October 28, 2022

    Laura Whitmore is a chemical oceanographer – her work traces elements through the marine system to better understand water movement. She investigates elemental cycles to understand how biological communities, turbulence, erosion, and currents influence nutrients and other elements.

  • Matthew Wooller

    Matthew Wooller

    October 28, 2022

    Wooller is an interdisciplinary scientist applying stable isotope techniques to understand the influence of changing environmental conditions on past and present ecosystems.

  • Kristin O’Brien

    Kristin O’Brien

    November 08, 2022

    Fish physiology and biochemistry, mitochondrial biology, metabolic remodeling in fishes at cold temperature and adaptations of Antarctic fishes to cold temperature. O’Brien’s research is aimed at understanding how fish maintain energy production at cold temperatures.

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    Melissa Good

    October 31, 2023

    Mariculture specialist working with community members, industry, Alaska Native tribes and corporations, seafood processors, community leaders and regulators to promote marine aquaculture in Alaska.

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    Allison Bidlack

    October 31, 2023

    Allison has a broad background in ecology and resource management, with a research portfolio focused on the linked terrestrial and marine ecosystems of the northeast Pacific coastal temperate rain forest. Her interests include hydrologically mediated materials flux across the coastal margin and associated influences on marine food webs; ocean acidification; and forest ecology and management. Integral to this work is understanding the impact of climate change on ecosystem processes and services.

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    Kaja Brix

    November 09, 2023

    Science and policy in fisheries, marine mammal conservation, marine resource subsistence and Arctic governance.

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    Erik Schoen

    November 09, 2023

    Fisheries biologist studying the effects of environmental change on fish populations and aquatic food webs. His research uses field, lab, experimental and quantitative approaches to tackle problems with implications for natural resource management, conservation and habitat restoration. Recent research focuses on how Alaskan salmon are responding to a changing environment.