People of IAB - Post-Docs 
Trevor B. HaynesPost Doctoral Fellow
Office: 138B Irving 2, 907.474.7502
My interests are landscape-level predator prey relationships and the community and behavioral ecology of fish and bird species. My past and ongoing research has focused on the distributional linkage between prey fish and piscivorous birds.
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Ruo HePostdoctoral Fellow
Office: 234 West Ridge Research Building, 907.474.1192
Mark LaraPostdoctoral Fellow
Office: 404 Irving 1
Thus far, my research has focused on understanding the functional implications of >25 years of Arctic plant community change in response to climate, succession, altered drainage, elevated nutrient levels, and/or herbivory. Here at UAF, I look forward to assisting in the advancement of the DVM-DOS-TEM climate model for tundra regions and beyond...
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Claire Marie Ruffingcmruffing@alaska.edu
Office: 019C Arctic Health Research Bldg, 907.474.1846
I study the geomorphic and biogeochemical impacts of disturbances to stream environments. I use approaches that integrate both abiotic and biotic ecosystem components in order to address questions about stream ecosystem response over time and space. I also manage the Stream Resiliency Research Coordination Network which is focused on applying novel analytical techniques towards questions related to stream ecosystem response to disturbances.
Jennifer (Jen) SchmidtPostdoctoral Fellow
Office: No Campus Office
My research interests are interdisciplinary in that I am to develop socio-ecology models that better portray reality and provide novel and insightful information for a wide audience. Other interests include landscape and conservation genetics, philosophy, and the use of computers to alter physical and mental human attributes.
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Erik SchoenPost Doctoral Fellow
Office: Trailer T-10, 907.474.7735
Lab: 207 Irving 1, 907.474.6740
I am interested in how the physical environment mediates interaction strengths in aquatic food webs. My postdoctoral research focuses on relationships between the climate, landscape, hydrology, salmon populations, and people of the Kenai River Watershed. This project focuses on 1) how climate change is influencing the quantity and quality of salmon habitat (in terms of stream flow and temperature), 2) how these changes vary from the glacial and snow-fed mountain sub-basins in the east to the primarily rain-fed lowland sub-basins to the west, and 3) what this means for salmon and the wildlife and people who depend on them. This project is part of the Alaska EPSCoR program funded by NSF. I also study juvenile salmon growth in the Susitna River watershed and predation on juvenile Chinook salmon in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region.
Colin L. TuckerPostdoctoral Fellow
Office: 418 Irving 1, 907.474.5338
I am studying the response of arctic and sub-arctic ecosystems to changing fire regimes. How does fire affect plants and soil, and in turn the animals and people who depend on them? I primarily use ecosystem modeling as a tool to address this question.