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.