As Alaska Glaciers Shrink, Salmon Populations May Also Decline

Jeffrey (Jeff) Falke
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Jeffrey (Jeff) Falke

Assistant Professor of Fisheries; Assistant Leader, AKCFWRU
Jeffrey.Falke@alaska.edu
people.iab.uaf.edu/jeff_falke
Office: 210A Irving 1, 907.474.6044

Lab: 017 Arctic Health Research Bldg

Research Interests:
Ecology and conservation of freshwater fishes; Spatial ecology, connectivity, and fragmentation in stream ecosystems; Impacts of introduced species on native fish assemblages; Early life history and ecology of fishes; Life history diversity and evolution in salmonids

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Graduate Students:

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Erik Schoen
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Erik Schoen

Postdoctoral Fellow
eschoen@alaska.edu
Office: Trailer T-10, 907.474.7735

Lab: 207 Irving 1, 907.474.6740

Research Interests:
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.

Post-doc Sponsor:

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