Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon

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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Mark Wipfli
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Mark Wipfli

Professor of Freshwater Ecology; Assistant Leader, AKCFWRU
mark.wipfli@alaska.edu
people.iab.uaf.edu/mark_wipfli
Office: 138 Arctic Health Research Bldg, 907.474.6654

Lab: 207 Irving 1, 907.474.6740
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Research Interests:
Freshwater Foodwebs, Marine-Derived Nutrients in Riverine Ecosystems, Trophic Relationships, Riparian-Stream Interactions

Research Projects:

load Ecology and Demographics of Chinook Salmon
load Food Web Dynamics in Arctic Streams
load Expenditures for Completing the Wenatchee Subbasin Headwater Stream Monitoring Program: 2007-2008
load Developing Ecological Escapement Goals for Pacific Salmon: Role of Marine-Derived Nutrients in the Health and Sustainability of Resident and Anadromous Fishes of the Yukon Drainage

IAB Publications:

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Graduate Students:

load Daniel Govoni, Jesse Grunblatt, Philip Joy, Jason Leppi, Benjamin Meyer

Post-Doctoral Fellows:

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