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Dr. Mark Wipfli

Mark Wipfli, Assistant Leader Fisheries, Alaska CFWRU.

Education

  • Ph D Michigan State University 1992

Biography

Mark Wipfli joined the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit as Assistant Leader Fisheries in December 2003. He holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries with the Department of Biology and Wildlife, the Institute of Arctic Biology, and the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Research Interests

Riverine ecology, riparian ecology and management, freshwater foodwebs, energy and nutrient flow among marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, predator-prey interactions.

Teaching Interests

Aquatic entomology, riverine ecology, freshwater foodwebs

Professional Society Service

  • Xerces Society - Member (January 1992 - December 2009)
  • North American Benthological Society - Co-chair, Program Committee (May 2005 - June 2006)
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography - Member (January 1995 - January 2005)
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Research Publications

  • Rinella, D., Wipfli, M., Walker, C., Stricker, C., Heintz, R. 2013. Seasonal persistence of marine-derived nutrients in south-central Alaskan salmon streams. Ecosphere in press.
  • Kohler, A., Kusnierz, P., Copeland, T., Venditti, D., Gable, J., Kinzer, R., Lewis, B., Lytle, D., Barnett, B., and Wipfli, M. 2013. Salmon-mediated nutrient flux in selected streams of the Columbia River Basin, USA. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 70: 502-512.
  • Peirce J.M., Otis E.O., Wipfli M.S., Follmann E.H. 2013. Interactions between brown bears and chum salmon at McNeil River, Alaska. Ursus 24(1):42-53.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Aquatic Entomology (2013)
  • Climate Change Seminar (2013)
  • Climate Change Seminar (2012)
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Alaska Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Mark WipfliFWS LCC workshop (November 2012 - November 2012)
  • Mark WipfliDNR, Kenai Watershed Forum (March 2012 - March 2012)
  • Mark WipfliDNR (May 2011 - May 2011)
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Alaska University Committees and Workgroups

  • Mark WipfliChair, Search Committee for Assistant Leader Fisheries, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (April 2011 - March 2012)
  • Mark WipfliChair, Fisheries Division Seminar Committee (July 2010 - December 2011)
  • Mark WipfliChair, Meek Invited Scholar Committee (July 2010 - July 2011)
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Technical Publications

  • Wipfli, M. S., and R. L. Deal. 2004. Ecological payoffs from red alder in southeastern Alaska. Pacific Northwest Research Station Report - Science Findings. Issue 63.
  • Musslewhite, J. and M. S. Wipfli. 2004. Effects of alternatives to clearcutting on invertebrate and detritus transport from headwaters in southeastern Alaska. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-602. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR.
  • Deal, R. L., E. H. Orlikowska, P. E. Hennon, M. S. Wipfli, A. C. Johnson, T. L. De Santo, M. E. Schultz, R. T. Edwards, and M. D. Bryant. 2002. Red alder as a tool for restoring forest ecosystems in young-growth western hemlock-Sitka spruce stands of southeastern Alaska. Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters, Winston-Salem, NC, Oct 5-9, 2002. Pp. 159-169.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 5

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 5

University Staff: 12

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 41

Scientific Publications: 116

Presentations: 229

Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  5. Wildlife Management Institute