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Alaska Technical Assistance

  • Mark WipfliProvided scientific expertise on transboundary rivers and their management across the US and Canadian borders. (January 2016 - December 2016)
  • Mark WipfliProvided scientific guidance on effects of nutrient additions on water quality for drinking water for Sacramento, CA. (May 2015 - May 2015)
  • Mark WipfliOrganized a Special Symposium on Resource Subsidies Across Ecosystem Boundaries for the American Fisheries Society National Meeting (January 2015 - August 2015)
  • Brad GriffithProvide routine review of annual workplans and proposals received for Porcupine Caribou herd studies. Participate in responses to International Porcupine Caribou Management Board. (October 2014 - September 2015)
  • Jeff FalkeMember, Technical Advisory Group, Alaska Water Temperature Standards and Protocols. 2014. (April 2014 - Present)
  • Mark WipfliOrganized a Special Symposium on Forestry-Fish Interactions for the American Fisheries Society (March 2014 - November 2014)
  • Jeff FalkeMember, Technical Advisory Group, Alaska Stream and Lake Temperature Monitoring Network. 2014. (September 2013 - Present)
  • Mark WipfliProvided scientific guidance to EPA headquarters (DC) on nutrient dynamics and food web interactions in streams, as related to mining. (August 2013 - December 2014)
  • Mark WipfliAssisted Ontario Provincial government agencies with developing guidelines for scientific based decision making on headwater stream development in Ontario. (January 2013 - December 2014)
  • Brad GriffithApplied AM/SDM techniques to the problems of optimal water level management in USFWS R6 and to the power to detect environmental change in USFWS R7 through a RCRP funded project and delivered the final report at a meeting of all cooperators. (February 2012 - February 2012)
  • Mark WipfliReviewed and commented on developing policy guidelines for protection headwater streams in the US. Also attended as an invited scientist a workshop held in DC on headwater policy. (January 2012 - January 2012)
  • Dave McGuireMember, USGS Ecosystem Science Strategy Planning Team (November 2010 - December 2013)
  • Dave McGuireReview Coordinator: National Academy of Sciences/Polar Research Board Committee Report on "Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems." (January 2010 - June 2011)
  • Dave McGuireMember, Carbon Cycle Science Working Group to draft new U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan (2009 - present). (October 2009 - September 2011)
  • Dave McGuireMember, Interagency Advisory Committee on DOT Federal Highway Administration Report on Regional Climate Change Effects: Useful Information for Transportation Agencies (October 2009 - September 2010)
  • Dave McGuireMember, USGS Carbon Sequestration Interagency Science Panel (2009 - 2010). (October 2009 - September 2010)
  • Mark WipfliProvided reviews of monitoring and operational reports and expert opinion on the environmental effects of a proposed surface coal mine in southcentral Alaska (March 2009 - August 2009)
  • Mark WipfliBiological Review Panel for Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (November 2008 - November 2008)
  • Dave McGuireMember, Advisory Committee for the Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service of the Arctic Observatory Network (2008 - present). (October 2008 - June 2011)
  • Dave McGuireMember, Executive Board of the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network (2008 - present). (October 2008 - June 2011)
  • Dave McGuireMember, Federal Advisory Committee Author Team for U.S. Global Change Research Program Report on Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States (2008 – 2009). (October 2008 - December 2009)
  • Dave McGuireCo-Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission study and report titled Scaling Studies in Arctic System Science and Policy Support: A Call-to-Research (2007 - 2010). (October 2007 - September 2010)
  • Dave McGuireExternal Advisor, Quantifying the Carbon Budget of North Russia -- Past, Present, and Future. (January 2007 - December 2010)
  • Dave McGuireChair, Organizing Committee for the “Scientific Assessment of the Arctic Carbon Cycle," an activity of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) on behalf of the eight countries of the Arctic Council (2006 - 2009). (January 2006 - December 2009)
  • Brad GriffithAdvisory Committee Member, Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China, 2005-present. (October 2005 - October 2005)
  • Dave McGuireMember, Carbon Cycle Science Steering Group for the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (January 2005 - December 2010)
  • Abby PowellResearch Grade Evaluation Panel, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (September 2004 - September 2004)
  • Dave McGuireMember, Science Steering Committee for the Arctic Community-wide Hydrological Analysis and Monitoring Program (Arctic-CHAMP), which is a program supported through the Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Activity of the National Science Foundation (2002 - present) (October 2002 - September 2010)
  • Brad GriffithProgramatic Review, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge (June 2001 - June 2001)
  • Brad GriffithChairman, IUCN Species Survival Commission, Re-introduction Specialist Group, Committee on Habitat Restoration, 1998-present. (January 1998 - January 1998)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 24

Scientific Publications: 124

Presentations: 216


Contact Us

Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Fairbanks, AK 99775-7020 Phone: (907) 474 - 7661 Fax: (907) 474 - 7872 Our University Web Site

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