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Dr. Jeff Falke

Research Publications

  • Falke, J.A., Bailey, L.T., Fraley, K.M., Lunde, M.J., and A.D. Gryska. 2019. Energetic status and bioelectrical impedance modeling of Arctic grayling Thymallus arcticus in interior Alaska rivers. Environmental Biology of Fishes.
  • Falke, J.A., Huntsman, B.M., and E. R. Schoen. Climatic variation drives growth potential of juvenile Chinook Salmon along a sub-Arctic boreal riverscape. Pages XXX-XXX in R. Hughes and D. Infante, editors. Advances in understanding landscape influences on freshwater habitats and biological assemblages. American Fisheries Society Press, Bethesda, MD.
  • Heim, KC, TE McMahon, L Calle, MS Wipfli, JA Falke. 2019. Phenology of water as a life-history filter for fishes in temporary aquatic habitats. Fish and Fisheries. XX:1-15.
  • Sparks, M.M., Falke, J.A., Westley, P.A.H., Adkison, M.D., Bartz, K., Quinn, T.P., Schindler, D.E., and D. Young. Influences of spawning timing, water temperature, and climatic warming on early life history phenology in western Alaska sockeye salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 76:123-135.
  • Huntsman, B.M., and J.A. Falke. In press. Main stem and off-channel habitat use by juvenile Chinook salmon in a sub-Arctic riverscape. Freshwater Biology. 64: 433-446. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13232.
  • Tibbles, M., Falke, J.A., Mahoney, A.R., Robards, M.D., and A.C. Seitz. 2018. An interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) habitat suitability model to identify overwinter conditions for Coregonine whitefishes in Arctic lagoons. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147:1167-1178.
  • Fraley, K.M., Falke, J.A., McPhee, M.V., and A. Prakash. 2018. Rainbow trout movement behavior and habitat occupancy are influenced by sex and Pacific salmon presence in an Alaska river system. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75: 525-537.
  • Matter, A.N., Falke, J.A., López, J.A., and J.W. Savereide. 2018. A rapid- assessment method to estimate the distribution of juvenile Chinook salmon in tributary habitats using eDNA and occupancy estimation. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38: 223-236. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10014.
  • Sparks, M.M., Westley, P.A.H., Falke, J.A., and T.P. Quinn. 2017. The role of thermal adaptation and phenotypic plasticity for responding to a warming world: insights from common garden experiments in Alaskan sockeye salmon. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13782
  • Perkin, J.S., Gido, K.B., Falke, J.A., Fausch, K.D., Crockett, H., Johnson, E.R., and J. Sanderson. 2017. Groundwater pumping shrinks Great Plains stream fish assemblages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(28):7373-7378. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1618936114
  • Myers, B.E., Lynch, A.J., Bunnell, D.B., Chu, C., Falke, J.A., Kovach, R.P., Krabbenhoft, T.J., Kwak, T.J., and C.P. Paukert. 2017. Global synthesis of the projected and documented effects of climate change on inland fishes. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 27:339–361.DOI 10.1007/s11160-017-9476-z
  • Huntsman, B.M., Falke, J.A., Savereide, J.W., and K.E. Bennett. 2017. The role of density-dependent and –independent processes in spawning habitat selection by salmon in an Arctic boreal stream network. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177467.
  • McGarvey, D.J., Falke, J.A., Li, H.W., and J.L. Li. Fish assemblages. 2017. Pages 321-354 in F. R. Hauer and G. A. Lamberti, editors. Methods in stream ecology. 3rd edition. Academic Press. IPDS: IP-070364; BAO Date: August 30, 2015
  • Fraley, K. M., Falke, J. A., Yanusz, R., and S. Ivey. Seasonal movements and habitat use of potamodromous rainbow trout across a complex Alaska riverscape. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:1077-1092.
  • Lynch, A. J., and 10 coauthors. 2016. Climate change effects on North American inland fish populations, assemblages, and aquatic communities. Fisheries 346-361. DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2016.1186016
  • Falke, J.A., Dunham, J.D., and D. Hockman-Wert. 2016. A simple prioritization tool to diagnose impairment of stream temperature for coldwater fishes in the Great Basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36:147-160.
  • Flitcroft, R.L., Falke, J.A., Reeves, G.H., Hessburg, P.F., McNyset, K.M., and L.E. Benda. 2016. Wildfire may increase habitat quality for spring Chinook salmon in the Wenatchee River subbasin, WA, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 359:126-140.
  • Heim, KC, MS Wipfli, M Whitman, C Arp, J Adams, J Falke. Environmental Correlates of Arctic Grayling Seasonal Movement on the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska. Environmental Biology of Fishes.
  • Falke, J.A., Flitcroft, R.L., Dunham, J.B., McNyset, K.M., Hessburg, P.F., and G.H. Reeves. Climate change and vulnerability of bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in a fire-prone landscape. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72:304-318.
  • Isaak, D.J, Peterson, E.E., Ver Hoef, J.M., Wenger, S.J., Falke, J.A., Torgersen, C.E., Sowder, C., Steel, E.A., Fortin, M., Jordan, C.E., Ruesch, A.S., Som, N., and P. Monestiez. 2014. Applications of spatial statistical models to stream data. WIREs Water 1:277-294. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1023
  • Sloat, M.R., Fraser, D.J., Dunham, J.B., Falke, J.A., Jordan, C.E., McMillan, J.R., and H. Ohms. 2014. Ecological and evolutionary patterns of freshwater maturation in Pacific and Atlantic salmonines. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24:689-707.
  • Falke, J. A., Dunham, J. B., Jordan, C. E., McNyset, K. M., and G. H. Reeves. 2013. Spatial ecological processes and local factors predict the distribution and abundance of spawning by steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) across a complex riverscape. PLoS ONE 8(11):e79232. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079232
  • Peterson, E. E., Ver Hoef, J. M., Isaak, D. J., Falke, J. A., Fortin, M., Jordan, C., McNyset, K., Monestiez, P., Ruesch, A. S., Sengupta, A., Steel, A., Theobald, D. M., Torgersen, C. E., and S. J. Wenger. 2013. Modelling dendritic ecological networks in space: an integrated network perspective. Ecology Letters 16:707-719.
  • Falke, J. A., L. L. Bailey, K. D. Fausch, and K. R. Bestgen. 2012. Colonization and extinction in dynamic habitats: an occupancy approach for a Great Plains stream fish assemblage. Ecology 93:858-867.
  • Falke, J. A., K. D. Fausch, R. Magelky, A. Aldred, D. S. Durnford, L. K. Riley, and R. Oad. 2011. The role of groundwater pumping and drought in shaping ecological futures for stream fishes in a dryland river basin of the western Great Plains, USA. Ecohydrology 4:682-697.
  • Falke, J. A., K. R. Bestgen, and K. D. Fausch. 2010. Streamflow Reductions and Habitat Drying Affect Growth, Survival, and Recruitment of Brassy Minnow across a Great Plains Riverscape. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1566-1583.
  • Falke, J. A., K. D. Fausch, K. R. Bestgen, and L. L. Bailey. 2010. Spawning phenology and habitat use in a Great Plains, USA, stream fish assemblage: an occupancy estimation approach. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:1942-1956.
  • Falke, J. A., and K. D. Fausch. 2010. From metapopulations to metacommunities: linking theory with empirical observations of the spatial population dynamics of stream fishes. Pages 207–233 in D. A. Jackson and K. B. Gido, editors. Community ecology of stream fishes: concepts, approaches and techniques. Symposium 73. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  • Gido, K. B., J. F. Schaefer, and J. A. Falke. 2009. Convergence of fish communities from the littoral zone of reservoirs. Freshwater Biology 54:1163-1177.
  • Dodds, W. K., K. C. Wilson, R. L. Rehmeier, G. L. Knight, S. Wiggam, J. A. Falke, H. J. Dalgleish, and K. N. Bertrand. 2008. Comparing ecosystem goods and services provided by restored and native lands. Bioscience 58:837-845.
  • Gido, K. B., J. A. Falke, R. M. Oakes, and K. J. Hase. 2006. Fish-habitat relations across spatial scales in prairie streams. Pages 265-285 in R. M. Hughes, L. Wang, and P. W. Seelbach, editors. Landscape Influences on Stream Habitats and Biological Assemblages. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda.
  • Falke, J. A. and K. B. Gido. 2006. Effects of reservoir connectivity on stream fish assemblages in the Great Plains. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:480-493.
  • Falke, J. A. and K. B. Gido. 2006. Spatial effects of reservoirs on fish assemblages in great plains streams in Kansas, USA. River Research and Applications 22:55-68.
  • Oakes, R. M., K. B. Gido, J. A. Falke, J. D. Olden, and B. L. Brock. 2005. Modelling of stream fishes in the Great Plains, USA. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 14:361-374.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 111

Presentations: 183


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Unit Leader

Jeff Falke
Jeff Falke, Assistant Leader Fisheries, Alaska CFWRU

Jeff joined the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit as Assistant Leader-Fisheries in June 2012. He holds a tripartite appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries, the Institute of Arctic Biology, and the Department of Biology & Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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