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Dr. Mark Wipfli

Research Publications

  • Leppi, J, M Lunde, M Wipfli, D Rinella. 2017. In search of Arctic Bonefish. Report in Fisheries magazine.
  • McFarland J, M Wipfli, and M Whitman. 2016. Trophic pathways supporting Arctic Grayling in a small stream on the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
  • Laske, SM, AE Rosenberger, WJ Kane, MS Wipfli, CE Zimmerman. 2017. Top-down control of invertebrates by Ninespine Stickleback in Arctic ponds. Freshwater Biology DOI: 10.1086/690675.
  • Haynes, T, T Jones, M Robards, J Lawler, A Whiting, M Tibbles, M Wipfli, P Neitlich. Understanding the Ecology of Arctic Coastal Lagoons through Fisheries Research and Monitoring. Alaska Park Science report, NPS.
  • Richardson, JS, MS Wipfli. 2016. Getting Quantitative about Consequences of Cross-Ecosystem Resource Subsidies on Recipient Consumers. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
  • Wandersee, S, J Powell, A Kliskey, J Grunblatt, L Alessa, M Wipfli. 2016. Integration in sustainability science: frameworks, components, and products in a place-based, integrative study. Sustainability Science.
  • Rine, K, M Wipfli, E Schoen, C Sticker, T Nightengale. 2016. Trophic pathways supporting juvenile Chinook and Coho salmon in the glacial Susitna River, Alaska: patterns of freshwater, marine, and terrestrial resource use across a seasonally dynamic habitat mosaic. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Abstract | 
  • Richardson, N, AH Beaudreau, MS Wipfli, H Finkle. 2016. Temporal variation in diets and use of benthic resources by juvenile Sockeye Salmon and a potential competitor, Threespine Stickleback, in Afognak Lake, Alaska. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
  • Roon DA, Wipfli MS, Wurtz TL, Blanchard AL. Invasive European bird cherry disrupts stream-riparian linkages: effects on terrestrial invertebrate prey subsidies for juvenile coho salmon.
  • Neuswanger, J, Wipfli, MS, Rosenberger, AE, and Hughes NF. 2016. Measuring fish and their habitats: Versatile 2-D and 3-D video techniques with user-friendly software. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0010.
  • Roon DA, Wipfli MS, Wurtz TL. Effects of invasive European bird cherry (Prunus padus) on leaf litter processing by aquatic invertebrate shredder communities in urban Alaskan streams. Hydrobiologia.
  • Laske, S, T Haynes, A Rosenberger, J Koch, M Wipfli, M Whitman, C Zimmerman. 2016. Surface water connectivity structures Arctic lake fish assemblages: Influence of local and regional drivers. Freshwater Biology 61:1090-1104.
  • Collins, S, C Baxter, A Marcarelli, M Wipfli. Production of resident fish benefits from experimental salmon subsidies via direct and indirect pathways across stream-riparian boundaries. Submittted to Ecological Applications.
  • Wipfli, MS, and JS Richardson. 2016. Riparian Management and the Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems, In Conservation of Freshwater Fishes, eds GP Closs, M Krkosek, JD Olden, pp 270-291.
  • 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.
  • Collins, S. F., A.M. Marcarelli, C.V. Baxter, and M.S. Wipfli. 2015. A critical assessment of the ecological assumptions underpinning compensatory mitigation of salmon-derived nutrients. Environmental Management 3: 571-586.
  • Neuswanger, J, M Wipfli, M Evenson, N Hughes, A Rosenberger. 2015. High summer stream discharge strongly correlates with low productivity of stream-type Chinook salmon in two Alaskan rivers in the Yukon drainage. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72:1125-1137.
  • Shanley CS, S Pyare, MI Goldstein · PB Alaback, DM Albert, CM Beier, TJ Brinkman, RT Edwards, E Hood, A Mackinnon, MV McPhee, TM Patterson, LH Suring, DA Tallmon, MS Wipfli. Climate change implications in the northern coastal temperate rainforest of North America. Climatic Change.
  • Heim, K, M Wipfli, M Whitman, A Seitz. 2014. Body size and condition influence migration timing of Arctic grayling. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12199

  • Marcarelli A.M., Baxter C.V., Wipfli M.S. Nutrient additions to mitigate for loss of Pacific salmon: consequences for stream biofilm and nutrient dynamics. Ecosphere.
  • Koch, J, Gurney, K, Wipfli M. 2014. Morphology-dependent water budgets and nutrient fluxes in arctic thaw ponds. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1804.
  • Neuswanger, J, Wipfli MS, Rosenberger AE, Hughes NF. Mechanisms of drift-feeding behavior in juvenile Chinook salmon and the role of inedible debris in a clear-water Alaskan stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes 97:489-503.
  • Rinella, D., Wipfli, M., Walker, C., Stricker, C., Heintz, R. 2013. Seasonal persistence of marine-derived nutrients in south-central Alaskan salmon streams. Ecosphere.
  • 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.
  • Benson, E.R., M.S. Wipfli, J. Clapcott, and N.F. Hughes. 2012. Relationships between ecosystem metabolism, benthic macroinvertebrate densities, and environmental variables in an interior Alaska river. Hydrobiologia DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1272-0
  • Rinella, D.J., M.S. Wipfli, C.A. Stricker, and R. A. Heintz. 2011. Pacific salmon runs and consumer fitness: growth and energy storage in stream-dwelling salmonids increase with salmon spawner density. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 69:73-84.
  • Rosenberger, A.E., J.B. Dunham, M.S. Wipfli, and J.M. Buffington. 2011. Effects of wildfire and channel reorganization on drifting macroinvertebrates and predation by trout in central Idaho streams a decade after disturbance. Northwest Science 85: 55-63.
  • Peirce, J.M., E.O. Otis, M.S. Wipfli, and E.H. Follmann. 2011. Radio-telemetry as a tool for estimating stream life and predation by brown bears for chum salmon at McNeil River, Alaska. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31(2):315-322.
  • Rosenberger, A.E., J.B. Dunham, M.S. Wipfli, and J.M. Buffington. 2011. Effects of wildfire and channel reorganization on drifting macroinvertebrates and predation by trout in central Idaho streams a decade after disturbance. Northwest Science 85(1):55-63.
  • Martin, A.E., M.S. Wipfli, and R. Spangler. 2010. Aquatic community responses to salmon analog and wood bundle additions in restored floodplain habitats in an Alaskan stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1828-1845.
  • Wipfli, M.S. and C.V. Baxter. 2010. Linking ecosystems, food webs, and fish production: Subsidies in salmonid watersheds. Fisheries 35(8):373-387.
  • Heintz, R.A., M.S. Wipfli, and J.P. Hudson. 2010. Identification of marine-derived lipids in juvenile coho salmon and aquatic insects through fatty acid analysis. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:840-854.
  • Wipfli, M.S., J.P. Hudson, J.P. Caouette, N.L. Mitchell, J.L. Lessard, R.A. Heintz, and D.T. Chaloner. 2010. Salmon carcasses increase stream productivity more than inorganic fertilizer pellets: A test on multiple trophic levels in streamside experimental channels. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:824-839.
  • Binckley, C., M.S. Wipfli, R.B. Medhurst, K. Polivka, P. Hessburg, B. Salter, and J.Y. Kill. 2010. Ecoregion and land-use influence invertebrate and detritus transport from headwater streams. Freshwater Biology 55:1205-1218.
  • Medhurst, R.B., M.S. Wipfli, K. Polivka, C. Binckley, P. Hessburg, and B. Salter. 2010. Headwater streams and forest management: Does ecoregional context influence logging effects on benthic communities? Hydrobiologia 641:71-83.
  • Wipfli, M.S. 2009. Food supplies of stream-dwelling salmonids. Pages 39-52 in Krueger, C.C. and Zimmerman, C.E. (eds.). Pacific Salmon: Ecology and Management of Western Alaska’s Populations. American Fisheries Society Symposium 70.
  • Mellon, C.D., M.S. Wipfli, and J.L. Li. 2008. Forest fire effects on headwater stream subsidies in eastern Washington, USA: Movements of invertebrates to riparian and downstream habitats. Freshwater Biology 53: 2331-2343.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. S. Richardson, and R. J. Naiman. 2007. Ecological linkages between headwaters and downstream ecosystems: transport of organic matter, invertebrates, and wood down headwater channels. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43: 72-85.
  • Gomi, T., A. C. Johnson, R. L. Deal, P. E. Hennon, E. H. Orlikowska, and M. S. Wipfli. 2006. Factors affecting distribution of wood, detritus, and sediment in headwater streams draining managed young-growth red alder-conifer forests in Southeast Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36:725-737.
  • Lang, D. W., G. H. Reeves, J. Hall, and M. S. Wipfli. 2006. The influence of fall-spawning salmon on growth rate and production of juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) on the Copper River Delta, Alaska. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:917-930.
  • LeSage, C. M., R. W. Merritt, and M. S. Wipfli. In press. Headwater riparian invertebrate communities associated with red alder and conifer wood and leaf litter in southeastern Alaska. Northwest Science.
  • Hicks, B. J., M. S. Wipfli, D. W. Lang, and M. E. Lang. 2005. Marine-derived nitrogen and carbon in freshwater-riparian food webs of the Copper River Delta, southcentral Alaska. Oecologia. 144:558-569.
  • Hernandez, O., R. W. Merritt, and M. S. Wipfli. 2005. Benthic invertebrate community structure in headwater streams is affected by forest succession after clearcut logging in southeastern Alaska. Hydrobiologia. 533:45-59.
  • Wipfli, M. S. 2005. Trophic linkages between headwater forests and downstream fish habitats: implications for forest and fish management. Landscape and Urban Planning. 72:205-213.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. P. Hudson, and J. P. Caouette. 2004. Restoring productivity of salmon-based food webs: Contrasting effects of salmon carcass and salmon analog additions on stream-resident salmonids. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 133:1440-1454.
  • Heintz, R. A., B. D. Nelson, J. P. Hudson., M. Larsen, L. Holland, and M. S. Wipfli. 2004. Marine subsidies in freshwater: Effects of salmon carcasses on the lipid class and fatty acid composition of juvenile coho salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 133:559-567.
  • Orlikowska, E. H., R. L. Deal, P. H. Hennon, and M. S. Wipfli. 2004. Role of red alder in riparian forest structure along headwater streams in southeastern Alaska. Northwest Science. 78:111-123.
  • Wipfli, M. S., and J. Musslewhite. 2004. Density of red alder (Alnus rubra) in headwaters influences invertebrate and organic matter subsidies to downstream fish habitats in Alaska. Hydrobiologia. 520:153-163.
  • Chaloner, D. T., G. A. Lamberti, R. W. Merritt, N. L. Mitchell, P. H. Ostrom, and M. S. Wipfli. 2004. Variation in responses to spawning Pacific salmon in three southeastern Alaska streams. Freshwater Biology. 49:587-599.
  • Allan, J. D., M. S. Wipfli, J. P. Caouette, A. Prussian, and J. Rodgers. 2003. Influence of streamside vegetation on terrestrial invertebrate inputs to salmonid food webs. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 60:309-320.
  • Wipfli, M. S., R. L. Deal, P. E. Hennon, A. C. Johnson, R. T. Edwards, T. L. De Santo, T. Gomi, E. H. Orlikowska, M. D. Bryant, M. E. Schultz, C. LeSage, R. Kimbirauskus, and D. V. D'Amore. 2003. Compatible management of red alder-conifer ecosystems in southeastern Alaska. In Monserud, R. A., Haynes, R., and Johnson, A. (eds. ). Compatible Forest Management. Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Pp. 55-81.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. P. Hudson, J. P. Caouette, and D. T. Chaloner. 2003. Marine subsidies in freshwater ecosystems: salmon carcasses increase the growth rates of stream-resident salmonids. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 132:371-381.
  • Chaloner, D. T., K. M. Martin, M. S. Wipfli, P. H. Ostrom, and G. A. Lamberti. 2002. Marine carbon and nitrogen in southeastern Alaska stream food webs: evidence from artificial and natural streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 59:1257-1265.
  • Gende, S. M., R. T. Edwards, M. F. Willson, and M. S. Wipfli. 2002. Pacific salmon in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. BioScience. 52:917-928.
  • Piccolo, J. J., and M. S. Wipfli. 2002. Does red alder (Alnus rubra) along headwater streams increase the export of invertebrates and detritus from headwaters to fish-bearing habitats in southeastern Alaska? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 59:503-513.
  • Chaloner, D. T., and M. S. Wipfli. 2002. Influence of decomposing Pacific salmon carcasses on macroinvertebrate growth and standing stock in southeastern Alaska streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 21:430-442.
  • Wipfli, M. S., and D. P. Gregovich. 2002. Export of invertebrates and detritus from fishless headwater streams in southeastern Alaska: implications for downstream salmonid production. Freshwater Biology. 47:957-969.
  • Chaloner, D. T., M. S. Wipfli, and J. P. Caouette. 2002. Mass loss and macroinvertebrate colonization of Pacific salmon carcasses in southeastern Alaska streams. Freshwater Biology. 47:263-273.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. P. Hudson, D. T. Chaloner, and J. P. Caouette. 1999. Influence of salmon spawner densities on stream productivity in Southeast Alaska, USA. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 56:1600-1611.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. P. Hudson, and J. P. Caouette. 1998. Influence of salmon carcasses on stream productivity: response of biofilm and benthic macroinvertebrates in southeastern Alaska, USA. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 55:1503-1511.
  • Wipfli, M. S. 1997. Terrestrial invertebrates as salmonid prey and nitrogen sources in streams: contrasting old-growth and young-growth riparian forests in southeastern Alaska, USA. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 54:1259-1269.
  • Wipfli, M. S. 1997. Book review. Comprehensive methods for stream ecologists. Review of Methods in Stream Ecology by F. R. Hauer and G. A. Lamberti. Ecology. 78:960.
  • Wipfli, M. S., and R. W. Merritt. 1994. Disturbance to a stream food web by a bacterial larvicide specific to black flies: feeding responses of predatory macroinvertebrates. Freshwater Biology. 32:91-103.
  • Wipfli, M. S., and R. W. Merritt. 1994. Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis on non-target benthic insects through direct and indirect exposure. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 13:190-205.
  • Wipfli, M. S., R. W. Merritt, and W. W. Taylor. 1994. Low toxicity of the black fly larvicide Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis to early stages of brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis; brown trout, Salmo trutta; and steelhead trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss following direct and indirect exposure. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 51:1451-1458.
  • Wotton, R. S., M. S. Wipfli, L. Watson, and R. W. Merritt. 1993. Feeding variability among individual aquatic predators in experimental channels. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 71: 2033-2037.
  • Wipfli, M. S., S. S. Petersen, D. B. Hogg, and J. L. Wedberg. 1992. Spatial analysis and optimum sample size for three plant bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) species associated with birdsfoot trefoil in Wisconsin. Environmental Entomology. 21: 1248-1252.
  • Merritt, R. W., M. S. Wipfli, and R. S. Wotton. 1991. Changes in feeding habits of selected nontarget aquatic insects in response to live and Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis-killed black fly larvae (Diptera: Simuliidae). Canadian Entomologist. 123: 179-185.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. L. Wedberg, and D. B. Hogg. 1991. Screen barriers for reducing interplot movement of three adult plant bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) species in small plot experiments. Great Lakes Entomologist. 24: 169-172.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. L. Wedberg, and D. B. Hogg. 1990. Cultural and chemical control strategies for three plant bug (Heteroptera: Miridae) pests of birdsfoot trefoil in northern Wisconsin. Journal of Economic Entomology. 83: 2086-2091.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. L. Wedberg, and D. B. Hogg. 1990. Damage potentials of three plant bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) species to birdsfoot trefoil grown for seed in Wisconsin. Journal of Economic Entomology. 83: 580-584.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. L. Wedberg, and D. B. Hogg. 1990. Damage potentials of three plant bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) species to birdsfoot trefoil grown for seed in Wisconsin. Journal of Economic Entomology. 83: 580-584.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. L. Wedberg, D. B. Hogg, and T. D. Syverud. 1989. Insect pests associated with birdsfoot trefoil, Lotus corniculatus L., in Wisconsin. Great Lakes Entomologist. 22: 25-33.
  • Wipfli, M. S., J. L. Wedberg, D. B. Hogg, and T. D. Syverud. 1989. Insect pests associated with birdsfoot trefoil, Lotus corniculatus L., in Wisconsin. Great Lakes Entomologist. 22: 25-33.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 129

Presentations: 225

 

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Unit Leader

Brad Griffith

Brad Griffith joined the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit as one of the Assistant Leaders Wildlife in May 1996. He was selected as Unit Leader in February 2011. He holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of Wildlife Biology with the Department of Biology and Wildlife and the Institute of Arctic Biology, 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