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Broad Whitefish Ecology on the Arctic Coastal Plain


January 2015 - December 2018


Study aims to help understand foraging and migration patterns of Broad Whitefish on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. Climate change is rapidly changing stream habitat conditions, leading the impacts on BWF migration patterns, spawning habitats, and food web productivity. This research will help us understand what the future may hold for this important subsistence species.


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: 224



Funding Agencies

  • Fairbanks Alaska BLM


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