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Coastal Lagoon Fish Ecology along the Chukchi Coast, Alaska


January 2015 - December 2017


This study investigates the ecology of coastal lagoons along northwestern Alaska. We are interested in understanding what food web species are important for subsistence fishes, what species occur in the different types of lagoons, and seasonal use of lagoons by fishes are using coastal lagoons with implications for climate change and petroleum development in the Chukchi Sea.


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



Funding Agencies

  • Wildlife Conservation Society


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