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Ecology and Demographics of Chinook salmon


April 2010 - March 2011


This project is a comprehensive study of the relationship between ecological processes and the population dynamics of the Chinook salmon in the Chena and Salcha Rivers. This project will improve understanding of Chinook salmon and the ability to manage Chinook populations and their habitats for sustainability.


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



  • Mark WipfliPrincipal Investigator
  • Jason NeuswangerStudent
  • Megan PerryStudent
  • Laura GutierrezStudent

Funding Agencies

  • AK Dept. of Fish and Game


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