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Alaska Theses and Dissertations

  • Clawson, C. 2017. Using remote sensing, occupancy estimation, and fine-scale habitat characterization to evaluate fall Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) spawning habitat usage in arctic Alaska. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 107 pp.
  • Laske, S.M. 2017. Surface water connectivity of Arctic lakes drives patterns of fish species richness and composition, and food web structure. PhD dissertation, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 171 pp.
  • Torvinen, E.S. 2017. Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) otoliths as indicators of past climate patterns and growth in arctic lakes. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 97 pp.
  • Matter, A. N. 2016. A rapid assessment method to estimate the distribution of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in an interior Alaska river basin. Unpublished Master's thesis. School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska. 66 pp.
  • Sparks, M. S. 2016. Climate, embryonic development, and potential for adaptation to warming water temperatures by Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. Unpublished Master's thesis. School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska. 100 pp.
  • Julianus, Erin. 2016. Moose (Alces Alces) browse availability and use in response to post-fire succession on Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. MS Thesis. University of Alaska Fairbanks. 63 pp.
  • Fraley, K. M. 2015. Seasonal movements and habitat use of rainbow trout in the Susitna River basin, southcentral Alaska. Unpublished Master's thesis. School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska. 105 pp. Download
  • Rine, K. 2015. Trophic pathways supporting juvenile Chinook and Coho salmon in the glacial Susitna River, Alaska: Patterns of Freshwater, Terrestrial, and Marine Resource Use Across a Seasonally Dynamic Habitat Mosaic. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 82 pp.
  • Craig, H. R. 2015. Breeding ecology of Smith's Longspurs (Calcarius pictus) in the Brooks Range, Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska. 77 pp.
  • Schoen, E. R. 2015. Linking individual-level foraging interactions of piscivores to food-web
    dynamics in pelagic systems. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Washington. 229 pages. Download
  • McFarland, J. 2015. Trophic pathways supporting Arctic Grayling in a small stream on the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 56 pp.
  • Heim, K.C. 2014. Seasonal movements of Arctic grayling in a small stream on the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 82 pp.
  • Neuswanger, J. 2014. New 3-D video methods reveal novel territorial drift-feeding behaviors that help explain environmental correlates of Chena River chinook salmon productivity. PhD dissertation, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 181 pp.
  • Wild, T. C. 2013. Habitat associations, distribution, and abundance of Smith's Longspur (Calcarius pictus), and uncommon species of concern in the Brooks Range, Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Stolarski, J.T. 2013. Growth and energetic condition of Dolly Varden char in coastal Arctic waters. PhD Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 176 pp. Download
  • Tauzer, L. M. 2013. Recent changes in plant and avian communities at Creamer's Refuge, Alaska using field and remote sensing observations. MS Thesis, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. 127 pp. Download
  • McConnell, N.A. 2012. Controls on ecosystem respiration of carbon dioxide across a boreal wetland gradient in interior Alaska. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 44 pp.
  • Perry, M.T. 2012. Growth in juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) as an indicator of density-dependence in the Chena River. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 77 pp.
  • Roach, J. 2011. Lake area change in Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges: Magnitude, Mechanisms, and Heterogeneity. PhD Dissertation, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 225 pp.
  • Churchill, A. 2011. Plant and ecosystem physiological responses to environmental controls on primary production in Alaskan peatlands. MS Thesis, University of Fairbanks. 110 pp.
  • Gates, H.R. 2011. Reproductive ecology and morphometric subspecies comparisons of dunlin (Calidris alpina), an arctic shorebird. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 78 pp.
  • Gutierrez, L. 2011. Terrestrial invertebrate prey for juvenile Chinook salmon: Abundance and environmental controls in an interior Alaskan river. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 63 pp.
  • Roon, D.A. 2011. Ecological effects of invasive European bird cherry on salmonid food webs in Anchorage, Alaska streams. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Taylor, A.R. 2011. Postbreeding ecology of shorebirds on the arctic coastal plain of Alaska. PhD Dissertation, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 232 pp.
  • O'Donnell, J.A. 2010. The effects of permafrost degradation on soil carbon dynamics in Alaska's boreal region. PhD dissertation, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 214 pp.
  • Steen, V. 2010. Waterbird distribution and habitat in the prairie pothole region, USA. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Benson, E.R. 2010. Relationships between Ecosystem Metabolism, Benthic Macroinvertebrate Densities, and Environmental Variables in a Sub-Arctic Alaskan River. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 55 pp.
  • Backensto, Stacia A. 2010. Common ravens in Alaska's North Slope oil fields: an integrated study using local knowledge and science. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Weiser, Emily L. 2010. Use of anthropogenic foods by glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) in northern Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Rinella, D.J. 2010. Marine-derived nutrients in riverine ecosystems: Developing tools for tracking movement and assessing effects in food webs on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. PhD Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 167 pp.
  • Bentzen, R. L. 2009. Reproductive patterns in king eiders. PhD Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Green, E. C. 2009. Ecological linkages between headwater streams and riparian and downstream habitats in the eastern Cascade Range, Washington, USA. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Jallen, D. M. 2009. River features associated with chinook salmon spawning habitat in southwest Alaska. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Krupa, Meagan B. 2009. Urban stream management: Interdisciplinary assessment of an Alaskan salmon fishery. PhD thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 196 pp.
  • Oppel, S. 2008. King eider migration and seasonal interactions at the individual level. PhD Dissertation, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.
  • Wendling, B.R. 2008. Effects of military overflights on habitat use and selection by female Dall’s sheep, Yukon-Tanana uplands, Alaska. MS thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 80 pp.
  • Latty, Christopher J. 2008. Responses of common eiders to implanted satellite transmitters with percutaneous antennas. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Schoen, E. R. 2007. Pelagic trophic interactions in contrasting basins in Lake Chelan. Master of Science Thesis. University of Washington. 76 pages.
  • Schoen, Erik R. 2007. Pelagic trophic interactions in contrasting basins in Lake Chelan. Master of Science Thesis. University of Washington. 76 pages. Download
  • Wilson, Heather. 2007. Survival and productivity of common eiders. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Morse, Julie. 2005. Productivity of black oystercatchers. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Phillips, Laura M. 2005. Migration ecology and distribution of king eiders. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Knoche, Michael J. 2004. King eider wing molt: inferences from stable isotope analyses. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Sergeant, C. 2004. Effects of slope, substrate, cover, predators, and ontogeny on lentic habitat preferences of juvenile Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in experimental arenas. MS Thesis. University of Washington.
  • Sergeant, Christopher. 2004. Effects of slope, substrate, cover, predators, and ontogeny on lentic habitat preferences of juvenile Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in experimental arenas. MS Thesis. University of Washington. 48 pages. Download
 

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

 

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