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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: 95

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 673

Scientific Publications: 1905

Presentations: 4236



Funding Agencies

  • Wildlife Conservation Society


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey