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A Photo of  Michael Stekoll

Contact Information

Fisheries Division
11120 Glacier Highway
UAF Fisheries Division
Juneau, AK 99801-8625
Phone: (907) 796-6279

Michael Stekoll Full Professor

Aquaculture • Fisheries Chemistry • Marine Biology • Marine Plants


  • University of Alaska SE


  • Pollution biology and ecology
  • Algal aquaculture
  • Algal ecology
  • Algal physiology


  • Ph.D. 1976 University of California Los Angeles (Biochemistry)

Research Overview

My research has concentrated in both basic and applied aspects of the biology and ecology of marine benthic plants and on the effects of disturbances on this community. My associates and I have investigated the effects of harvest and pollution on the intertidal and subtidal seaweeds. We have also developed techniques for using remote sensing to map floating kelp beds in SE Alaska.

Current Research Projects

  • Physiologial ecology of Palmaria species in SE Alaska
  • Generational effects of petroleum on a model fish species
  • Floating kelps as essential fish habitat
  • Mapping floating kelps using remote sensing