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A Photo of  Mike Sigler

Contact Information

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
17109 Point Lena Loop Rd
Juneau, AK 99801-8344
Phone: (907) 789-6037

Mike Sigler Affiliate Faculty

Marine Biology


  • Program Leader, Habitat and Ecological Process Research (HEPR) Program
  • NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center


  • Population Dynamics
  • Fishery Stock Assessment


  • B.S. 1979 Cornell University
  • M.S. 1982 Cornell University
  • Ph.D. 1993 University of Washington

Research Overview

Dr. Mike Sigler is Program Leader of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Habitat and Ecological Process Research (HEPR) Program as well as Lead Principal Investigator of the Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program funded by the North Pacific Research Board. As HEPR Program Leader, Mike leads Loss of Sea Ice, Ocean Acidification and Essential Fish Habitat research at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Previously Mike led Steller sea lion prey and predation studies, the Alaska sablefish stock assessment, and the Alaska sablefish longline survey.

Current Research Projects



Five most recent:

Sigler MF, Kuletz KJ, Ressler PH, Friday NA, Wilson CD, Zerbini AN. 2012. Marine predators and persistent prey in the southeast Bering Sea. Deep Sea Res. II. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.02.017

Stabeno PJ, Farley E, Kachel NB, Moore SE, Mordy CW, Napp JM, Overland JE, Pinchuk AI, Sigler MF. 2012. A comparison of the physics of the northern and southern shelves of the eastern Bering Sea and some implications to the ecosystem. Deep Sea Res. II. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.02.019

Stabeno PJ, Kachel NB, Moore SE, Napp JM, Sigler MF, Yamaguchi A, Zerbini AN. 2012. Comparison of warm and cold years on the southeastern Bering Sea shelf. Deep Sea Res. II. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.02.02

Sigler MF. 2012. A pathway for conducting ecosystem research. NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report Oct-Dec 2011. http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/Quarterly/ond2011/OND11feature.pdf

Sigler MF, Renner M, Danielson SL, Eisner LB, Lauth RR, Kuletz KJ, Logerwell EA, Hunt GL Jr. 2011. Fluxes, fins, and feathers: Relationships among the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas in a time of climate change. Oceanography 24(3): 250-265.