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University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Science Master's Program
(SMP) in Sustainable Ecosystem-Based Management of Living Marine Resources (SELMR)

Faculty


Shannon Atkinson: marine mammal biologist
Fisheries Division, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau
shannon.atkinson@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests: Physiology of a multitude of species developing knowledge on why species fail to adapt to environmental change. Current Research Projects:


Courtney Carothers: environmental/cultural anthropologist
Fisheries Division, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fairbanks
clcarothers@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests: The social and political dimensions of fisheries and marine policy; focal areas include: processes of marine enclosure, e.g. individual fishing quotas, marine protected areas; local and traditional knowledge; science and technology studies; political ecology; and socio-ecological change.

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Keith Criddle: SELMR Director, fisheries economist
Fisheries Division, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau
kcriddle@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests: Intersection between the natural sciences and economics in the management of living resources. Current Research Projects:

Research Ideas for Future Students: Pooled bycatch quotas in open access, restricted access, IFQ, and cooperative fisheries; optimal management rules for mixed-stock sequential fisheries--management of Yukon River salmon; a bioeconomic analysis of the Alaska Dungeness crab fishery; a cost-benefit analysis of shellfish enhancement programs in Alaska.


Gordon Kruse: fisheries scientist
Fisheries Division, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau
gordon.kruse@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests: Applied fisheries research on marine invertebrates and fishes, including:

  1. stock assessment methods, especially size-based approaches for species lacking age structures
  2. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications to marine populations and fisheries management
  3. effects of oceanographic conditions on distribution, growth, reproduction, and recruitment
  4. marine ecosystem dynamics in response to humans (e.g., commercial harvests, trawling effects) and climate changes
  5. fishery management strategies, including ecosystem-based fisheries management

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Franz Mueter: fisheries oceanographer
Fisheries Division, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau
fmueter@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests: Commercial fisheries; fisheries and conservation; fisheries ecology; fisheries oceanography; fisheries population dynamics; fisheries management; quantitative ecology

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Brenda Norcross: fisheries oceanographer
Institute of Marine Science, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fairbanks
bnorcross@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests: The effect of the surrounding environment on fish.

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Tom Weingartner: physical oceanographer
Institute of Marine Science, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fairbanks
tjweingartner@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests: Circulation and water mass transformation processes (mixing, cooling, and the distillation effects on sea water associated with ice melt and formation) on Arctic continental shelves and slopes.

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Affiliated Faculty


Megan McPhee: evolutionary ecologist, salmonid biologist
Fisheries Division, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau
mvmcphee@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests: life-history, morphologic, and genetic diversity in salmonids: causes and consequences for conservation and management.

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Andy Seitz: fish ecologist
Fisheries Division, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fairbanks
acseitz@alaska.edu
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Terry Quinn: fisheries biomathematician
Fisheries Division, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau
Terry.Quinn@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests:

Fish population dynamics, estimation of animal and fish abundance, statistical time series analysis and sampling theory, renewable resource management systems.

Current Research Projects:

Deployment of an acoustic data logger on commercial fishing vessels in the Bering Sea: inferences about pollock depletion, school structure, and relation to harvester behavior; Spatial/ temporal map of Pacific halibut; multispecies models for ecosystem decision support in the Gulf of Alaska, dealing with uncertainty in fishery age-structured assessment models; Interactions between humpback whales, disease, and herring in Prince William Sound; mark-recapture estimation of humpback whale abundance in the North Pacific; age-specific movement simulation in a spatially explicit stock assessment model of walleye pollock in the eastern Bering Sea; combining population dynamics and genetics in models for Pacific ocean perch in the Gulf of Alaska.

Research Ideas For Future Students:

Ecosystem modeling of upper trophic level species in the Gulf of Alaska, robust harvesting strategies for species with episodic boom-and bust dynamics (such as Bering Sea snow crab and herring), robust harvesting strategies for crab species harvesting only males above a certain size.


Faculty Not Accepting Students for Fall 2011


Ginny Eckert: MESAS Director, marine ecologist
Fisheries Division, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau
gleckert@alaska.edu
website

Research Interests:
Ecology of fished marine invertebrates; Reproductive and larval biology of marine invertebrates; Evolution of life histories; Long-term ecological and environmental monitoring

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