Baseline biological surveys
We are working with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Monitoring and Assessment Program and other agencies to catalog baseline macroinvertebrate and diatom communities and habitat conditions in water bodies across Alaska. Ongoing and forthcoming surveys include wetlands, lakes, and streams on the North Slope, streams in the Bristol Bay region, and select streams within Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges.
Habitat Ecology of Wintering Coho Salmon
We are working with collaborators at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve and the University of Alaska Fairbanks to investigate the importance of groundwater to juvenile coho salmon wintering in the Anchor River.
Climate Effects on Arctic Shorebird Food Resources
Working closely with the Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network,
we are investigating the effect of climate change on the timing and duration of insect emergence and activity at shorebird breeding sites across arctic Alaska and Canada.
Wood Frog Deformities
We are collaborating with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service researchers to understand the effects of contaminants and invertebrate predators on the Kenai Peninsula’s high rates of wood frog deformities