Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Alaska
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Alaska Education Activities


Nate Cathcart, research technician with the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, conducts a snorkel survey for juvenile Chinook salmon within a logjam along the Chena River, Alaska.


Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Stream Fish Community Ecology Falke 2015-01-23 2015-05-01
Stream Fish Community Ecology Falke 2013-09-05 2013-12-06
Special Topics in IGERT Program in Regional Resilience and Adaptation McGuire 2009-09-03 2009-10-01
Scale in Ecology and Management Griffith 2003-01-15 2003-05-15
Riverine Ecosystems, Special Topics Wipfli 2007-09-06 2007-12-20
Resilience and Adaptation Program Ecology Module McGuire 2007-09-15 2007-12-15
Research Design in the Biological Sciences McGuire 2014-09-02 2014-12-15
Research Design in the Biological Sciences McGuire 2014-01-15 2014-05-15
Research Design in the Biological Sciences McGuire 2012-01-15 2012-05-15
Research Design Falke 2018-08-20 2018-12-07
Research Design Griffith 2006-09-15 2006-12-15
Regional Systems Dynamics and Modeling McGuire 2002-09-05 2002-12-19
Readings in Conservation Biology Griffith 2001-01-18 2001-05-10
Professional Opportunities in Natural Resources Griffith 2014-01-15 2014-05-15
Professional Opportunities in Natural Resources Griffith 2012-01-15 2012-05-15
Physical Processes in Freshwater Ecosystems Falke 2017-08-28 2017-12-09
Physical Processes in Freshwater Ecosystems Falke 2015-09-01 2015-12-15
Ornithology Churchwell 2010-01-15 2010-05-15
Modeling of Biological Systems McGuire 2001-01-18 2001-05-10
Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change McGuire 2015-09-03 2015-12-18
Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change McGuire 2012-08-30 2012-12-13
Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change McGuire 2010-09-02 2010-12-18
Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change McGuire 2008-09-04 2008-12-12
Integrative Modeling of Natural and Social Systems McGuire 2006-09-01 2006-12-15
Integrative Modeling of Natural and Social Systems McGuire 2004-09-01 2004-12-15
Independent Study: National Assessment of State Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies Griffith, Powell 2007-09-06 2007-12-12
Global Change Seminar Wipfli 2009-09-03 2009-12-15
Freshwater Foodwebs Seminar Wipfli 2004-09-02 2004-12-17
Freshwater Foodwebs Wipfli 2005-09-01 2005-09-12
Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar Wipfli 2010-01-15 2010-05-15
Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar Wipfli 2008-01-22 2008-05-08
Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar Wipfli 2007-01-17 2007-05-02
Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar Wipfli 2006-01-18 2006-05-03
Foraging Ecology Griffith 2012-09-07 2012-12-13
Foraging Ecology Griffith 2010-09-02 2010-12-15
Foraging Ecology Griffith 2004-01-01 2004-05-15
Foraging Ecology Griffith 2002-01-15 2002-05-31
Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Seminar Falke 2018-01-17 2018-05-09
Fisheries Division Seminar Falke 2014-01-13 2014-05-13
Ecological Background for Resilience and Adaptation McGuire 2005-09-01 2005-12-15
Ecological Background for Regional Resilience and Sustainability McGuire 2003-09-01 2003-12-15
Coastal Ecosytems Wipfli 2012-01-19 2012-05-04
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli 2015-09-08 2015-12-15
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli 2014-09-07 2014-12-14
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli 2013-09-05 2013-12-13
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli 2012-09-06 2012-12-14
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli 2011-09-07 2011-12-17
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli 2010-09-03 2010-12-15
Climate Change Wipfli 2017-08-30 2017-12-20
Climate Change Wipfli 2016-08-30 2016-12-20
Biological Aspects of Global Change McGuire 2002-01-17 2002-05-11
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli 2019-08-22 2019-12-20
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli 2017-08-30 2017-12-20
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli 2015-09-08 2015-12-15
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli 2013-09-05 2013-12-13
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli 2011-09-01 2011-12-17
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli 2010-09-03 2010-12-15
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli 2008-09-04 2008-12-14
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
New Scientists Orientation, USGS, Cooperative Research Units, Reston, VA. Griffith 2011-02-16
Title and Location Speaker Date
Wipfli, MS. Marine and Terrestrial Resource Subsidies Influence Freshwater Food Web Productivity in Alaska. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. International meeting, Lake Biwa, Japan. July 2012
Presented to: ASLO conference
Wipfli 2012-07-17
Wipfli, MS. Biological Connections Within and Beyond the Watershed. Kenai Watershed workshop, Dept of Natural Resources. Oct 2011.
Presented to: DNR Workshop
Wipfli 2011-10-06
Wetland Drying and Wildlife
Presented to: Alaska Ocean Observing System, Anchorage, Alaska
Griffith 2015-08-30
Trophic processes governing fish production in freshwater ecosystems
Presented to: Oregon State University
Wipfli 2000-04-10
Trophic pathways influencing food resources for stream-resident salmonids
Presented to: University of Washington
Wipfli 2002-11-12
Trees, Bugs, and Rotting Fish: Ecosystem Linkages and Food Webs that Support Juvenile Salmonids
Presented to: Montana State University
Wipfli 2016-10-26
The role of terrestrial ecosystems in the global carbon cycle: Global and regional perspectives
Presented to: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Atmospheric Sciences Seminar
McGuire 2001-03-15
Sustaining salmon runs and riverine productivity: Considerations for restoration in Alaska
Presented to: Norton Sound Fisheries Summit, Nome, AK
Wipfli 2010-05-05
Sousa, P., A. Morkill, and B. Griffith. April 2001. Potential cumulative effects of oil development on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Presented to: National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Committee on Cumulative Effects of Oil and Gas on Alaska's North Slope
Griffith 2001-04-02
Salmon carcasses fuel riverine food webs in Alaska
Presented to: Michigan State University
Wipfli 2000-03-13
Rainforest-river-ocean connections: Nutrient and energy pathways that fuel riverine food webs
Presented to: University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka, AK
Wipfli 2009-11-20
Process-based modeling of terrestrial carbon balance in the 20th century: Global and regional perspectives
Presented to: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Life Sciences Seminar Series
McGuire 2002-10-11
Predicting the distribution and abundance of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) redds across a complex riverscape: a spatially continuous approach.
Presented to: Oregon State University
Falke 2011-10-31
Nutrient, organic matter, and invertebrate transport from headwater to fish-bearing streams
Presented to: University of British Columbia
Wipfli 1997-04-17
Nutrient and prey fluxes across ecoystem boundaries sustain freshwater fishes. Invited presentation, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
Presented to: Karlstad University
Wipfli 2010-05-26
Marine-derived nutrients in river ecology in Alaska
Presented to: University of Montana
Wipfli 2006-02-08
Marine-derived nutrients in freshwater ecosystems: implications for restoration
Presented to: Oregon State University and US Environmental Protection Agency
Wipfli 2004-02-11
Marine subsidies in riverine ecosystems: returning salmon fuel freshwater and riparian food webs
Presented to: University of Alaska Anchorage
Wipfli 2004-03-05
Management of young-growth riparian forests in southeastern Alaska: consequences on food resources for juvenile salmonids
Presented to: University of British Columbia
Wipfli 1997-04-15
Linking ecosystems, food webs, and fish production: Nutrient and prey subsidies in salmonid watersheds
Presented to: School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Wipfli 2011-02-16
Linkages between headwaters and downstream fish habitats: upland forest management influences prey and organic matter subsidies to salmonid food webs
Presented to: Oregon State University
Wipfli 2003-01-16
Linkages among ecosystems that drive freshwater productivity: Consequences of environmental change
Presented to: Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Anchorage, AK. Invited speaker.
Wipfli 2011-04-26
Linkages among ecosystems that drive freshwater productivity: Consequences of environmental change
Presented to: International Submerged Lands Management Workshop, Girdwood, AK. Workshop plenary speaker.
Wipfli 2011-04-26
Lake Change in Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges: Magnitude, Mechanisms, Heterogeneity, and Biological Implications.
Presented to: Alaska IEM Thermokarst & Wetland Dynamics Meeting
Griffith 2012-02-22
Lake Area Change in Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges: Magnitude, Mechanisms, and Implications.
Presented to: USFWS, R7, Climate Science Series Webinar
Griffith, Roach 2012-04-15
Jason R. Neuswanger, Mark S. Wipfli, and Matthew Evenson. Environmental variables influence Chinook salmon stock-recruitment analyses. AYK-SSI workshop. May 2012.
Presented to: AYK-SSI workshop
Wipfli 2012-05-02
Influence of salmon carcasses on stream and riparian productivity
Presented to: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Wipfli 1997-02-04
Heterogeneity in habitat trends among circumpolar Rangifer herds.
Presented to: 12th North American Caribou Workshop, Winnipeg, SK, Canada
Griffith 2010-10-25
Griffith, B. and S. Murphy. February 2003. Partnerships in Natural Sciences, Institute of Arctic Biology, UAF. UA Academy, 27 February 2003, Anchorage, AK.
Presented to: University of Alaska (Statewide)
Griffith 2003-02-27
Fish and fire: vulnerability analysis for bull trout across a wildfire-prone landscape.
Presented to: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Falke 2013-02-13
Experiences at the interface between biological research and public policy in the 21st century. Invited seminar, Stanford Public Policy Forum.
Presented to: Stanford University
Griffith 2003-12-04
Environmental processes affecting aquatic habitat and stream fishes in Alaska
Presented to: USFWS Special Seminar, Anchorage, AK
Wipfli 2010-04-30
Effects of salmon carcasses, analogs, and nutrient pellets on freshwater foodwebs in Alaska
Presented to: US EPA Seattle Office
Wipfli 2005-06-07
Effects of climate-related lake drying on biodiversity in Alaska
Presented to: NPS Murie Science and Learning Center, Denali NP, Alaska
Griffith 2014-08-04
Ecology and demographics of Chinook salmon
Presented to: Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative Workshop, Fairbanks, AK
Wipfli 2010-03-08
Do salmon carcasses increase stream and riparian productivity?
Presented to: University of Notre Dame
Wipfli 1997-02-18
An update on Yukon River Basin Biodiversity Studies.
Presented to: Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Griffith 2011-10-19
Alder, fish, and aquatic resources
Presented to: University of Washington
Wipfli 2005-03-23
Title Presenter Date
The Permafrost Carbon Feedback McGuire 2016-07-12
The Permafrost Carbon Feedback McGuire 2016-03-31
Sampling Theory, STAT 661 Griffith 2001-04-04
Resource subsidies affecting salmonid production in riverine ecosystems Wipfli 2010-09-17
Process-based restoration Falke 2018-09-21
Process-based restoration Falke 2017-09-22
Process-based restoration Falke 2016-09-23
Potential effects of oil development on calf survival for the Porcupine Caribou Herd, GEOS 125, Humans, Earth and the Environment Griffith 2003-03-22
Potential effects of oil development on calf survival for the Porcupine Caribou Herd, GEOS 125, Humans, Earth and the Environment Griffith 2003-02-25
Porcupine Caribou Herd, GEOS 101 Griffith 2002-05-15
Moose Distribution and Fire, Lecture for Wildlife 101 McGuire 2003-02-12
Juvenile salmonids in streams Falke 2016-02-16
Invertebrate Ecology Wipfli 2017-10-26
Introduction to Fisheries Wipfli 2007-10-07
Interface of biological research and public policy, BIOL 694, Adaptive Management Griffith 2003-03-25
Influence of climate on wildlife populations and performance, BIOL/WLF 672, Ecosystem Processes Griffith 2005-09-25
Influence of climate on wildlife populations and performance, BIOL/WLF 672, Ecosystem Processes Griffith 2003-09-25
Implications of a greener north for Arctic caribou: Is trophic mismatch likely? Invited Guest Lecture, NRM 699, Applied Foraging Ecology. Griffith 2010-04-16
Habitat selection, BIOL 441, Animal Behavior Griffith 2003-11-03
GIS Analysis, NRM 341 Griffith 2001-04-16
GEOS 101 Griffith 2001-01-11
Fisheries Management Wipfli 2006-04-24
Experiences at the interface between biological research and public policy in the 21st century, BIOL/NRM/ANTH 694, Adaptive Management Griffith 2005-03-15
Experiences at the interface between biological research and public policy in the 21st century, BIOL/NRM/ANTH 694, Adaptive Management Griffith 2004-03-26
Ecological effects of marine nutrients from salmon runs in freshwater ecosystems Wipfli 2004-10-26
Current Projects of the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Griffith 2010-12-10
Climate, caribou, and industrial development, WLF 101, Intro to Wildlife Science Griffith 2003-03-15
Caribou, climate and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, WLF 101, Survey of Wildlife Science Griffith 2005-03-01
Caribou, climate and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, WLF 101, Survey of Wildlife Science Griffith 2003-04-10
Carbon Cycle, Lecture for IARC Summer School on Arctic Modeling McGuire 2003-07-25
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Zhu, Lijie (PhD) McGuire 2002 2004
Willacker, James (PhD) Wipfli 2011 2014
Walton, James (MS) McGuire 2002 2005
Wall, Sherri (PhD) McGuire 2003 2004
Vogel, Jason (PhD) McGuire 1999 2004
Vanden Bush, Leah (MS) Wipfli 2011 2015
Van den Busch, Leah (MS) Wipfli 2012 2015
Traustason, Tumi (PhD) McGuire 2002 2006
Torvinen, Eric (MS) Falke 2014 2017
Tibbles, Marguerite (MS) Falke 2016 Present
Thurber, Alyse (MS) McGuire 2010 Present
Tanner, Theresa (MS) Wipfli 2004 2008
Stratton, Michelle (MS) Falke 2015 Present
Stichert, Mark (MS) Wipfli 2004 2005
Spellman, Katie (PhD) McGuire 2011 2015
Sparks, Morgan (MS) Falke 2014 2016
Sergeant, Chris (PhD) Falke 2017 Present
Sayer, Allison (MS) Wipfli 2005 2008
Roon, David (MS) Wipfli 2008 2011
Riordan, Brian (MS) McGuire 2001 2005
Rine, Kristin (MS) Wipfli 2013 2015
Richardson, Natura (MS) Wipfli 2012 2016
Plumb, Miranda (MS) Wipfli 2004 2006
Petrone, Kevin (PhD) McGuire 1998 2004
Peterson, Morgan (MS) Wipfli 2005 2006
Perry, Megan (MS) Wipfli 2008 2011
Patil, Vijay (PhD) Griffith 2011 Present
Patil, Vijay (PhD) McGuire 2010 Present
Nicklen, Elizabeth (PhD) McGuire 2013 Present
Neyme, Jenny (MS) Wipfli 2004 2005
Neuswanger, Jason (PhD) Wipfli 2008 2014
Neuneker, Kristin (MS) Falke 2015 2017
Meyer, Ben (MS) Falke 2014 Present
McFarland, Jason (MS) Wipfli 2011 2015
McCracken, Betsy (MS) Falke 2015 Present
Martin, Allison (MS) Falke 2014 2016
Magness, Dawn (PhD) McGuire 2004 2009
Macheel, Collin (MS) McGuire 2008 2010
Macander, Matt (MS) McGuire 1997 2005
Leppi, Jason (PhD) Wipfli 2015 Present
Leppi, Jason (PhD) Falke 2015 Present
Lee, Eunjee (PhD) McGuire 2007 2011
Laske, Sarah (PhD) Wipfli 2010 2017
Larsen, Don (PhD) Wipfli 2012 2019
Joy, Phil (PhD) Wipfli 2010 2019
Jones, Shann (MS) Wipfli 2004 2009
Jones, Matthew (MS) Wipfli 2005 2007
Johnstone, Jill (PhD) McGuire 1999 2003
Jallen, Deena (MS) Wipfli 2008 2009
Jalbert, Chase (MS) Falke 2016 Present
Hinkle, Elizabeth (PhD) Falke 2017 Present
Herzog, Mark (PhD) McGuire 1995 2002
Hepler, Joelle (MS) Falke 2017 Present
Heintz, Ron (PhD) Wipfli 2004 2008
Heim, Kurt (MS) Wipfli 2012 2014
Heim, Kurt (MS) Falke 2012 2014
Gutierrez, Laura (MS) Wipfli 2008 2012
Grunblatt, Jess (PhD) Wipfli 2014 Present
Govoni, Dan (PhD) Wipfli 2011 Present
Gerik, Danielle (MS) Wipfli 2015 2018
Furin, Christoff (PhD) Wipfli 2009 2014
Fulweber, Randy (MS) Griffith 2006 Present
Fresco, Nancy (PhD) McGuire 2002 2006
Fraley, Kevin (MS) Falke 2013 2015
Flora, Bjorn (MS) Griffith 1999 2002
Finstad, Greg (PhD) Griffith 1998 2008
Edwards, Olivia (MS) Falke 2017 Present
Duffy, Paul (PhD) McGuire 2002 2006
Davis, Leslie (MS) Griffith 2009 Present
Cubbage, Taylor (MS) Falke 2020 Present
Collins, Scott (PhD) Wipfli 2010 2013
Clyde-Lien, Karen (MS) Griffith 2000 2005
Clawson, Chelsea (MS) Falke 2015 2017
Carlson, Matthew (MS) McGuire 1995 2002
Carlson, Jeremy (MS) Wipfli 2004 2010
Borg, Bridget (PhD) Falke 2012 2015
Belant, Jerrald (PhD) Griffith 1998 2000
Bali, Archana (PhD) McGuire 2010 2015
Bali, Archana (PhD) Griffith 2007 2010
Baker, Christina (PhD) Falke 2013 Present
Arthur, Donald (MS) Falke 2018 Present
Adler, Corey (MS) Griffith 2001 2004