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 September 2013 December 2013
Stream Fish Community Ecology Falke January 2015 May 2015
Special Topics in IGERT Program in Regional Resilience and Adaptation McGuire September 2009 October 2009
Scientific Writing, Reviewing, and Editing Powell January 2008 May 2008
Scientific Writing, Editing, and Revising in the Biological Sciences Powell January 2015 May 2015
Scientific Writing, Editing, and Revising in the Biological Sciences Powell January 2013 May 2013
Scientific Writing, Editing, and Reviewing Powell September 2011 December 2011
Scientific Writing, Editing, and Reviewing Powell January 2010 May 2010
Scientific Writing and Editing Powell January 2007 May 2007
Scale in Ecology and Management Griffith January 2003 May 2003
Riverine Ecosystems, Special Topics Wipfli September 2007 December 2007
Resilience and Adaptation Program Ecology Module McGuire September 2007 December 2007
Research Design in the Biological Sciences McGuire September 2014 December 2014
Research Design in the Biological Sciences McGuire January 2014 May 2014
Research Design in the Biological Sciences McGuire January 2012 May 2012
Research Design Griffith September 2006 December 2006
Research Design Falke August 2018 December 2018
Regional Systems Dynamics and Modeling McGuire September 2002 December 2002
Readings in Conservation Biology Powell January 2003 May 2003
Readings in Conservation Biology Griffith January 2001 May 2001
Professional Opportunities in Natural Resources Griffith January 2014 May 2014
Professional Opportunities in Natural Resources Griffith January 2012 May 2012
Population Dy Crimmins January 2021 April 2021
Physical Processes in Freshwater Ecosystems Falke September 2015 December 2015
Physical Processes in Freshwater Ecosystems Falke August 2017 December 2017
Ornithology Powell January 2004 May 2004
Modeling of Biological Systems McGuire January 2001 May 2001
Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change McGuire September 2015 December 2015
Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change McGuire September 2010 December 2010
Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change McGuire September 2008 December 2008
Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change McGuire August 2012 December 2012
Integrative Modeling of Natural and Social Systems McGuire September 2006 December 2006
Integrative Modeling of Natural and Social Systems McGuire September 2004 December 2004
Independent Study: National Assessment of State Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies Griffith, Powell September 2007 December 2007
Global Change Seminar Wipfli September 2009 December 2009
Freshwater Habitat Dynamics Falke August 2020 December 2020
Freshwater Foodwebs Seminar Wipfli September 2004 December 2004
Freshwater Foodwebs Wipfli September 2005 September 2005
Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar Wipfli January 2010 May 2010
Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar Wipfli January 2008 May 2008
Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar Wipfli January 2007 May 2007
Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar Wipfli January 2006 May 2006
Foraging Ecology Griffith September 2012 December 2012
Foraging Ecology Griffith September 2010 December 2010
Foraging Ecology Griffith January 2004 May 2004
Foraging Ecology Griffith January 2002 May 2002
Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Seminar Falke January 2018 May 2018
Fisheries Division Seminar Falke January 2014 May 2014
Endangered Species Management Powell January 2002 May 2002
Effects of Climate Change on Birds Powell September 2011 December 2011
Ecological Background for Resilience and Adaptation McGuire September 2005 December 2005
Ecological Background for Regional Resilience and Sustainability McGuire September 2003 December 2003
Current Issues in Conservation Biology Powell January 2009 May 2009
Coastal Ecosytems Wipfli January 2012 May 2012
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli September 2015 December 2015
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli September 2014 December 2014
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli September 2013 December 2013
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli September 2012 December 2012
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli September 2011 December 2011
Climate Change Seminar Wipfli September 2010 December 2010
Climate Change Wipfli August 2017 December 2017
Climate Change Wipfli August 2016 December 2016
Biological Aspects of Global Change McGuire January 2002 May 2002
Avian Ecology Discussion Group Powell August 2009 December 2009
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli September 2015 December 2015
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli September 2013 December 2013
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli September 2011 December 2011
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli September 2010 December 2010
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli September 2008 December 2008
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli August 2019 December 2019
Aquatic Entomology Wipfli August 2017 December 2017
Animal Migration Powell January 2014 May 2014
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop. Full day course offered at the 5th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting in Santa Marta, Colombia, 16 September 2013. Powell, Lanctot September 2013
New Scientists Orientation, USGS, Cooperative Research Units, Reston, VA. Griffith February 2011
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 July 2012
Wipfli, MS. Biological Connections Within and Beyond the Watershed. Kenai Watershed workshop, Dept of Natural Resources. Oct 2011.
Presented to: DNR Workshop
Wipfli October 2011
Wetland Drying and Wildlife
Presented to: Alaska Ocean Observing System, Anchorage, Alaska
Griffith August 2015
Trees, Bugs, and Rotting Fish: Ecosystem Linkages and Food Webs that Support Juvenile Salmonids
Presented to: Montana State University
Wipfli October 2016
Timing and location of king eiders staging in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas
Presented to: United States and Canada Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum
Powell October 2008
The role of terrestrial ecosystems in the global carbon cycle: Global and regional perspectives
Presented to: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Atmospheric Sciences Seminar
McGuire March 2001
Sustaining salmon runs and riverine productivity: Considerations for restoration in Alaska
Presented to: Norton Sound Fisheries Summit, Nome, AK
Wipfli May 2010
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 April 2001
Rainforest-river-ocean connections: Nutrient and energy pathways that fuel riverine food webs
Presented to: University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka, AK
Wipfli November 2009
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 October 2002
Nutrient and prey fluxes across ecoystem boundaries sustain freshwater fishes. Invited presentation, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
Presented to: Karlstad University
Wipfli May 2010
Marine-derived nutrients in river ecology in Alaska
Presented to: University of Montana
Wipfli February 2006
Marine-derived nutrients in freshwater ecosystems: implications for restoration
Presented to: Oregon State University and US Environmental Protection Agency
Wipfli February 2004
Marine subsidies in riverine ecosystems: returning salmon fuel freshwater and riparian food webs
Presented to: University of Alaska Anchorage
Wipfli March 2004
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 February 2011
Linkages among ecosystems that drive freshwater productivity: Consequences of environmental change
Presented to: Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Anchorage, AK. Invited speaker.
Wipfli April 2011
Linkages among ecosystems that drive freshwater productivity: Consequences of environmental change
Presented to: International Submerged Lands Management Workshop, Girdwood, AK. Workshop plenary speaker.
Wipfli April 2011
Lake Change in Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges: Magnitude, Mechanisms, Heterogeneity, and Biological Implications.
Presented to: Alaska IEM Thermokarst & Wetland Dynamics Meeting
Griffith February 2012
Lake Area Change in Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges: Magnitude, Mechanisms, and Implications.
Presented to: USFWS, R7, Climate Science Series Webinar
Griffith, Roach April 2012
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 May 2012
Heterogeneity in habitat trends among circumpolar Rangifer herds.
Presented to: 12th North American Caribou Workshop, Winnipeg, SK, Canada
Griffith October 2010
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 February 2003
Fish and fire: vulnerability analysis for bull trout across a wildfire-prone landscape.
Presented to: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Falke February 2013
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 December 2003
Environmental processes affecting aquatic habitat and stream fishes in Alaska
Presented to: USFWS Special Seminar, Anchorage, AK
Wipfli April 2010
Effects of salmon carcasses, analogs, and nutrient pellets on freshwater foodwebs in Alaska
Presented to: US EPA Seattle Office
Wipfli June 2005
Effects of climate-related lake drying on biodiversity in Alaska
Presented to: NPS Murie Science and Learning Center, Denali NP, Alaska
Griffith August 2014
Ecology and demographics of Chinook salmon
Presented to: Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative Workshop, Fairbanks, AK
Wipfli March 2010
Breeding biology and migration of King Eiders on Alaska's North Slope
Presented to: Minerals Management Service, Anchorage, AK
Powell December 2002
An update on Yukon River Basin Biodiversity Studies.
Presented to: Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Griffith October 2011
Alder, fish, and aquatic resources
Presented to: University of Washington
Wipfli March 2005
Title Presenter Date
Women in Science Powell February 2003
The Endangered Species Act Powell February 2007
The Endangered Species Act Powell February 2006
The Permafrost Carbon Feedback McGuire March 2016
The Permafrost Carbon Feedback McGuire July 2016
Scientific Writing Powell October 2007
Scientific Writing Powell November 2009
Sampling Theory, STAT 661 Griffith April 2001
Resource subsidies affecting salmonid production in riverine ecosystems Wipfli September 2010
Process-based restoration Falke September 2018
Process-based restoration Falke September 2017
Process-based restoration Falke September 2016
Potential effects of oil development on calf survival for the Porcupine Caribou Herd, GEOS 125, Humans, Earth and the Environment Griffith March 2003
Potential effects of oil development on calf survival for the Porcupine Caribou Herd, GEOS 125, Humans, Earth and the Environment Griffith February 2003
Porcupine Caribou Herd, GEOS 101 Griffith May 2002
Moose Distribution and Fire, Lecture for Wildlife 101 McGuire February 2003
Juvenile salmonids in streams Falke February 2016
Invertebrate Ecology Wipfli October 2017
Introduction to Fisheries Wipfli October 2007
Interface of biological research and public policy, BIOL 694, Adaptive Management Griffith March 2003
Influence of climate on wildlife populations and performance, BIOL/WLF 672, Ecosystem Processes Griffith September 2005
Influence of climate on wildlife populations and performance, BIOL/WLF 672, Ecosystem Processes Griffith September 2003
Implications of a greener north for Arctic caribou: Is trophic mismatch likely? Invited Guest Lecture, NRM 699, Applied Foraging Ecology. Griffith April 2010
How do we study migratory birds? (WLF 101 Lecture) Powell April 2005
How do we study migratory birds? Powell November 2009
How do we study migratory birds? Powell March 2007
How do we study migratory birds? Powell March 2003
How do we study migratory birds? Powell April 2006
Habitat selection, BIOL 441, Animal Behavior Griffith November 2003
GIS Analysis, NRM 341 Griffith April 2001
GEOS 101 Griffith January 2001
Fisheries Management Wipfli April 2006
Experiences at the interface between biological research and public policy in the 21st century, BIOL/NRM/ANTH 694, Adaptive Management Griffith March 2005
Experiences at the interface between biological research and public policy in the 21st century, BIOL/NRM/ANTH 694, Adaptive Management Griffith March 2004
Ecological effects of marine nutrients from salmon runs in freshwater ecosystems Wipfli October 2004
Current Projects of the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Griffith December 2010
Climate, caribou, and industrial development, WLF 101, Intro to Wildlife Science Griffith March 2003
Caribou, climate and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, WLF 101, Survey of Wildlife Science Griffith March 2005
Caribou, climate and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, WLF 101, Survey of Wildlife Science Griffith April 2003
Carbon Cycle, Lecture for IARC Summer School on Arctic Modeling McGuire July 2003
Avian Conservation Powell May 2011
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Zhu, Lijie (PhD) McGuire 2002 2004
Zavoico, Sebastian (MS) Crimmins 2020 Present
Willacker, James (PhD) Wipfli 2011 2014
Will, Alexis (PhD) Powell 2013 2017
Walton, James (MS) McGuire 2002 2005
Walther, Eric (MS) Falke 2018 Present
Wall, Sherri (PhD) McGuire 2003 2004
Walker, Johann (MS) Powell 2001 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
Tibbles, Marguerite (MS) Falke 2016 2018
Thurber, Alyse (MS) McGuire 2010 Present
Tanner, Theresa (MS) Wipfli 2004 2008
Stratton, Michelle (MS) Falke 2015 2019
Stichert, Mark (MS) Wipfli 2004 2005
Spellman, Katie (PhD) McGuire 2011 2015
Sowl, Kristine (MS) Powell 2002 2003
Shaw, David (MS) Powell 2002 2006
Sears, Justine (MS) Powell 2007 2007
Schmidt, Joshua (MS) Powell 2002 2003
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
Rich, Ben (MS) Falke 2021 Present
Plumb, Miranda (MS) Wipfli 2004 2006
Pinzner, Anika (PhD) Falke 2019 Present
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
Mizel, Jeremy (PhD) Powell 2014 2018
Meyer, Ben (MS) Falke 2014 2020
McFarland, Jason (MS) Wipfli 2011 2015
McCracken, Betsy (MS) Falke 2015 Present
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
Latty, Christopher (PhD) Powell 2011 2019
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
Johnson, Andrew (MS) Powell 2001 2003
Jallen, Deena (MS) Wipfli 2008 2009
Herzog, Mark (PhD) McGuire 1995 2002
Heintz, Ron (PhD) Wipfli 2004 2008
Heim, Kurt (MS) Wipfli 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
Garoutte, Monte (MS) Powell 2011 2015
Furin, Christoff (PhD) Wipfli 2009 2014
Fulweber, Randy (MS) Griffith 2006 Present
Fresco, Nancy (PhD) McGuire 2002 2006
Flora, Bjorn (MS) Griffith 1999 2002
Finstad, Greg (PhD) Griffith 1998 2008
Feierbend, Dashiell (MS) Powell 2009 2013
Duffy, Paul (PhD) McGuire 2002 2006
Dempsey, Tom (MS) Powell 2005 2006
Davis, Leslie (MS) Griffith 2009 Present
Collins, Scott (PhD) Wipfli 2010 2013
Clyde-Lien, Karen (MS) Griffith 2000 2005
Cavaiani, Jake (MS) Falke 2020 Present
Carlson, Matthew (MS) McGuire 1995 2002
Carlson, Jeremy (MS) Wipfli 2004 2010
Bootsma, Matt (MS) Crimmins 2020 2018
Belant, Jerrald (PhD) Griffith 1998 2000
Bali, Archana (PhD) McGuire 2010 2015
Bali, Archana (PhD) Griffith 2007 2010
Baker, Christina (PhD) Falke 2013 Present
Adler, Corey (MS) Griffith 2001 2004