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• Annual Research Review •

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Virtual Meeting (pdf)

9:00Oral Presentations
9:00Opening Remarks by Jeff Falke, Unit Leader
9:05In Memory of Dave Klein by Brian Barnes, Director, Institute of Arctic Biology
9:10Donnie Arthur – Alaskan Yelloweye Rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) Fecundity Revealed Through an Automated Egg Count and Digital Imagery Method
9:30Jason Leppi – Landscape Geomorphology and Local-Riverine Features Influence Broad Whitefish Spawning Habitat Suitability in Arctic Alaska
9:50Ben Meyer – Salmon, Riparia, and Environmental Change: Implications for Management
10:10Olivia Edwards – Juvenile Chinook Salmon Outmigration Timing and Fish Size in the Chena River
10:10-10:30 Break
10:30Stephen Klobucar – Predicting Future Effects of Forest Fire on Aquatic Habitat Availability and Juvenile Chinook Salmon Growth in Interior Alaska
10:50Helen Chmura – Making Results from the Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest Canada Available for Resource Managers and Communities
11:10Charlotte Gabrielsen – Evaluating Climate Connectivity for Proactive Landscape Conservation Design in Alaska and Northwest Canada
11:30Matt Kynoch – Seasonal Behavioral Patterns of Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) in Arctic Alaska>
11:50-12:30 Break
12:30Unit-Sponsored Project Updates
12:30Hélène Genet – Modeling Landscape Vulnerability to Thermokarst Disturbance and its Implications for Ecosystem Services in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska (RWO 220)
12:35Tuula Hollmen – Ecology and Limiting Factors of Birds Breeding along the Beaufort Sea Coast (RWO 228)
12:40Elizabeth Hinkle – Effects of Wildfire Disturbance on Fish Movement, Physiology, and Genetic Relatedness (RWO 227)
12:45Deanna Klobucar – Characterization of Hydrologic Regimes for Wildfire-Impacted Streams in Changing Boreal Ecosystems (RWO 227)
12:50Taylor Cubbage – Physiological performance of Northern Pike (Esox lucius): implications for barrier design in invaded systems (RWO 223)
12:55Hélène Genet – Wetland Carbon Assessment for Alaska (RWO 231)
1:00Sebastian Zavoico – Demonstrating the Information Benefits and Data Requirements of an Integrative Population Model Analysis for Alaska Moose Management (RWO 232)
1:05Gwendolyn Quigley – Monitoring Polar Bear Behavior at Barter Island, Alaska in Relation to Polar Bear Viewing (RWO 234)
1:10Stephen Klobucar – Freshwater Habitat Potential for Chinook Salmon in the Yukon and Kuskokwim River Basins, Alaska (RWO 230)
1:15Willie Dokai – Development of eDNA Metabarcoding Methods for Freshwater Mussels (RWO 237)
1:20Yue Shi – Developing a DNA-Based Tool to Estimate the Number of Salmon Consumed by Piscivores in the Sacramento Delta (RWO 239)
1:25Yue Shi – Combining Genetics, Otolith Microchemistry, and Vital Rate Estimation to Inform Restoration and Management of Fish Populations in the UMRS (RWO 240)
1:30Justin Hill – Quantifying Avian Predation of Chinook Salmon in the Chena and Salcha Rivers (RWO 238)
1:35Chris Sergeant – Assessing the Resilience of Southeast Alaskan Salmon to Shifting Temperature and Discharge Regimes Using a Life-cycle Perspective Coupled with Community-based Monitoring
1:40Additional Q&A
1:45-2:00 Break
2:00Cooperators' Business Meeting

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