Vijay P Patil

Population Ecology, Ecosystem Modeling, Arctic Climate Change, Ecohydrology, Trophic mismatch



Ph.D.           2018      University of Alaska Fairbanks,  Fairbanks, AK         Biology and Wildlife
M.Sc.           2010      University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta                  Biological Sciences
B.S.             2005      Cornell University, Ithaca, NY                                   Natural Resources

Professional Experience

Dec 2015 - Present          Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
2012 - 2015                      Graduate Research Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
2010 - 2012                      Field Crew Leader, Lab Supervisor, USGS Yukon River Basin Project
2010                                 Research Technician, USFWS BSEIRP Project, St. George AK
2007 - 2010                     Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, University of Alberta
2006                                 Research Technician, various projects, USFWS/USGS, AK and Greenland
2005 - 2006                      Intern, PRBO Conservation Science, Cape Crozier, Antarctica
2005                                 Biological Science Technician, USNPS, King's Canyon Natl. Park, CA

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

GLEON (Global Lake Ecology Observation Network)
Co-PI, GEISHA (Global Evaluation of the Impacts of Storms on Freshwater Habitat and Structure of Phytoplankton Assemblages), USGS Powell Center Working Group

Honors and/or Awards

  • Graduate Thesis Completion Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks ($7500), 2015
  • Institute of Arctic Biology Summer Fellowship ($7000), 2015
  • Global Lake Ecology Observation Network (GLEON) Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Canadian Circumpolar Institute C-Bar grant ($5000), 2008
  • International Student Scholarship, University of Alberta ($3600), 2007
  • Graduate Recruitment Scholarship, University of Alberta ($4000), 2007