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Region 11: Alaska

Alaska Science Center

Alaska Science Center

4210 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-7000

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Volcano Science Center

Volcano Science Center

4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-7497

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Climate Adaptation Science Center

Climate Adaptation Science Center

4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-301-7830

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Year Published: 2011

Using a genetic mixture model to study phenotypic traits: Differential fecundity among Yukon river Chinook Salmon

Fecundity is a vital population characteristic that is directly linked to the productivity of fish populations. Historic data from Yukon River (Alaska) Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha suggest that length‐adjusted fecundity differs among populations within the drainage and either is temporally variable or has declined. Yukon River...

Bromaghin, Jeffrey F.; Evenson, D.F.; McLain, T.H.; Flannery, Blair G.
Using a Genetic mixture model to study Phenotypic traits: Differential fecundity among Yukon river Chinook Salmon; 2011; Article; Journal; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society; Bromaghin, J. F.; Evenson, D. F.; McLain, T. H.; Flannery, B. G.

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Year Published: 2010

The use of genetics for the management of a recovering population: temporal assessment of migratory peregrine falcons in North America

Background:Our ability to monitor populations or species that were once threatened or endangered and in the process of recovery is enhanced by using genetic methods to assess overall population stability and size over time. This can be accomplished most directly by obtaining genetic measures from temporally-spaced samples that reflect the overall...

Johnson, Jeff A.; Talbot, Sandra L.; Sage, George K.; Burnham, Kurt K.; Brown, Joseph W.; Maechtle, Tom L.; Seegar, William S.; Yates, Michael A.; Anderson, Bud; Mindell, David P.
The use of genetics for the management of a recovering population: temporal assessment of migratory peregrine falcons in North America; 2010; Article; Journal; PLOSone; Johnson, Jeff A.; Talbot, Sandra L.; Sage, George K.; Burnham, Kurt K.; Brown, Joseph W.; Maechtle, Tom L.; Seegar, William S.; Yates, Michael A.; Anderson, Bud; Mindell, David P.

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Year Published: 2010

Winter distribution, movements, and annual survival of radiomarked Vancouver Canada geese in southeast Alaska

Management of Pacific Flyway Canada geese (Branta canadensis) requires information on winter distribution of different populations. Recoveries of tarsus bands from Vancouver Canada geese (B. canadensis fulva) marked in southeast Alaska, USA, ≥4 decades ago suggested that ≥83% of the population was non-migratory and that annual adult survival...

Hupp, Jerry W.; Hodges, John I.; Conant, Bruce P.; Meixell, Brandt W.; Groves, Debbie J.
Winter distribution, movements, and annual survival of radiomarked Vancouver Canada geese in southeast Alaska; 2010; Article; Journal; The Journal of Wildlife Management; Hupp, Jerry W.; Hodges, John I. Jr.; Conant, Bruce P.; Meixell, Brandt W.; Groves, Debbie J.

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Year Published: 2010

[Book review] Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals, by L. G. Ross and B. Ross

Review of: L. G. Ross and B. Ross: Anaesthetic and sedative techniques for aquatic animals (Third Edition). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2008, x + 222 pp, Hardback, ISBN-978-1-4051-4938-9.

Mulcahy, Daniel M.
[Book review] Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals, by L. G. Ross and B. Ross; 2010; Article; Journal; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries; Mulcahy, Daniel M.

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Year Published: 2010

Satellite‐tracking of Northern Pintail Anas acuta during outbreaks of the H5N1 virus in Japan: Implications for virus spread

We fitted Northern Pintail Anas acuta in Japan with satellite transmitters and monitored their spring migration movements relative to locations where the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus was detected in Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus in 2008. Pintails were assumed not to be infected with the H5N1 virus at the time they...

Yamaguchi, Noriyuki; Hupp, Jerry W.; Higuchi, Hiroyoshi; Flint, Paul L.; Pearce, John M.
Satellite tracking of Northern Pintail Anas acuta during outbreaks of the H5N1 virus in Japan: implications for virus spread; 2010; Article; Journal; Ibis; Yamaguchi, Noriyuki ; Hupp, Jerry W.; Higuchi, Hiroyoshi ; Flint, Paul L.; Pearce, John M.

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Recent ecological divergence despite migration in sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Ecological divergence may result when populations experience different selection regimes, but there is considerable discussion about the role of migration at the beginning stages of divergence before reproductive isolating mechanisms have evolved. However, detection of past migration is difficult in current populations and tools to differentiate...

Pavey, Scott A.; Nielsen, Jennifer L.; Hamon, Troy R.
Recent ecological divergence despite migration in sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka); 2010; Article; Journal; Evolution; Pavey, Scott A.; Nielsen, Jennifer L.; Hamon, Troy R.

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Potential spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 by wildfowl: dispersal ranges and rates determined from large-scale satellite telemetry

1. Migratory birds are major candidates for long-distance dispersal of zoonotic pathogens. In recent years, wildfowl have been suspected of contributing to the rapid geographic spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus. Experimental infection studies reveal that some wild ducks, geese and swans shed this virus...

Gaidet, Nicolas; Cappelle, Julien; Takekawa, John Y.; Prosser, Diann J.; Iverson, Samuel A.; Douglas, David C.; Perry, William M.; Mundkur, Taej; Newman, Scott H.
Potential spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 by wildfowl: dispersal ranges and rates determined from large-scale satellite telemetry; 2010; Article; Journal; Journal of Applied Ecology; Gaidet, Nicolas ; Cappelle, Julien ; Takekawa, John Y.; Prosser, Diann J.; Iverson, Samuel A.; Douglas, David C.; Perry, William M.; Mundkur, Taej ; Newman, Scott H.

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Year Published: 2010

Estimating Carcass Persistence and Scavenging Bias in a Human Influenced Landscape

We examined variation in persistence rates of waterfowl carcasses placed along a series of transects in tundra habitats in western Alaska. This study was designed to assess the effects of existing tower structures and was replicated with separate trials in winter, summer and fall as both the resident avian population and the suite of potential...

Flint, Paul L.; Lance, Ellen W.; Sowl, Kristine M.; Donnelly, Tyrone F.
Estimating Carcass Persistence and Scavenging Bias in a Human Influenced Landscape; 2010; Article; Journal; Journal of Field Ornithology; Flint, Paul L.; Lance, Ellen W.; Sowl, Kristine M.; Donnelly, Tyrone F.

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Introduction - The impacts of the 2008 eruption of Kasatochi Volcano on terrestrial and marine ecosystems in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska

The Aleutian Islands are situated on the northern edge of the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire,” a 40,000-km-long horseshoe-shaped assemblage of continental landmasses and islands bordering the Pacific Ocean basin that contains many of the world's active and dormant volcanoes. Schaefer et al. (2009) listed 27 historically active volcanoes in the...

DeGange, Anthony R.; Byrd, G. Vernon; Walker, Lawrence R.; Waythomas, C.F.
Introduction—the impacts of the 2008 eruption of Kasatochi Volcano on terrestrial and marine ecosystems in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska; 2010; Article; Journal; Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research; DeGange, Anthony R.; Byrd, G. Vernon; Walker, Lawrence R.; Waythomas, C. F.

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Year Published: 2010

Fine-scale population genetic structure in Alaskan Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)

Pacific halibut collected in the Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska were used to test the hypothesis of genetic panmixia for this species in Alaskan marine waters. Nine microsatellite loci and sequence data from the mitochondrial (mtDNA) control region were analyzed. Eighteen unique mtDNA haplotypes were found with no evidence of...

Fine-scale population genetic structure in Alaskan Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis); 2010; Article; Journal; Conservation Genetics;

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Perspectives: Gene Expression in Fisheries Management

Functional genes and gene expression have been connected to physiological traits linked to effective production and broodstock selection in aquaculture, selective implications of commercial fish harvest, and adaptive changes reflected in non-commercial fish populations subject to human disturbance and climate change. Gene mapping using single...

Nielsen, Jennifer L.; Pavey, Scott A.
Perspectives: Gene Expression in Fisheries Management; 2010; Article; Journal; Current Zoology; Nielsen, Jennifer L.; Pavey, Scott A.

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Long-term persistence of spent lead shot in tundra wetlands

We seeded experimental plots with number 4 lead pellets and sampled these plots for 10 years to assess the settlement rate of pellets in tundra wetland types commonly used by foraging waterfowl. After 10 years, about 10% of pellets remained within 6 cm of the surface, but >50% remained within 10 cm. We predict that spent lead pellets will...

Flint, Paul L.; Schamber, Jason L.
Long-term persistence of spent lead shot in tundra wetlands; 2010; Article; Journal; The Journal of Wildlife Management; Flint, Paul L.; Schamber, Jason L.

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