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Mark Wipfli

Kenai River
Credit: 
M Wipfli
Research Interests: 
  • Processes that govern freshwater-riparian productivity
  • Spatial subsidies in freshwater food webs
  • Linkages between freshwater-marine and freshwater-terrestrial ecosystems
  • Salmonid foraging ecology and trophic interactions
  • Invasive species impacts in freshwater/riparian ecosystems
  • Climate change effects on freshwater food webs
  • Restoration and management of freshwater and riparian ecosystems
Mark Wipfli
Credit: 
M Wipfli
Mark S. Wipfli
Professor of Freshwater Ecology
Assistant Leader, AK Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Office: 
138 Arctic Health Research Building
907-474-6654
Lab: 
207 Irving I Building; 304 Irving I Building
907-474-6740; 907-474-7061
Postal Address: 
Institute of Arctic Biology
PO Box 757000
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000
  • Ph.D., 1992, Michigan State University, Aquatic Ecology & Environmental Toxicology
  • M.Sc., 1987, University of Wisconsin Madison, Entomology
  • B.Sc., 1984, University of Wisconsin Madison, Natural Science 
  • Professor & Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska; 2011-present
  • Associate Professor & Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska; 2004-2011
  • Research Ecologist, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Wenatchee, Washington; 2002-2003
  • Research Ecologist, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Juneau, Alaska; 1996-2001
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Juneau, Alaska; 1993-1995

2010

Wipfli, M.S. & Baxter., C.V., 2010. Linking ecosystems, food webs, and fish production: Subsidies in salmonid watersheds. Fisheries, 35, pp.373–387.

2008

Kimbirauskas, R.K. et al., 2008. Headwater macroinvertebrate community response to riparian red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) in southeast Alaska. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 84, pp.220–237.
Mellon, C.D., Wipfli, M.S. & Li, J.L., 2008. Effects of forest fire on headwater stream macroinvertebrate communities in eastern Washington, U.S.A. Freshwater Biology, 53, pp.2331–2343.

2007

Wipfli, M.S., Richardson, J.S. & Naiman, R.J., 2007. Ecological Linkages Between Headwaters and Downstream Ecosystems: Transport of Organic Matter, Invertebrates, and Wood Down Headwater Channels1. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 43, pp.72–85.
Wipfli, M.S., Richardson, J.S. & Naiman, R.J., 2007. Ecological linkages between headwaters and downstream ecosystems: Transport or organic matter, invertebrates and wood down headwater channels. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 43, pp.72–85.

2006

2005

Pages

  • American Fisheries Society
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceangraphy
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Coastal Ecosystems 693 
  • Aquatic Entomology 665
  • Climate Change Seminar 692
  • Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar 692
Current Graduate Students (More info)
  • Daniel Govoni
  • Jesse Grunblatt
  • Philip Joy
  • Sarah Laske
  • Jason Leppi
  • Benjamin Meyer
Current Post-Doctoral Fellows (More info)
  • Erik Schoen
Past Graduate Students
  • James Willacker (co-advisor), Ph.D., Biology
  • Emily Benson, M.S., Biology, graduated Aug 2010
  • Daniel Rinella, Ph.D., Biology, graduated May 2010
  • Elizabeth (Bessie) Green-Markley, M.S., Biology, graduated Dec 2009
  • Meagan Boltwood-Krupa, Ph.D., Biology, IGERT, graduated May 2009
  • David Gregovich, M.S., Fisheries, graduated Dec 2007
  • Bruce Medhurst, M.S., Biology, graduated Aug 2007
  • Aaron Martin, M.S., Fisheries, graduated Aug 2007
  • Joshua Peirce, M.S., Biology, graduated May 2007
  • Cassie Mellon, M.S., Fisheries, graduated Dec 2006 
Past Post-Doctoral Fellows
  • Christopher Binckley, Post-doc
  • Ruth Rawcliffe, Post-doc
In the News

President - American Fisheries Society Alaska Chapter, 2013