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- 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 S. Wipfli
Professor of Freshwater Ecology
Assistant Leader, AK Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
138 Arctic Health Research Building
207 Irving I Building; 304 Irving I Building
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
Medhurst, B. et al., 2010. Headwater streams and forest management: Does ecoregional context influence logging effects on benthic communities?. Hydrobiologia, 641, pp.71–83.
Wipfli, M.S. & Baxter., C.V., 2010. Linking ecosystems, food webs, and fish production: Subsidies in salmonid watersheds. Fisheries, 35, pp.373–387.
Wipfli, M.S. et al., 2010. Salmon carcasses increase stream productivity more than inorganic fertilizer pellets: A test on multiple trophic levels in streamside experimental channels. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 139, pp.824–839.
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.
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.
Gomi, T. et al., 2006. Factors affecting distribution of wood, detritus, and sediment in headwater streams draining managed young-growth red alder-conifer forest in Southeast Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 36, pp.725–737.
Lang, D.W. et al., 2006. The influence of fall-spawning coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) on growth and production of juvenile coho salmon rearing in beaver ponds on the Copper River, Delta, Alaska. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 63, pp.917–930.
Hernandez, O., Merritt, R.W. & Wipfli, M.S., 2005. Benthic invertebrate community structure in headwater streams is influenced by forest succession after clearcut logging in southeastern Alaska. Hydrobiologia, 72, pp.205–213.
- American Fisheries Society
- Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceangraphy
- Ecological Society of America
- Ecology and Demographics of Chinook Salmon (2010-2011)
- Food Web Dynamics in Arctic Streams (2009-2013)
- Expenditures for Completing the Wenatchee Subbasin Headwater Stream Monitoring Program: 2007-2008 (2007-2008)
- Developing Ecological Escapement Goals for Pacific Salmon: Role of Marine-Derived Nutrients in the Health and Sustainability of Resident and Anadromous Fishes of the Yukon Drainage (2005-2008)
- 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
- 60-inch club
(17 October 2014) Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
- Alaska creatures without us
(27 October 2011) Sit News (Stories in the news - Ketchikan, Alaska)
- Climate irony: Utah ski resort owners plans giant Alaska coal mine
(18 August 2009) Environmental News Service
President - American Fisheries Society Alaska Chapter, 2013