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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

1998

Wipfli, M.S., Hudson, J. & Caouette, J., 1998. Influence of salmon carcasses on stream productivity: response of biofilm and benthic macroinvertebrates in southeastern Alaska, USA. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 55, pp.1503–1511.

1997

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