Kristen Gorman, PhD

Research Ecologist

300 Breakwater, PO Box 705 Cordova, Alaska 99574
907-424-5800 x 239
kgorman@pwssc.org

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Kristen completed a PhD in biology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She is an evolutionary ecologist that has worked on wildlife systems from waterfowl of western Alaska to Antarctic seabirds. Her dissertation research examined demographic mechanisms underlying Pygoscelis penguin breeding population response to variability in sea ice food-webs of the Southern Ocean. Here at the PWSSC, Kristen is leading the stream component of the Hatchery-Wild Salmon Interactions Program and the juvenile herring energetics component of the Herring Research and Monitoring Program. Her research integrates ecological field studies with laboratory data such as biogeochemical (stable isotopes), physiological (hormones, toxicology), and genetic (population structure) markers to better understand factors affecting animal performance in reproduction and survival.

Research Projects by Kristen Gorman, PhD

April 15, 2019

EFFECTS OF ENERGETIC STATE AND INFECTIOUS AGENTS ON MIGRATION BY SOCKEYE SALMON

Related posts May 30, 2018 Interacting Effects of Ocean Climate and At-Sea Competition on Alaskan SalmonRead More May 23, 2018 COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE IN MIGRATION AND REPRODUCTION […]
March 15, 2019

Status of Prince William Sound Herring

Related posts January 29, 2019 Exposure to oil limits herring fitnessRead More October 19, 2016 Herring Research and MonitoringRead More Working as an observer with SEAN […]
August 30, 2018

Resolving the Annual Pelagic Distribution of Tufted Puffins

Related posts Thousands of Tufted Puffins nest on Middleton Island, making this an ideal study area for researchers. Photo by Anne Schaefer. October 10, 2018 Overwinter […]
May 23, 2018

COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE IN MIGRATION AND REPRODUCTION AMONG WILD AND HATCHERY PINK SALMON USING STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSIS

Related posts October 20, 2016 Hatchery-Wild Salmon InteractionsRead More December 30, 2014 Herring diet analysisRead More August 8, 2013 PWSSC Hatchery-Wild Salmon Project UpdateRead More