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

August 30, 2018

Resolving the Annual Pelagic Distribution of Tufted Puffins

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May 23, 2018

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

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January 18, 2018

Reproductive maturity among age cohorts of herring

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June 4, 2013

Growth and Energy Allocation in Overwintering Herring

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