ANNUAL REPORT2018REGIONAL RESILIENCE,
Building for the Next Generation
What happens here in the world’s richest waters influences the globe. We’re the region’s nonprofit with boots on the ground, boats in the water, and students in the field 12 months per year. At our organization’s founding nearly 30 years ago, we were tasked with understanding how a region such as this could serve as a beacon of hope by maintaining a reliable economy and natural environment for the long term. That’s why we endeavor to consider science, economy, climate, education, and people with nearly every step. Today, as we look toward the future and a new campus for our hopeful endeavors, we invite you to come see this magical place as we build for the next generation. We humbly ask you to join us now, and for the long-term, so that the promise of today remains the promise of tomorrow.
President & CEO
Climate Change and Salmon
OSRI 20-Year Lookback
RESEARCHWorld’s Richest Laboratory
Our region is one of the world’s most remote and wonderful living laboratories; a stronghold that’s critical to a thriving planet. Our location is unique, thanks in part to the 1,000-year journey taken by a conveyor belt of ocean water that has traveled from the Arctic to Antarctica, finally daylighting in the North Pacific Ocean – our backyard. The cold, nutrient-rich current produces the world’s richest waters, and we have a unique vantage point to understand the globe’s changing climate. Studies by our researchers reveal insight into many challenges, including: climate change, resource use and sustainability, food webs, ecosystem management, and more. Ultimately, our work seeks to understand how places everywhere can maintain both a healthy environment and economy for generations to come. Resilience gives us an opportunity to benefit from what we value – and to support what we value we must first understand it. Here’s a look into just some of our work in 2018; these projects were the core focus of our researchers in addition to many of their other long-term projects.
Oceanography & Climate Change
Long-Term Monitoring of Oceanographic Conditions in Prince William Sound
Researching the warming trend of the last 40 years and its far-reaching implications.Learn More
High Frequency Observations of the Secondary Production Cycle in Prince William Sound
Understanding the base of the food web, and a whole-systems approach to ecosystem management.Learn More
Sea Lice Mitigation Techniques
Sea lice infestations can lead to secondary infections, weaker condition and mortality, particularly in young fish.Learn More
PWS WEATHER BUOY
Improving tanker vessel transit safety through Prince William Sound.Learn More
Prevalence of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins in the Marine Food Webs of Prince William Sound.Learn More
REPRODUCTIVE MATURITY AMONG AGE COHORTS OF PACIFIC HERRING
Ground-truthing reproductive maturity estimates in Prince William Sound.Learn More
STREAM INTERACTIONS AMONG HATCHERY AND WILD PINK AND CHUM SALMON
Helping ADFG salmon managers make more informed decisions.Learn More
HERRING RESEARCH AND MONITORING COORDINATION
Collecting lessons to improve resource management of this important fish.Learn More
OCEAN TRACKING NETWORK
Creating a global technology community to better understand aquatic species & human impact.Learn More
Imaging Sonar Deployment in the Lower Copper River Delta to Enhance Early Season Management
Improving the understanding and management of world-famous Copper River salmon.Learn More
Adult Herring Biomass Surveys
Determining the status of the post-spill herring recovery.Learn More
Interacting Effects of Ocean Climate and At-Sea Competition on Alaskan Salmon
Closing the gaps in monitoring in the Arctic region.Learn More
Quantifying Infection Intensity in Herring
Ichthyophonus is a fungal-like pathogen that causes disease in a wide range of fish.Learn More
Tagging and Tracking Herring
Where herring go after spawning in Prince William Sound (PWS) remains a mystery.Learn More
EFFECTS OF ENERGETIC STATE AND INFECTIOUS AGENTS ON MIGRATION BY SOCKEYE SALMON
Pacific salmon resources in Alaska, including the production of both wild and hatchery-origin salmon, hold important ecological, cultural and economic value to Alaskan communities.Learn More
Seabirds & Shorebirds
Predicting when and how outbreaks of pathogens will occur.Learn More
Long-term monitoring of seabird abundance
Studying marine bird species injured by the oil spill and environmental change.Learn More
Effects of Egg Harvest on Glaucous-Winged Gull Nest Success
Finding better management practices for the subsistence egg harvest in PWS.Learn More
Resolving the Annual Pelagic Distribution of Tufted Puffins
Tufted Puffins are an iconic seabird that inhabits a wide geographic area throughout temperate and subarctic regions of the Pacific Ocean.Learn More
Disease Susceptibility and Fitness Costs in Shorebirds
Shorebirds can perform spectacular, long-distance migrations that connect hemispheres and are highly gregarious at stopovers along their migration routes.Learn More
Oil Spill Recovery
Oil Spill Recovery Institute - Our Sister Organization
Improving our understanding and response to oil spills.Learn More
EducationWorld’s Richest Classroom
We use an innovative combination of formal and information educational programs to inspire life-long passion for science and commitment to evidenced-based decision making. Through our efforts, we help students and adults develop the necessary skills to succeed in the 21st century, including communication, teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking. Here's a summary of our 2018 impact.
School Year Programs
Guiding 100+ students in 4th-8th grade in 2018.Learn More
Bringing STEM education to remote Alaska.Learn More
National Ocean Sciences Bowl
Another strong year for our team in 2018.Learn More
You’re never too young to start exploring.Learn More
Delta Restoration Team (D.R.T. Camp)
High school students engage in restoration and exploration on the Delta.Learn More
Headwaters to Ocean Day Camps
Elementary students learn to connect the dots, from headwaters to ocean.Learn More
Headwaters to Ocean Overnight Camps
Hands-on science, day and night.Learn More
Copper River Stewardship Program
High school students learn to become the stewards of tomorrow.Learn More
In 2018, “mini explorations” for 100+ children and adults of all ages.Learn More
Welcoming groups from near and far for a unique education opportunity.Learn More
EngagementCONNECTING NEAR & FAR
Our outreach and community engagement efforts benefit scientists and non-scientists alike, with the goal of building a resilient planet, people, and communities.
Delta Sound Connections
Our annual publication explores the world’s richest waters.Learn More
Tuesday Night Talks
Our weekly series since 1999.Learn More
Our online radio series.Learn More
Our New Home
A new campus for the world's richest waters.Learn More
20-Year OSRI Report
A look back at 20 years of impact by our sister organization.Learn More
FINANCIALSBY THE NUMBERS
*The 2018 difference between revenues and expenses is attributed to a loss on the Oil Spill Recovery Institute's invested reserve funds (PWSSC's sister institute for which PWSSC has fiduciary responsibility), and a board-approved spend down of the Science Center reserve.
FY’18 Donors & FundersOUR SUPPORTERS
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC)
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
North Pacific Research Board
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Alaska Ocean Observing System
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Tufts University (NPRB)
Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association
US Forest Service
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
PWS Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Oil Spill Recovery Institute
National Academy of Sciences
U.S. Forest Service
PWS Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Chris Anderson Campbell (In honor of Margaret (Peg) Anderson)
Harborside Pizza (Pizzapalooza)
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
GENERAL DONORS*Calendar year 2018 donations
Chugach Alaska Corporation
The Eyak Corporation
Trident Seafoods North
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Cascadia Cross-Border Law Group
Laura and Mike Meadors
Sheila and Tom Barrett
Edison Chouest Offshore
Ocean Beauty Seafoods
Katrina Hoffman and Mike Webber
Barclay and RJ Kopchak
Maureen McCrea and Clarence Pautzke
The Telesz Family
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Cordova Telecom Cooperative
Phyllis Johnson and Craig Tillery
Caryn Rea and Steve Aberle
Jean and Howard Baumann
Birch, Horton, Bittner & Cherot
Cordova Wireless Communications
Educational Legacy Fund
Cynthia Lahti and Tim Cuchna
Nancy Pease and Dan Hull
Peter Pan Seafoods
Barbara and Larry Cash
Brena, Bell & Clarkson, P.C.
ACCEL Services, Inc.
Alaska Tanker Company
Alaskan Brewing Company
Copper Valley Telecom
Crowley Alaska Tankers
Carol Kreader and Brian Wrenn
Judy Farrar and Eric Knudsen
Laura's Liquor Shop
Mt. McKinley Moose Legion 51
Native Village of Eyak
Liz Senear and Bert Stammerjohan
Serenity Marine Research Charters
Mary Anne Bishop
Rebecca and Brennan Cain
Belen and Joe Cook
Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler
Marguerite and Tony Guerriero
Rachel Kallander and Casey Pape
Lila and Clay Koplin
Kym and Mike Mauseth
Paula Mountjoy and Scott Hicks
Cathy and Scott Pegau
Peterson Welding and Machine
Deb and Andy Robertson
Darcy and David Saiget
Ellen and Tommy Sheridan
Stand for Alaska
April and Robert Beedle
Sylvia Lange and Greg Meyer
Alicia and Dennis Zadra
Sara and Bill Hoffman
Michelle Hahn O'Leary
Nancy Bird and Karl Becker
Toni and John Bocci
Susan and Chris Bourgeois
Alex and Carol Bryner
Kristin and Danny Carpenter
Becca Dodge and Mark Heidbrink
Deb and Rob Eckley
Georgia Fariss and Jerry McCune
First National Bank Alaska
Loyal Order of Moose
Lacey and Rick McKinstry (In honor of Caitlin McKinstry and Rob Campbell)
Roslyn and Mark Mitchell
Judy Pachter and Jay Fleisher
Liisa and Thomas Rohweder
Laura and Barry Romberg
Arlene and Danny Rosenkrans
Svia Rothstein and Marcus Waehler
Mary and Peter Schaefer
Lisa and David Totemoff
Paoola and Leo Vargas
Diane and Bill Cobb
Patience Andersen Faulkner
Mary and Jeff Fritsch
TJ and Jim Holley
Renee and Bill Lindow
Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
Liz O'Rourke (In memory of Betty Conley)
Julie and Brad Reynolds
Dede and Roy Srb
Rep. Louise Stutes
Erica and Dan Clark
Dawn Dinwoodie and Rod Worl
Signe and Jim Fritsch
Sue Kesti and Dan Logan
Kate and Andy Morse
Sue and Dick Shellhorn
Christina and David Vancleve
Lisa Von Bargen
Gay and David Wellman
Amanda and James Wiese
IN-KIND DONORSAK Starfish Co
Alaska Glacial Mud Co.
Alaska Railroad Corporation
Alaskan Brewing Company
Alaskan Wilderness Outfitting Co
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Anne Kroeker and Richard Leeds
April Beedle (Knot Crazy)
Belen and Joe Cook
Chinook Auto Rentals
Copper River Fleece
Cordova Air Service
Copper River Seafoods
Cordova Drug Co
Cordova Electric Cooperative
Cordova Historical Society and Museum
Fromagio's Artisan Cheese
H2Oasis Indoor Water Park
LFS Marine Cordova
Liz and Bob Pudwill
Major Marine Tours
Margaret Stock and Neil O'Donnell
Melissa Sanford (Wilderness Expressions)
Mike Webber and Katrina Hoffman
Patience Andersen Faulkner
Perkins Auto Repair
Pete Hoepfner (Pete's Treats)
Raven's Brew Coffee
Reluctant Fisherman Inn
Riverside Inn and Glacier Tours
Senator Lisa Murkowski
Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
The Net Loft
Thea Thomas (Calidris Charters)
Trident Seafoods North
Viking Marine Supply
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONSSHARING OUR IMPACT & RESULTS
Sharing our work near and far is one of the most important parts of PWSSC impact. Our staff is widely-published, and here’s a summary of their publications, reports, posters, oral presentations, outreach, and service for 2018.
Mary Anne Bishop, PH.D.
Bishop, M.A. and J. H. Eiler. 2018. Migration patterns of post-spawning Pacific herring in a subarctic sound. Deep-Sea Research Part II. 147: 108-115. doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.
Hope, D.D., M.C. Drever, J. B. Buchanan, M.A. Bishop, G. Matz, and M. Lemon. 2018. Trends in timing of spring migration on the Pacific Flyway by Western Sandpipers and Dunlins. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 120:471-488. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-17-126.1
Lewandoski, S. and M.A. Bishop. 2018. Distribution of juvenile Pacific herring relative to environmental and geospatial factors in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Deep Sea Research II. 147:98-107. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.
Lewandoski, S., M.A. Bishop, and M. McKinzie. 2018. Evaluating Pacific cod migratory behavior and site fidelity in a fjord environment using acoustic telemetry. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 75(11): 2084-2095. dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2017-
Stocking, J., M.A. Bishop, and A. Arab. 2018. Spatio-temporal distributions of piscivorous birds in a subarctic sound during the nonbreeding season. Deep Sea Research II 147:138-147. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.
Suzuki, Y., M.A. Bishop, D. D. Roby, and K.S. Bixler. In press. Colony Connectivity and the Rapid Growth of a Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) Colony on Alaska’s Copper River Delta, USA. Waterbirds.
Bishop, M. A. 2018. Long-term monitoring of seabird abundance and habitat associations during late fall and winter in Prince William Sound. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Long-Term Monitoring Program (Gulf Watch Alaska) Final Report (Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Project 16120114-C), Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Anchorage, Alaska.
Bishop, M.A. 2018. Tracking seasonal movements of adult Pacific herring in Prince William Sound. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Long-Term Herring Research and Monitoring Program Final Report (Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Project 14120111-B), Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Anchorage, Alaska.
Bishop, M.A. 2018. Annual herring migration cycle: expanding acoustic array infrastructure. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Long-Term Herring Research and Monitoring Program Final Report (Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Project 16160111-S), Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Anchorage, Alaska.
Bishop, M.A. and S. Lewandoski. 2018. Validation of acoustic surveys for Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) using direct capture. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Long-Term Herring Research and Monitoring Program Final Report (Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Project 16120111-A), Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Anchorage, Alaska.
Hill, N.J., M.A. Bishop, and J. A. Runstadler. 2018. Influenza in synanthropic gulls: are congregation sites hotspots for viral evolution? North Pacific Research Board Project Final Report 1411. 16 pp.
Schaefer, A., M.A. Bishop, and K. Jurica. 2018. Effects of egg harvest on glaucous-winged gull hatch success. Final report for the USDA Forest Service, Cordova Ranger Dist. 19pp.
Bishop, M.A. Spring Migration of Red Knots on the Copper & Yukon-Kuskokwim River Deltas. PWSSC board of directors meeting, June 2018, Cordova, Alaska.
Bishop, M.A. Copper River Delta: A critical stopover for Red Knots in spring. Copper River Delta Science Symposium, March 2018, Cordova, Alaska.
Arimitsu, M., M.A. Bishop, S.Hatch, R. Kaler, K. Kuletz, C. Matkin, J. Moran, D. Olsen, J. Piatt, A. Schaefer, J. Straley. Changes in marine predator and prey populations in the aftermath of the North Pacific Heat Wave: Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic update 2017. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
Gray, B. P., M.A. Bishop, S.P. Powers. Identifying key piscine predators of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) and walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) during winter months in bays of Prince William Sound, Alaska through multivariate analysis of stomach contents. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
Schaefer, A. L., M. A. Bishop, and R. Thorne. 2018. Non-breeding marine bird response to forage fish schools in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Poster presented at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 2018, Anchorage, Alaska.
2018 Delta Sound Connections
Bishop, M.A.: How to tag a herring.
Bishop, M.A.: A year in the life of a cod.
Rob Campbell, PH.D.
Campbell, R.W. 2018. Hydrographic trends in Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1960–2016. Deep Sea Research. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.08.014
McKinstry, C.A.E., and R.W. Campbell. 2018. Seasonal variation of zooplankton abundance and community structure in Prince William Sound, Alaska, 2009–2016. Deep Sea Research. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.08.016
Campbell, R.W. A Profiling Observatory for High Resolution Oceanographic, Biogeochemical, and Plankton Observations in Prince William Sound. ASLO Ocean Sciences meeting, 2018. Portland, Oregon.
Campbell, R.W. A Profiling Observatory for High Resolution Oceanographic, Biogeochemical, and Plankton Observations in Prince William Sound. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
Kristen Gorman, PH.D.
Gorman, K.B., T.C. Kline Jr., M.E. Roberts, F.F. Sewall, R.A. Heintz, and W.S. Pegau. 2018. Spatial and temporal variation in winter condition of juvenile Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) in Prince William Sound, Alaska: oceanographic exchange with the Gulf of Alaska. Deep-Sea Research II. 147:116-126.
Heintz, R.A., Gorman, K.B., T.C. Kline, F.F. Sewall, M.E. Roberts, and W.S. Pegau. 2019. A High Temporal (and Spatial) Resolution Study to Validate the Juvenile Herring Condition Monitoring Project Final Report - Herring Condition Monitoring. Prince William Sound Science Center Final Report 2019 to Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.
Rand, P.S., K.B. Gorman, E.E. Knudsen, M.L. Buckhorn, and D. Bernard. Relative and total contributions of hatchery- and natural-origin Pink Salmon and Chum Salmon returning to Prince William Sound, Alaska during 2013-2015, Part I. In prep for Marine and Coastal Fisheries.
Gorman, K.B., P.S. Rand, E.E. Knudsen, M.L. Buckhorn, and D. Bernard. Relative and total contributions of hatchery- and natural-origin Chum Salmon returning to Southeast Alaska during 2013-2015, Part II. In prep for Marine and Coastal Fisheries.
Gorman, K.B. and P.S. Rand. Variation in body size and energy content of Sockeye Salmon returning to the Copper River, Alaska: Preliminary data and future studies. Copper River Salmon Harvesters Roundtable, February 2019. Tazlina, Alaska.
Gorman, K.B. Integrative marine ecology: Mechanisms of predator response to environmental change. College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Departmental Seminar. University of Alaska Fairbanks, January 2019. Fairbanks, Alaska.
Knudsen, E.E., P.S. Rand, K.B Gorman, and D. Bernard. Spatial and temporal patterns in the returns of hatchery- and natural-origin Pink and Chum Salmon in Prince William Sound during 2013-2015. Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Committee Science Night, December 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
Gorman, K.B. Research highlights from the food chain: feeding ecology of juvenile Pacific Herring, Pink Salmon and Tufted Puffins of the Gulf of Alaska. Cordova Community Tuesday Night Lecture, October 2018. Cordova, Alaska.
Gorman, K.B., T.D. Williams, and W.R. Fraser. Mechanisms of Pygoscelis penguin population response to environmental change. POLAR2018 Open Science Conference, June 2018. Davos, Switzerland.
Gorman, K.B., J.M. McMahon, P.S. Rand, and E.E. Knudsen. Comparative performance in migration and reproduction between natural- and hatchery-origin Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in Prince William Sound, Alaska using stable isotope analysis. American Fisheries Society, Western Division Meeting (Pink and Chum Salmon Symposium), May 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
Gorman, K.B. and P.S. Rand. Variation in body size and energy content of Sockeye Salmon returning to the Copper River, Alaska: Preliminary data and future studies. Copper River Delta Science Symposium, March 2018. Cordova, Alaska.
Gorman, K.B., M.A. Bishop, and A.L. Schaefer. Resolving the annual pelagic distribution of Tufted Puffins in the Gulf of Alaska: Preliminary isotopic correlates of winter and summer marine habitat use. Alaska Bird Conference, March 2019. Fairbanks, Alaska.
Gorman, K.B., M.A. Bishop, and A.L. Schaefer. Resolving the annual pelagic distribution of Tufted Puffins in the Gulf of Alaska: Preliminary isotopic correlates of winter and summer marine habitat use. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 2019. Anchorage, Alaska.
Gorman, K.B., P.S. Rand, and K.M. Miller. Effects of energetic state and infectious agents on spawning migration by Sockeye salmon of the Copper River, Alaska. Alaska INBRE Research Retreat, October 2018. Talkeetna, Alaska.
Chris Guo, thesis committee member. Chris is a MS graduate student in Marine Biology (beginning fall 2017) working with Dr. Brenda Konar the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and Coowe Walker (UAA/Kachemak Bay Research Reserve).
Julia McMahon, thesis committee member. Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) hatchery-wild salmon and Pacific herring projects lead technician (2015-2017). Julia is a MS graduate student in Fisheries (beginning fall 2017) in the lab of Dr. Peter Westley at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).
Peer-review of manuscripts for Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (1), USGS internal review (1).
Ben Gray, M.S.
Gray B.P., M.A. Bishop. How to tag a herring, and where do they go afterwards. PWSSC Lecture Series, 2019. Cordova, Alaska.
Gray B.P., M.A. Bishop, and S. Powers. Identifying key winter groundfish predators of Pacific herring and walleye pollock in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Poster presented at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
2018 Delta Sound Connections
Gray, B.P.: Herring on the menu.
Maya Groner, PH.D.
McEwan G.F., M.L. Groner, A.A.B. Cohen, A.K.D. Imsland, C.W. Crawford. In press. Modeling the use of lumpfish to control sea lice on Atlantic salmon farms: Interactions with mate limitation, temperature, and treatment rules. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.
Ben-Horin T., C.A. Burge, D. Bushek, M.L. Groner, D.A. Proestou, L.I. Huey, G. Bidegain, R.B. Carnegie. 2018. Intensive oyster aquaculture can reduce disease impacts to sympatric wild oysters. Aquaculture Environment Interactions 10: 557-567.
Groner, M.L., Shields JD, Landers, DF Jr., Swenarton J, Hoenig J. 2018. Rising temperature causes phenological mismatch between molting and epizootic shell diseased in the American lobster. American Naturalist.
Groner M.L., J.M. Hoenig, R. Pradel, R. Choquet, W.K. Vogelbein, D.T. Gauthier, M.A.M. Friedrichs. 2018. Dermal mycobacteriosis and warming sea surface temperatures are associated with elevated mortality of striped bass in Chesapeake Bay. Ecology and Evolution.
Groner M.L., C.A. Burge, R. Cox, N. Rivlin, M. Turner, K. Van Alstyne, S. Wyllie-Echeverria, J. Bucci, P. Staudigel, C.S. Friedman. 2018. Oysters and eelgrass: Potential partners in a high pCO2 ocean. Ecology.
Groner, M.L. Managing disease in fished populations. University of Prince Edward Island. 2018. Charlottetown, PE, Canada.
Groner, M.L. Managing marine diseases. PISCO Marine disease summit. 2018. Portland, Oregon.
Groner, M.L. In a pinch? Impact of epizootic shell disease on the Southern New England stock of American Lobster. OneNOAA Science Seminar. NOAA. 2018. Maryland.
Groner, M.L. Information exchange with indigenous residents of Port Graham as part of EVOS agreement. 2018. Port Graham, Alaska.
Groner, M.L. Managing disease in fished populations. Graduate level fisheries ecology course for Alaska Pacific University. 2018. Homer, Alaska.
Caitlin McKinstry, M.S.
McKinstry, C.A.E. and R. W. Campbell. 2018. Seasonal variation of zooplankton abundance and community structure in Prince William Sound, Alaska, 2009-2016. Deep-Sea Research Part II. 147: 69-78 pgs.
McKinstry, C.A.E. and R. W. Campbell. Seasonal variation of zooplankton abundance and community structure in Prince William Sound, Alaska (2009-2016). 2018. Ocean Sciences Meeting. Portland, Oregon.
McKinstry, C.A.E. and R. W. Campbell. Zooplankton community structure and seasonal abundance in Prince William Sound. Alaska Marine Science Symposium. 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
McKinstry, C.A.E. and R. W. Campbell. Zooplankton abundance and community composition at the mouth of the Copper River. Copper River Delta Science Symposium. 2018. Cordova, Alaska.
W. Scott Pegau, PH.D.
Aderhold, D. G. R., M. R. Lindeberg, K. Holderied, and W. S. Pegau. 2018. Spatial and temporal ecological variability in the northern Gulf of Alaska: What have we learned since the Exxon Valdez oil spill? Deep Sea Research II. 147, 3-8. doi 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.11.015
Gorman, K. B., T. C. Kline, M. E. Roberts, F. F. Sewall, R. A. Heintz, and W. S. Pegau. 2018. Spatio-temporal variation in stable carbon and nitrogen isotope signatures and condition of juvenile herring (Clupea pallasii) in Prince William Sound, Alaska: teleconnections with the Gulf of Alaska. Deep Sea Research II. 147, 116-126. doi 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.10.010
Pegau, W.S. 2018. Aerial Survey Support. Exxon Valdez Long-Term Herring Research and Monitoring Final Report (Restoration Project 14120111-R), Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Anchorage, Alaska.
Pegau, W.S. and HRM Team, Status of Herring in PWS, PWSRCAC Science night, 2018. Cordova, Alaska.
Pegau, W.S., K9 oil detection, Alaska Forum on the Environment. 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
Mearns, A., D. Janka, R. Campbell, S. Pegau, P. Marolf, and B Robinson, A twenty-eight year volunteer-supported monitoring of long-term variability of intertidal biology following the Exxon Valdez oil spill in western Prince William Sound. (poster) Alaska Marine Science Symposium, 2018.
Pete Rand, PH.D.
Rand, P.S. Pacific herring response to surface predators in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA. 2018. Marine Ecology Progress Series 600:239-244.
Panel member, Kenai Classic Roundtable. Findings of NCEAS SASAP working group. August 2018. Kenai Peninsula College.
Review and editing, new edition of “Alaska Wild Salmon” published by the State of Alaska.
Interview for KBBI radio/broadcast of Homer, Alaska on the ongoing AHRP study.
Presented results of the 2018 AHRP field season to the ADF&G science panel. December 2018. Juneau, Alaska.
Presented results and contributed to discussions at a meeting of working groups at NCEAS. November 2018. Santa Barbara, California.
Chaired a special session on pink and chum salmon at the combined Alaska/Western Division American Fisheries Society Meeting. May 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
Led meeting of NCEAS SASAP working group members focused on synthesizing data on observations of Pacific salmon in the Arctic. January 2018. Anchorage, Alaska.
2018 Delta Sound Connections
Rand, P.S.: The dynamics of herring and predators in Prince William Sound.
Rand, P.S.: Pacific salmon, the ocean, and climate change.
Served on the graduate committee of Julia McMahon at the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Anne Schaefer, M.S.
Schaefer, A.L., M.A. Bishop, and K. Jurica. In review. Effects of egg harvest on egg laying of Glaucous-winged Gulls. Marine Ornithology.
Schaefer, A.L., M.A. Bishop, and K. Jurica. 2018. Effects of egg harvest on Glaucous-winged Gull hatch success. Final report to the USDA Forest Service, Cordova Ranger District, Cordova, Alaska.
Bishop, M.A. and A. Schaefer. 2018. Long-term monitoring of marine bird abundance and habitat associations during fall and winter in Prince William Sound. FY’17 annual report to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, project 17120114-M.
Schaefer, A.L., M.A. Bishop, and R. Thorne. 2018. Non-breeding marine bird response to forage fish schools in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Poster presented at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium. January 2018. Anchorage, AK.
Arimitsu, M., M.A. Bishop, S. Hatch, R. Kaler, K. Kuletz, C. Matkin, J. Moran, D. Olsen, J. Piatt, A. Schaefer, and J. Straley. Changes in marine predator and prey populations in the aftermath of the North Pacific Heat Wave: Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic update 2017. Poster presented at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium. January 2018. Anchorage, AK.
2018 Delta Sound Connections
Schaefer, A.L.: Winter Refugia for Seabirds.
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