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 2, 2019

Sockeye Salmon Migration Study in the Copper River

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April 15, 2019

Effects of Energetic State and Infectious Agents on Migration by Sockeye Salmon

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March 15, 2019

Status of Prince William Sound Herring

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October 10, 2018

2018 Tufted Puffin Field Work Photo Highlights

Prince William Sound Science Center researchers Dr. Kristen Gorman and Anne Schaefer spent two weeks at the end of July and beginning of August on Middleton […]