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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

2005

LeSage, C.M., Merritt, R.W. & Wipfli, M.S., 2005. Headwater riparian invertebrate communitites associated with red alder and conifer wood and leaf litter in southeastern Alaska. Northwest Science, 79, pp.218–232.

2004

Orlikowska, E.H. et al., 2004. Role of red alder in riparian forest structure along headwater streams in southeastern Alaska. Northwest Science, 78, pp.111–123.

2003

J Allan, D. et al., 2003. Influence of streamside vegetation on inputs of terrestrial invertebrates to salmonid food webs. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 60, pp.309–320.

2002

Gende, S.M. et al., 2002. Pacific salmon in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. BioScience, 52, pp.917–928.

1999

Wipfli, M.S. et al., 1999. Influence of salmon spawner densities on stream productivity in southeast Alaska. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 56, pp.1600–1611.

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
  • 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
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President - American Fisheries Society Alaska Chapter, 2013