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Mark Wipfli

Research Fish Biologist
Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Mark Wipfli joined the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit as Assistant Leader Fisheries in December 2003. He holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries with the Department of Biology and Wildlife, the Institute of Arctic Biology, and the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Research Interest

Riverine ecology Riparian ecology and management Freshwater foodwebs Energy and nutrient flow among marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems Predator-prey interactions


  • Collins, S. F., A.M. Marcarelli, C.V. Baxter, and M.S. Wipfli. 2015. A critical assessment of the ecological assumptions underpinning compensatory mitigation of salmon-derived nutrients. Environmental Management 3: 571-586.

  • Laske, S, T Haynes, A Rosenberger, J Koch, M Wipfli, M Whitman, C Zimmerman. 2016. Surface water connectivity structures Arctic lake fish assemblages: Influence of local and regional drivers. Freshwater Biology

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