2019 Agenda


2019 Agenda | Plenary Sessions

Monday — Thursday | January 28-31, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Morning | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Communicating Ocean Sciences Workshop | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Afternoon | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Opening remarks & Congressional Announcements | 1:00pm - 1:30PM

Keynote: Suzanne Strom, Ph.D. | Western Washington University | 1:30pm - 2:15PM

Keynote: Richard Thoman | Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy | 2:15pm - 3:00pm

Coffee Break | 3:00pm - 3:15pm

Keynote: Jeff Short, Ph.D. (ret.) | Former EVOS Scientist | 3:15pm - 4:00pm

Keynote: Jude Isabella | Hakai Magazine | 4:00pm - 4:45pm

PRESENTATION OF ASLC Ocean Leadership Award for Marine Research: : Kathy Frost and Lloyd Lowry | 4:45pm



Monday Poster Session (Gulf of Alaska & Bering Sea) | 6:00 - 9:00pm

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Gulf of Alaska | Tuesday

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Time Section Title Speaker
8:00 - 8:15 Climate & Oceanography Influence of ocean acidification and climate change on the biogeochemistry in the Gulf of Alaska: A regional modeling study Claudine Hauri
8:15 - 8:30 Climate & Oceanography Impact of elevated, variable pH on the Pacific razor clam in Alaska Marina Washburn
8:30 - 8:45 Climate & Oceanography Potential role of marine snow in the fate of spilled oil in Cook Inlet, Alaska Jesse Ross
8:45 - 9:00 Lower Trophic Levels Impact of the marine heat wave on Gulf of Alaska plankton communities. Has normal service now been resumed? Sonia Batten
9:00 - 9:15 Lower Trophic Levels Mixotrophy in the Gulf of Alaska: Abundant plant-animal cells have major implications for ecology and biogeochemistry Suzanne Strom
9:15 - 9:30 Lower Trophic Levels Ocean acidification driven biological vulnerability in the high latitudes: comparison between the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Beaufort Sea Nina Bednarsek
9:30 - 10:00 COFFEE BREAK
10:00 - 10:15 Lower Trophic Levels Examining the effects of ocean acidification on Alaska bivalves of subsistence importance Ashley Rossin
10:15 - 10:30 Fishes & Fish Habitats Manager's perspective on the recovery of East Cook Inlet razor clams Mike Booz
10:30 - 10:45 Fishes & Fish Habitats Harnessing environmental DNA to monitor the spatial and temporal dynamics of eulachon in Northern Southeast Alaska Meredith Pochardt
10:45 - 11:00 Fishes & Fish Habitats Spatial and temporal dynamics of capelin (Mallotus villosus) in the Gulf of Alaska: Implications for fisheries and ecosystem-based management David McGowan
11:00 - 11:15 Fishes & Fish Habitats Size-based patterns of energy allocation in juvenile sablefish Matt Callahan
11:15 - 11:30 Fishes & Fish Habitats Relative reproductive success between hatchery strays and wild pink salmon in a natural stream in Prince William Sound Kyle Shedd
11:30 - 1:15 Lunch Provided
1:15 - 1:30 Marine Mammals Trophic connections between sperm whales and their prey in the Gulf of Alaska Lauren Wild
1:30 - 1:45 Marine Mammals Revelations from an aerial perspective: how hungry whales work smarter not harder Madison Kosma
1:45 - 2:00 Marine Mammals Assessing cetacean populations using integrated population models: an example with Cook Inlet beluga whales Eiren Jacobson
2:00 - 2:15 Marine Mammals Brown bears and sea otters along the Katmai coast: Offshore islands as predator pits. Daniel Monson
2:15 - 2:30 Marine Mammals Ecosystem implications for the decline in reproductive success in humpback whales in the Gulf of Alaska Jan Straley
2:30 - 3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:15 Human Dimensions Managing the invasive tunicate, didemnum vexillum, in Sitka, Alaska: Is eradication feasible? Ian Davidson
3:15 - 3:30 Human Dimensions CANCELED: Boats, whales, humans, dollars: Teasing apart the many dimensions of Juneau's growing whale-watching industry Suzie Teerlink
3:30 - 3:45 Human Dimensions Coastal community vulnerability tool and visualizations of change in Cook Inlet, Alaska Davin Holen
3:45 - 4:00 Human Dimensions Paralytic shellfish toxins in butter clam tissues and effect of cleaning methods used by Kodiak harvesters Julie A. Matweyou
4:00 - 4:15 Ecosystem Perspectives Pacific herring trophodynamics and fisheries in the southeastern Gulf of Alaska Szymon Surma
4:15 - 4:30 Ecosystem Perspectives Physiological and gene transcription assays in combination: a new paradigm for marine intertidal assessment Katrina Counihan
4:30 - 4:45 Ecosystem Perspectives Ecological relationships between recovering sea otters and eelgrass communities in southeast Alaska Wendel Raymond
4:45 - 5:00 Ecosystem Perspectives CANCELED: Development of socio-ecological conceptual models as the basis for an IEA framework in Southeast Alaska Judith Rosellon-Druker

Tuesday POSTER SESSION (BERING SEA & Arctic) | 6:00 - 9:00PM



Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands | Wednesday

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Time Section Title Speaker
8:00 - 8:15 Climate & Oceanography Impact of local biogeochemical processes and climate variability on ocean acidification in the Bering Sea Darren Pilcher
8:15 - 8:30 Climate & Oceanography Coupled tide, storm surge and wave modeling under varying ice coverages along Alaska’s Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort coasts Joannes Westerink
8:30 - 8:45 Climate & Oceanography Downward organic carbon flux, average particle sinking speed, and the role of particle-associated microbial respiration on the Bering and Chukchi shelf Stephanie O'Daly
8:45 - 9:00 Lower Trophic Levels Tracking benthic bivalve population shifts: Changes in recruitment and dominant size classes of Macoma calcarea and Nuculana spp. in the Northern Bering Sea from 1998-2015 Christina Goethel
9:00 - 9:15 Lower Trophic Levels How many krill are there in the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska? Patrick Ressler
9:15 - 9:30 Fishes & Fish Habitats Observations of Alaskan juvenile crab (Chionoecetes spp.) energetic condition from the last Bering Sea cold pool: effects of temperature and food quality. Louise Copeman
9:30 - 10:00 COFFEE BREAK
10:00 - 10:15 Fishes & Fish Habitats Variation in the subsurface optical environment of the eastern Bering Sea: A novel approach to estimating apparent optical properties during bottom-trawl surveys Sean Rohan
10:15 - 10:30 Fishes & Fish Habitats Comparing a Numerical Integration Method for Constructing Size-Transition Matrix with Other Construction Methods Lee Cronin-Fine
10:30 - 10:45 Fishes & Fish Habitats Salmon Homing in Time and Space: Factors Influencing Fine-Scale Homing in Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (O. nerka) Samuel May
10:45 - 11:00 Fishes & Fish Habitats Late stage marine mortality of Chinook salmon helps explain observed changes in age structure of Chinook salmon returns Kaitlyn Manishin
11:00 - 11:15 Seabirds Effects of increased salinity in coastal wetlands on threatened Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) and spectacled eider (Somateria fischeri) ducklings Tuula Hollmen
11:15 - 11:30 Seabirds Genetic assignment of Northern Fulmar bycatch reveals contributions from major breeding colonies Jessie Beck
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch ON YOUR OWN
1:00 - 1:15 Seabirds Seabird mortality events in the Bering Sea Timothy Jones
1:15 - 1:30 Marine Mammals Crescendos in heavy metal: increasing mercury concentrations measured in Steller sea lion pups at Agattu Island, western Aleutian Islands, Alaska Stephanie Crawford
1:30 - 1:45 Marine Mammals Compound specific nitrogen isotope ratios of amino acids in Steller sea lion whiskers reflect seasonal changes in baseline isotope values in their Alaska marine food webs. Lorrie Rea
1:45 - 2:00 Marine Mammals Unmanned surface vehicles map prey landscapes to elucidate northern fur seal behavioral responses to prey availability Carey Kuhn
2:00 - 2:15 Marine Mammals Surveying harbor seals in the Pribilof Islands with advanced drone imagery Josh M. London
2:15 - 2:30 Marine Mammals Piloting sUAS for harbor seal monitoring in the Pribilof Islands: a collaboration between tribal and federal governments Lauren Divine
2:30 - 3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:15 Human Dimensions Marine mammal co-Management in Alaska: Recommendations for effective relationships Jennafer Malek
3:15 - 3:30 Human Dimensions Dual permit operations in the Bristol Bay Pacific salmon drift gillnet fishery Marcus Gho
3:30 - 3:45 Ecosystem Perspectives Community connections: Bringing place-based science into classrooms to strengthen student understanding Jessica Cobley
3:45 - 4:00 Ecosystem Perspectives CANCELED: Communication, collaboration, and transparency: How ecosystem science informs fisheries management in times of change Stephani Zador
4:00 - 4:15 Ecosystem Perspectives Reconstructing decades of food web structure in the North Pacific and Bering Sea using bulk and compound-specific stable isotope analyses from archived northern fur seal teeth Carolyn Kurle
4:15 - 4:30 Ecosystem Perspectives Innovative tools for ecosystem research Calvin Mordy
4:30 - 4:45 Ecosystem Perspectives Ecosystem stress test: what an ice-free winter might mean for the eastern Bering Sea Janet Duffy-Anderson
4:45 - 5:00 Best Student Poster Presentation Winners Announced

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Arctic | Thursday

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Time Section Title Speaker
8:00 - 8:15 Climate & Oceanography Waves, Ice, and Coastal Change in the Alaska Arctic Jim Thomson
8:15 - 8:30 Climate & Oceanography Recent surface heat fluxes and thermal and sea ice conditions of the Bering-Chukchi Continental Shelf Seth Danielson
8:30 - 8:45 Climate & Oceanography The changing Chukchi Sea: Anomalous sea-ice and environmental conditions in 2017 and 2018 Phyllis Stabeno
8:45 - 9:00 Climate & Oceanography Optical properties and hydrography associated with the spring freshet of the Kuparuk and Sagavanirktok Rivers in nearshore Beaufort Shelf waters Samuel Laney
9:00 - 9:15 Lower Trophic Levels A comparison in functional diversity of two Alaskan Arctic shelf systems Lauren Sutton
9:15 - 9:30 Lower Trophic Levels A visual tour of the macrozooplankton over the Arctic’s Chukchi Borderlands Russell Hopcroft
9:30 - 10:00 COFFEE BREAK
10:00 - 10:15 Lower Trophic Levels Digging deep: Depth distribution and utilization of carbon sources in Chukchi Sea sediments Ann-Christine Zinkann
10:15 - 10:30 Lower Trophic Levels Benthic respiration rates across the northern Bering and southern Chukchi Sea shelf Brittany Jones
10:30 - 10:45 Lower Trophic Levels Mustering records or Arctic exploration: Alaskan bivalve distributions in the Chukchi and Bering Seas over the last 150 years Caitlin Meadows
10:45 - 11:00 Fishes & Fish Habitat Modeling growth and transport of Arctic cod and saffron cod early life stages in the Pacific Arctic under variable climate forcing Cathleen Vestfals
11:00 - 11:15 Fishes & Fish Habitat Spatial patterns, environmental drivers, and potential seasonal differences of Arctic Cod (Boreogadus saida) distribution in the Chukchi Sea Caitlin Forster
11:15 - 11:30 Fishes & Fish Habitat Acute and latent bioenergetic impacts of oil on a keystone Arctic forage fish (Boreogadus saida) Benjamin Laurel
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch Provided
1:00 - 1:15 Seabirds The effects of rapid destabilization of coastal marine ecosystems Douglas Causey
1:15 - 1:30 Seabirds Sea ice loss and the post-breeding migration of planktivorous Arctic seabirds. Alexis Will
1:30 - 1:45 Marine Mammals Declining winter sea ice is associated with a northward shift of bowhead whale winter range John Citta
1:45 - 2:00 Marine Mammals Zinc concentrations in teeth of female Pacific walruses reflect onset of reproductive maturity Casey Clark
2:00 - 2:15 Marine Mammals Migratory culture, philopatry and kinship in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) Greg O'Corry-Crowe
2:15 - 2:30 Marine Mammals Vulnerability of Arctic marine mammals to vessel traffic in the increasingly ice-free Northwest Passage and Northern Sea Route Donna Hauser
2:30 - 3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:15 Human Dimensions Alaska Eskimo bowhead whale subsistence sharing practices Stephen Braund
3:15 - 3:30 Human Dimensions Climate change impacts on access to coastal resources by subsistence harvesters in Arctic National Parks: Implications for NPS management Kristen Green
3:30 - 3:45 Ecosystem Perspectives An assessment of ecological value and vulnerability in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas Max Goldman
3:45 - 4:00 Ecosystem Perspectives The impact of shelf break upwelling on Beaufort Shelf distributions of zooplankton and fish Carin Ashjian
4:00 - 4:15 Ecosystem Perspectives Pelagic-Benthic coupling in the Chukchi Sea ecosystem: A key part of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) Jacqueline Grebmeier
4:15 - 4:45 Ecosystem Perspectives The Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program: Observations of 2017-2018 conditions and consequences Seth Danielson
4:45 - 5:00 Best Student Oral Presentations Winners Announced and CLOSING REMARKS