10 Works

Ultraconserved elements data for Amarsipus and Pelagiaria

Richard Harrington, Matt Friedman, Masaki Miya, Thomas Near & Matthew Campbell
Amarsipus carlsbergi is a rare mesopelagic fish distributed in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and is the only species classified in the family Amarsipidae. Since its description in 1969, phylogenetic hypotheses have varied regarding its relationship with other percomorph lineages, but most have indicated a close relationship with the traditional suborder Stromateoidei. Molecular phylogenies place families previously classified in Stromateoidei within a diverse clade– Pelagiaria– that includes fishes such as tunas, cutlassfishes, and pomfrets. A...

Anadromous cataloging and fish inventory in select drainages of the Upper Tanana and Yukon Rivers 2019

Charles Cathcart
During the summer of 2019, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish staff conducted a rapid systematic inventory of anadromous fish distribution and associated aquatic and riparian habitat in select drainages of the upper Yukon River and Tanana River. Target streams will be selected to fill gaps in coverage of the State of Alaska's Catalog of Waters Important for the Spawning, Rearing or Migration of Anadromous Fishes (AWC) for freshwater habitats expected...

Lesser Yellowlegs location data describing the occurrence of birds within harvest zones in the Caribbean and South America

Laura A. McDuffie, Katherine S. Christie, Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Audrey R. Taylor, Brad A. Andres, Benoit Laliberte & James A. Johnson
Shorebirds have experienced a precipitous reduction in abundance over the past four decades. While some threats to shorebirds are widespread (e.g. habitat alteration), others are regional and may affect specific populations. Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) are long-distance migrants that breed across the North American boreal biome and have declined in abundance by 60-80% since the 1970s. The documented harvest of Lesser Yellowlegs in the Caribbean and northeastern South America during southward migration is a possible...

Daily abundance of Dall's sheep peaks during late summer in a seasonal habitat of high-management interest

Cody E. Deane, Barrett A. Flynn, Darren L. Bruning, Greg A. Breed & Kim A. Jochum
Informing conservation and management decisions for habitats frequented by species of high management interest often face the challenge of limited resources for conducting wildlife surveys. When surveys are focused on local areas or sparsely distributed species, it may also be difficult to obtain counts sufficient for implementing abundance models that account for imperfect detection. With replicated aerial surveys collected within a 70.25 km2 portion of the Eastern Alaska Range, Alaska, USA during the summers of...

Age composition of subsistence harvests and total return of sockeye salmon from the Kvichak River

Beverly Agler & Tyler Dann
This project aged samples of sockeye salmon harvested in the subsistence fishery in the Kvichak River watershed in 2018 and 2019. Age data were vital to previously funded AKSSF Project #44362 ("Stock Composition of Subsistence Harvests and Total Return of Sockeye Salmon from the Kvichak River"). It was determined in that project’s first year that scale reabsorption necessitated using otoliths to age samples rather than scales. Ages from otolith reading combined with stock composition estimates...

Stock composition of subsistence harvests and total return of sockeye salmon from the Kvichak River

Tyler Dann
This project will reconstruct the total return of sockeye salmon to the Kvichak River to identify: 1) which of four stocks are most utilized by subsistence fisheries; 2) when these stocks migrate through the commercial fishery and escapement monitoring tower; and 3) if there are temporal trends in migration that may allow commercial fisheries managers to protect stocks important to subsistence fisheries. In addition, by building upon existing smolt stock composition data, this project will...

Chum salmon escapement on Bonanza River in Norton Sound, Alaska

Jenefer Bell
Bonanza River flows 40 rkm south from the Kigluaik Mountains and drains into Safety Sound approximately 39 km northeast of Nome, Alaska. Chum, pink, and coho salmon are the predominant species that return to the Bonanza River. A fixed-picket weir was installed approximately 11 rkm above the Bonanza Bridge on the Nome-Council Highway (GPS coordinates 64°32.964ʹN, 164°35.812ʹW). The Bonanza River weir enumerated chum salmon for three seasons from 2018 to 2020. Chum salmon escapements were...

Staying close to home: Ecological constraints on space use and range fidelity of a mountain ungulate

Yasaman Shakeri, Kevin White & Jason Waite
Understanding patterns of animal space use and range fidelity has important implications for species and habitat conservation. For species that live in highly seasonal environments, such as mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus), spatial use patterns are expected to vary in relation to seasonal changes in environmental conditions and sex‐ or age-specific selection pressures. To address hypotheses about sex, age, and seasonality influence on space use ecology, we collected GPS location data from 263 radio‐collared mountain goats...

Behavior and diet data collected from i) GPS video camera collars and ii) fecal samples collected from individuals from the Fortymile Caribou Herd

Libby Ehlers, Gabrielle Coulombe, Jim Herriges, Torsten Bentzen, Mike Suitor, Kyle Joly & Mark Hebblewhite
Summer diets are crucial for large herbivores in the subarctic and are affected by weather, harassment from insects and a variety of environmental changes linked to climate. Yet understanding foraging behavior and diet of large herbivores is challenging in the subarctic because of their remote ranges. We used GPS video-camera collars to observe behaviors and summer diets of the migratory Fortymile Caribou Herd (Rangifer tarandus granti) across Alaska, USA and the Yukon, Canada. First, we...

Data and code to replicate: Diet analysis using generalized linear models derived from foraging processes using R package mvtweedie

James T. Thorson, Mayumi L. Arimitsu, Taal Levi & Gretchen H. Roffler
Diet analysis integrates a wide variety of visual, chemical and biological identification of prey. Samples are often treated as compositional data, where each prey is analyzed as a continuous percentage of the total. However, analyzing compositional data results in analytical challenges, e.g., highly parameterized models or prior transformation of data. Here, we present a novel approximation involving a Tweedie generalized linear model (GLM). We first review how this approximation emerges from considering predator foraging as...

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  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • University of Montana
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Wyoming
  • Alaska Fisheries Science Center
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Alaska Anchorage