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Genoa Sullaway


Ph.D. Student


17101 Point Lena Loop Rd.
Juneau, Alaska 99801


MS Ecology
San Diego State University

B.S. Marine Biology and Fisheries
California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo



Selected Publications

Tolimieri NT, AO Shelton, JF Samhouri, C Harvey, B Feist, G Williams, K Andrews, K Frick, SI Lonhart, GH Sullaway, O Liu, H Berry, J Waddell. (In review: Marine Ecology Progress Series). Response of kelp forest communities along the coast of Washington, USA to the 2014-2016 marine heatwave and sea star wasting syndrome.

Francis, TB, GH Sullaway, BE Feist, AO Shelton, E Chui, C Daley, KE Frick, N Tolimieri, GD Williams, and JF Samhouri. 2022. Equivocal associations between small‐scale shoreline restoration and subtidal fishes in an urban estuary. Restoration

Sullaway GH, AO Shelton & JS Samhouri. 2021. Synchrony erodes spatial portfolios of an anadromous fish and alters availability for resource users” Journal of Animal Ecology
90(11), 2692-2703.

Wade PR, K Long, T Francis, AE Punt, P Hammond, D Heinemann, J Moore, R Reeves, M Sepulveda, GH Sullaway, GM Sigurðsson, M Siple, GA Víkingsson, R Williams & AN
Zerbini. 2021. Best Practices for Assessing and Managing Bycatch of Marine Mammals Frontiers in Marine Science.

Shelton, AO, GH Sullaway, E Ward, K Somers, V Tuttle, J Watson & W Satterthwaite. Redistribution of salmon populations in the northeast Pacific Ocean in response to climate. Fish and Fisheries 22.3 (2021): 503-517.

Sullaway, GH and M Edwards. 2020. Impacts of the non-native algae, Sargassum horneri, on benthic primary production in a California kelp forest. (Marine Ecology Progress Series).

Edwards, M, B Konar, JK Kim, S, Gabara, GH Sullaway, T McHugh, M Spector, S Small. 2020. Net primary productivity fails to capture complexities of widespread marine deforestation (PLOS One).



  • Fisheries Ecology
  • Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management


Research Overview

I am using lower trophic level information to inform fisheries management and fish ecology. My first chapter is comparing the ROMS-NPZ Bering 10k model with empirical zooplankton field data to understand if this large computer simulation model can enhance lower trophic level distribution models. Second, I plan to use ROMS-NPZ zooplankton forecasts to understand how cumulative marine heatwaves may impact zooplankton spatio-temporal distributions in the Eastern Bering Sea. This work will inform how abundance and distribution of zooplankton prey for fish species, like juvenile pollock, may respond to climate change. Finally, I will utilize zooplankton prey information to understand how marine prey availability impacts juvenile Chinook salmon survival and return abundance in Western Alaska.


Current Research Projects



  • AAUS Scientific Diver
  • NOAA Small Boat Certified



  • NOAA NMFS 2022 Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellow
  • Vice Chancellor Research Fellowship - University of Alaska 2021-2022



  • NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center


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