Movements, site fidelity, and activity of northern pike in Minto Lake, Alaska.

Project Description

This project will describe the seasonal movements of northern pike at geographical scales ranging from the entire Minto Flats Wetland Complex to subsections of individual water bodies within the Minto Lakes Study Area using temporal scales from three months to 24 hours. Further, using movements of radio-tagged northern pike, we will evaluate the assumptions of a mark-recapture experiment conducted in the Minto Lakes study area during June 2008 as they relate to closure, mixing, and probability of capture and make recommendations for improving the general mark-recapture study design. Finally, we will describe environmental factors that influence movements of radio-tagged northern pike within the Minto Lakes Study Area over temporal scales of three months to 24 hours.

Research Team

Principal Investigator

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Trent Sutton

Associate Dean of Academics
  • Recruitment dynamics of fishes
  • Fish habitat assessment
  • Population biology and ecology of fishes
  • Trophic ecology and food-web dynamics
(907) 474-7285
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Co-Principal Investigator

Matthew Evenson, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish

Research Staff

Matthew Albert, Master's Degree Graduate Student, University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fisheries Division

Project Funding

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Start Date: 2008-09-00 End Date: 2016-06-00

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