"We study the direct and indirect influences of Pacific salmon on terrestrial ecosystems in southeastern Alaska"

Follow along with us as we research the importance of this critical resource pulse, and its impacts on terrestrial wildlife

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We are a group of researchers, educators, students, and science communicators exploring the influences of Pacific salmon on terrestrial ecosystems.

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Check out our weekly blog posts for project updates, eagle tracking, science trivia, news, and more!

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Sixty-three degrees North

I spend nearly all of my time in Alaska near the coast. Living in Alaska’s...

Trail Camera Photos (Part II of II)

Last week I posted pictures from some of the 30 motion-detecting trail cameras I have set...

Trail Camera Photos (Part I of II)

New trail camera photos! Last week we went out and checked the trail cameras I set in...

Eagle Update

Curious about the GPS-tagged bald eagles we’ve been tracking? Here are some...

Devil’s Club

Working in North America, it’s often easy to forget that there are large swaths of...

Earthquake and salmon bake

Greetings! The blog went mostly silent over spring– I had my qualifying examination...

Bears

Not much going on here right now, so the blog suffers. I’m planning on returning to...

Lean Times

Those of you who have explored the recently updated Eagle Tracker pages may have noticed...

Eagle Tracker Update

After a month without updates, we’re back in action, and Eagle Tracker has received...

(Almost) all grown up!

Those of you that keep an eye on Eagle Tracker will likely have noticed that 2Z, an...

Eagles are thieves

What do you think of when you see an eagle? Beauty? Grace? Power? Do you stand in awe...

Eagle Tracker Update

Eagle Tracker has been updated! The file size of the Google Earth file showing all...

Eagle Captures 2013

My time in Haines is winding down for the year. Rigby and I leave tomorrow night on the...

Trail Camera Photos

It’s the end of the trail camera season. The chum salmon spawning on Herman Creek...

Zombie Fish

Unless they meet their fate at the end of a tragic accident or in a predator’s...

More in-flight footage

I heard from several people that enjoyed the in-flight video footage recorded from an...

Public Talk: LCC Clean Water Series

For those of you in Haines, please join Rachel tomorrow, Thursday, October 24th for a...

Frequent Flyer Miles

This past week I’ve been working through some of the GPS data we have from the four...

Video Week: The Bear’s Dinner

A friend of mine recently mentioned that she’s seen a trend in book titles lately...

Video Week: Moose and Coyote

Check out this pair of videos we captured via motion-detecting trail camera near a chum...

Video Week: Dualing Bears

We continue video week with footage from our own motion-detecting trail cameras, set out...

Video Week! Alaska: The Nutrient Cycle

Welcome to video week here on the blog! We’re bringing you videos this week, with...