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Gail V. Irvine

Title: Research Ecologist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7069
Fax: (907) 786-7150
Email: girvine@usgs.gov


Education and/or Training

Ph.D.1983University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CAAquatic and Population Biology
M.S.1973University of Washington, Seattle, WAZoology
B.S.1969 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CAZoology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Marine population and community ecology, ecosystem dynamics, long-term monitoring, life history strategies, recruitment ecology, marine reserves, oil spill effects, plant-herbivore interactions, coral reef ecology.

Professional Experience

1995 - PresentEcologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1993 - 1995Coastal Resources Specialist, National Biological Service, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1990 - 1993Coastal Resources Specialist, National Park Service, Regional Office, Anchorage, Alaska
1984 - 1990Marine Biologist, Minerals Management Service, Anchorage, Alaska
1983Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
1976 - 1983 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
1980Research Assistant, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
1969 - 1973 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1969 - 1973Research Assistant, Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories, Friday Harbor, Washington

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Ecological Society of America
Western Society of Naturalists

Publications

Total pubs: 15

Irvine, G. V. and A. Shelly. 2013. Sampling design for long-term regional trends in marine rocky intertidal communities. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185(8):6963-6987. doi:10.1007/s10661-013-3078-6 [Details] [Full Publication]

Nixon, Z., J. Michel, M. O. Hayes, G. V. Irvine, and J. W. Short. 2013. Geomorphic Factors Related to the Persistence of Subsurface Oil from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Pages 115-127 in Kana, T., Michel, J., and Voulgaris, G. (eds.). Proceedings, Symposium in Applied Coastal Geomorphology to Honor Miles O. Hayes. Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue No. 69 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hallmann, N., B. R. Schoene, G. V. Irvine, M. Burchell, E. D. Cokelet, and M. R. Hilton. 2011. An improved understanding of the Alaska Coastal Current: The application of a bivalve growth-temperature model to reconstruct freshwater-influenced paleoenvironments. Palaios 26(6):346-363. doi:10.2110/palo.2010.p10-151r [Details] [Full Publication]

Michel, J., Z. Nixon, M. O. Hayes, G. V. Irvine, and J. W. Short. 2011. The distribution of lingering subsurface oil from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. 2011 International Oil Spill Conference 14 p. Portland, OR, USA. [Details] [Full Publication]

Hallmann, N., M. Burchell, B. R. Schönea, G. V. Irvine, and D. Maxwell. 2009. High-resolution sclerochronological analysis of the bivalve mollusk Saxidomus gigantea from Alaska and British Columbia: Techniques for revealing environmental archives and archaeological seasonality . Journal of Archaeological Science 36(10):2353-2364. [Details] [Full Publication]

Irvine, G. V. and E. N. Madison. 2008. Development of a monitoring protocol to detect ecological change in the intertidal zone of Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5139, 68 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Irvine, G. V., D. H. Mann, and J. W. Short. 2007. Monitoring lingering oil from the Exxon Valdez spill on Gulf of Alaska armored beaches and mussel beds sixteen years post-spill. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Project Final Report, (Restoration Project 40708), U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska, 81 p. [Details]

Short, J. W., G. V. Irvine, D. H. Mann, J. M. Maselko, J. J. Pella, M. R. Lindeberg, J. R. Payne, W. B. Driskell, and S. D. Rice. 2007. Slightly weathered Exxon Valdez oil persists in Gulf of Alaska beach sediments after 16 years. Environmental Science and Technology 41:1245-1250. [Details]

Irvine, G. V., D. H. Mann, and J. W. Short. 2006. Persistence of 10 year-old Exxon Valdez oil on Gulf of Alaska beaches: The importance of boulder armoring. Marine Pollution Bulletin 1(5). [Details]

DeGange, A. R., K. L. Oakley, G. V. Irvine, G. Mayfield, S. A. Frenzel, J. Trawicki, D. Lassuy, D. Woodson, S. L. Talbot, and J. K. Wenburg. 2005. Future Challenges Project. Report on the the Regional Workshop for Alaska, Washington, Idaho and Oregon, 1-2 June 2005, Anchorage, Alaska, 62 p. [Details]

Spencer, P. and G. V. Irvine. 2004. Ecological overview of Kenai Fjords National Park. Alaska Park Science 3(1):5-11. [Details]

Carls, M. G., M. M. Babcock, P. M. Harris, G. V. Irvine, J. A. Cusick, and S. D. Rice. 2001. Persistence of oiling in mussel beds after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Marine Environmental Research 51:167-190. [Details]

Irvine, G. V. 2000. Persistence of spilled oil on shores and its effects on biota. Chapter 126, pp 267-281 in C. Shepard, (ed.). Seas at the Millenium: An Environmental Evaluation, Volume III, Global Issues and Processes. Elsevier Science Publishers, London, England. [Details]

Irvine, G. V., D. H. Mann, and J. W. Short. 1999. Multi-year persistence of oil mousse on high energy beaches distant from the Exxon Valdez spill origin. Marine Pollution Bulletin 38(7):572-584. [Details]

Babcock, M. M., G. V. Irvine, P. M. Harris, J. A. Cusick, and S. D. Rice. 1996. Persistence of oiling in mussel beds three and four years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Pages 286-297 in S. D. Rice, R. B. Spies, D. A. Wolfe, and B. A. Wright, (eds.). Proceedings: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 18 [Details]

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