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Mary E. Whalen

Title: Fish & Wildlife Biologist (Information Specialist)
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7090
Fax: (907) 786-7021
Email: mwhalen@usgs.gov

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Education and/or Training

M.S.1993University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AKFisheries
A.A.1985Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, AKComputers & Business
B.S.1980Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIFisheries & Wildlife

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Web site creation and maintenance; computer graphics; fisheries population biology; data management; fish and wildlife biological statistics and data analysis.

Professional Experience

2001-PresentFish & Wildlife Biologist (Information Specialist), USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
1997-2001Fish & Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Alaska Biological Science Center, Anchorage, AK
1994-1997Fisheries Biologist, National Biological Service, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
1993-1994Fisheries Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK
1984-1993Fish Biologist I, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Anchorage, Soldotna, & Kodiak, AK
1981-1984Fish Technician III, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Anchorage, Cordova, & Seldovia, AK
1980Volunteer Assistant Fisheries Biologist, U.S. Forest Service, Seward, AK
1979Research Assistant II, Michigan State University, Ludington, MI
1977-1979Lab Attendant I, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Honors and/or Awards

Star Award - 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2004, 2002, 1998
Time-Off Award - 2012, 2011, 2010, 1996
Best Poster Award, Alaska Chapter American Fisheries Society Meeting - 1995
On-the-Spot Award - 1995

Websites of Interest

https://alaska.usgs.gov

Publications

Total pubs: 17

Oakley, K. L., T. C. Atwood, D. C. Douglas, K. D. Rode, and M. E. Whalen. 2015. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Updated forecast: Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions required to improve polar bear outlook. USGS Fact Sheet 2015-3042, 2 p. doi:10.3133/fs20153042 [Details] [Full Publication]

Harris, M. C., A. K. Miles, J. M. Pearce, D. J. Prosser, D. J. Sleeman, and M. E. Whalen. 2015. USGS role and response to highly pathogenic avian influenza. USGS Fact Sheet 2015-3059, 2 p. doi:10.3133/fs20153059 [Details] [Full Publication]

Harris, M. C., A. K. Miles, J. M. Pearce, D. J. Prosser, D. J. Sleeman, and M. E. Whalen. 2015. USGS highly pathogenic avian influenza research strategy. USGS Fact Sheet 2015-3060, 4 p. doi:10.3133/fs20153060 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., D. H. Ward, M. E. Whalen, and J. M. Pearce. 2015. Changing Arctic ecosystems—What is causing the rapid increase of Snow Geese in northern Alaska?. USGS Fact Sheet 2015-3062, 2 p. doi:10.3133/fs20153062 [Details] [Full Publication]

Uher-Koch, B. D., J. A. Schmutz, M. E. Whalen, and J. M. Pearce. 2014. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Ecology of loons in a changing Arctic. USGS Fact Sheet 2014–3093, 2 p. doi:10.3133/fs20143093 [Details] [Full Publication]

Flint, P. L., M. E. Whalen, and J. M. Pearce. 2014. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Sea ice decline, permafrost thaw, and benefits for geese. USGS Fact Sheet 2014–3088, 2 p. doi:10.3133/fs20143088 [Details] [Full Publication]

Gustine, D. D., L. G. Adams, M. E. Whalen, and J. M. Pearce. 2014. Changing Arctic Ecosystems – Resilience of caribou to climatic shifts in the Arctic. USGS Fact Sheet 2014-3103, 2 p. doi:10.3133/fs20143103 [Details] [Full Publication]

Van Hemert, C. R., J. M. Pearce, K. L. Oakley, and M. E. Whalen. 2013. Wildlife Disease and Environmental Health in Alaska. USGS Fact Sheet 2013-3027, 4p. [Details] [Full Publication]

McNew, L. B., C. M. Handel, J. M. Pearce, A. R. DeGange, L. E. Holland-Bartels, and M. E. Whalen. 2013. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - The role of ecosystem changes across the Boreal-Arctic transition zone on the distribution and abundance of wildlife populations. USGS Fact Sheet 2013-3054, 2 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Oakley, K. L., M. E. Whalen, D. C. Douglas, M. S. Udevitz, T. C. Atwood, and C. V. Jay. 2012. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Polar bear and walrus response to the rapid decline in Arctic sea ice. USGS Fact Sheet 2012-3131, 4 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Pearce, J. M., A. R. DeGange, P. L. Flint, T. F. Fondell, D. D. Gustine, L. E. Holland-Bartels, A. G. Hope, J. W. Hupp, J. C. Koch, J. A. Schmutz, S. L. Talbot, D. H. Ward, and M. E. Whalen. 2012. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Measuring and forecasting the response of Alaska's terrestrial ecosystem to a warming climate. USGS Fact Sheet 2012-3144, 4 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Geiselman, J. A., A. R. DeGange, K. L. Oakley, D. V. Derksen, and M. E. Whalen. 2011. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Research to understand and project changes in marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Arctic. USGS Fact Sheet 2011-3136, 4 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Bernard, D. R., K. R. Hepler, J. D. Jones, M. E. Whalen, and D. N. McBride. 1995. Some tests of the "migration hypothesis" for anadromous Dolly Varden (southern form). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 124(3):297-307. doi:10.1577/1548-8659(1995)124<0297:STOTMH>2.3.CO;2 [Details] [Full Publication]

Whalen, M. E. 1993. Stock assessment of Dolly Varden in the Buskin River, Kodiak Island, Alaska 1992. Fishery Data Series No. 93-14. Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, 48 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Whalen, M. E. 1993. Dynamics of a super-population of Dolly Varden in the Chiniak Bay system, Kodiak Island, Alaska. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA, 92 p. [Details]

Whalen, M. E. 1992. Stock assessment of Dolly Varden in the Buskin River, Kodiak Island, Alaska 1991. Fishery Data Series No. 92-29. Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, 62 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Whalen, M. E. 1991. Stock assessment of Dolly Varden in the Buskin River, Kodiak Island, Alaska 1990. Fishery Data Series No. 91-68. Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, 54 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

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