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Shiway Wang

Shiway Wang

Sedna Ecological

I am interested in physiological ecology, foraging ecology and conservation of marine animals. My research involves using biochemical methods (fatty acids, stable isotopes, and compound-specific stable isotope analysis of fatty acids) to study foraging patterns and diets of marine animals, and trace dietary biomarkers in marine systems. I received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1996, and a M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2005. I currently live in Fairbanks where I work as an independent researcher. I am contributing to the Understanding the Structure of Forage Fish Communities aspect of the Gulf of Alaska Project.

Shiway Wang

Suzanne Strom

Western Washington University

Suzanne Strom is a Marine Scientist at the Shannon Point Marine Center at Western Washington University. She conducts research in biological oceanography and plankton ecology. With the expert help of her two lab technicians, she has spent several decades studying interactions among marine planktonic organisms, with a focus on phytoplankton and microzooplankton. Some of this work is done at sea, particularly in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea, where she investigates the regulation of phytoplankton production and its transfer to zooplankotn. In the laboratory, she works with an extensive collection of planktonic organisms maintained at the marine center. A major recent interest is chemical signaling among planktonic microbes, and how such signaling influences behavior, survival and growth.  Suzanne is contributing to the Controlling Mechanisms for Nutrients, Plankton and Larval Fishes aspect of the Gulf of Alaska Project.

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Established in 2001, NPRB is a marine research organization that supports pressing fishery management issues or marine ecosystem needs.


More than 600 peer-reviewed publications have been produced through NPRB-funded research. Browse our library and our reports here.


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NPRB maintains scientific programs designed to address pressing fishery management issues and Alaska marine ecosystem information needs.


NPRB supports a competitive, peer-reviewed annual request for proposal (RFP) process dedicated to marine research in Alaskan waters.

The Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Reserach Program looked at how physical changes in the ocean influence the flow of energy through the marine food web in the Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and western Beaufort Sea from 2017-2021.


Supporting science communication, engagement, outreach, and education initiatives for all our research programs.


This program supports new or existing time-series research that enhance the ability to understand the current state of marine ecosystems.

The Bering Sea Project, a partnership between the North Pacific Research Board and the National Science Foundation, sought to understand the impacts of climate change and dynamic sea ice cover on the eastern Bering Sea ecosystem.


These are large-scale interdisciplinary ecosystem-based programs, requiring multiple agency coordination, collaboration, and investigation.


NPRB supports next generation scientists, researchers, and resource managers to further their studies in relevant fields of marine science and to our mission.

The Gulf of Alaska Project tested three main hypotheses about the survival and recruitment of five focal groundfish species (Pacific cod, Pacific ocean perch, walleye pollock, arrowtooth flounder, sablefish) during their first year of life.

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