University of Alaska Fairbanks
Ken Coyle holds a research faculty position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Marine Science. He has been involved in marine research in Alaska for more than thirty years, studying population dynamics and composition of zooplankton and benthos as fundamental links between primary producers and apex predators. His research has been focused primarily on the ecology of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska shelves. Ken has recently been involved in incorporating a nutrient-phytoplankton-zooplankton (NPZ) model into ROMS (a general circulation model) as part of a continuation of a separate multidisciplinary study (GLOBEC) of the Gulf of Alaska shelf ecosystem, and is continuing that work through the Gulf of Alaska Project. Ken is contributing to the Exploring Groundfish Dynamics with Integrated Biophysical Models component of this project.