University of Alaska Fairbanks
Ken Coyle holds a research faculty position at the UAF 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.
He has recently been involved in incorporating a nutrient-phytoplankton-zooplankton model into ROMS (a general circulation model) as part of a continuation of a multidisciplinary study (GLOBEC) of the Gulf of Alaska shelf ecosystem, and is generating software for the organization, visualization and analysis of data from BASIS (an international program to study salmon in the Bering Sea).