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Michael Carey

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Research Fish Biologist
USGS Alaska Science Center
4210 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
mcarey@usgs.gov
907-786-7197 (office)
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Fish and Aquatic Ecology Program


Dr. Carey is a research fish biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center in Anchorage, AK.  He studies fish and fish habitats to understand the linkages between landscape characteristics and the processes that structure and constrain the expression of aquatic biological diversity and productivity, as part of an overall research program focusing on the response of aquatic ecosystems to a changing environment. Dr. Carey is focused on freshwater and anadromous fish and their habitats in arctic and sub-arctic regions of Alaska.  Prior to working for the USGS Alaska Science Center, Dr. Carey was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the National Research Council at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA examining the effect of invasive predators on Pacific salmon in the Columbia and Snake River basins.  Dr. Carey credits the PEEC program and his advisor Dr. Dave Wahl of the Illinois Natural History Survey in preparing him as a research biologist.  Specifically, he believes the PEEC program exposed him to a range of ideas in ecology and evolution that provided a broad perspective and an ability to ask questions in a variety of ecosystems.

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