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Dr. Michael F. Sigler

  Mike Sigler
  Title: Program Leader, Habitat and Ecological Process Research (HEPR) Program
Division: Office of the Center Director
Address: Alaska Fisheries Science Center
17109 Pt. Lena Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801

Current Activities

Dr. Mike Sigler is Program Leader of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Habitat and Ecological Process Research (HEPR) Program as well as Lead Principal Investigator of the Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program funded by the North Pacific Research Board. As HEPR Program Leader, Mike leads Loss of Sea Ice, Ocean Acidification and Essential Fish Habitat research at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center.


Previously Mike led Steller sea lion prey and predation studies, the Alaska sablefish stock assessment, and the Alaska sablefish longline survey. Mike has chaired stock assessment review panels for Alaska, New England, and West Coast fisheries, was an analyst for a National Research Council review of stock assessment methods, and has advised Azorean and New Zealand stock assessment scientists. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, where he has taught Population Dynamics. He has authored about 40 peer-reviewed publications and 30 technical reports spanning several fish, seabird and marine mammal species (e.g., Steller sea lion, Pacific sleeper shark, black-legged kittiwake). He has spent over 800 days at sea and has been chief scientist on over 30 research cruises in Alaska. Mike received his B.S. in 1979 and M.S. in 1982 from Cornell University and Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Washington.

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