Chris Sergeant

Chris Sergeant

Research Scientist

Chris Sergeant

Chris takes notes along the Nakina River in Taku RIver Tlingit territory (photo by E. Sketchley)
Phone: (907) 500-4540

My current work examines:

  • Impacts of mining operations on freshwater ecosystems
  • Climate change implications for Pacific salmon
  • Best practices for developing long-term ecological monitoring plans
  • How scientists and other community members can collaborate to increase the capacity for conducting science in transboundary watersheds

I conduct interdisciplinary research that spans freshwater ecology, water quality, hydrology, Pacific salmon biology, and watershed stewardship and governance. Currently, my work is centered around watersheds in Alaska and British Columbia.

I have a B.S. and M.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington. Since 2000, I have held fisheries biologist positions in government, private, and non-profit sectors. I received my PhD in Fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2022, where I was a member of Dr. Jeff Falke's Freshwater Fish Ecology Lab.

A current list of my publications, technical reports, and outreach materials are on ResearchGate.

In October 2019, I co-organized a workshop with Erin Sexton titled, Advancing scientific knowledge of mining impacts on salmonid-bearing watersheds. Products from the workshop are found here.

Click the images below to link to papers I have recently led or co-authored (illustrations by Cecil Howell). Mouse over each image to view the paper title:

Risks of Mining to Salmonid-Bearing Watersheds          Premature Mortality Observations among Alaska's Pacific Salmon During Record Heat and Drought in 2019    

A Classification of Streamflow Patterns Across the Coastal Gulf of Alaska