Chris Sergeant - Ecologist

Chris Sergeant, SEAN ecologist
Chris Sergeant, ecologist for the Southeast Alaska Network.

Chris Sergeant
Southeast Alaska I&M Network
3100 National Park Road
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 364-1591
christopher_sergeant [at]


M.S. University of Washington, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, 2004

B.S. University of Washington, Fisheries, 2000

Professional Experience

2011-Present, Ecologist, National Park Service

2008-2011, Fisheries Biologist, Tacoma Power

2007-2008, Fisheries Biologist, Steward and Associates

2006-2007, Adaptive Management Project Lead, Shared Strategy for Puget Sound

2001-2006, Research Assistant, University of Washington

2000-2001, Fisheries Biologist, King County Water and Land Resources

1997-1998, Scientific Technician, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Peer-reviewed Publications

Complete listing of my technical and peer-reviewed publications at ResearchGate

Sergeant, C. J., J. R. Bellmore, C. McConnell, and J. W. Moore. 2017. High salmon density and low discharge create periodic hypoxia in coastal rivers. Ecosphere 8: e01846.

Cyr, A., C. J. Sergeant, J. A. Lopez, and T. O’Hara. 2016. Assessing the influence of migration barriers and feeding ecology on total mercury concentrations in Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma) from a glaciated and non-glaciated stream. Science of the Total Environment 580: 710-718.

*Rodhouse, T. J., C. J. Sergeant, and *E. W. Schweiger. 2016. Ecological monitoring and evidence-based decision-making in America's National Parks: highlights of the Special Feature. Ecosphere 7(11): e01608.

Sergeant, C. J., *E. N. Starkey, *K. K. Bartz, *M. H. Wilson, F. J. Mueter. 2016. A practitioner’s guide for exploring water quality patterns using Principal Components Analysis and Procrustes. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188: 1-15.

O’Neel, S., E. Hood, A. Bidlack, S.W. Fleming, M.L. Arimitsu, A. Arendt, E. Burgess, C.J. Sergeant, and 5 others. 2015. Icefield‐to‐ocean linkages across the northern Pacific coastal temperate rainforest ecosystem. Bioscience 65: 499-512.

Sergeant, C.J., J.B. Armstrong, and E.J. Ward. 2015. Predator-prey migration phenologies remain synchronized in a warming catchment. Freshwater Biology 60: 724-732.

Sergeant, C.J., and S.A. Nagorski. 2014. The implications of monitoring frequency for describing riverine water quality regimes. River Research and Applications 31: 602-610.

Sergeant, C.J., B.J. Moynahan, and W.F. Johnson. 2012. Practical advice for implementing long-term ecosystem monitoring. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 969–973.

Quinn, T.P., C.J. Sergeant, A.H. Beaudreau, and D.A. Beauchamp. 2012. Spatial and temporal patterns of vertical distribution for three planktivorous fishes in Lake Washington. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21: 337-348.

Sergeant, C.J., and D.A. Beauchamp. 2006. Effects of physical habitat and ontogeny on lentic habitat preferences of juvenile Chinook salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135: 1191-1204.

Beauchamp, D.A., C.J. Sergeant, M.M. Mazur, J.M. Scheuerell, D.E. Schindler, M.D. Scheuerell, K.L. Fresh, D.E. Seiler, and T.P. Quinn. 2004. Spatial-temporal dynamics of early feeding demand and food supply for sockeye salmon fry in Lake Washington. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133: 1014-1032.

* National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program colleagues