Climate and Fisheries

  • Litzow, M. A., M. E. Hunsicker, N. A. Bond, B. J. Burke, C. J. Cunningham, J. L. Gosselin, E. L. Norton, E. J. Ward, and S. G. Zador. 2020. The changing physical and ecological meanings of North Pacific Ocean climate indices. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 201921266. View
  • Litzow, M. A., L. Cianelli, C. Cunningham, B. Johnson, and P. Puerta. 2019. Nonstationary effects of ocean temperature on Pacific salmon productivity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76(11): 1923- 1928. View
  • Cunningham, C. J., P. A. H. Westley, M. D. Adkison. 2018. Signals of large scale climate drivers, hatchery enhancement, and marine factors in Yukon River Chinook salmon survival revealed with a novel Bayesian life history model. Global Change Biology. View

Fisheries Management

  • Rosellon-Druker, J., M. Szymkowiak, C. J. Cunningham, S. Kasperski, G. H. Kruse, J. H. Moss, and E. M. Yasumiishi. 2019. Development of social-ecological conceptual models as the basis for an integrated ecosystem assessment framework in Southeast Alaska. Ecology and Society 24. View
  • Cunningham, C. J., C. Anderson, J. Y. Wang, M. Link, and R. Hilborn. 2019. A management strategy evaluation of the commercial sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Canadian Journal of fisheries and Aquatic Sciences – Special Issue: Management Strategy Evaluation – 147th AFS. View
  • Wang, J. Y., C. M. Anderson, C. J. Cunningham, and R. Hilborn. 2018. Does more fish mean more money? Evaluating alternative escapement goals in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. View
  • Cunningham, C. J., T. Branch, T. Dann, M. Smith, J. Seeb, R. Hilborn. 2017. A general model for salmon run reconstruction that accounts for interception and differences in availability to harvest. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. View
  • Adkison, M. D., and C. J. Cunningham. 2015. The effects of salmon abundance and run timing on the performance of management by emergency order. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72:1518-1526. View
  • Hurtado-Ferro, F., C. S. Szuwalski, J. L. Valero, S. C. Anderson, C. J. Cunningham, K. F. Johnson, R. Licandeo, C. R. McGilliard, C. C. Monnahan, M. L. Muradian, K. Ono, K. A. Vert-Pre, A. R. Whitten, and A. E. Punt. 2015. Looking in the rear-view mirror: bias and retrospective patterns in integrated, age-structured stock assessment models. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72:99-110. View
  • Johnson, K. F., C. C. Monnahan, C. R. McGilliard, K. A. Vert-pre, S. C. Anderson, C. J. Cunningham, F. Hurtado-Ferro, R. R. Licandeo, M. L. Muradian, K. Ono, C. S. Szuwalski, J. L. Valero, A. R. Whitten, and A. E. Punt. 2014. Time-varying natural mortality in fisheries stock assessment models: identifying a default approach. ICES Journal of Marine Science. View
  • Ono, K., R. Licandeo, M. L. Muradian, C. J. Cunningham, S. C. Anderson, F. Hurtado-Ferro, K. F. Johnson, C. R. McGilliard, C. C. Monnahan, C. S. Szuwalski, J. L. Valero, K. A. Vert-Pre, A. R. Whitten, and A. E. Punt. 2014. The importance of length and age composition data in statistical age-structured models for marine species. ICES Journal of Marine Science. View

Predator-prey Interactions

  • Armstrong, J. B., D. E. Schindler, C. J. Cunningham, W. Deacy, and P. Walsh. 2019. Watershed complexity increases the capacity of salmon-wildlife interactions in coastal ecosystems. Conservation Letters. View
  • Wirsing, A. J., T. P. Quinn, C. J. Cunningham, J. R. Adams, A. D. Craig, and L. P. Waits. 2018. Alaskan brown bears (Ursus arctos) aggregate and display fidelity to foraging neighborhoods while preying on Pacific salmon along small streams. Ecology and Evolution: 8:9048-9061. View
  • Quinn, T. P., C. J. Cunningham, and A. J. Wirsing. 2016. Diverse foraging opportunities drive the functional response of local and landscape-scale bear predation on Pacific salmon. Oecologia. View
  • Quinn, T. P., A. Wirsing, B. Smith, C. Cunningham, and J. Ching. 2014. Complementary use of motion-activated cameras and unbaited wire snares for DNA sampling reveals diel and seasonal activity patterns of brown bears foraging on adult sockeye salmon. Canadian Journal of Zoology. View
  • Quinn, T. P., C. J. Cunningham, J. Randall, and R. Hilborn. 2014. Can intense predation by bears exert a depensatory effect on recruitment in a Pacific salmon population? Oecologia:1-12. View
  • Cunningham, C. J., G. T. Ruggerone, and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Size selectivity of predation by brown bears depends on the density of their sockeye salmon prey. American Naturalist 181:663-673. View

Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

  • Oke, K. B., C. J. Cunningham, T. P. Quinn, and A. P. Hendry. 2019. Independent lineages in a common environment: the roles of determinism and contingency in shaping the migration timing of even- versus odd-year pink salmon over broad spatial and temporal scales. Ecology Letters 22(10): 1547-1556. View
  • Carlson, S. M., C. J. Cunningham, and P. A. H. Westley. 2014. Evolutionary rescue in a changing world. Trends Ecology and Evolution 29:521-530. View
  • Cunningham, C. J., M. G. Courage, and T. P. Quinn. 2013. Selecting for the phenotypic optimum: size-related trade-offs between mortality risk and reproductive output in female sockeye salmon. Functional Ecology 27:1233-1243. View


  • Manishin, K., K. Goldman, M. Short, C. J. Cunningham, P. Westley, and A. Seitz. 2019. Prey consumption estimates for salmon sharks. Marine & Freshwater Research. View
  • Quinn, T. P., A. H. Dittman, H. Barrett, C. Cunningham, and M. H. Bond. 2012. Chemosensory responses of juvenile coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Dolly Varden, Salvelinus malma, and sculpins (Cottus spp.) to eggs and other tissues from adult Pacific salmon. Environmental Biology of Fishes 95:301-307. View


Salmon Management in Bristol Bay, Alaska

  • Cunningham, C. J., D. E. Schindler, and R. Hilborn. 2015. An evaluation of biological escapement goals for sockeye salmon of Bristol Bay, Alaska. University of Washington. View Report
  • Cunningham, C. J., J. Wang, R. Hilborn, C. Anderson, and M. R. Link. 2015. Analysis of escapement goals for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon taking into account biological and economic factors. University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences and LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc. View Report

Population Dynamics of Chinook Salmon in the Sacramento River, California

  • Cunningham, C. J., A. N. Hendrix, E. Dusek-Jennings, R. Lessard, and R. Hilborn. 2015. A Multi-Stock Population Dynamics Framework for the Recovery of Sacramento River Chinook Salmon. 2039, Delta Stewardship Council, Sacramento, California. View Report