- BSc, Hons Queen’s University
- MSc, University of British Columbia
- PhD, University of Washington
Anne Salomon seeks to advance our understanding of how human disturbances alter the productivity, biodiversity and resilience of coastal marine ecosystems to inform ecosystem approaches to marine conservation. Broadly, Anne is interested in the cascading effects of predator depletion on marine food webs, marine reserve design and evaluation, climate change impacts on coastal ocean ecosystems, alternative state dynamics, and the resilience of social-ecological systems. Ultimately, Anne strives to engage coastal communities and government agencies in collaborative research and encourage constructive dialogue among stakeholders to navigate the tradeoffs between coastal conservation and resource use.
Current collaborative research projects include:
- Quantifying the ecosystem-level effects of sea otters on kelp forest trophic dynamics, northern abalone recovery and the adaptive capacity of coastal communities along BC’s Central Coast
- Investigating the ecological and socio-economic drivers of Pacific herring dynamics and their role as a pulse nutrient subsidy to coastal ecosystems
- Assessing the ecological repercussions of marine reserves on valuable fisheries (rockfish, red sea urchin), species-at-risk (abalone) and kelp forest food webs in Gwaii Haanas, BC and the Channel Islands, California
- Identifying the factors that mediate cross-system trophic cascades triggered by terrestrial invasive predators on intertidal ecosystems in Gwaii Haanas, BC
- Illuminating the effects of prehistoric clam gardens, an ancient form of mariculture, on secondary production
Understanding the dynamics of coastal ecosystems at the temporal and spatial scales germane to conservation and management necessitates a combination of approaches. Consequently, Dr. Salomon and her students complement their field-based research with stable isotope analyses, ecosystem modeling, historical ecology, archaeology, traditional knowledge, satellite remote sensing, and the quantitative techniques required to draw these multiple lines of evidence together.
- Keeling, B., M. Hessing-Lewis, C. Housty, D.K. Okamoto, E. Gregr, A.K. Salomon. 2017. Factors driving spatial variation in egg survival of an ecologically and culturally important forage fish. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 1-14.
- Krumhansl, K.A., J.N. Bergman, A.K. Salomon. 2017. Assessing the ecosystem‐level consequences of a small‐scale artisanal kelp fishery within the context of climate‐change. Ecological Applications 27(3):799-813.
- Lee, L., J. Watson, R. Trebilco, AK. Salomon. 2016. Indirect effects and prey behavior mediate interactions between an endangered prey and recovering predator. Ecosphere 7(12):e01604. 10.1002/ecs2.1604.
- Krumhansl, K.A., D.K. Okamoto, A. Rassweiler, M. Novak, J.J. Bolton, K.C. Cavanaugh, S.D. Connell, C.R. Johnson, B. Konar, S.D. Ling, F. Micheli, K. Norderhaug, A. Perez ‐ Matus, I Sousa ‐ Pinto, D. Reed, A.K. Salomon, N.T. Shears, T. Wernberg, R.J. Anderson, N. Barrett, A.H. Buschmann, M.H. Carr, J.E. Caselle, S. Derrien ‐ Courtel, G.J. Edgar, M.S. Edwards, J. Estes, C. Goodwin, M.C. Kenner, D. J. Kushner, F.E. Moy, J. Nunn, R.S. Steneck, J.A. Vasquez, J. Watson, J. Whitman. J.E.K. Byrnes. Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century. 2016. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 113 (48) 13785 ‐ 13790.
- Jackley, J., L. Gardner, A. Djunaedi, A.K. Salomon. 2016. Ancient clam gardens, traditional management portfolios, and the resilience of coupled human-ocean systems. Ecology and Society 21(4):20.
- Trebilco, R., N.K. Dulvy, S.C. Anderson, A.K. Salomon. 2016. The paradox of inverted biomass pyramids in kelp forest fish communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences. 283:20160816.
- Stevenson C.F., K.W. Demes, A.K. Salomon. 2016. Accounting for size-specific predation improves our ability to predict the strength of a trophic cascade. Ecology and Evolution.1-13. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1870.
- Trebilco, R., N.K. Dulvy, H. Stewart, A.K. Salomon. 2015. The role of habitat complexity in shaping the size structure of a temperate reef fish community. Marine Ecological Progress Series 532:197-211.
- Selkoe. K.A. T. Blenckner, M.R. Caldwell, L. Crowder, A. Erickson, T. Essington, J. Estes, R. Fujita, B.S. Halpern, M. Hunsicker, C.V. Kappel, R. Kelly, J.N. Kittinger, P.S. Levin, J. Lyman, M. Mach, R. Martone, L. Mease, A.K. Salomon, J. Samhouri, C. Scarborough, A. Stier, C. White, J. Zedler. 2015. Principles for managing marine ecosystems prone to tipping points. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 1(5):1-18.
- Lepofsky, D., N.F. Smith, N. Cardinal, J. Harper, M. Morris, Gitla (E. White), R. Bouchard, D.I.D. Kennedy, A.K. Salomon, M. Puckett, K. Rowell and E. McLay. 2015. Ancient shellfish mariculture on the northwest coast of North America. American Antiquity 80(2) 236-259.
- Ling S.D., R.E. Scheibling, C.R. Johnson, A. Rassweiler, N. Shears, S.D. Connell, A.K. Salomon, K.M. Norderhaug, A. Perez-Matus, J.C. Hernandez, S. Clemente, L. Blamey, B. Hereu, E. Ballesteros, E. Sala, J. Garrabou, E. Cebrian, M. Zabala, D. Fujita. 2015. Global regime-shift dynamics of catastrophic sea urchin overgrazing. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 370: 20130269.
- Ban, N.C., C. McDougall, M. Beck, A.K. Salomon, K. Cripps. 2014. Applying empirical estimates of marine protected area effectiveness to assess conservation plans. Biological Conservation 180:134-148.
- Groesbeck, A., K. Rowell, D. Lepofsky, A.K. Salomon*. 2014. Ancient clam gardens increased shellfish production: Adaptive strategies from the past can inform food security today. PLOS One 9 (3): e91235.
- Featured on national public radio in Canada: CBC’s Quirks & Quarks and locally in the Vancouver Sun
- Salomon, A.K., S. Gaichas, O. Jensen, V.N. Agostini, N.A. Sloan, J. Rice, T. McClanahan, R. Fujita, M. Ruckelshaus, P. Levin, N.K. Dulvy, B. Babcock. 2011. Bridging the divide between fisheries and marine conservation science. Bulletin of Marine Science 87: 251-274.
- Salomon, A.K., S.K. Gaichas, N.T. Shears, J.E. Smith, E.M.P. Madin, S.D. Gaines. 2010. Key features and context-dependent effects of fishery-induced trophic cascades. Conservation Biology 24: 382-394.
- Salomon, A.K., N.T. Shears, T. Langlois, R.C. Babcock. 2008. Cascading effects of fishing can alter carbon flow through a temperate coastal ecosystem. Ecological Applications 18: 1874-1887.
- Salomon, A.K., N.M. Tanape Sr., H.P. Huntington. 2007. Serial depletion of marine invertebrates leads to the decline of a strongly interacting grazer. Ecological Applications 17: 1752-1770.
- recommended by Faculty of 1000
- Salomon, A.K., N. Tanape Sr., H.P. Huntington. 2011. Imam Cimiucia; Our Changing Sea. Alaska Sea Grant & University of Alaska Press.
- Winner of the Alaska Library Association's 2012 Alaskana Award for its "significant literary contribution to the understanding of Alaska and Alaskan history"
- Winner of the National Association of Government Communicators’ 2012 Award for best book
- Salomon, A.K., B.J. Wilson, E. White, N. Tanape Sr., T. M. Happynook. 2015. First Nations perspectives on sea otter conservation in British Columbia and Alaska; Insights into coupled human-ocean systems. In Sea Otter Conservation. Eds: S. Larson, G. VanBlaricom and J. Bodkin. Elsevier.
- Groesbeck, A., K. Rowell, D. Lepofsky, A.K. Salomon. 2014. Ancient clam gardens.Archaeology of Food. In: The Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia. Ed: K. Metheny. Rowman & Littlefield.