Anne Beaudreau, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Marine & Environmental Affairs

Research areas

Anne Beaudreau and her team conduct research to understand how fisheries systems (fish + people) respond and adapt to environmental, regulatory, and social change. Our work often addresses information needs for ecosystem-based fishery management and conservation. We draw approaches and perspectives from multiple disciplines, including fisheries science, ecology, anthropology, and sociology. Major research themes include: responses of marine communities to multi-scale environmental drivers; trophic and movement ecology of marine and anadromous fishes; harvesters’ perceptions of and responses to environmental and regulatory change; stakeholder engagement in fishery management and conservation; and resource portfolios and resilience of fisheries systems.

Anne began her career as a fishery analyst at the New England Fishery Management Council, where she saw firsthand that the necessary ingredients for good decision-making are not only the best available science, but relationship-building, communication, and trust. This early experience in fisheries policy informs her work today. Anne went on to earn a Ph.D. in aquatic and fishery sciences from the University of Washington and held a faculty position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences from 2012 to 2020. Coastal Fisheries Ecology Lab website:

Dr. Beaudreau teaches:

  • SMEA 502: Decision Making and Action Taking in Marine Affairs
  • SMEA 539: U.S. Fisheries Management and Policy

Selected publications

(* = student author)

Barnes CL*, Beaudreau AH, Dorn MW, Holsman KK, Mueter FJ (2020) Development of a predation index to assess trophic stability in the Gulf of Alaska. Ecol. Appl., doi:

Green KM*, Fletcher S*, Beaudreau AH, Whiting SM (2019) Iñupiaq values in subsistence harvesting: Applying the community voice method in Northwest Alaska. Soc. Nat. Resour. 33(1): 122-137

Beaudreau AH, Ward EJ, Brenner RE, et al. (2019) Thirty years of change and the future of Alaskan fisheries: Shifts in fishing participation and diversification in response to environmental, regulatory and economic pressures. Fish Fish. 20(4): 601-619

Beaudreau AH, Chan MN*, Loring PA (2018) Harvest portfolio diversification and emergent conservation challenges in an Alaskan recreational fishery. Biol. Conserv. 222: 268-277

Whitney EJ*, Beaudreau AH, Howe ER (2018) Using stable isotopes to assess the contribution of terrestrial and riverine organic matter to diets of nearshore marine consumers in a glacially influenced estuary. Estuaries Coast. 41: 193-205

Beaudreau AH, Whitney EJ* (2016) Historical patterns and drivers of spatial changes in recreational fishing activity in Puget Sound, Washington. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0152190

Coutré KM*, Beaudreau AH, Malecha PW (2015) Temporal variation in diet composition and use of pulsed resource subsidies by juvenile Sablefish. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 144(4): 807-819

Sawchuk JH, Beaudreau AH, Tonnes D, Fluharty D (2015) Using stakeholder engagement to inform endangered species management and improve conservation. Mar. Policy 54: 98-107

Beaudreau AH, Levin PS (2014) Advancing the use of local ecological knowledge for assessing data‐poor species in coastal ecosystems. Ecol. Appl. 24(2): 244-256