Allison Bidlack is the deputy director of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Auke Bay Lab. Until 2020, she was the director of the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center and a co-investigator with the AK CASC. Prior to that, she was the Science Coordinator for the Ecotrust Copper River Program in Cordova, Alaska. Allison has a background in wildlife ecology, with emphasis on population genetics and habitat modeling using geographic information systems.
Her previous research projects have included assessing the population genetics and phylogeography of the Prince of Wales flying squirrel in southeast Alaska, investigating the distribution and habitat use of carnivores in the San Francisco Bay area, and creating habitat models for Chinook salmon in the Copper River watershed. She has a deep and abiding interest in the temperate rainforests of North America, and believes in the importance of gathering and synthesizing ecologic, economic and social information to help support and maintain the vibrant cultures, communities, and ecosystems of the region.
Allison received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and her MS in Biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Allison enjoys rowing, cycling, skiing, and all things outdoors.
Role at AK CASC: Affiliate
Affiliations: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and University of Alaska Southeast