Annika has been the Assistant Unit Leader for Fisheries at the WY coop unit since summer 2011. She is an applied aquatic ecologist with broad research interests in population and community ecology, fisheries, and conservation biology. Much of her research explores the resistance and resilience of aquatic communities to disturbance. For her PhD research she explored the impact of low flow disturbance on fish, crayfish, and aquatic insect communities in Connecticut. Her postdoctoral work at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center focused on water diversion and climate change impacts for juvenile Chinook salmon. Other research projects have explored nutrient loading by anadromous alewife, phytoplankton phenology, and how to incorporate climate change into Endangered Species Act consultations.
|2011 - present||Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming|
|2011 - present||Assistant Unit Leader - Fisheries, USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit|
|2011||NSF Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Univeristy of Washington, Seattle
|2009-2010||NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, Washington
Walters, A.W., D. M. Holzer, J. R. Faulkner, C. D. Warren, P. D. Murphy, and M.M. McClure. 2012. Quantifying cumulative entrainment effects for Chinook salmon in a heavily irrigated watershed. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1180-1190.
West, D., A.W. Walters, S. Gephart, D.M. Post. 2010. Nutrient loading by anadromous alewives: contemporary patterns and predictions for restoration efforts. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1211-1220.