Faculty Archives: Heidi Herter
Former MAP Agent
Heidi Herter left the Marine Advisory Program in March 2010.
My goal is to provide educational opportunities for the public that will promote healthy rivers and oceans, marine safety, and sustainable fisheries in the Bering Strait region. Climate change is hard hitting in northwest Alaska and there is a great need for forward thinking in our use of marine resources. I work to expand community awareness of ocean-related issues and improve smart harvesting and fish processing. I also facilitate science-based decision making in the Bering Strait by supporting future fisheries and marine biologists, increasing regional marine research and aiding communication between locals and scientists.
- B.S. Biology, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
- M.S. Fisheries, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau Center
- Community education
- Shellfish ecology and behavior
- Early life histories of fished species
- Marine reserves and near-shore habitats
- Biological oceanography
- Climate change
- Develop a new marine extension program for the Bering Strait Region
- Acquire blue king crab broodstock (Little Diomede Island) for AKCRRAB research
- Compile information on king crab behavior and ecology for the public
- AMSEA hookah dive safety workshops for the Bering Strait region
- International Polar Year 2007-2009 lecture series with the UAF Northwest Campus
- MAP workshops and assistance in seafood quality, fisheries business and marketing
- Assist Bering Strait fishermen and processors with permits and regulations
- Field Biology course instructor for regional high school students through NACTEC
- Surviving Cold Water Emergencies workshops instructor
Skiing, fishing, pottery, exploring Alaska, playing with my dog.