Anne R. Kapuscinski

Professor of Environmental Studies
Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Sustainability Science

My work stresses a systems approach to sustainability challenges, integrating across ecological, social, and economic domains of the problem, and currently focuses on integrated food energy systems. My prior research has examined the impacts of technologies—from dams and hatcheries to aquaculture and genetic engineering—on fish conservation.

Curriculum Vitae
124 Fairchild
HB 6182
Biological Sciences
Environmental Studies
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
B.A Swarthmore College
M.S. Oregon State University
Ph.D. Oregon State University

Selected Publications

Gerst, M., M. Cox, K. Locke, M. Laser, and A.R. Kapuscinski. 2014. A taxonomic framework for assessing governance challenges and environmental effects of integrated food-energy systems. Environmental Science and Technology: 8 pp. & Suppl. Info. DOI 10.1021/es504090u

Sarker, P.K., M.M. Gamble, S. Kelson and A. R. Kapuscinski. 2015. Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) show high digestibility of lipid and fatty acids from marine Schizochytrium sp. and of protein and essential amino acids from freshwater Spirulina sp. feed ingredients. Aquaculture Nutrition: 11pp. DOI 10.1111/anu.12230

Kelson, S.J., A.R. Kapuscinski, D.M. Timmins, W.R. Ardren. 2014. Fine-scale genetic structure of brook trout in a dendritic stream network. Conservation Genetics doi:10.1007/s10592-014-0637-5

Johnson, K. A., G. Dana, N. R. Jordan, K. J. Draeger, A. Kapuscinski, L. K. Schmitt Olabisi and P. B. Reich 2012. Using participatory scenarios to stimulate social learning for collaborative sustainable development. Ecology and Society 17(2): 9.

Dana, G., A.R. Kapuscinski and J. Donaldson. 2012. Integrating diverse scientific and practitioner knowledge in ecological risk analysis: a case study of biodiversity risk assessment in South Africa. Journal of Environmental Management 98: 134-146.

Hill, J.E., A. R. Kapuscinski and T. Pavlowich. 2011. Fluorescent transgenic zebra danio more vulnerable to predators than wild-type. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(4): 101-105.

Pennington, K. M. and A. R. Kapuscinski. 2011. Predation and food limitation influence fitness traits of growth-enhanced transgenic and wild-type fish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:221-234.

Schmitt-Olabisi, L., A.R. Kapuscinski, K. Johnson, P. Reich, B. Stenquist, and K. Draeger. 2010. Using scenario visioning and participatory system dynamics modeling to investigate the future: Lessons from Minnesota 2050. Sustainability 2(8):2686-2706. (Accessible at

Cooper, A.M., Kapuscinski, A.R., and Miller, L.M. 2010. Conservation of population structure and genetic diversity under captive breeding of remnant coaster brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) populations. Conservation Genetics 11(3): 1087-1093.

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