INBRE
INBRE

Frank von Hippel

Professor

University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence
118 Ecosystem-Biomedical Health Laboratory
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
907-786-4783
 
● Biology ● Environmental and Integrative Biology
 
Affiliations
INBRE
   (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence)
University of Alaska Anchorage
   Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
   Biology & Wildlife
   School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
 
Specialties
● Ecotoxicology
● Stickleback Fish and effects of Perchlorate  
 
 
Education
●A.B.  Biology (with honors)
Dartmouth College, Hanover 1989
Ph.D. Integrative Biology
University of California Berkeley, 1996
 
Research Overview
My research has specialized on stickleback biology since 1992. I have used stickleback to study problems in ecotoxicology of perchlorate since 2002, including effects on development and reproduction using histological, genetic and hormonal tools. Since 2008 I have worked with ACAT on the ecotoxicology of formerly used defense sites in Norton Sound and St. Lawrence Island, using stickleback fish. I edited a book that includes selected stickleback articles from 1948-2008; this book includes a section on physiology and behavior with my commentary on the use of the stickleback model in ecotoxicology
 
Current Research Projects
Mechanisms of Perchlorate-induced disruption of sexual differentiation

Evolutionary genomics of rapid adaptation in threespine stickleback

Research Publications
 
1.     Meilman, P.W., von Hippel, F.A. & Gaylor, M.S. (1991). Self-induced vomiting in college women: Its relation to eating, alcohol use, and Greek life. Journal of American College Health 40:39-41.
 
2.     von Hippel, F.A. (1996). Interactions between overlapping multimale groups of black and white colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology 38:193-209.
 
3.     von Hippel, F.A. (1998). Use of sleeping trees by black and white colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza ) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology 45:281-290.
 
4.     von Hippel, F.A. (1999). Black male bellies and red female throats: Color changes with breeding status in a threespine stickleback. Environmental Biology of Fishes  55:237-244.
 
5.     von Hippel, F.A. (2000). Vigorously courting male sticklebacks are poor fathers.Acta Ethologica 2:83-89.
 
6.     von Hippel, F.A., Frederick, H. & Cleland, E. (2000). Population decline of the black and white colobus monkey (Colobus guereza) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. African Zoology 35(1):69-75.
 
7.     von Hippel, F.A. & von Hippel, W. (2002). Sex, drugs, and animal parts: Will Viagra save threatened species? Environmental Conservation 29(3):277-281.
 
8.     von Hippel, F.A. & Weigner, H. (2004). Sympatric anadromous-resident pairs of threespine stickleback species in young lakes and streams at Bering Glacier, Alaska. Behaviour 141(11- 12):1441-1464.
 
9.     Dodds, E.D., Kennish, J.M., von Hippel, F.A., Bernhardt, R. & Hines, M. (2004). Quantitative analysis of perchlorate in extracts of whole fish homogenates by ion chromatography:Comparison of suppressed conductivity detection and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 379:881-887.
 
10.  von Hippel, W. & von Hippel, F.A. (2004). Is Viagra a viable conservation tool? Response to Hoover, 2003. Environmental Conservation 31(1):4-6.
 
11.  von Hippel, W., von Hippel, F.A., Chan, N. & Cheng, C. (2005). Exploring the use of Viagra in place of animal and plant potency products in traditional Chinese medicine. Environmental Conservation 32(3):235-238.
 
12.  Patankar, R., von Hippel, F.A. & Bell, M.A. (2006). Extinction of a weakly-armoured threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) population in Prator Lake, Alaska. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 15:482-487.
 
13.  Bernhardt, R.R., von Hippel, F.A. & Cresko, W.A. (2006). Perchlorate induces hermaphroditism in threespine stickleback. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25(8):2087-2096.
 
14.  Bernhardt, R.R. & von Hippel, F.A. (2008). Chronic perchlorate exposure impairs stickleback reproductive behaviour and swimming performance. Behaviour 145:527-559.
 
15.  von Hippel, F.A. (2008). Conservation of threespine and ninespine stickleback radiations in the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska. Behaviour 145:693-724.
 
16.  Karve, A.D., von Hippel, F.A. & Bell, M.A. (2008). Isolation between sympatric anadromous and resident threespine stickleback species in Mud Lake, Alaska. Environmental Biology of Fishes 81:287-296.
 
17.  Gelmond, O., von Hippel, F.A. & Christy, M.S. (2009). Rapid ecological speciation in three-spined stickleback from Middleton Island, Alaska: The roles of selection and geographic isolation. Journal of Fish Biology 75:2037-2051.
                                                                                             
18.  Willacker, J.J., von Hippel, F.A., Wilton, P.R. & Walton, K.M. (2010). Classification of  threespine stickleback along the benthic-limnetic axis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101:595-608.
 
19.  Weigner, H.L. & von Hippel, F.A. (2010). Biogeography and ecological succession in freshwater fish assemblages of the Bering Glacier region, Alaska. In Payne, J., Josberger, E. & Shuchman, B. (eds.): Bering Glacier: Interdisciplinary Studies of Earth’s Largest Temperate Surging Glacier . The Geological Society of America.
 
20.  Kimmel, C. B., McGuigan, K., Phillips, P., Ullmann, B., Currey, M., von Hippel, F.A.,  Kristjánsson, B.K., Gelmond, O. & Cresko, W.A. Independent axes of genetic variation and parallel evolutionary divergence of opercle bone shape in threespine stickleback. Evolution.
 
21.  Haught, S. & von Hippel, F.A. Threespine stickleback morphology in pike invaded lakes: response to a novel predator. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
 
22.  Furin, C.G., von Hippel, F.A. & Bell, M.A. Partial reproductive isolation of a recently derived resident-freshwater population of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus ) from its putative anadromous ancestor. Evolution.
 
23.  Furin, C.G. & von Hippel, F.A. The role of male courtship behaviour in the reproductive isolation of a recently derived population of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Behaviour .
 
24.  von Hippel, F.A., Smayda, L.C., Zimmerman, C. & Bell, M.A. Daily growth increments in the otoliths of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Ecology of Freshwater Fish .
 
25.  Haught, S. & von Hippel, F.A. (in press). Invasive pike establishment in Cook Inlet Basin lakes, Alaska: diet, native fish abundance and lake environment. Biological Invasions.
 
26.  Lescak, E.A. & von Hippel, F.A. (in press). Selective predation of threespine stickleback by rainbow trout. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
 
27.  Bernhardt, R.R., von Hippel, F.A. & O’Hara, T.M. (in press). Chronic perchlorate exposure causes morphological abnormalities in developing stickleback. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
 
28.  Kenney, L.A., von Hippel, F.A., Willacker, J.J. & O’Hara, T.M.  (2012). Mercury concentrations of a resident freshwater forage fish at Adak Island, Aleutian archipelago, Alaska.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(11):2647-2652.
 
29.  Lescak, E.A., von Hippel, F.A., Lohman, B.K. & Sherbick, M.L. (2012). Predation of threespine stickleback by dragonfly naiads. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21:581-587.
 
30.  Furin, C.G., von Hippel, F.A. & Bell, M.A. (2012). Partial reproductive isolation of a recently derived resident-freshwater population of threespine stickleback ( Gasterosteus aculeatus ) from its putative anadromous ancestor. Evolution 66:3277-3286.
 
31.  Kimmel, C.B., Cresko, W.A., Phillips, P.C., Ullmann, B., Currey, M., von Hippel, F.A., Kristjánsson, B.K., Gelmond, O. & McGuigan, K. (2012). Independent axes of genetic variation and parallel evolutionary divergence of opercle bone shape in threespine stickleback. Evolution 66-2:419-434 .