Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Not Reviewed
Chief Scientist Comments: NOTE: This proposal was submitted by the Chief Scientist at the request of the core scientific reviewers and the Executive Director.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project will continue the Chief Scientist's effort begun in FY 97 to work with principal investigators who have conducted restoration projects and with ecological modelers (see Project 98330) to facilitate synthesis of existing information into both mathematical and written descriptions of the spill area ecosystem and how it changes in response to anthropogenic and natural events. A new objective in FY 98 will be to develop a plan for improving the interaction between management agency personnel and principal investigators that leads to applied research useful to management and better integration of existing research findings into management programs.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)