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Title: Development of a Productivity Index to Monitor the Reproductive Success of Marbled and Kittlitz's Murrelets in PWS, Alaska

Project Year and Number: 1996: 96031

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1995: 95031

Principal Investigator (PI): Kathy Kuletz, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Assisting Personnel: Steve Kendall, Debbie Nigro

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Kittlitz's Murrelets , Marbled Murrelets

Abstract: This project was proposed to develop a means to monitor the productivity of marbled and Kittlitz's murrelets. The reproductive success of these two non-colonial seabirds cannot be monitored using standard techniques. To develop a productivity survey protocol, murrelets would be surveyed at sea to determine the timing and abundance of juveniles, the ratio of juveniles to adults and the coastal and marine features that best predict juvenile abundance. By monitoring murrelet productivity in relation to population trends, this index could eventually be used to determine what factors influence murrelet recovery.


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Funding Detail For: 1996

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1996

Annual Report: 1996: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 1233

Publications from this Project: None Available

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