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Title: Database Development and Implementation of Long-Term Monitoring for Evaluation of Recovery of Nearshore Resources

Project Year and Number: 2007: 070750

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2013: 10100750, 2012: 10100750, 2011: 10100750, 2010: 10100750-A, 2010: 10100750, 2006: 050750, 2005: 050750, 2004: 040687, 2003: 030687

Principal Investigator (PI): Jim Bodkin, US Geological Survey

Assisting Personnel: Tom Dean

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Black Oystercatchers , Clams , Common Loons , Common Murres , Cormorants , Harlequin Ducks , Intertidal Organisms , Kittlitz's Murrelets , Marbled Murrelets , Mussels , Pigeon Guillemot , Sea Otters

Abstract: The proposed project is designed to assist in the evaluation of recovery and restoration of injured nearshore resources in Prince William Sound. The project has two tasks. The first is to develop a database management system for nearshore data. The database management system will be developed using a web-based user interface and an underlying relational geodatabase. This database management system will ensure the preservation of existing nearshore monitoring data, allow for more integrated assessments of recovery and restoration of nearshore resources, and provide a structure for data gathered as part of future restoration monitoring. The second task is to initiate long-term recovery and restoration monitoring in the nearshore in Prince William Sound. Many of the data sets used to asses recovery of injured resources in Prince William Sound (e.g. population abundance and survival of sea otters, population abundance of harlequin ducks and other nearshore birds, abundance estimates for mussels, clams, and other intertidal organisms) are also a critical part of a comprehensive nearshore monitoring plan developed by Dean and Bodkin (2006) that is currently being implemented by the National Park Service along the Katmai coast. Funds for conducting most of these studies in Prince William Sound (e.g. aerial surveys of sea otter abundance, bird and mammal surveys, and shore-zone mapping) are being sought by several other proposals submitted to the Trustee Council and are not addressed herein. Our purpose is to fill in missing gaps in the long-term monitoring program in Prince William Sound and to make it comparable to the program being carried out at Katmai. This proposed nearshore sampling in PWS, the similar sampling being conducted on the Katmai coast, and the proposed development of a comprehensive nearshore database management system will provide the backbone of a long-term restoration monitoring program. The goal of this program is to detect and identify sources of change in the nearshore and to foster recovery of nearshore resources by ameliorating adverse effects of human-induced impacts.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Marine Mammals - Sea Otters
Plants - Nonvascular - Marine
Seabirds - Cormorants
Seabirds - Sea ducks
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Management & Policy
Population Biology
Recreational fisheries
Resource Management
Subsistence fisheries
Technological Methods Data base management
Professional Activity Data Management
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore
Species Specific Research Issues Macro-invertebrates - Ecosystems indicators
Macro-invertebrates - Foraging ecology
Macro-invertebrates - Population dynamics
Macro-invertebrates - Predator-prey interactions
Marine Mammals - Distribution and abundance
Marine Mammals - Foraging ecology
Marine Mammals - Population structure
Marine Mammals - Predator-prey interactions
Plants - Ecosystems indicators
Seabirds - Foraging ecology
Seabirds - Predator-prey interactions

Proposal: View PDF (37,245 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2007

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2007

Annual Report: 2007: View (42 KB)

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2013: 10100750 View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
2012: View (PDF)
2011: View (PDF)
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2010: 10100750-A View (PDF) 2010: Due 09/01/2010
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2010: 10100750 View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
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2006: 050750 View (PDF) 2006: Not Applicable
2005: View (PDF)
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2004: 040687 View (PDF) 2004: Not Applicable
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2003: 030687 View (PDF) 2003: View (PDF)
See Project 040687 See Project 040687