Title: LTM Program –Nearshore Ecosystems in the Gulf of Alaska
Project Year and Number: 2017: 17120114-H
Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None
Principal Investigator (PI): Heather Coletti
Assisting Personnel: None
Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified
Abstract: Nearshore monitoring in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) provides ongoing evaluation of the status and trend of more than 200 species, including many of those recovering from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS). The monitoring design includes spatial, temporal and ecological features that support inference regarding drivers of change through testing of alternative hypotheses. Examples of the application of the monitoring design include assessment of change in sea otter populations related to EVOS recovery and density dependent factors; and assessment of the relative roles of static versus dynamic drivers in structuring benthic communities. Continued monitoring will allow for a better understanding of variation in the nearshore ecosystems across the GOA and a more thorough evaluation of the status of spill injured resources. This information will be critical for anticipating and responding to ongoing and future perturbations in the region, as well as providing for global contrast.
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Funding Detail For: 2017
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2017
Annual Report: 2017: Due 09/01/2017
Final Report: Draft Final Report Due 4/15/18
Publications from this Project: None Available