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Title: A Genetic Study to Aid in Restoration of Murres, Guillemots, and Murrelets in the GOA

Project Year and Number: 2000: 00169-CLO

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1999: 99169, 1998: 98169, 1997: 97169

Principal Investigator (PI): Vicki Friesen, Queen's University

Assisting Personnel: John Piatt

Research Location: Gulf of Alaska and neighboring areas

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Common Murres , Kittlitz's Murrelets , Marbled Murrelets , Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: Populations of common murres, pigeon guillemots, and marbled and Kittlitz's murrelets suffered high mortalities following the oil spill. In FY 00, this project will finish molecular analyses to measure genetic differentiation and gene flow among colonies of these species. The project will aid restoration by (a) determining the geographic limits of populations affected by the spill, (b) identifying sources and sinks, and (c) identifying appropriate reference or control sites for monitoring. As incidental results, it will also reveal cryptic species and subspecies, indicate the importance of inbreeding and small effective population sizes in restricting recovery, and suggest suitable source colonies for translocations.

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2000

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2000

Annual Report: 2000: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1999: 99169 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
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1998: 98169 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
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1997: 97169 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
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