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Title: Protocols for Long-Term Monitoring of Seabird Ecology in the GOA

Project Year and Number: 2000: 00501

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): John Piatt, DOI

Assisting Personnel: Vernon Byrd, Ann Harding, Arthur Kettle, Sasha Kitaysky, Mike Litzow, Dave Roseneau, Michael Shultz, Tom Van Pelt

Research Location: Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Bald Eagles , Black Oystercatchers , Common Loons , Common Murres , Cormorants , Harlequin Ducks , Kittlitz's Murrelets , Marbled Murrelets , Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: Seabird populations will need to be monitored for many years to assess both recovery and ecological conditions affecting recovery. Detailed studies of individual seabird colonies and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Alaska have been conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the auspices of damage assessment and restoration programs of the Trustee Council. Much has been learned about factors influencing seabird populations and their capacity to recover from the spill in the Gulf of Alaska. As the restoration program moves toward long-term monitoring of populations, however, protocols and long-term monitoring strategies that focus on key parameters of interest and that are inexpensive, practical, and applicable over a large geographic area need to be developed.


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Funding Detail For: 2000

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2000

Annual Report: 2000: Not Available

Final Report: In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available