Welcome to the <em>Exxon Valdez</em> Oil Spill Trustee Council Home Oil Spill Facts Habitat Protection Restoration Projects Recovery Since 89
Restoration Projects

Project Information

Title: Retrospective Analysis of Nearshore Marine Communities Based on Analysis of Archaeological Material and Isotopes

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02656

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2003: 030656

Principal Investigator (PI): Gail Irvine, US Geological Survey

Assisting Personnel: Jeanne Schaaf

Research Location: Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Intertidal Organisms

Abstract: This project will investigate long-term (6,300 year) patterns of productivity and relative species abundances in nearshore, intertidal communities via retrospective analyses. These analyses will focus on excavated hidden remains of very rich, well-dated archaeological sites along the Katmai National Park and Preserve coast. Changes in nearshore marine communities will be assessed through examination of relative species abundances, size-frequency analysis, and other indicators of habitat changes. Isotopic analysis of shells will provide an assessment of long-term productivity patterns in the nearshore marine environment as related to major periods of climate change.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling
Paleo/core studies
Spectrometry
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore

Proposal: View PDF (123 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 491

Publications from this Project: None Available

More information may be available for this project under other years:

We continue to populate our database to make all of our project information available online. If you would like more information on any project listed below, please contact us and we can search our files for the information you request.

Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2003: 030656 View (PDF) 2003: Not Available
View No datasets