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Title: APEX: Numerical and Functional Response of Seabirds to Fluctuations in Forage Fish Density

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02163-M

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): John Piatt, US Geological Survey

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

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

Abstract: This project will fund preparation of synthesis manuscripts for this component of the APEX project. The main field program occurred in 1995-99, with collection of data on seabird survival and stress continuing in 2000-01. The work involved at-sea surveys for forage fish and seabirds and some characterization of oceanography, while measuring aspects of seabird breeding biology and foraging behavior at adjacent colonies.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Gulf of Alaska
Species Fish - Forage fish
Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Data Synthesis/Visualization
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Foraging ecology
Seabirds - Foraging ecology

Proposal: View PDF (83 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available