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Title: Effects of Food Stress on Survival and Reproductive Performance of Seabirds

Project Year and Number: 1999: 99479

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2002: 02479, 2001: 01479, 2000: 00479

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

Assisting Personnel: Sasha Kitaysky

Research Location: Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Common Murres , Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: This project will measure the rise in blood levels of stress hormones such as corticosterone in response to a standardized stressor: capture, handling and restraint. This well-known response (found throughout vertebrates from fish to mammals) provides a strong assessment of whether or not a free-living population is chronically stressed or, if baseline levels of corticosterone appear normal, the stress-induced increase in corticosterone indicates potential for stress. This "field endocrinology" approach provides exact information on current stress status and the potential for stress in relation to quality and abundance of food. The project will investigate seabirds breeding in lower Cook Inlet.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1999

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1999

Annual Report: 1999: Not Available - Contact ARLIS for Report

Final Report: See Project 351

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2002: 02479 View (PDF) 2002: Not Available
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2001: 01479 View (PDF) 2001: Not Available
See Project 02479 See Project 02479
2000: 00479 Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
See Project 02479 See Project 02479