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

Project Year and Number: 1999: 99169

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00169-CLO, 1998: 98169, 1997: 97169

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

Assisting Personnel: John Piatt

Research Location: Gulf of Alaska

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 spill. This project will continue the analyses of mitochondrial DNA, microsatellites, and introns to measure genetic differentiation and gene flow among colonies of these species. This project will aid restoration by (1) determining the geographic limits of populations affected by the spill, (2) identifying sources and sinks, and (3) 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: 1999

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1999

Annual Report: 1999: View (2,137 KB)

Final Report: See Project 281

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2000: 00169-CLO Not Available 2000: Not Available
View No datasets
1998: 98169 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 00169-CLO See Project 00169-CLO
1997: 97169 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 00169-CLO See Project 00169-CLO