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

Project Year and Number: 1998: 98169

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00169-CLO, 1999: 99169, 1997: 97169

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

Assisting Personnel: None

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 from the Gulf of Alaska are failing to recover from the oil spill. This project will continue genetic analyses to aid in their restoration by (1) determining the geographic limits of the populations affected by the oil spill, (2) identifying sources and sinks, and (3) identifying appropriate reference or control sites for monitoring. As incidental results, this project will also reveal cryptic species and subspecies, indicate the role 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: 1998

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1998

Annual Report: 1998: View (856 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
1999: 99169 Not Available 1999: 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