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Title: Alaska Natural Geography in Shore Areas: Year 2 of a Census of Marine Life Initial Field Project

Project Year and Number: 2004: 040666

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2003: 030666

Principal Investigator (PI): Brenda Konar, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Kodiak Island, PWS and Kachemak Bay

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: This proposal seeks funding to complete the initial nearshore biodiversity surveys that were started in the summer of 2003 in Kodiak Island, Prince William Sound, and Kachemak Bay. These surveys are part of a pole-to-pole latitudinal gradient in macroalgal rocky bottom and seagrass soft bottom habitats that is applying standardized protocols developed under the Census of Marine Life program. In our second year of funding we will resurvey all sites that were sampled in 2003 for temporal resolution and will retrieve the temperature data loggers that were deployed at all sites in 2003 so that physical data can be incorporated for each study site. The project is heavily based on local community involvement for sampling. Expected outcomes are establishment of a biodiversity database for current regional and global comparisons and future long-term monitoring programs, capacity building, and a broad outreach to the public.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Kodiak Island
Prince William Sound
Species Plants - Nonvascular - Marine
Fields of Expertise Ecology

Proposal: View PDF (104 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2004 , 2005

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2004 , 2005

Annual Reports: 2004: Not Applicable 2005: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2003: 030666 View (PDF) 2003: View (PDF)
See Project 040666 See Project 040666