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Title: Retrospective Analysis of Nearshore Marine Communities Based on Analysis of Archaeological Material and Isotopes

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02656

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2003: 030656

Principal Investigator (PI): Gail Irvine, US Geological Survey

Assisting Personnel: Jeanne Schaaf

Research Location: Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Intertidal Organisms

Abstract: This project will investigate long-term (6,300 year) patterns of productivity and relative species abundances in nearshore, intertidal communities via retrospective analyses. These analyses will focus on excavated hidden remains of very rich, well-dated archaeological sites along the Katmai National Park and Preserve coast. Changes in nearshore marine communities will be assessed through examination of relative species abundances, size-frequency analysis, and other indicators of habitat changes. Isotopic analysis of shells will provide an assessment of long-term productivity patterns in the nearshore marine environment as related to major periods of climate change.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling
Paleo/core studies
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore

Proposal: View PDF (123 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 491

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2003: 030656 View (PDF) 2003: Not Available
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