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Title: Surveys to Monitor Marine Bird Abundance in PWS 2002

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02159

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2011: 10100751, 2010: 10100751, 2008: 080751, 2007: 070751, 2006: 050751, 2005: 050751, 2004: 040159, 2001: 01159, 2000: 00159, 1999: 99159, 1998: 98159, 1997: 97159-CLO, 1996: 96159, 1994: 94159, 1993: 93045

Principal Investigator (PI): David Irons, DOI

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Bald Eagles , Black Oystercatchers , Common Loons , Common Murres , Cormorants , Harlequin Ducks , Kittlitz's Murrelets , Marbled Murrelets , Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: This project will evaluate the current study design and analytical methods for Project /159, with the objective of transition into a long-term monitoring program. Seven previous surveys have monitored population trends for more than 65 bird and 8 marine mammal species in Prince William Sound with the overall objective of monitoring recovery of injured populations. This project will build upon these previous surveys, by use of computer simulations of different sampling strategies using data collected from previous surveys (1989-2000), to determine the optimal study design in regard to number of transects, transect length, habitat type, and stratifications. The transition from monitoring recovery of injured populations in the short-term to a program of long-term ecological monitoring, requires methodologies which ensure precise and reliable population estimates which are capable of detecting population changes and trends. A final report will also be prepared.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Data Management
Field research and Data Collection

Proposal: View PDF (196 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 172

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2011: 10100751 View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
2010: View (PDF)
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2008: 080751 View (PDF) 2008: Due 09/01/2008
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2007: 070751 View (PDF) 2007: View (PDF)
See Project 080751 See Project 080751
2006: 050751 View (PDF) 2006: Not Applicable
2005: Not Applicable
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2004: 040159 View (PDF) 2004: View (PDF)
See Project 050751 See Project 050751
2001: 01159 View (PDF) 2001: Not Available
See Project 050751 See Project 050751
2000: 00159 Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
See Project 050751 See Project 050751
1999: 99159 Not Available 1999: Not Available
See Project 050751 See Project 050751
1998: 98159 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 050751 See Project 050751
1997: 97159-CLO Not Available 1997: Not Available
See Project 96159 See Project 96159
1996: 96159 Not Available 1996: Not Available
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1994: 94159 Not Available 1994: Not Available
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1993: 93045 Not Available 1993: Not Applicable
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