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Title: Harlequin Duck Population Dynamics

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02407

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2009: 090759, 2009: 080759-A, 2008: 080759-A, 2008: 080759, 2007: 070759, 2005: 050759, 2004: 040407, 2001: 01407, 2000: 00407

Principal Investigator (PI): Dan Rosenberg, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Mike Petrula

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Harlequin Ducks

Abstract: Harlequin duck populations have not recovered from the effects of the oil spill. Populations are declining in oiled areas of Prince William Sound while increasing in unoiled areas. This project will conduct late-winter boat surveys to assess the recovery of ducks inhabiting oiled areas. Population structure, abundance, and recruitment will be compared between oiled and unoiled areas in Prince William Sound to assess trends, population dynamics, and the progress of recovery. The surveys will also help identify changes to the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem and improve the ability to differentiate between natural and man-caused population changes. FY 02 will be the final year of field work for the project; the final report will also be prepared in FY 02.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Seabirds - Sea ducks
Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore
Species Specific Research Issues Seabirds - Distribution and abundance
Seabirds - Population structure, dynamics and modeling

Proposal: View PDF (145 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2009: 090759 View (PDF) 2009: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2009: 080759-A View (PDF) 2009: Not Applicable
2008: Not Applicable
See Project 090759 See Project 090759
2008: 080759 View (PDF) 2008: View (PDF)
See Project 090759 See Project 090759
2007: 070759 View (PDF) 2007: View (PDF)
See Project 090759 See Project 090759
2005: 050759 View (PDF) 2005: Not Applicable
See Project 040407 See Project 090759
2004: 040407 View (PDF) 2004: Not Applicable
View No datasets
2001: 01407 View (PDF) 2001: Not Available
See Project 02407 See Project 040407
2000: 00407 Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
See Project 02407 See Project 040407