Retrospective data on Fish, Birds, Mammals (B68)

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Title: Retrospective data on Fish, Birds, Mammals (B68)
Abstract:
The productivity of upper trophic level species in the eastern Bering Sea varies in response to climate variability and human forcing, although the relative contribution of these drivers and the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. This retrospective analysis will (1) quantify past patterns of variability and covariation among time series of productivity of selected fish, seabird, and marine mammal species; (2) test whether historical patterns and trends in these series are consistent with existing hypotheses; (3) suggest new hypotheses based on relationships among the productivity of different ecosystem components and relationships between their productivity and observed climate variability; and (4) provide functional forms and parameter estimates (and their uncertainty) that link the productivity of different ecosystem components to climate variability. The analysis will utilize existing data on productivity, including measures of recruitment, survival, and growth or condition, of major upper trophic level species. Results will contribute to the overall research program in two important ways. First, results will directly support the proposed modeling projects by providing parameters linking the productivity of individual species to climate variability, which is essential for predicting the effects of future climate variability. Second, identified relationships between climate and productivity can be incorporated into existing stock assessment models.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Mueter, Franz, and Kruse, Gordon, Unpublished material, Retrospective data on Fish, Birds, Mammals (B68).

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    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -158
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 63
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 54
    Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Eastern Bering Sea

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    Beginning_Date:
    Ending_Date: 31-Dec-2009
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital

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    Date: 11-Jan-2010 (process 1 of 1)
    New metadata record established for B68 Mueter. Prepared from project infomation. Name: B68_Mueter.xml

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Access_Constraints:
Access is restricted. Data policy: <http://bsierp.nprb.org/posted/proj_mgmt/Final%20NPRB-NSF%20program%20management%20plan%202007%2012_21.pdf>
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Use is restricted. Data policy: <http://bsierp.nprb.org/posted/proj_mgmt/Final%20NPRB-NSF%20program%20management%20plan%202007%2012_21.pdf>


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Dates:
Last modified: 11-Jan-2010
Metadata author:
Alaska Ocean Observing System
905 N Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775
USA

907-474-7948 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001.1-1999)


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