Long term Ecological Change in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Book

Long term Ecological Change in the Northern Gulf of Alaska

  • Author : R.B. Spies
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-12-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080469423

Long term Ecological Change in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Book Description :

This comprehensive text is a major synthesis on ecological change in the Gulf of Alaska. It encompasses the structural and annual changes, forces of change, long-ecological changes in the atmosphere and ocean, plankton, fish, birds and mammals, and the effects of the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. With 5 major sections, Long-term Ecological Change in the Northern Gulf of Alaska first describes the physical features, the atmosphere and physical oceanography, the annual production cycle, the forage base for higher animals and trophic transfer, and the adaptations for survival in this changing environment for 9 portal species. Then, the major forces of change are introduced: climate, geophysics, fisheries and harvesting, species interactions, disease and contaminants. Next, the long-term records of change in physical factors and biological populations are presented, as well as the potential reasons for the biological changes. Following is the history of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and its long-term effects. And, finally, the emergent properties of the ecosystem are discussed and an attempt is made to weigh the importance of the major forcing factors in terms of their temporal and spatial scales of influence. * Examines important data on long-term change in the ecosystem and the forcing factors that are responsible for it * Provides an account of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill with emphasis on the long-term effects * Describes the effects of climate change, geophysical change, species interactions, harvesting, disease, the 1989 oil spill, and marine contaminants on key populations of marine organisms

Sustaining Wildlands Book

Sustaining Wildlands

  • Author : Aaron J. Poe
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816535644

Sustaining Wildlands Book Description :

"Nearly thirty years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, land managers and stakeholders explore the ongoing paradox of accommodating human use while reducing environmental impact in Prince William Sound"--Provided by publisher.

Entangled Book


  • Author : Marilyn Sigman
  • Publisher : University of Alaska Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9781602233485

Entangled Book Description :

Chronicling her quest for wildness and home in Alaska, naturalist Marilyn Sigman writes lyrically about the history of natural abundance and human notions of wealth—from seals to shellfish to sea otters to herring, halibut, and salmon—in Alaska’s iconic Kachemak Bay. Kachemak Bay is a place where people and the living resources they depend on have ebbed and flowed for thousands of years. The forces of the earth are dynamic here: they can change in an instant, shaking the ground beneath your feet or overturning kayaks in a rushing wave. Glaciers have advanced and receded over centuries. The climate, like the ocean, has shifted from warmer to colder and back again in a matter of decades. The ocean food web has been shuffled from bottom to top again and again. In Entangled, Sigman contemplates the patterns of people staying and leaving, of settlement and displacement, nesting her own journey to Kachemak Bay within diasporas of her Jewish ancestors and of ancient peoples from Asia to the southern coast of Alaska. Along the way she weaves in scientific facts about the region as well as the stories told by Alaska’s indigenous peoples. It is a rhapsodic introduction to this stunning region and a siren call to protect the land’s natural resources in the face of a warming, changing world.

Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Book

Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry

  • Author : Nagina Parmar
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-12-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642418372

Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Book Description :

Over the past 4 billion years, microorganisms have contributed to shaping the earth and making it more habitable for higher forms of life. They are remarkable in their metabolic diversity and their ability to harvest energy from oxidation and reduction reactions. Research on these microbiological processes has led to the newly evolving fields of geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry, linking the geosphere and the biosphere. This volume of the Soil Biology series provides an overview of the biogeochemical processes and the microorganisms involved, with an emphasis on the industrial applications. Topics treated include aspects such as bioremediation of contaminated environments, biomining, biotechnological applications of extremophiles, subsurface petroleum microbiology, enhanced oil recovery using microbes and their products, metal extraction from soil, soil elemental cycling and plant nutrition.

The Fate of Nature Book
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The Fate of Nature

  • Author : Charles Wohlforth
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-06-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429924054

The Fate of Nature Book Description :

"What capacity for good lies in the hidden depths of people?" Starting with this question, award-winning author Charles Wohlforth sets forth on a wide-ranging exploration of our relationship with the world. In The Fate of Nature, he draws on science, spirituality, history, economics, and personal stories to reveal answers about the future of that relationship. There is no better place to witness the highs and lows of our treatment of the natural world than the vast wilds, rocky coasts, and shifting settlements of Alaska. Since the first encounter between Captain Cook's crew and the Alaskan Natives in 1778, there have been countless struggles between people who have had different plans for the region. Some have hoped to preserve Alaska as they found it, while others aimed to create something new in its place. Incidents such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill may seem like cause for despair. In the face of such profound tragedies, Charles Wohlforth has found heartening developments in the science of human altruism. This new understanding of what causes humans to cooperate and act conscientiously may be the first step toward taking the actions necessary to preserve an environment that has already been altered drastically in our lifetime. A clear-eyed, original work of research, reportage, and philosophical reflections, The Fate of Nature gives us a chance to change the way we think about our place in society and the world at large.

A Century of Ecosystem Science Book

A Century of Ecosystem Science

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 0309169224

A Century of Ecosystem Science Book Description :

This report provides guidance to the Gulf Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) program to help ensure that it is based on a a science plan that is robust, far-reaching, and scientifically sound. The report commends the Trustee Council for its foresight in setting aside funds to create a trust fund to provide long-term research support; it notes that the GEM program offers an unparalleled opportunity to increase understanding of how large marine ecosystems function and change over time. The report outlines elements of a sound long-term science plan, including conceptual foundation, scope and geographic focus, organizational structure, community involvement, data and information management, and synthesis, modeling, and evaluation.

PICES Scientific Report Book

PICES Scientific Report

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Marine sciences
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822033872862

PICES Scientific Report Book Description :

Abundance  Composition and Distribution of Predatory Gelatinous Zooplankton in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Book

Abundance Composition and Distribution of Predatory Gelatinous Zooplankton in the Northern Gulf of Alaska

  • Author : Heidi M. Mendoza Islas
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Chaetognatha
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1187155707

Abundance Composition and Distribution of Predatory Gelatinous Zooplankton in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Book Description :

Jellyfish are conspicuous yet under-studied components of marine zooplankton communities. Abundance, biomass, size, and distribution of large-jellyfish were measured during July and September of 2018 and 2019 as part of the Northern Gulf of Alaska Long-Term Ecological Research (NGA-LTER) cruises. Nearly 1000 kg dispersed among ~13,800 jellies were collected using a 5 m2 Methot net. Catches were dominated by two macro-jellies, the hydrozoan Aequorea sp. and the scyphozoan Chrysaora sp. During 2018, epipelagic macro-jellies biomass averaged 1.46 ± 0.36 g WW m−3 for July and 1.14 ± 0.23 g WW m−3 for September, while during 2019 they averaged 0.86 ± 0.19 g WW m−3 for July and 0.72 ± 0.21 g WW m−3 by September. Despite similar biomass among sampling seasons within the same year, July abundances were fivefold greater than abundances in September, with July catches dominated by juvenile jellyfish over the inner shelf, while during September jellyfish adults were more prominent and most predominant at offshore stations. Comparison to over 20 years of data from standard towed nets allowed determination of the relative magnitude of the three dominant predatory zooplankton components: Scyphozoans, Hydrozoans, and Chaetognaths in the NGA. The biomass of these smaller epipelagic predators (10 mg WW m−3 for hydrozoans and 8 mg WW m−3 for chaetognaths) is a low percentage of the macro-jellies, despite their much higher numerical abundance. Acknowledging that changes in gelatinous biomass could have profound effects on fisheries, we argue that jellyfish should be quantitatively monitored in ecosystems with high fisheries productivity.

Oceanic Abstracts Book

Oceanic Abstracts

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996-10
  • Genre: Marine biology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X006072911

Oceanic Abstracts Book Description :

GEM Book


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Environmental monitoring
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03113530A

GEM Book Description :

Pollution Abstracts Book

Pollution Abstracts

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Pollution
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015039844967

Pollution Abstracts Book Description :

GLOBEC News Book


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822009559428

GLOBEC News Book Description :

The Gulf of Alaska Book

The Gulf of Alaska

  • Author : Phillip Roy Mundy
  • Publisher : University of Alaska Sea Grant
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822035368539

The Gulf of Alaska Book Description :

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Book

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015018204233

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Book Description :

State of the World s Oceans Book

State of the World s Oceans

  • Author : Michelle Allsopp
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-12-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402091162

State of the World s Oceans Book Description :

The world’s oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface and are home to a myriad of amazing and beautiful creatures. However, the biodiversity of the oceans is incre- ingly coming under serious threat from many human activities including overfi- ing, use of destructive fishing methods, pollution and commercial aquaculture. In addition, climate change is already having an impact on some marine ecosystems. This book discusses some of the major threats facing marine ecosystems by cons- ering a range of topics, under chapters discussing biodiversity (Chapter 1), fisheries (Chapter 2), aquaculture (Chapter 3), pollution (Chapter 4) and the impacts of increasing greenhouse gas emissions (Chapter 5). It goes on to explore solutions to the problems by discussing equitable and sustainable management of the oceans (Chapter 6) and protecting marine ecosystems using marine reserves (Chapter 7). Presently, 76% of the oceans are fully or over-exploited with respect to fishing, and many species have been severely depleted. It is abundantly clear that, in general, current fisheries management regimes are to blame for much of the widespread degradation of the oceans. Many policy-makers and scientists now agree that we must adopt a radical new approach to managing the seas – one that is precautionary in nature and has protection of the whole marine ecosystem as its primary objective. This ‘ecosystem-based approach’ is vital if we are to ensure the health of our oceans for future generations.

Endangered Species Update Book

Endangered Species Update

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Endangered species
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89068917806

Endangered Species Update Book Description :