USGS ASC - Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Birdlist - 2011-2013

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Description

Through the Changing Arctic Ecosystems initiative, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) strives to inform key resource management decisions for Arctic Alaska by providing scientific information on current and future ecosystem response to a warming climate. Our research is (1) examining critical physical and landscape-scale changes in the environment; (2) assessing key ecological drivers of population change; and (3) projecting future abundance and distribution of focal species, including mammals, birds, fish, and aquatic invertebrates that use the landscapes of the Arctic in different ways and likely will express differently the consequences of changes to the associated ecosystems. This dataset is a list of all bird species observed, and their location, during the 2011-13 field seasons for this project. USGS Alaska Science Center (ASC).

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Keywords

Occurrence; birds; Alaska; North Slope; Observation

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

The Arctic Coastal Plain: Measuring and Forecasting the Response of Alaska’s Terrestrial Ecosystem to a Warming Climate http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/interdisciplinary_science/cae/arctic_coastal_plain.php UTF-8 html
Changing Arctic Ecosystems Measuring and Forecasting the Response of Alaska’s Terrestrial Ecosystem to a Warming Climate http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3144/ UTF-8 pdf

Contacts

Annie Simpson
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Processor
Biologist & Information Scientist
U. S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Mailstop 302
20192 Reston
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Thomas Fondell
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey - Alaska Science Center
4210 University Drive
99508 Anchorage
Alaska
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+1 907 786 7155
Joel Schmutz
  • Principal Investigator
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey - Alaska Science Center
4210 University Drive
99508 Anchorage
Alaska
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+1 907 786 7186
Brian Uher-Koch
  • Content Provider
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey - Alaska Science Center
4210 University Drive
99508 Anchorage
Alaska
US
+1 907 786 7052

Geographic Coverage

This study is being conducted on Alaska's North Slope, on the Arctic Coastal Plain between the Brooks Range and the Arctic Ocean, north of the Arctic Circle (~70° 32' N, -155° 21' W). More specifically, our research is confined to two, 7 km2 study plots, approximately 35 km apart, along the Chipp River, 100 km (60 miles) southeast of the community of Barrow. Each plot exhibits different ecological and climatic characteristics; Chipp North (N 70.686, W-155.304) is coastal and lower lying, while the Chipp South (N 70.395, W -155.407) is more inland, having rolling terrain features.

Bounding Coordinates South West [70.395, -155.409], North East [70.686, -155.305]

Taxonomic Coverage

birds.

Class Aves (birds)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2011-06-22

Project Data

No Description available

Title USGS AK Science Ctr - Changing Arctic Ecosystems - birdlist
Funding USGS Changing Arctic Ecosystems initiative
Study Area Description This study is being conducted on Alaska's North Slope, on the ACP between the Brooks Range and the Arctic Ocean, north of the Arctic Circle (~70° 32' N, -155° 21' W). This area is part of the NPR-A, where oil and gas development is expected to increase, and is owned and managed by the BLM. The region consists of low tundra, including sedge, moss, dwarf-shrub wetlands (W2) and tussock-sedge, dwarf-shrub, moist tundra (G4) ecosystems described in the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (Walker et al. 2005). There is an extensive system of fish-bearing lakes and several major drainage rivers. More specifically, our research is confined to two, 7 km2 study plots, approximately 35 km apart, along the Chipp River, 100 km (60 miles) southeast of the community of Barrow. Each plot exhibits different ecological and climatic characteristics; Chipp North (N 70.686, W-155.304) is coastal and lower lying, while the Chipp South (N 70.395, W -155.407) is more inland, having rolling terrain features.

The personnel involved in the project:

Thomas Fondell
  • Principal Investigator

Sampling Methods

Bird List – As biologists conducted their field studies they noted all bird species observed. Observations were compiled into a list for each study area (i.e., Chipp North and Chipp South). In the 2013 season, day of observation was not included.

Study Extent Chipp North (N 70.686, W-155.304) is coastal and low lying.

Method step description:

  1. Record all bird species observed.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Paruk, J. D., K. G. Wright, B.D. Uher-Koch, D.C. Evers, J. S. Fair, and C.E. Gray. Breeding Ecology of the Yellow-billed Loons (Gavia adamsii) on the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska 2013. Biodiversity Research Institute Report # 2013-12, Gorham, Maine.
  2. Walker, D.A., M.K. Raynolds, F.J.A. Daniels, E. Einarsson, A. Elvebakk, W.A. Gould, A.E. Katenin, S.S. Kholod, D.J. Markon, E.S. Melnikov, N.G. Moskalenko, S.S. Talbot, and B.A. Yurtsev. 2005. Journal of Vegetation Science 16(3): 267-282.
  3. Pearce, J., T. DeGange, P. Flint, T. Fondell, D. Gustine, L. Holland-Bartels, A. Hope, J. Hupp, J. Koch, S. Talbot, D. Ward, and M. Whalen. 2012. Changing Arctic Ecosystems—Measuring and forecasting the response of Alaska's terrestrial ecosystem to a warming climate. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3144, 4 p.

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Alternative Identifiers b555d382-6b9a-4deb-a6b4-e05f19305c85
https://bison.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=usgs-ak_science_ctr-changing_arctic_ecosystems-birdlist