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USGS research activities relevant to Alaska have yielded more than 9400 historical publications. This page features some of the most recent newsworthy research findings.

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2019 USGS Alaska Annual Science Report
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Year Published: 1988

USGS research on mineral resources - 1989: Program and abstracts

Schindler, Katharine S.
USGS research on mineral resources, 1989; program and abstracts; 1988; CIR; 1035; Edited by Schindler, Katharine S.

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Applications of satellite telemetry to wildlife research and management in Alaska

Since 1984, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Research Center, in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and several other agencies, has used the Argos Data Collection and Location System to address wildlife research and management problems in Alaska and other parts of North America. The use of satellite telemetry has overcome some of...

Fancy, S.G.; Harris, R.B.; Douglas, David C.; Pank, L.F.; Whitten, Kenneth R.; McCabe, Thomas R.; Amstrup, Steven C.; Garner, G.W.

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Bristle-thighed curlews, biologists, and bird tours - A place for all

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Gill, Robert E.; McCaffery, B.J.; Tobish, T.G.

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Channel hydraulics, habitat use, and body form of juvenile coho salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat trout in streams

Bisson, P.A.; Sullivan, K.; Nielsen, J.L.
Channel hydraulics, habitat use, and body form of juvenile coho salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat trout in streams; 1988; Article; Journal; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society; Bisson, P. A.; Sullivan, K.; Nielsen, J. L.

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Colony attendance and population monitoring of Black-legged Kittiwakes on the Semidi Islands, Alaska

Patterns of colony attendance in Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) were studied over 5 years on the Semidi Islands, western Gulf of Alaska. A census period of 50 days, extending from first egg laying through final hatching, was appropriate because counts made then were subject to the least amount of daily variation. Five counts during...

Hatch, Scott A.; Hatch, Martha A.

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Effects of kelp forest removal on associated fish assemblages in central California

Visual surveys along subtidal belt transects were used to compare fish assemblages on an experimental and a control site before and after the removal of a canopy-forming kelp forest. The giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera (L.) C.A. Agardh was removed at the holdfast from approximately equals 1 ha of high relief structurally complex rock substratum....

Bodkin, James L.
Effects of kelp forest removal on associated fish assemblages in central California; 1988; Article; Journal; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology; Bodkin, J. L.

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Effects of the 1982-83 El Niño – Southern Oscillation on Pacific Ocean bird populations

Seabird reproductive success, population size, and movements in the Pacific region responded dramatically to the 1982-83 El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO). At sites within the North and South Pacific Gyres, the onset of seabird responses tracked oceanographic changes related to ENSO; to the north of the gyres, responses were delayed 1 yr....

Ouellet, Henri; Ainley, David G.; Carter, H.R.; Anderson, Daniel W.; Briggs, Kenneth T.; Coulter, Malcom C.; Cruz, F.; Cruz, J.B.; Valle, C.A.; Fefer, S.I.; Hatch, Scott A.; Schreiber, Elizabeth Anne; Schreiber, Ralph W.; Smith, N.G.

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Factors influencing predation associated with visits to artificial goose nests

Artificial goose nests were used to determine what factors might increase predation after visits to nests of Cackling Canada Geese (Branta canadensis minima). We tested whether leaving the nest uncovered, marking the nest location with a flag, or placing the nest on an island or peninsula would increase the rate of predation. Predators destroyed...

Vacca, M. Michele; Handel, Colleen M.

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Fall migration of Ross' Gull (Rhodostethia rosea) in Alaskan Chukchi and Beaufort seas: Final report

Ross’ Gulls (Rhodostethia rosea) are a major component of the pelagic avifauna of the Alaskan Chukchi and Beaufort seas in fall. Until recently, however, their distribution, abundance, and phenology of occurrence in Alaskan waters was poorly known. Since 1970, a combination of shipboard, aerial, and land-based surveys has revealed the major...

Divoky, George J.; Sanger, Gerald A.; Hatch, Scott A.; Haney, J. Christopher

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Foraging by northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) at a nearshore, anticyclonic tidal eddy in the northern Bering Sea, Alaska

Northern Fulmars (Fulmar glacialis) fed on ice-associated macrofauna (probably gammarid amphipods) and pinniped offal concentrated by convergent flow at an eddy boundary near Northwest Cape on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. The eddy was anticyclonic, measured approximately 1.5 by 2.25 km, and was generated by nearshore streaming induced by the cape’...

Haney, J. Christopher

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Interactions between seabirds and fisheries in the North Pacific Ocean

Interactions between commercial fisheries and seabirds in the northern Pacific Ocean are increasing with rising consumption of fishery products. As fishing expands into remote areas previously not fished, additional populations of seabirds may be affected. Some interactions such as introduction of fish processing wastes into the environment may be...

Burger, Joanna; Jones, Linda L.; DeGange, Anthony R.

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Littoral foraging by red phalaropes during spring in the northern Bering Sea

Phalaropes demonstrate considerable plasticity in their choice of foraging habitats. The Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicaria) alternates use of pelagic environments in winter and migration (Taning 1933, Stanford 1953, Briggs et al 1984) with wet tundra habitats during the breeding season (Kistchinski 1975, Mayfield 1979, Ridley 1980). Foods...

Haney, J. Christopher; Stone, Amy E.

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