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Region 11: Alaska

Alaska Science Center

Alaska Science Center

4210 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-7000

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Volcano Science Center

Volcano Science Center

4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-7497

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Climate Adaptation Science Center

Climate Adaptation Science Center

4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-301-7830

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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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2020 USGS Alaska Annual Science Report
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Year Published: 1989

Twenty-four hour behavior patterns and budgets of free-ranging reindeer in winter

To obtain movement data on wild fulvous tree ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor) 165 immature pen-reared fulvous tree ducks were color-marked and released in three southeast Texas counties in July October 1969/70. Nine (5 percent) of the marked birds were recovered from 3 days to 9 months after release, and an additional 15 birds provided sight records....

Collins, W.B.; Smith, T.S.
Twenty-four hour behavior patterns and budgets of free-ranging reindeer in winter; 1989; Article; Journal; Rangifer; Collins, W. B.; Smith, T. S.

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Year Published: 1988

Geology and mineral resources of the Port Moller region, western Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian arc: A section in USGS research on mineral resources - 1989: Program and abstracts

Geologic mapping of the Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles was begun under the auspices of the Alaska Mineral Resource Assessment Program (AMRAP) in 1983 . Two important mineral deposits are located in the Port Moller quadrangle; the Pyramid prospect is the largest copper porphyry system in the Aleutian Arc, and the Apollo...

Wilson, Frederic H.; White, Willis H.; Detterman, Robert L.

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Brief descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in the Port Moller and Stepovak Bay quadrangles, Alaska peninsula

This report contains brief descriptions of known mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in the Port Moller and Stepovak Bay quadrangles on the Alaska Peninsula. These quadrangles, and the adjoining Simeonof Island quadrangle to the south were the subject of an Alaska Mineral Resource Assessment Program (AMRAP) mapping and mineral resource...

Wilson, Frederic H.; White, Willis H.; DuBois, Gregory D.

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Element concentrations in soils and other surficial materials of Alaska

Mean concentrations of 35 elements, ash yields, and pH have been estimated for samples of sils and other unconsolidated surficial materials from 266 collection locations throughout Alaska. These background values can be applied to studies of environmental geochemistry and health, wildlife management, and soil-forming processes in cold climates and...

Gough, L. P.; Severson, R.C.; Shacklette, H.T.
Element concentrations in soils and other surficial materials of Alaska; 1988; PP; 1458; Gough, L.P.; Severson, R.C.; Shacklette, H.T.

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Year Published: 1988

Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey during 1987

This volume is a continuation of the annual United States Geological Survey (USGS) Circulars reporting results of work in progress on earth science investigations in Alaska. The series began in 1975 under the title "The United States Geological Survey in Alaska - Accomplishments during 19xx" and has continued since 1986 under the present title....

Galloway, John P.; Hamilton, Thomas D.
Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey during 1987; 1988; CIR; 1016; Edited by Galloway, John P.; Hamilton, T. D.

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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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Year Published: 1988

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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Year Published: 1988

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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