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Biological Responses to Increasing Water Temperatures

Project Summary
Project CodeALCC2012-06
Project Lead(s) U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
DescriptionA team of interdisciplinary researchers will develop a detailed study plan to investigate how water body temperature and chemistry will respond to warmer air temperatures. The plan will address development of predictive models that forecast the effects of warmer temperatures on primary and secondary productivity, fish growth and energetic demands, and contaminant dynamics within the Barrow/Atqasuk focus watershed. The team will use an existing study network in the Chipp River to inform the development of a study plan that will address six study objectives with the goal of predicting biotic response in aquatic habitats to warming air temperature. The study plan objectives will focus on linking physical habitats to biotic response and take a bio-energetic approach to predict how warming water temperature will affect productivity of aquatic habitats.
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Biological Response to Water Temperature Study Plan ALCC2012-06_studyplan.pdf Report 1.3 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file