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Long-term ecological change in the Northern Gulf of Alaska


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Subject Aquatic habitats -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Aquatic habitats -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Aquatic habitats. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00812017
Aquatic habitats. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00812017
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General. -- bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General. -- bisacsh
Déversements de pétrole -- Aspect de l'environnement -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Déversements de pétrole -- Aspect de l'environnement -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Ecological disturbances -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Ecological disturbances -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Ecological disturbances. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00901445
Ecological disturbances. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00901445
Ecosystem health -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Ecosystem health -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Ecosystem health. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00902296
Ecosystem health. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00902296
Écologie marine -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Écologie marine -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Écosystèmes -- Santé -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Écosystèmes -- Santé -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Fish communities -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Fish communities -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Fish communities. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00925856
Fish communities. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00925856
Habitat aquatique -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Habitat aquatique -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Mammifères marins -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Mammifères marins -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Marine ecology -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Marine ecology -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Marine ecology. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01009513
Marine ecology. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01009513
Marine mammals -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Marine mammals -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Marine mammals. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01009691
Marine mammals. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01009691
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01044784
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01044784
Oiseaux de mer -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Oiseaux de mer -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Perturbations écologiques -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Perturbations écologiques -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Poissons -- Communautés -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Poissons -- Communautés -- Alaska -- Alaska, Golfe de l' -- rvm
Sea birds -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Sea birds -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Sea birds. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01109988
Sea birds. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01109988

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.