TITLE

An Introduction to the Biocomplexity of Sanak Island, Western Gulf of Alaska

AUTHOR(S)
Maschner, Herbert D. G.; Betts, Matthew W.; Cornell, Joseph; Duane, Jennifer A.; Finney, Bruce; Huntly, Nancy; Jordan, James W.; King, Aaron A.; Misarti, Nicole; Reedy-Maschner, Katherine L.; Russell, Roland; Tews, Amber; Wood, Spencer A.; Benson, Buck
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Pacific Science;Oct2009, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p673
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Sanak Biocomplexity Project is a transdisciplinary research effort focused on a small island archipelago 50 km south of the Alaska Peninsula in the western Gulf of Alaska. This team of archaeologists, terrestrial ecologists, social anthropologists, intertidal ecologists, geologists, oceanographers, paleoecologists, and modelers is seeking to understanding the role of the ancient, historic, and modern Aleut in the structure and functioning of local and regional ecosystems. Using techniques ranging from systematic surveys to stable isotope chemistry, long-term shifts in social dynamics and ecosystem structure are present in the context of changing climatic regimes and human impacts. This paper presents a summary of a range of our preliminary findings.
ACCESSION #
45148469

 

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