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Zooplankton biodiversity and food web research in Sinclair Inlet


August 2008 - June 2010


Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) will collaborate with the U.S. Geological Survey (WWSC) in evaluating zooplankton biodiversity and abundance in Sinclair Inlet as part of a larger Sinclair Inlet mercury study. The project will uiltimately include development and implementation of a regular zooplankton sampling program, analysis of zooplankton samples, training of UW and outside researchers in sampling and analysis techniques, publication of results and integration of the project into the ecosystem context. Objectives covered under the scope of work include (1) planning and designing a sampling/analysis program; (2) sampling zooplankton; (3) analyszing species composition and abundance in zooplankton samples; (4) training UW students and personnel in zooplankton sampling and analysis techniques; and (5) in collaboration with USGS personnel, analyze data to answer research questions and publish results in peer-reviewed journal(s).


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4253



Funding Agencies

  • U.S. Navy

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey