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Zooplankton biodiversity and food web research in Sinclair Inlet

Duration

August 2008 - June 2010

Narrative

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: 100

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 714

Scientific Publications: 1979

Presentations: 4410

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • U.S. Navy

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey