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Publications and Other Products Using NPPSD Data

Drew, G. S., Piatt, J. F., and Renner, M., 2015, User’s guide to the North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database 2.0: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1123, 52 p., doi: 10.3133/ofr20151123 (report) doi:10.5066/F7WQ01T3 (database) [Report PDF 16.5 MB] [Database]

Renner, M. and K. J. Kuletz. 2015. A spatial-seasonal analysis of the oiling risk from shipping traffic to seabirds in the Aleutian Archipelago. Marine Pollution Bulletin (in review).

Renner, M. and K. J. Kuletz. 2014. An assessment of the risk of shipping traffic on seabirds in the Aleutian Archipelago. Final Report for the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Tern Again Consulting, Homer, AK. 249 pp. [Web Site]

Kuletz, K. J., M. Renner, E. A. Labunski, and G. L. Hunt, Jr. 2014. Changes in the distribution and abundance of Eastern Bering Sea Albatrosses: 1975–2010 Deep Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 109 (2014):282–292. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.05.006 [Full Publication]

Hunt, G. L., Jr., M. Renner, K. L. Kuletz. 2014. Seasonal variation in the cross-shelf distribution of seabirds in the southeastern Bering Sea. Deep-Sea Research II 109: 266-281.Topical Studies in Oceanography. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.08.011 [Full Publication]

Smith, M. A., N. J. Walker, C. M. Free, M. J. Kirchhoff, G. S. Drew, N. Warnock, and I. J. Stenhouse. 2014. Identifying marine Important Bird Areas using at-sea survey data. Biological Conservation 172:180-189. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2014.02.039 [Details] [Full Publication]

Drew, G. S., J. F. Piatt, and D. F. Hill. 2013. Effects of currents and tides in fine-scale use of marine bird habitats in a Southeast Alaska hotspot. Marine Ecology Progress Series 487:275-286. doi:10.3354/meps10304 [Details] [Full Publication]

Renner, M., J. Parrish, J. F. Piatt, K. J. Kuletz, A. E. Edwards, and G. L. Hunt, Jr. 2013. Modeled distribution and abundance of a pelagic seabird reveal trends in relation to fisheries. Marine Ecology Progress Series 484:259-277. [Details] [Full Publication]

Day, R. H., A. E. Gall, T. C. Morgan, J. R. Rose, J. H. Plissner, P. M. Sanzenbacher, J. D. Fenneman, K. J. Kuletz, B. H. Watts. 2013. Seabirds new to the eastern Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska: Response to a changing climate? Western Birds 44(3):174-182. [PDF 1.21 MB]

COSEWIC. 2013. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Cassin’s Auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. [web page]

COSEWIC. 2013. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. [web page]

Hunt, G. L. Jr., A. L. Blanchard, P. L. Boveng, P. Dalpadado, K. F. Drinkwater, L. Eisner, R. Hopcroft, K. M. Kovacs, B. L. Norcross, P. Renaud, M. Reigstad, M. Renner, H. R. Skjoldal, A. Whitehouse, R. A. Woodgate. 2013. The Barents and Chukchi Seas: comparison of two Arctic shelf ecosystems. Journal of Marine Systems, 109–110:43—68.

Sydeman, W. J., M. Losekoot, J.A. Santora, S.A. Thompson, T. Distler, T., A. Weinstein and K.  Morgan. 2012. Hotspots of Seabird Abundance in the California Current: Implications for Important Bird Areas. Audubon Society, California.   (www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/documents/report_audubon_marine_ibas_011813.pdf)

Smith, M., N. Walker, C. Free, M. Kirchhoff, N. Warnock, A. Weinstein, T. Distler, and I. Stenhouse. 2012. Marine Important Bird Areas in Alaska: Identifying Globally Significant Sites Using Colony and At-sea Survey Data. Audubon Alaska: Anchorage. (ak.audubon.org/sites/default/files/documents/marine_ibas_report_final_sep_2012.pdf)

Sigler, M. F., K. J. Kuletz, P. H. Ressler, N. A. Friday, C. D. Wilson and A. N. Zerbini. 2012. Marine Predators and Persistent Prey in the Southeast Bering Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 65-70 (June): 292–303. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.02.017.

Renner, M., M. L. Arimitsu, and J. F. Piatt. 2012. Structure of marine predator and prey communities along environmental gradients in a glaciated fjord. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:2029-2045. doi:10.1139/f2012-117 [Details] [Full Publication]

Humphries, G., F. Huettmann, G. Nevitt, C. Deal, and D. Atkinson. 2012. Species distribution modeling of storm-petrels (Oceanodroma furcata and O. leucorhoa) in the North Pacific and the role of dimethyl sulfide. Polar Biology 35(11):1669–1680. doi: 10.1007/s00300-012-1207-2 [Full Publication]

Sigler, M.F., M. Renner, S.L. Danielson, L.B. Eisner, R.R. Lauth, K.J. Kuletz, E.A. Logerwell, and G.L. Hunt Jr. 2011. Fluxes, fins, and feathers: Relationships among the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas in a time of climate change. Oceanography 24(3):250–265, http://dx.doi. org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.77

Day, R.H., A.E. Gall, A.K. Prichard, G.J. Divoky and N.A. Rojek. 2011. The status and distribution of Kittlitz’s Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris in northern Alaska. Marine Ornithology 39: 53–63.

Huettmann, F., Y. Artukhin, O. Gilg, G. Humphries. 2011. Predictions of 27 Arctic pelagic seabird distributions using public environmental variables, assessed with colony data: a first digital IPY and GBIF open access synthesis platform. Marine Biodiversity 41(1):141–179. doi: 10.1007/s12526-011-0083-2 [Full Publication]

Drew, G. S., D. E. Dragoo, M. Renner, and J. F. Piatt. 2010. At-sea observations of marine birds and their habitats before and after the 2008 eruption of Kasatochi Volcano, Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 42(3):325-334. doi:10.1657/1938-4246-42.3.325 [Details] [Full Publication] [PDF 2.72 MB]

Renner, M., J.K. Parrish, G.V. Byrd, K.J. Kuletz and G.L. Hunt Jr. 2009. Is the pelagic distribution of seabirds in the Bering Sea driven by climate change? A retrospective analysis, North Pacific Research Board, Final Report Project 609.

Renner, M., G. L. Hunt, Jr., J. F. Piatt, and G. V. Byrd. 2008. Seasonal and distribution patterns of seabirds along the Aleutian Archipelago. Marine Ecology Progress Series 357:301-311. doi:10.3354/meps07325 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jahncke, J., L.S. Vlietstra, M.B. Decker and G.L. Hunt Jr. 2008. Marine bird abundance around the Pribilof Islands: a multi-year comparison. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 55(16), 1809-1826.

Piatt, J.F., K.J. Kuletz, A.E. Burger, S.A. Hatch, V.L. Friesen, T.P. Birt, M.L. Arimitsu, G.S. Drew, A.M.A. Harding and K.S. Bixler. 2007. Status Review of the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Alaska and British Columbia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1387, 258pp. [Abstract] [PDF 11.7 MB]

Piatt, J. F., J. D. Wetzel, K. Bell, A. R. DeGange, G. R. Balogh, G. S. Drew, T. Geernaert, C. Ladd, and G. V. Byrd. 2006. Predictable hotspots and foraging habitat of the endangered short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) in the North Pacific: Implications for conservation. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 53(3-4):387-398. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2006.01.008 [Details] [Full Publication]

Melvin, E. F., M. D. Wainstein, K. S. Dietrich, K. L. Ames, T. O. Geernaert and L. L. Conquest. 2006. The Distribution of Seabirds on the Alaskan Longline Fishing Grounds: Implications for Seabird Avoidance Regulations. Sea Grant. Washington. [PDF 2.38 MB]

Piatt, J.F., G.S. Drew, and D.B. Irons. 2006. Atlas of seabird distribution at sea in Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. USGS Alaska Science Center Progress Report. 33 pp.

Hunt, G. L., Jr., G. S. Drew, J. Jahnck, and J. F. Piatt. 2005. Prey consumption and energy transfer by marine birds in the Gulf of Alaska. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 52(5-6):781-797. [Details] [Full Publication] [PDF 897 KB]

Zimmerman, C. E., N. Hillgruber, S. E. Burril, M. A. St. Peters, and J. D. Wetzel. 2005. Offshore marine observations of Willow Ptarmigan, including water landings, Kuskokwim Bay, Alaska. Wilson Bulletin 117(1):12-14. doi:10.1676/04-074 [Details] [Full Publication] [PDF 845 KB]

Drew, G. S. and J. F. Piatt. 2005. North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database (NPPSD): Compiling Datasets and Creating an Archive, Accessible Database, and Pelagic Seabird Atlas. Final Report for the North Pacific Marine Research Institute (NPMRI). U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska. [PDF 6.02 MB]

Piatt, J. F. and G. S. Drew. 2004. Preliminary assessment of marine bird abundance and species composition in the vicinity of the Selendang Ayu grounding based on historical data from the North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database. USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage. [Details] [PDF 6.15 MB]

Commission for Environmental Conservation. 2005. Pink-footed Shearwater: North American Conservation Action Plan. Commission for Enviromental Cooperation. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 60 p. [PDF 5.4 MB]

Minerals Management Service. 2003. Pelagic Seabird Densities and Distribution of Seabird Colonies. P. 263 in Vol. III Cook Inlet Planning Area, Oil and gas Lease Sales 191 and 199, Final Environmental Impact Statement. Alaska OCS Region, MMS 2003-055, Anchorage, Alaska.

Piatt, J.F., and G.S. Drew. 2003. North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database (NPPSD): Compiling Datasets and Creating an Archive, Accessible Database, and Pelagic Seabird Atlas. Annual Report on Project NPMRI 18 (T2110) to the North Pacific Marine Research Institute. U.S Geological Survey, Alaska Biological Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska.

Piatt, J. F. and A. M. Springer. 2003. Advection, pelagic food webs, and seabird biogeography in Beringia. Marine Ornithology 31(2):141-154. [Details] [Full Publication]

Livingston, P. (ed). 2002. Ecosystem considerations for 2003. Appendix D, in 2002 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Reports. National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA. [PDF 1.21 MB]

Piatt, J. F. and G. Ford. 2001. Monitoring seabird populations in areas of oil and gas development on the Alaskan Continental Shelf: A computerized pelagic seabird atlas for Alaska, June 2000. MMS OCS Study 2000-072, 53 p. [Details]

Hunt, G. L. Jr., H. Kato and S. M. McKinnell. 2000. Predation by marine birds and mammals in the subarctic North Pacific Ocean. PICES Scientific Report No. 14, 2000, North Pacific Marine Science Organization, Sydney, BC, Canada [PDF 1.24 MB]

Springer, A. M., J. F. Piatt, V. P. Shuntov, G. B. Van Vliet, V. L. Vladimirov, A. E. Kuzin, and A. S. Perlov. 1999. Marine birds and mammals of the Pacific subarctic gyres. Progress in Oceanography 43:443-487. [Details] [Full Publication]

 

Presentations and Other Products Using the NPPSD

Drew, G.S. and John F. Piatt. 2015. Long term trends of seabird density and biomass in the North Pacific (1975-2012). Presentation at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, AK, Jan 20, 2015.

Renner, M. and K.J. Kuletz. 2015. Overlapping Shipping Traffic and Seabirds in the Aleutian Archipelago: a seasonal Risk Analysis. 7th Kachemak Bay Science Conference, Homer, AK, Mar. 2015.

Hunt, G.L, K. Kuletz, M. Renner, J. Piatt, J.A. Santora, M. Sigler. 2014. Seabird distributions in relationship to ecological structure on the eastern Bering Sea shelf. PICES Bering Sea Open Science Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2014.
Drew, G.S. and J.F. Piatt. 2014. Biodiversity, biomass, and energy transfer in the North Pacific: Insights from 40 years of at-sea seabird survey data. Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting. Juneau, AK, Feb. 21.

Renner, M. 2014. Cross-validating approaches to modeling habitat and distribution of seabirds at-sea. Invited presentation, PICES Meeting, Yeosu, South Korea, Oct. 2014.

Renner, M. and K.J. Kuletz 2014. Shipping and Seabirds in the Aleutian Archipelago: a Seasonal Risk Analysis. Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting. Juneau, AK, February 2014.

Hunt, G.L. Jr., M. Renner, K. Kuletz, G. Drew and J. Piatt. 2012. Seabird numbers, days of occupancy, and prey habits in the Gulf of Alaska and the eastern Bering Sea, PICES Meeting, Hiroshima, Japan, Oct.12-21, 2012.

Hunt, G.L. Jr., M. Renner, and K. Kuletz. 2012. Seasonal Variation in the Cross-shelf Distribution of Seabirds in the Southeastern Bering Sea. Pacific Seabird Group 39th Annual Conference, Turtle Bay, HI, Feb 7-10, 2012.

Piatt, J.F., G. Drew, E. Madison, and M. Arimitsu. 2012. Island in the stream: upwelling and marine hotspots around the Kodiak Archipelago.  Pacific Seabird Group 39th Annual Conference, Turtle Bay, HI, Feb 7-10, 2012.

Kaler, R.S.A., D. Irons, N. Rojek, R.Bochenek, G. Drew, and J. Piatt. 2012. The North Pacific Seabird Data Portal. Pacific Seabird Group 39th Annual Conference, Turtle Bay, HI, Feb 7-10, 2012.

Kuletz, K.J., E.A. Labunski, M. Renner. 2010. Distribution and Habitat use of three North Pacific Albatrosses in Alaska: Evidence of recent Expansions North. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Bering Sea Session, Anchorage, Alaska, January 19-23, 2010.

Renner, M., Piatt, J. F., Kuletz, K. J., and Hunt, G. L., Jr. 2010. Changes in the distribution of hotspots of pelagic species diversity and abundance in the Bering Sea and North Pacific over four decades. First World Seabird Conference (Victoria, Canada, Sep. 2010).

Kuletz, K.J., M. Renner, E.A. Labunski, J.F. Piatt, G. L. Hunt, Jr. 2010. Albatrosses as upper trophic level indicators of change in the Bering Sea Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon, February  22-26, 2010.

Drew, G.S., and J.F. Piatt. 2010. North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database Version 2.0: Expanded Range, Complexity and Efficiency. First World Seabird Conference (Victoria, Canada, Sep. 2010).

Renner, M., Parrish, J.K, Byrd, G.V., Piatt, J.F., Kuletz K.J., Hunt, G.L., Jr. 2009. Modeling the distribution and abundance of marine top-predators in relationships to physical parameters sensitive to climate change. GLOBEC Open Science Meeting, Victoria, BC, June 2009.

Renner, M., J.K. Parrish, G.V. Byrd, J.F. Piatt, K.J. Kuletz, G.L. Hunt, Jr. 2009. The roles of fisheries, climate and seascape on the distribution of Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) in the Bering Sea. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska. January 2009.

D. B. Irons, S. Hatch, G. Drew and J. Piatt.  2008. Seabird databases on the web now and in the future, Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting 35, February 2008, Blaine, Washington.

Renner, M., G.L. Hunt, V.G. Byrd and J.F. Piatt. 2008. The effect of changes in fishing regulations on the distribution of Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in the Bering Sea. Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting 35, February 2008, Blaine, Washington.

Hyrenbach, K.D.,  K.H. Morgan, M.F. Henry, C. Rintoul, G. Drew, J. Piatt and W. Sydeman. 2007. Documenting changes in the distribution and abundance of warm-water gadfly petrels (Pterodroma spp.) in the subarctic North Pacific using vessels of opportunity (2002 - 2006).  North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), October, Victoria B.C. 2007.

Renner, M., J.F. Piatt, G.L. Hunt, G.V. Byrd, 2007,Contrasting summer and winter distribution of planktivorous seabirds in the Aleutians, Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting 34, February 2006, Asilomar, California.

Morgan, K.H., K.D. Hyrenbach, M.D. Bentley, M.F. Henry, J.K. Kenyon, P.D. O’Hara, C. Rintoul and W.J. Sydeman. 2007. Warm-water gadfly petrels (Pterodroma spp.) off Canada’s west coast, observed from vessels of opportunity (1996 - 2005) - Sentinels of climate change? Pacific Seabird Group 34th Annual Meeting, Asilomar, CA, Feb., 2007.

Wetzel J., J. F. Piatt, G.S. Drew, G. Balogh, K. Bell, and A. DeGange. 2005.  Predictable Hotspots for the Endangered Short-Tailed Albatross in Alaska. Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting 32, January, 2005, Portland OR.

Drew, G. S., and J.F. Piatt. 2005. Surveying the Past: North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 2005, Anchorage, Alaska. [Powerpoint file 9.75 MB]

Drew, G.S., and J.F. Piatt. 2003. North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database: Progress and Prospects. Marine Science in the Northeast Pacific Symposium, North Pacific Research Board, Anchorage, Alaska, January, 2003.

Drew, G. S., D. B. Irons, J. F. Piatt, J. Johnson, and S. Stephensen. 2003. The North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database (NPPSD): Status, examples and progress toward integration, Pacific Seabird Group Conference, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada, February 2003.

 

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