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Publications

2013

Agness, A. M., K. N. Marshall, J. F. Piatt, J. C. Ha, G. R. VanBlaricom. 2013. Energy expense of vessel disturbance to individual Kittlitz’s murrelets. Marine Ornithology, In press. [pdf file 227 kb]

Drew, G. S., J. F. Piatt, and D. F. Hill. 2012. Effects of currents and tides in fine-scale use of marine bird habitats in a Southeast Alaska hotspot. Marine Ecology Progress Series, In press. doi:10.3354/meps10304 [pdf file 698 kb]

Hatch, S.A. 2013. Kittiwake diets and chick production signal a 2008 regime shift in the Northeast Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 477:271-284. doi: 10.3354/meps10161. [pdf file 1.01 mb]

2012

Arimitsu, M. L., J. F. Piatt, E. N. Madison, J. S. Conaway, and N. Hillgruber. 2012. Oceanographic gradients and seabird prey community dynamics in glacial fjords. Fisheries Oceanography 21:148-169. [pdf file 1.07 mb]

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. [pdf file 5.58 mb]

Renner, M., J. K. Parrish, J. F. Piatt, K. J. Kuletz, A. E. Edwards, and G. L. Hunt, Jr. 2012. Modeled distribution and abundance of a pelagic seabird reveal trends in relation to fisheries. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 484:259-277. doi: 10.3354/meps10347 [pdf file 6.71 mb]

2011

Arimitsu, M., J. Piatt, E. Madison, M. Romano, and T. van Pelt. 2011. Status and distribution of the Kittlitz’s Murrelet in Kenai Fjords, Alaska. Marine Ornithology 39:13-22

Birt, T. P., D. Mackinnon, J. F. Piatt, and V. L. Friesen. 2011. Genetic differentiation of the Littlitz’s Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris in the Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska. Marine Ornithology 39:45-51

Cury, P. M., I. L. Boyd, S. Bonhommeau, T. Anker-Nilssen, R. J. M. Crawford, R. W. Furness, J. A. Mills, E. Murphy, H. Osterblom, M. Paleczny, J. F. Piatt, J. P. Roux, L. Shannon, W. J. Sydeman. 2011. Global seabird responses to forage fish depletion – one-third for the birds. Science 334: 1703-1706. | Supporting online material. Science 334.

Madison, E., J. Piatt, M. Arimitsu, M. Romano, T. van Pelt, K. Nelson, J. Williams, A. DeGange. 2011. Status and distribution of the Kittlitz’s Murrelet along the Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak, and Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Marine Ornithology 39:111-122

Kuletz, K. J., S. G. Speckman, J. F. Piatt, E. A. Labunski. 2011. Population status and trends of Kittlitz’s Murrelets in Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, Alaska. Marine Ornithology 39:85-95

Piatt, J., M. Arimitsu, G. Drew, E. Madison, J. Bodkin, and M. D. Romano. 2011. Status and trends of the Kittlitz’s in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Marine Ornithology 39:65-75

2010

Arimitsu, M. L., J. F. Piatt, M. D. Romano, E. N. Madison, and J. S. Conaway. 2010. Kittlitz's and Marbled Murrelets in Kenai Fjords National Park, south-central Alaska: At-sea distribution, abundance, and foraging habitat, 2006–08: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1181, 68p.

Drew, G., D. Dragoo, M. Renner, 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 [pdf file 2.72 mb]

Kitaysky, A. S., J. F. Piatt, S. A. Hatch, E. V. Kitaiskaia, Z. M. Benowitz-Fredericks, M. T. Shultz, and J. C. Wingfield. 2010. Food availability and population processes: severity of nutritional stress during reproduction predicts survival of long-lived seabirds. Functional Ecology. 24:625-637. [pdf file 380 kb]

Kotzerka, J., S. Garthe, and S. A. Hatch. 2010. GPS tracking devices reveal foraging strategies of Black-legged Kittiwakes. Journal of Ornithology. 151:459-467. doi: 10.1007/s10336-009-0479-y [pdf file 384 kb]

Satterthwaite, W.H., A.S. Kitaysky, S.A. Hatch, J.F. Piatt, M. Mangel. 2010. Unifying quantitative life-history theory and field endocrinology to assess prudent parenthood in a long-lived seabird. Evolutionary Ecology Research 12:779-792. [pdf file 132 kb]

2009

Arimitsu, M. L. 2009. Environmental gradients and prey availability relative to glacial features in Kittlitz's murrelet foraging habitat. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. (PDF 2,610k)

Regular, P. M., F. Shuhood, T. Power, W. A. Montevecchi, G. J. Robertson, D. Ballam, J. F. Piatt and B. Nakashima. 2009. Murres, Capelin and Ocean Climate: Inter-annual Associations across a Decadal Shift. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 156:293-302. doi: 10.1007/s10661-008-0484-2 [pdf file 350 kb]

Shultz, M. T., J. F. Piatt, A.M. A. Harding, A. B. Kettle, T. I. Van Pelt. 2009. Timing of breeding and reproductive performance in murres and kittiwakes reflect mismatched seasonal prey dynamics. Marine Ecology Progress Series 393:247-258. doi: 10.3354/meps08136 [pdf file 242 kb]

2008

Agness, A. M., J. F. Piatt, J. C. Ha and G. R. VanBlaricom. 2008. Effects of vessel activity on the nearshore ecology of Kittlitz’s Murrelets (Brachyramphus brevirostris) in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Auk 125:346-353. doi: 10.1525/auk.2008.06203 [pdf file 946 kb]

Arimitsu, M.L., J. F. Piatt, M. A. Litzow, A. A. Abookire, M. D. Romano, and M. D. Robards. 2008. Distribution and spawning dynamics of capelin (Mallotus villosus) in Glacier Bay, Alaska: a cold water refugium. Fisheries Oceanography 17:137-146. (PDF 1,400k)

Drew , G.S. and J.F. Piatt. 2008. Using geographic information systems to compare non-uniform marine bird surveys: detecting the decline of Kittlitz’s murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Auk: 178-182. (PDF 821k)

Jodice, P. G. R , D. D. Roby, K. R. Turco, R. M. Suryan, D. B. Irons, J. F. Piatt, M. T. Shultz, D. G. Roseneau, and A. B. Kettle. 2008. Growth rates of Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla chicks in relation to delivery rate, size, and energy density of meals. Marine Ornithology 36:107-114. [pdf file 235 kb]

Morris-Pocock, J. A., S. A. Taylor, T. P. Birt, M. Damus, J. F. Piatt, K. Warheit and V. L. Friesen. 2009. Population genetic structure in Atlantic and Pacific Ocean common murre populations (Uria aalge): A natural replicate test of post-Pleistocene evolution. Molecular Ecology. 17(22):4859-4873. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03977.x [pdf file 306 kb]

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 [pdf file 593 kb]

2007

Arimitsu, M. L., Piatt, J. F., Romano, M. D., and Douglas, D. C., 2007, Distribution of forage fishes in relation to the oceanography of Glacier Bay, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium, October 26–28, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 102-106. (PDF 1,330)

Arimitsu, M. L., Romano, M. D., Piatt, J. F., 2007, Groundnesting marine bird distribution and potential for human impacts in Glacier Bay, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium, October 26–28, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 196-200. (PDF 3,150)

Drew, G. S., Piatt, J. F., and Bodkin, J. L., 2007, Population status and trends of marine birds and mammals in Glacier Bay National Park, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium, October 26–28, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 129-132. (PDF 1,280)

Harding, A.M.A., J.F. Piatt and J.A. Schmutz. 2007. Seabird behavior as an indicator of food supplies: Sensitivity across the breeding season. Marine Ecology Progress Series 352: 269-274.

Harding, A. M. A., Piatt, J. F., Schmutz, J. A., Shultz, M. T., Van Pelt, T. I., Kettle, A. B., and Speckman, S. G. 2007. Prey density and the behavioral flexibility of a marine predator: the Common Murre (Uria aalge). Ecology 88:2024-2033. doi: 10.1890/06-1695.1 [pdf file 261 kb]

Jodice, P. G., D. D. Roby, K. R. Turco, R. M. Suryan, D. B. Irons, J. F. Piatt, M. T. Shultz, D. G. Roseneau, A. B. Kettle, J. A. Anthony. 2006. Assessing the nutritional stress hypothesis: the relative influence of diet quantity and quality on seabird productivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 325: 267-279. (PDF 277k)

Kitaysky, A.S., J. F. Piatt and J.C. Wingfield. 2007. Stress hormones link food availability and population processes in seabirds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 352: 245-258.

Piatt, J. F., and S. A. Gende (Eds.). 2007. Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium. U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047. 246 pp.

Piatt, J. F., and A. M. A. Harding. 2007. Population Ecology of Seabirds in Cook Inlet. Pp. 335-352 in: Robert Spies (ed.), Long-term Ecological Change in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. Elsevier, Amsterdam. (PDF 3,910k)

Piatt, J.F., A.M.A. Harding, M. Shultz, S.G. Speckman, T. I. van Pelt, G.S. Drew, A.B. Kettle. 2007. Seabirds as indicators of marine food supplies: Cairns revisited. Marine Ecology Progress Series 352:221-234.

Piatt, J. F., and A.M. Springer. 2007. Marine ecoregions of Alaska. Pp. 522-526 in: Robert Spies(ed.), Long-term Ecological Change in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. Elsevier, Amsterdam. (PDF 1,320k)

Piatt, J. F., W. J. Sydeman (eds.). 2007. Seabirds as Indicators of Marine Ecosystems. Proceedings of the Pacific Seabird Group Symposium on “Seabirds as Indicators of Marine Ecosystems”, Feb. 19-21, 2006, Girdwood, Alaska. Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 352:199-309. doi: 10.3354/meps07070. [pdf file 3.61 mb]

Piatt, J.F., W.J. Sydeman, F. Wiese. 2007. Introduction: A modern role for seabirds as indicators. Marine Ecology Progress Series 352:199-204.

Romano, M. D., Piatt, J. F., and Carter, H. R., 2007, First successfult radio-telemetry study of Kittlitz’s Murrelet— Problems and potential, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium, October 26–28, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 120-123. (PDF 905k)

Romano, M. D., Piatt, J. F., Drew, G. S., and Bodkin, J. L., 2007, Temporal and spatial variability in distribution of Kittlitz’s Murrelet in Glacier Bay, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium, October 26–28, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 117-119. (PDF 456k)

Zador, S. G., and Piatt, J. F., 2007, Simulating the effects of predation and egg-harvest at a gull colony, in Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium, October 26–28, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, p. 188-192. (PDF 1,510)

2006

Kitaysky, A. S., E. Kitaysky, J. F. Piatt and J. Wingfield. 2006. A mechanistic link between chick diet and decline in seabirds? Proceedings of the Royal Society (B). 273:445-450. (PDF 165k)

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. 2006. Status Review of the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Alaska and British Columbia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1387, 630pp.

Piatt, J. F., J. 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 II 53: 387-398 (PDF 569k)

Renner, H. M., M. Renner, J. H. Reynolds, A. M. A. Harding, I. L. Jones, D. B. Irons, and G. V. Byrd. 2006. Colony mapping: A new tecnique for monitoring crevice-nesting seabirds. The Condor 108:423-434. (PDF 130k)

Romano, M.D., J.F. Piatt and D.D. Roby. 2006. Testing the junk-food hypothesis on marine birds: Effects of prey type on growth and development. Waterbirds 29:407-516. (PDF 157k)

Springer, A.M., G.B. van Vliet, J.F. Piatt, and E.M. Danner. 2006. Whales and whaling in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea: Oceanographic insights and ecosystem impacts. Pp. 245-261 in Whales, Whaling and Ocean Ecosystems. J.A. Estes, D.P. DeMaster, D.F. Doak, T.M. Williams, and R.L. Brownell, Jr. (eds). University of California Press, Berkeley, USA.

Zador, S., J. F. Piatt, and A. E. Punt. 2006. Balancing predation and egg harvest in a colonial seabird: A simulation colony. Ecological Modelling 195: 318-326 (PDF 534k)

2005

Abookire, A. A. and J. F. Piatt. 2005. Oceanographic conditions structure forage fishes into lipid-rich and lipid-poor communities in lower Cook Inlet, Alaska, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 287: 229-240. (PDF 316k)

Carter, H. R., S. G. Sealy, E. E. Burkett, and J. F. Piatt. 2005. Biology and conservation of Xantus’s Xantus’s Murrelet: discovery, taxonomy, and distribution. Marine Ornithology 33: 81-87. (PDF 1,070k)

Carter, H. R., S. G. Sealy, E. E. Burkett, and J. F. Piatt (Eds.). 2005. Xantus’s Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) Special Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group Conference, January, 2005, Portland, Oregon. Pp. 81-159 in Marine Ornithology, Vol. 33 (2) 2005.

Friesen, V. L., T. P. Birt, J. F. Piatt, R. T. Golightly, S. H. Newman, P.N. Hébert, and G. Gissing. 2005. Population genetic structure and conservation of marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus). Conservation Genetics 6: 607-614. (PDF 257k)

Harding, A. H., J. F. Piatt, G. V. Byrd, S. A. Hatch, N. Konyukhov, E.U. Golubova and J.C. Williams. 2005. Measuring variability in colony attendance of crevice-nesting Horned Puffin throughout the North Pacific: Implications for population monitoring. Journal of Wildlife Management 69: 1279-1296. (PDF 4,070k)

Hunt, G. L. Jr., G. S. Drew, J. Jahncke, and J. F. Piatt. 2005. Prey consumption and energy transfer by marine birds in the Gulf of Alaska. Deep-Sea Research II, 52:781-797. (PDF 897k)

Kitaysky, A. S., M. D. Romano, J. F. Piatt, J. C. Wingfield, and M. Kikuchi. 2005. The adrenocortical response of tufted puffin chicks to nutritional deficits. Hormones and Behavior 47:606-619. (PDF 553k)

Ostrand, W. D., T. A. Gotthardt, S. Howlin, and M. D. Robards. 2005. Habitat selection models for Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus) in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Northwestern Naturalist 86:131-143. (PDF 469k)

Speckman, S. G., J. F. Piatt, C. V. Minte-Vera, and J. K. Parrish. 2005. Parallel structure among environmental gradients and three trophic levels in a subarctic estuary. Progress in Oceanography. 66:25-65. (PDF 2590k)

Zimmerman, C. E., N. Hillgruber, S. E. Burril, M. A. St. Peters, and J. D. Wetzel. 2005. Offshore marine observation of willow ptarmigan, including water landings, Kuskokwim Bay, Alaska. Wilson Bulletin. 117(1):12-14. (PDF 845k)

Wang, S. 2005. Foraging patterns of Northern Fulmars in Alaska inferred from fatty acid signature analysis. M.Sc. Thesis, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. (PDF 421k)

2004

Harding, A. M., T. I. Van Pelt, J. T. Lifjeld, and F. Mehlum. 2004. Sex differences in Little Auk Alle alle parental care: Transition from biparental to paternal-only care. Ibis. 146:642-651. (PDF 144k)

Litzow, M. A., J. F. Piatt, A. A. Abookire, and M. D. Robards. 2004. Energy density and variability in abundance of pigeon guillemot prey: Support for the quality-variability trade-off hypothesis. Journal of Animal Ecology 73:1149-1156. (PDF 161k)

Litzow, M. A., J. F. Piatt, A. A. Abookire, S. G. Speckman, M. L. Arimitsu and J. D. Figurski. 2004. Spatiotemporal predictability of schooling and nonschooling prey of Pigeon Guillemots. The Condor 106:410-415. (PDF 88k)

Piatt, J. F., and A. M. Springer. 2004. Advection, pelagic food webs, and the biogeography of seabirds in Beringia. Marine Ornithology 31: 141-154. (PDF 1500k)

Speckman, S.G., J.F. Piatt, and A.M. Springer. 2004. Small boats disturb fish-holding murrelets. Northwestern Naturalist 85: 32-34. (PDF 293k)

2003

Harding, A. M .A, J. F. Piatt and K. C. Hamer. 2003. Breeding ecology of Horned Puffins (Fratercula corniculata) in Alaska: Annual variation and effects of El Niño. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81:1004-1013. (PDF 203k)

Kitaysky, A. S., E. V. Kitaiskaia, J. F. Piatt, and J. F. Wingfield. 2003. Benefits and costs of increased levels of corticosterone in seabird chicks. Hormones and Behavior 43: 140-149. (PDF 228k)

Lanctot, R. B, S. A. Hatch, V. A. Gill, and M. Eens. 2003. Are corticosterone levels a good indicator of food availability and reproductive success in a seabird colony? Hormones and Behavior 43: 489-502. (PDF 299k)

Litzow, M. A. and J. F. Piatt. 2003. Variance in prey abundance influences time budgets of breeding seabirds: Evidence from pigeon guillemots. J. Avian Biol 34: 54-64. (PDF 182k)

Speckman, S. G., J. F. Piatt, and A.M. Springer. 2003. Deciphering the social structure of Marbled Murrelets from behavioral observations at sea. Waterbirds 26(3): 266-274. (PDF 911k)

2002

Abookire, A. A., J. F. Piatt, and S. G. Speckman. 2002. A nearsurface, daytime occurrence of two mesopelagic fish species (Stenobrachius leucopsarus and Leuroglossus schmidti) in a glacial fjord. Fish Bull. 100:376-380.(PDF 163 KB)

Gill, V.A., and S.A. Hatch. 2002. Components of productivity in black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla): response to supplemental feeding. Journal of Avian Biology 33(2): 113-126. (PDF 324k)

Gill, V. A., S. A. Hatch and R. B. Lanctot. 2002. Sensitivity of breeding parameters to food supply in Black-legged kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla. Ibis 144(2): 268-283. (PDF 619k)

Harding, A. M., T. I. Van Pelt, J. F. Piatt, and A. S. Kitaysky. 2002. Reduction of provisioning effort in response to experimental manipulation of chick nutritional status in the horned puffin. The Condor 104:842-847. (PDF 67 KB)

Jodice, P. G. R., D. D. Roby, V. A. Gill, S. A. Hatch, R. B. Lanctot, and G. H. Visser. 2002. Does food availability constrain energy expenditure of black-legged kittiwakes raising young? A supplemental feeding experiment. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80:214-222. (PDF 70k)

Litzow, M. A., J. F. Piatt, A. K. Prichard, and D. D. Roby. 2002. Response of pigeon guillemots to variable abundance of high-lipid and low-lipid prey. Oecologia 132:286-295. (PDF 153 KB)

Piatt, J. F. and A. S. Kitaysky. 2002. Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata). In The Birds of North America, No. 603 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. Pp. 1-27. (PDF 663k)

Piatt, J. F. and A. S. Kitaysky. 2002. Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata). In The Birds of North America, No. 708 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. Pp. 1-32. (PDF 528k)

Pitocchelli, J., J. F. Piatt, and H. R. Carter. 2002. Variation in plumage, molt, and morphology of the Whiskered Auklet (Aethia pygmaea) in Alaska. J. Field Ornith., in press.(PDF 122 KB)

Robards, M. D., G. A. Rose, and J. F. Piatt. 2002. Growth and abundance of Pacific sand lance, Ammodytes hexapterus, under differing oceanographic regimes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 64:429-441. (PDF 724 KB)

Wingfield, J. C., and A. S. Kitaysky. 2002. Endocrine responses to unpredictable environmental events: Stress or anti-stress hormones? Integ. Comp. Biol. 42: 600-609. (PDF 890k)

2001

Abookire, A., J. F. Piatt, and B. L. Norcross. 2001. Juvenile groundfish habitat in Kachemak Bay, Alaska, during late summer. Alaska Fishery Research Bulletin 8(1): 45-56. (PDF 914 KB)

Kitaysky, A. S., E. V. Kiaiskaia, J. C. Wingfield, and J. F. Piatt.  2001. Dietary restriction causes chronic elevation of coritcosterone and enhances stress response in red-legged kittiwake chicks. J. Comp. Physiol. B. 171: 701-709. (PDF 150 KB)

Kitaysky, A. S., J. C. Wingfield, and J. F. Piatt. 2001. Corticosterone facilitates begging and affects resource allocation in the black-legged kittiwake, Behavioral Ecology 12(5): 619–625. (PDF 116 KB)

2000

Abookire, A. A., J. F. Piatt and M. D. Robards.  2000.  Nearshore fish distributions in an Alaskan estuary in relation to stratification, temperature and salinity.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 51: 45-59. (PDF 224k)

Congdon, B. C., J. F. Piatt, K. Martin, and V. L. Friesen.  2000. Mechanisms of population differentiation in marbled murrelets: Historical versus contemporary processes. Evolution. 54(3): 974-986. (PDF 220 KB)

Litzow, M. A., J. F. Piatt, A. A. Abookire, A. K. Prichard, and M. D. Robards. 2000. Monitoring temporal and spatial variability in sandeel (Ammodytes hexapterus) abundance with pigeon guillemot (Cepphus columba) diets.  ICES Journal of Marine Science, 57: 976-986. (PDF 207k)

Speckman, S. G. and J. F. Piatt. 2000. Historic and current use of Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska, by Belugas, Delphinapterus leucas. Marine Fisheries Review. 62(3): 22-26.

1999

Anderson, P. J. and J. F. Piatt. 1999. Community reorganization in the Gulf of Alaska following ocean climate regime shift. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 189:117-123. (PDF 1082k)

Kitaysky, A. S., J. F. Piatt, J. C. Wingfield, M. Romano. 1999. The adrenocortical stress-response of Black-legged kittiwake chicks in relation to dietary restrictions. J Comp Physiol B (1999) 169: 303-310.  (PDF 149k)

Kitaysky, A. S., J. C. Wingfield, and J. F. Piatt.   1999. Dynamics of food availability, body condition and physiological stress response in breeding Black-legged Kittiwakes. Functional Ecology 13,577-584. (PDF 1119k)

Petersen, M. R., J. F. Piatt, and K. A. Trust. 1999. Foods of Spectacled Eiders Somateria fischeri in the Bering Sea, Alaska. Wildfowl 49:124-128. (PDF 252k)

Piatt, J. F., N. L. Naslund, and T. I. Van Pelt. 1999. Discovery of a new Kittlitz's Murrelet nest: Clues to habitat selection and nest-site fidelity.  Northwestern Naturalist  80:8-13. (PDF 832k)

Robards, M. D., J. A Anthony, G. A. Rose, J. F. Piatt. 1999.  Changes in proximate composition and somatic energy content for Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus) from Kachemak Bay, Alaska relative to maturity and season. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 242 (2) pp. 245-258. (PDF 192k)

Robards, M. D.,  J. F. Piatt, A. B. Kettle, and A. A. Abookire. 1999. Temporal and geographic variation in fish communities of lower Cook Inlet, Alaska. Fish Bull. 97(4):962-977.  (PDF 236k)

Robards M. D., J. F. Piatt, and G. A. Rose. 1999. Maturation, fecundity, and intertidal spawning of Pacific sand lance in the northern Gulf of Alaska.  Journal of Fish Biology 54,. 1050-1068.  (PDF 1000k)

Robards, M. D., M. F. Willson, R. H. Armstrong, J. F. Piatt, eds. 1999.  Sand Lance: A review of biology and predator relations and annotated bibliography. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-521, Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 327 p.  (PDF, Part I 713k, Part II 433k)

Zador S. G. and Piatt, J. F. 1999. Time-budgets of common murres at a declining and increasing colony in Alaska. Condor 101:149-152.  (PDF 388k)

1998

Kuletz, K. and J. F. Piatt. 1998. Juvenile Marbled Murrelet nurseries and the productivity index. Wilson Bulletin 111(2):257-261.  (PDF 459k)

Konyukhov, N. B., L. S. Bogoslovskaya, B. M. Zvonov, and T. I. van Pelt. 1998. Seabirds of the Chukotka Peninsula, Russia. Arctic 51:315-329. (PDF 976k)

Litzow, M. A., J. F. Piatt, and J. D. Figurski. 1998. Hermit crabs in the diet of Pigeon Guillemots at Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Colonial Waterbirds 21:242-244.(PDF 218k)

Springer, A. M., J. F. Piatt, V. P. Shuntov, G. B. van Vliet, V. Vladimirov, A. Kuzin, and A. Perlov. 1998. Marine birds and mammals of the western and eastern subarctic gyres of the North Pacific. Progress in Oceanography 43 (1999) 443-487. (Abstract, PDF 51k) (Entire document, PDF 4573k)

Van Pelt, T. I., J. F. Piatt, and G. B. van Vliet. 1998. Vocalizations of the Kittlitz’s Murrelet. Condor 101:395-398. (PDF 344k)

1997

Hobson, K. A., J. L. Sease, R. L. Merrick, and J. F. Piatt. 1997. Investigating trophic relationships of pinnipeds in Alaska and Washington using stable isotope ratios of nitrogen and carbon. Marine Mammal Science 13:114-132. (PDF 1561k)

Newman, S. H., J. F. Piatt, and J. White. 1997. Hematological and plasma biochemical reference ranges of Alaskan seabirds: their ecological significance and clinical importance. Colonial Waterbirds 20:492-504.  (PDF 904k)

Piatt, J. F., D. D. Roby, L. Henkel, and K. Neuman. 1997. Habitat use, diet, and breeding biology of Tufted Puffins in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Northwestern Naturalist 78:102-109. (PDF 613k)

Piatt, J. F., and T. I. Van Pelt. 1997. Mass-mortality of guillemots (Uria aalge) in the Gulf of Alaska in 1993. Marine Pollution Bulletin 34:656-662. (PDF 622k)

Robards, M. D., P. J. Gould, and J. F. Piatt. 1997. The highest global concentrations and increased abundance of oceanic plastic debris in the North Pacific: Evidence from seabirds. Pp. 71-80 in Marine Debris. J. M. Coe and D. B. Rogers (Eds.), Springer-Verlag New York Inc. (PDF 1306k)

Van Pelt, T., J. F. Piatt, B. K. Lance, and D. D. Roby. 1997. Proximate composition and energy density of some North Pacific forage fishes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 118(A):1393-1398.  (PDF 532k)

1996

Friesen, V. L., A. J. Baker, and J. F. Piatt. 1996. Phylogenetic relationships within the Alcidae (Charadriiformes: Aves) inferred from total molecular evidence. Molecular Biology and Evolution 13:359-367. (PDF 1352k)

Friesen, V. L., J. F. Piatt, and A .J. Baker. 1996. Evidence from cytochrome B sequences and allozymes for a "new" species of alcid: The Long-billed Murrelet (Brachyramphus perdix). Condor 98:681-690.  (PDF 722k)

Piatt J. F., and P. J. Anderson. 1996. Response of Common Murres to the Exxon Valdez oil spill and long-term changes on the Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem. Pp. 720-737 in: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Symposium Proceedings. Rice, S. D., R. B. Spies, D. A. Wolfe and B. A. Wright (Eds.). American Fisheries Society Symposium 18, Bethesda, Maryland.  (PDF 1303k)

Piatt, J. F., and R. G. Ford. 1996. How many seabirds were killed by the Exxon Valdez oil spill? Pp. 712-719 in: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Symposium Proceedings. Rice, S. D., R. B. Spies, D. A. Wolfe and B. A. Wright, (Eds). American Fisheries Society Symposium 18, Bethesda, Maryland. (PDF 1013k)

Springer, A. M., J. F. Piatt, and G. van Vliet. 1996. Seabirds as proxies of marine habitats in the western Aleutian arc. Fisheries Oceanography 5(1):45-55. (PDF 1409k)

1995

Bailey, K. M., S. A. Macklin, R. K. Reed, R. D. Brodeur, W. J. Ingraham, J. F. Piatt, M. Shima, R. C. Francis, P. J. Anderson, T. C. Royer, A. Hollowed, D. A. Somerton, and W. S. Wooster. 1995. ENSO events in the northern Gulf of Alaska, and effects on selected marine fisheries. CalCOFI Report, Vol. 36: 78-96. (PDF 1,730k)

Hatch, S. A., and J. F. Piatt. 1995. Seabirds in Alaska. Pp. 49-52 in Our Living Resources: A report to the Nation (LaRoe, E. T., Farris, G. S., Puckett, C. E., Doran, P. D., and Mac, M. J., Eds.). U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Biological Service, Washington, D.C. 530 pp. (PDF 372k)

Ralph, C. J., G. Hunt, M. Raphael, and J. F. Piatt (Eds.).  1995.  Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-152. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 420pp. Part 1.) Cover&Contents (PDF 655 k); Part 2) Chapters (PDF 11,981k)

Robards, M. D., J. F. Piatt, and K. D. Wohl. 1995. Increasing frequency of plastic particle ingestion by seabirds in the subarctic North Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin 30: 151-157.  (PDF 629k)

Van Pelt, T. I., and J. F. Piatt. 1995. Deposition and persistence of beachcast seabird carcasses. Marine Pollution Bulletin 30:794-802. (PDF 1304k)

1994

Hobsen, K. A., J. F. Piatt, and J. Pitocchelli. 1994. Using stable isotopes to determine seabird trophic relationships. Journal of Animal Ecology 63:786-798. (PDF 2080k)

Moum, T., S. Johansen, K. E. Erikstad, and J. F. Piatt. 1994. Phylogeny and evolution of the auks (subfamily Alcinae) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91: 7912-7916. (PDF 987k)

Piatt, J. F., and P. J. Gould. 1994. Post-breeding dispersal and drift-net mortality of endangered Japanese Murrelets. Auk 111:953-961. (PDF 706k)

1993

Hunt, G. L., N. M. Harrison, and J. F. Piatt. 1993. Foraging ecology as related to the distribution of planktivorous auklets in the Bering Sea. Pages 18-26 in K. Vermeer, K. T. Briggs, K. H. Morgan, and D. Siegel-Causey (eds.), The Status, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds in the North Pacific, Canadian Wildlife Service Special Publication, Ottawa. (PDF 969k)

Piatt, J. F., and R. G. Ford. 1993. Distribution and abundance of Marbled Murrelets in Alaska. Condor 95(3):662-669. (PDF 1031k)

1992

Piatt, J. F. and Methven, D. A. 1992. Threshold foraging behavior of baleen whales. Marine Ecology Progress Series 84:205-210. (PDF 505k)

1991

Methven, D. A. and J. F. Piatt. 1991. Seasonal abundance and vertical distribution of capelin (Mallotus villosus) in relation to water temperature at a coastal site off eastern Newfoundland. ICES Journal of Marine Science 48: 187-193. (PDF 475k)

Piatt, J. F., H. R. Carter, and D. N. Nettleship. 1991. Effects of oil pollution on marine bird populations. Pp. 125-141 in J. White (Ed.) The Effects of Oil on Wildlife: Research, Rehabilitation and General Concerns, Proceedings from the Oil Symposium, Washington D.C., October 16-18, 1990. Sheridan Press, Hanover, PA, 210 pp.  (PDF 1555k)

1990

Bajzak, D. and Piatt, J. F. 1990. Computer-aided procedure for counting waterfowl on aerial photographs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 18(2): 125-129. (PDF 2099k)

Burger, A. E. and J. F. Piatt. 1990. Flexible time budgets in breeding Common Murres: Buffers against variable prey availability. Studies in Avian Biology 14:71-83. (PDF 1040k)

Piatt, J. F. 1990. Aggregative response of Common Murres and Atlantic Puffins to their prey. Studies in Avian Biology 14:36-51. (PDF 1130k)

Piatt, J. F., C. J. Lensink, W. Butler, M. Kendziorek, and D. Nysewander. 1990. Immediate impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on marine birds. Auk 107:387-397. (PDF 867k)

Piatt, J. F., B. D. Roberts, and S. A. Hatch. 1990. Colony attendance and population monitoring of Least and Crested Auklets on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Condor 92: 109-116. (PDF 694k)

Piatt, J. F., B. D. Roberts, W. W. Lidster, J. L. Wells, and S. A. Hatch. 1990. Effects of human disturbance on breeding success of Least and Crested Auklets at St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Auk 107:342-350. (PDF 590k)

1989

Methven, D. A. and J. F. Piatt. 1989. Seasonal and annual variation in the diet of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in relation to the abundance of capelin (Mallotus villosus) off eastern Newfoundland, Canada. J. Cons. Int. Mer. 45: 223-225. (PDF 183k)

Piatt, J. F. and C. J. Lensink. 1989. Exxon Valdez bird toll. Nature 342: 865-866. (PDF 262k)

Piatt, J. F., D. A. Methven, A. E. Burger, R. L. McLagan, V. Mercer, and E. Creelman. 1989. Baleen whales and their prey in a sub-arctic coastal environment. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67:1523-1530. (PDF 716k)

Piatt, J. F., J. L. Wells, A. MacCharles, and B. S. Fadely. 1989. The distribution of seabirds and fish in relation to ocean currents in the southeastern Chukchi Sea. Pp. 21-31 in: Studies of high-latitude seabirds. 1. Behavioral, energetic, and oceanographic aspects of seabird feeding ecology. Montevecchi, W. A. and A. J. Gaston (Eds). Population Biology and Conservation of Marine Birds Symposium, St. Johns, Newfoundland. (PDF 1268k)

1988

Piatt, J. F., D. A. Methven, and A. E. Burger. 1988. Baleen whales and their prey in a coastal environment. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67: 1523-1530. (PDF 716k)

1987

Montevecchi, W. A. and J. F. Piatt. 1987. Dehydration of seabird prey during transport to the colony: effects on wet weight energy densities. Canadian Journal of Zoology 65(11):2822-2824. (PDF 309k)

Piatt, J. F. and R. L. McLagan. 1987. Common Murre (Uria aalge) attendance patterns at Cape St. Mary's, Newfoundland. Canadian Journal of Zoology 65: 1530-1534. (PDF 481k)

Piatt, J. F. and D. N. Nettleship. 1987. Incidental catch of marine birds and mammals in fishing nets off Newfoundland, Canada. Marine Pollution Bulletin 18:344-349. (pdf 1.09mb)

1986

Schneider, D. C. and J. F. Piatt. 1986. Scale-dependent correlation of seabirds with schooling fish in a coastal ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series 32: 237-246. (PDF 652k)

1985

Piatt, J. F. and Nettleship, D. N. 1985. Diving depths of four alcids. The Auk 102: 293-297. (PDF 339k)

1984

Montevecchi, W. A. and J. F. Piatt. 1984. Composition and energy contents of mature inshore spawning capelin (Mallotus villosus): Implications for seabird predators. Comp. Biochemical Physiology 78A (1): 15-20. (PDF 436k)

Piatt, J. F., D. N. Nettleship, and W. Threlfall. 1984. Net-mortality of Common Murres and Atlantic Puffins in Newfoundland, 1951-81. Pp. 196-207 in Marine birds: Their feeding ecology and commercial fisheries relationships. Nettleship, D. N.; Sanger, G. A.; Springer, P. F. (eds.). Canadian Wildlife Service Special Publication, Ottawa. 220 pp. (PDF 2152k)

Piatt, J. F. and D. G. Reddin. 1984. Recent trends in the west Greenland salmon fishery, and implications for Thick-billed Murres. Pp. 208-210 in Marine birds: their feeding ecology and commercial fisheries relationships. Nettleship, D. N.; Sanger, G. A.; Springer, P. F. (eds.). Canadian Wildlife Service Special Publication, Ottawa. 220 pp. (PDF 488k)

Reports

2010 - present

Schoen, S., Piatt, J., Arimitsu, M., Drew, G., Madison, E., and Renner, M. 2013. Seabirds as indicators of forage fish stocks and marine ecosystems in the eastern Aleutian Islands. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center Annual Progress Report. Anchorage, Alaska. (PDF 1,320k)

2000 - 2009

Arimitsu, M.L., Piatt, J.F., and Romano, M.D. 2007. Distribution of ground-nesting marine birds along shorelines in Glacier Bay, southeastern Alaska: An assessment related to potential disturbance by back-country users: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5278, 48 p.

Piatt, J. F., and D. E. Dragoo. 2005. Seabird, fish, marine mammal, and oceanography coordinated investigations (SMMOCI) in Sitka Sound, Alaska, July 2000. U. S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Report AMNWR 04/01. (PDF 3150k)

Piatt, J. F. 2004. Survival of Adult Murres and Kittiwakes in Relation to Forage Fish Abundance. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Project Final Report (Restoration Project 00338), U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska. (PDF 89k)

Piatt, J. F., G. V. Byrd, M. A. Litzow, M. Shultz, T. van Pelt, A. Kettle, and A. Harding. 2004. Protocols for long-term monitoring of seabird ecology in the Gulf of Alaska. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Project Final Report (Restoration Project 00501), U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska. (PDF 138k)

Schmutz, J. A. and G. V. Byrd. 2004. Modeling the influence of productivity, survival and meta-population dynamics on trends of kittiwakes and murres at the PRibilof Islands, Alaska. Final Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK. 59pp. (PDF 137k)

Arimitsu, M. L., M. A. Litzow, J. F. Piatt, M. D. Robards, A. A. Abookire, and G. S. Drew. 2003. Inventory of marine and estuarine fishes in southeast and central Alaska national parks. Final Report to National Park Service, Alaska Region, Inventory and Monitoring Program. USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska. 79 pp. (PDF 1367k)

Drew, G. S., J. F. Piatt, G. V. Byrd, and D. E. Dragoo. 2003. Seabird, fisheries, marine mammal, and oceanographic investigations around Kasatochi, Koniuji, and Ulak Islands, August, 1996 (SMMOCI 96-3). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Homer, Alaska. 38 pp. (PDF 1389k)

Friesen, V. L. and J. F. Piatt. 2003. A genetic study to aid in restoration of murres, guillemots and murrelets to the Gulf of Alaska, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Project Final Report (Restoration Project 00169), U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Biological Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska.(PDF 1720k)

Van Pelt, T. I. and J. F. Piatt. 2003. Population status of Kittlitz's and Marbled Murrelets and surveys for other marine bird and mammal species in the Kenai Fjords area, Alaska. Annual Report to USFWS, USGS Science Support Project. USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska. 65 pp. (PDF 2214k)

Kitaysky, A. K., J. F. Piatt, and J. C. Wingfield. 2002. Are seabirds breeding in the southeastern Bering Sea food-limited? Final Report to the North Pacific Marine Research Program, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks. University of Washington and the Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska. 90 pp. (PDF 271k)

Harding, A. M. A., J. F. Piatt, G. V. Byrd, S. A. Hatch, N. B. Konyukhov, and E. U. Golubova. 2002. Attendance patterns and population monitoring of crevice-nesting Horned Puffins and Parakeet Auklets in the North Pacific. Final Rep. to USGS Species at Risk Prog. (Washington DC). USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK. 50 pp.

Robards, M., G. Drew, J. F. Piatt, J. M. Anson, A. Abookire, J. L. Bodkin, P. Hooge, and S. Speckman. 2003. Ecology of selected marine communities in Glacier Bay: Zooplankton, forage fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Final Report for Glacier Bay National Park, National Park Service, Alaska Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska. 169 pp. (PDF 18.5 MB)

Piatt, J. F. (ed.). 2002. Response of seabirds to fluctuations in forage fish density. Final Report to Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (Restoration Project 00163M) and Minerals Management Service (Alaska OCS Region). Alaska Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska. 406 pp. Download: [Entire Report - 12467k] or [Part 1 - 2208k] [Part 2 - 3259k] [Part 3 - 4981k] [Part 4 - 1913k]

Zador, S. G. and J. F. Piatt. 2002. Simulating the effects of predation and egg-harvest at a gull colony. Final Report for Glacier Bay National Park, National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Biological Science Office, Anchorage, Alaska 24 pp (PDF 305k)

Litzow, M. A., J. F. Piatt, and M. Arimitsu. 2002. Inventory of marine and estuarine fishes in Southeast Alaska National Parks during summer, 2001. Annual Report, U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Biological Science Office, Anchorage, Alaska 17 pp. (PDF 345k)

Robards, M. and M. Schroeder. 2000. Assessment of nearshore fish around Akutan Harbor using beach seines during March and June 2000.  Unpubl. Rep. for U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., USGS Alaska Biological Science Center, Anchorage, 9 pp.

Kitaysky, A., J.C. Wingfield, and J.F. Piatt. 2000. Effects of Food Stress on Reproductive Performance of Seabirds at Pribilof and Bogoslof Islands, Bering Sea. Preliminary results of studies in 1999 and objectives for the 2000 field season. (pdf 122k)

1988 - 1999

Robards, M. 1999. Assessment of Nearshore Fish around Unalaska Using Beach Seines During July 1999. (PDF 244k)

Robards, M., Piatt, J., and Drew, G. 1999. Distribution and Abundance of Small Schooling Fish in Nearshore Areas of Glacier Bay, Alaska during June, 1999. Preliminary Rep., USGS Alaska Biological Science Center, Anchorage. (PDF 764k)

Zador, S. and J. Piatt. 1999. Populations and productivity of seabirds at South Marble Island, Glacier Bay, Alaska, during May-July, 1999. (PDF 777 k)

Zador, S. 1999. A guide to Pigeon Guillemot nest sites on South Marble Island, Glacier Bay, Alaska.(PDF 2544 k)

Can Murres Recover from Effects of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill? (PDF 428k)

Measuring Variability in Forage Fish Abundance (PDF 54k)

Food-stress and seabirds in the Bering Sea (UAF-NPMR) (HTML)

Cook Inlet Seabird and Forage Fish Studies (CISeaFFS) 1997(PDF 840k)

Cook Inlet Seabird and Forage Fish Studies Summary of 1997 Findings and Accomplishments (PDF 146k)

Biological Effects of the 1997/98 ENSO in Cook Inlet, Alaska (PDF 236k)

Piatt, J. F. 1994. Oceanic, Shelf and Coastal Seabird Assemblages at the Mouth of a Tidally-Mixed Estuary (Cook Inlet, Alaska). Final Rep. to Minerals Management Service, OCS Study MMS 93-0072. (PDF 6388k)

Piatt, J. F., B. Conant, and C. Iverson. 1991. A comparison of aerial and boat-based surveys for marbled murrelets in southeast Alaska, July 23-28, 1991. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv., Anchorage, Alaska, 14 pp. (PDF 54k)

Piatt, J. F., S. A. Hatch, B. D. Roberts, W. W. Lidster, J. L. Wells, and J. C. Haney. 1988. Populations, productivity, and feeding habits of seabirds on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Ser. Final Rep. for Minerals Management Service (OCS Study MMS 88 0022). 235 pp. (PDF 4560k)

Reports of Collaborators

Dragoo, D. E., G. V. Byrd, and D. B. Irons. Breeding status, population trends and diets of seabirds in Alaska in 2001. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Rep. AMNWR 03/05.

Dragoo, D. E., G. V. Byrd, and D. B. Irons. Breeding status, population trends and diets of seabirds in Alaska in 2000. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Rep. AMNWR 01/07.

Dragoo, D. E., V. Byrd, and D. B. Irons. Breeding status and population trends of seabirds in Alaska in 1999. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Rep. AMNWR 2000/02. Homer, Alas. 61pp.

Byrd, G. V. and J. C. Williams. 1999. Wildlife Surveys at Bogoslof and Fire Islands, in 1999. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Rep. AMNWR 99/04 (PDF 122 k)

DeGange, A. R.  1996.  The marbled murrelet: a conservation assessment.  Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-388. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 72 p. (PDF 1,361k)

Link to Reports and Publications of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

Presentations

READ ME: About viewing maps and other slide show products.

Spatial patterns in abundance of plankton and forage fish in Glacier Bay National Park (Presentation given at Glacier Bay National Park, May, 2001)(HTML slide show)

Population status and trends of selected marine birds and mammals in Glacier Bay National Park (Presentation given at Glacier Bay National Park, May 2001)(HTML slide show)

Maps of seabird, marine mammal, and forage fish distribution in Glacier Bay National Park (HTML Slide Show) (PDF Slide Show 3098k)

Some thoughts on measuring relationships between marine predators and prey (presentation given at National Marine Mammal Lab in Jan., 2001) (HTML Slide Show)

Protocols

KIMU Fish Guide (PDF 481k)

Field Identification Guide to Kittlitz's Murrelets  (PDF 417k)

A Field Guide to Murre Bill Loads  (PDF 2907k)

Canadian Protocol for Monitoring Seabirds (HTML)

Methods for Conducting Beach Surveys for Dead Birds (1998)  (PDF 94k)

Everything you wanted to know about Beach Seining in lower Cook Inlet but were afraid to ask (PDF 500k)

Kittlitz's Murrelet Coordinated Observation Program (PDF 994k)

Data Products

Marine Ecoregions map Marine Ecoregions GIS data layer - based upon the work of Piatt and Springer (2007).

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