Understanding changes in the Coastal Gulf of Alaska Ecosystem: Analysis of Past Dynamics to Improve Prediction of Future Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Change

Principal Investigators:

Thomas A. Okey, Teresa Klinger, and James J. Ruzicka

How will the structure, the productivity, and the dynamics of the coastal Gulf of Alaska ecosystem respond to anticipated future changes in environmental conditions and human disturbances within coastal waters? Climatic changes include the seasonal, inter-annual, and decadal cyclic changes, well-studied over recent decades (El Niño/La Niña, Pacific Decadal Oscillation) and long-term chronic changes we are just beginning to understand (global warming, ocean acidification, hypoxia, and disruptions to normal ocean mixing and circulation patterns).... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group20th—20th January 2015Participant List  
Working Group4th—7th February 2015Participant List  
Working Group16th—19th September 2015Participant List  
Working Group30th March—2nd April 2016Participant List  
Working Group21st—24th September 2016Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Edward H. Allisoneha1@uw.eduUniversity of Washington
Natalie C. Bannban@uvic.caUniversity of Victoria
Rachael E. Blakeblake@nceas.ucsb.eduLouisiana State University
William Cheungw.cheung@oceans.ubc.caUniversity of British Columbia
Jessica Couturecouture@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Amber Himes-Cornellamber.himescornell@fao.orgNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Henry Huntingtonhph@alaska.netHuman Dimensions of the Arctic System
Stephen Kasperskistephen.kasperski@noaa.govNOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Teresa Klingertklinger@uw.eduUniversity of Washington
Zachary Koehnzachary.koehn@noaa.govNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Conor Maguireconor.maguire@noaa.govUniversity of Washington
Thomas A. OkeyThomas.Okey@gmail.comUniversity of Victoria
Carlos G.A Ormonddirector@hghes.caSimon Fraser University
James J. Ruzickajim.ruzicka@oregonstate.eduOregon State University
Cameron Ainsworthainsworth@usf.eduUniversity of South Florida
Thomas A. Deantomdean@coastalresources.usCoastal Resources Associates Inc.
Sarah Gaichassarah.gaichas@noaa.govNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Benjamin S. Halpernhalpern@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Daniel H. Monsondmonson@usgs.govUS Department of the Interior
Colette L. WardUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
J. Timothy Woottontwootton@uchicago.eduUniversity of Chicago
Stephani Zadorstephani.zador@noaa.govNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Kristin Hoeltingkristin.hoelting@gmail.comColorado State University
Samantha Siedleckisiedlesa@uw.eduUniversity of Washington

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Himes-Cornell, Amber; Ormond, Carlos G.A; Hoelting, Kristin; Ban, Natalie C.; Koehn, Zachary; Allison, Edward H.; Larson, Eric C.; Monson, Daniel H.; Huntington, Henry; Okey, Thomas A. 2018. Factors Affecting Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Using the Community Capitals Framework. Coastal Management. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Okey, Thomas A. 2018. Indicators of marine ecosystem integrity for Canada's Pacific: An expert-based hierarchical approach. Science of the Total Environment. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Zador, Stephani; Gaichas, Sarah; Kasperski, Stephen; Ward, Colette L.; Blake, Rachael E.; Ban, Natalie C.; Himes-Cornell, Amber; Koehn, Zachary. 2017. Linking ecosystem processes to communities of practice through commercially fished species in the Gulf of Alaska. ICES Journal of Marine Science. (Abstract) (Online version)
"Understanding changes in the Coastal Gulf of Alaska Ecosystem: Analysis of Past Dynamics to Improve Prediction of Future Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Change" is project ID: 12701