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Alaska Complex

The Alaska Complex LME is made up of 5 distinct ecosystems: the Aleutian Islands, the Eastern Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska, the Beaufort Sea, and the Chukchi Sea. Read More...

Alaska IEA: Key Topics

Marine ecosystems in Alaska are dynamic and subject to the influence of climate, fishing, and energy extraction activities. Successful resource management depends on the ability to distinguish manageable human impacts from larger scale climatic pressures. This necessitates long-term monitoring of physiotrophic responses to climatic drivers, as well as precautionary harvest and resource extraction strategies that provide resiliency to stochastic climatic events. Read More

Alaska IEA: In Action

The Alaska IEA leverages substantial ongoing ecosystem assessment work conducted by the Resource Ecology and Ecosystems Modeling group at Alaska Fisheries Science Center (REEM).  Read More

Alaska IEA: Products

Recent publications

  • Hunt GL, Blanchard AL, Boveng P, Dalpadado P, Drinkwater KF, Eisner L, Hopcroft RR,Kovacs KM, Norcross BL, 
    Renaud P, Reigstad M, Renner M, Skjoldal HR, Whitehouse A, Woodgate RA (2013) The Barents and Chukchi Seas: 
    Comparison of two Arctic shelf ecosystems. J Mar Syst 109-110:43-68
  • Holsman KK, T Essington, TJ Miller,M Koen-Alonso, WJ Stockhausen (2012). Comparative analysis of cod and herring production dynamics 
    across 13 northern marine ecosystems. Marine Ecology Progress Series 459:231-246   DOI: 10.3354/meps09765

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Alaska IEA: Publications

Below is a list of previous publications relevant to the development and application of the Alaska IEA.

A’mar, ZT, AE Punt, and MW Dorn. 2009. The impact of regime shifts on the performance of management
strategies for the Gulf of Alaska walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) fishery.Can. J. Fish. 
Aquat. Sci. 66: 2222-2242.

Aydin, K and F Mueter. 2007.The Bering Sea—A dynamic food web perspective. 
Deep-Sea Research II 54: 2501–2525

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Alaska IEA:
Current Work

Regional representatives from each of the NOAA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) Program’s large marine ecosystems met in Boulder, Colorado, 4-7 September 2012 for the annual IEA workshop; Alaska IEA representatives K. Holsman and K. Aydin both attended the meeting (Aydin by phone).Read more...