Project: 00aa6b0a-7511-47c5-96ad-ed28a60351f3

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Project Title
Climate effects on Arctic Food Resources: Modeling the Timing and Duration of Aquatic Insect Emergence from Tundra Ponds
Description
Partnership with UAA to better predict climate-related changes in the timing and duration of insect prey availability for arctic-breeding shorebirds.
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Daniel Rinella, Ph.D.
Aquatic Ecologist
4700 BLM Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
V: +1 907 2712871
daniel_rinella@fws.gov
Rebecca S Schaftel
Aquatic Ecologist
V: +1 907 7864965
rsshaftel@uaa.alaska.edu

Project Abstract

The primary goal of this project was to predict climate-related changes in the timing and duration of insect prey availability for arctic-breeding shorebirds. Researchers coordinated closely with the Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network, whose collaborators sampled aquatic insect emergence, terrestrial insect activity, and associated environmental data at sites across arctic Alaska and Canada. Using ASDN data, they developed mathematical models that relate the timing and duration of insect emergence and activity to accumulated temperature, weather, and other environmental variables. They used these models to predict future changes in the timing of arctic insect availability based on climate change projections. This exercise identified geographic areas and pond types where phenological changes in insect availability were expected to be greatest. The authors also collaborated with ASDN researchers to compare the availability of insect prey to shorebird nesting chronology to determine if food supply is synchronous with demand.

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • biota,
    • environment
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES,
    • WATER TEMPERATURE
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Academics & scientific researchers
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Population & Habitat Evaluation/Projection,
    • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Datasets/Database,
    • Report

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
7b846397-65a2-4586-9117-94ad9e54228f ASDN Terrestrial Invertebrates and Weather Access Database mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
d423f314-cc28-4844-9f87-d6fb010712d0 Climate Effects on Arctic Food Resources: Retrospective Analysis of Rate of Advancement of Invertebrate Phenology mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
46ec969a-0a97-422a-ab59-ddbd378fbe3e Climate Effects on Arctic Food Resources: Predictive Models for Surface-Available Invertebrate Biomass mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML