Baseline hydrologic and topographic data in relation to waterfowl productivity is very limited on the Y-K Delta. When considering the potential impacts of climate-driven change to nesting and brood-rearing habitats, these baseline data are important for making informed management decisions. This project takes advantage of a long-term field camp on Kigigak Island to expand instrumentation for monitoring pond water levels and salinities, and tidal dynamics. It will also support elevation surveys and the synthesis of environmental and biological datasets for inclusion in climate change models.
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