Project: 2ce83999-df5e-4f43-83ba-531250f1db10

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Project Title
FishCAFE: Response of an Arctic Freshwater Ecosystem to Climate and Land-use Change
Description
This project provides a better understanding how linkages among surface-water availability, connectivity, temperature, and land-use changes mediate habitat and trophic dynamics of the Fish Creek Watershed on the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
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
Christopher D. Arp, PhD
Assistant Professor
P.O. Box 755860
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5860
V: +1 907 2238839
cdarp@alaska.edu
http://ine.uaf.edu/werc/
Wendy Loya
LCC Coordinator
V: +1 907 786 x3532
wendy_loya@fws.gov
http://arcticlcc.org

Project Abstract

This project provides a better understanding how linkages among surface-water availability, connectivity, and temperature mediate habitat and trophic dynamics of the Fish Creek Watershed (FCW). These interrelated processes form a shifting mosaic of freshwater habitats across the landscape that can be classified, mapped, understood, and modeled in response to past and future climate and land-use change in a spatial and temporal context. Developing scenarios of freshwater habitat change in this context provides managers and scientists with a flexible template to evaluate a range of potential responses to climate and land-use change. Applying this approach in the FCW is made feasible because of the availability of pre-existing geospatial and monitoring datasets and is immediately relevant to management because of ongoing and planned subsistence and industrial activities. Focusing on this watershed additionally leverages ongoing studies being supported by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the National Science Foundation, along with industry sponsored studies. This study used a phased approach resulting in an integrated landscape-scale and spatially explicit model template for managers, scientists, and other stakeholders, which can be enhanced through more focused biological studies.

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • biota,
    • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere,
    • geoscientificInformation,
    • inlandWaters,
    • environment
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • PERMAFROST,
    • LAKES,
    • WETLANDS,
    • RIVER ICE,
    • ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS,
    • LAKE ICE
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Federal resource managers,
    • Academics & scientific researchers
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Population & Habitat Evaluation/Projection,
    • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Publication,
    • Datasets/Database,
    • Training/Outreach/Workshop

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
60e5ab68-0ae9-4b8d-8843-8e99c94a545e Depth, ice thickness, and ice-out timing cause divergent hydrologic responses among Arctic lakes mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
fe9d4b56-c4bf-4922-a73a-6e74351b64fd Threshold sensitivity of shallow Arctic lakes and sublake permafrost to changing winter climate mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
8e2d4afc-2d9b-432f-97e5-2d8fb2b602d3 A synthesis of thermokarst lake water balance in high-latitude regions of North America from isotope tracers mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
b930c9af-c5c7-41d8-af82-7167bf0b6bc1 Fish CAFE Project Information Handout mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
42a16f5a-ba4c-42e6-bed3-37d6dcc1e853 Seasonal cues of Arctic grayling movement in a small Arctic stream: the importance of surface water connectivity mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
b73f33af-aa48-42d6-91b8-7bc9bc81c714 Fish Creek Watershed Lake Classification mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
bd683d3d-7dd4-40b1-9876-0b9eff4bcda3 A lake-centric geospatial database to guide research and inform management decisions in an Arctic watershed in northern Alaska... mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
f44198a8-cfa1-4b18-ba7d-c5def7089c58 Arctic sea ice decline contributes to thinning lake ice trend in northern Alaska mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
ef93f249-be34-4b61-b777-8675151892f6 Distribution and biophysical processes of beaded streams in Arctic permafrost landscapes mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
0aa65e03-3643-40d3-8e0c-2559738d0a36 Lake Ice Regime Classification mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML