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Arctic Eis Final Reports to Funding Agencies,
the Community Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CCIAP) and
the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Final Report to BOEM

Mueter, F. J., Weems, J., Farley, E. V., Kuletz, K., Lauth, R. R., Sigler, M. F. 2017. Arctic Ecosystem Integrated Survey Final Report on Distribution of Fish, Crab, and Lower Trophic Communities in the Northeastern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 58 pp. – DRAFT REPORT

Component Reports to BOEM

  1. Britt, L.L, Lauth, B.L. Norcross, B. L. 2016. Paired catch comparisons from two standard bottom trawls used in Arctic surveys. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 64 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  2. Busby M. S., Duffy-Anderson, J. T., Mier, K. L., Tabisola, H. 2016. Icthyoplankton Assemblages and Distribution Patterns in the Chukchi and Northern Bering Seas. 2012-2013. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 44 pp.
  3. Danielson, S. L., Eisner, L., Ladd, C., Mordy, C., Sousa, L., Weingartner, T. J. 2015. A comparison between late summer 2012 and 2013 water masses, macronutrients, and phytoplankton standing crops in the northern Bering and Chukchi Seas. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 74 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  4. De Robertis, A., Taylor, K., Williams, K., Wilson, C. D. 2015. Species and size selectivity of two midwater trawls used in an acoustic survey of the Alaska Arctic. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 48 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  5. De Robertis, A., Wilson, C. D., Taylor, K., Farley, E. 2016. Abundance and Distribution of Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) and other Pelagic Fishes over the U.S. Continental Shelf of the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 68 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  6. Divine, L., Iken, K., Bluhm, B. 2016. Snow crab life history, population dynamics and diet studies in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b.110 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  7. Gharrett, A. J. and Sme, N. 2017. Saffron cod population structure. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. pp. 34 – DRAFT REPORT
  8. Goddard, P., Lauth, R., and Armistead, C. 2016. Results of the 2012 Chukchi Sea bottom trawl survey of bottomfishes, crabs, and other demersal macrofauna. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 123 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  9. Gray B. G., Norcross, B. N., Beaudreau, A. H., Blanchard, A. L., and Seitz, A. C. 2016. Variability in the summer diet of juvenile polar cod (Boreogadus saida) in the northeastern Chukchi and western Beaufort Seas. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 44 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  10. Gray B. G., Norcross, B. N., Beaudreau, A. H., Blanchard, A. L., and Seitz, A. C. 2016. Food habits of Arctic staghorn sculpin (Gymnocanthus tricuspis) and shorthorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus scorpius) in the northeastern Chukchi and western Beaufort Seas. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 57 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  11. Helser, T. E., Colman, J. R., Anderl, D. M., Kastelle, C. R. 2016. Growth dynamics of Saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis) and Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) in the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 50 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  12. Kondzela, C. M., Guthrie III, C. M., Marvin, C. T., Nguyen, H. T., Ramsower, C., Whittle, J. A., Guyon, J. R. 2016. Stock Composition Analysis of Juvenile Chum and Chinook Salmon Captured on the 2012 and 2013 Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea Surface Trawl Surveys. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 41 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  13. Marsh, J. M., Mueter, F. J. 2017. Environmental and biological influences on the distribution and population dynamics of Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) in the US Chukchi Sea. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. pp 42 – DRAFT REPORT
  14. Marsh, J. M., Mueter, F. J., Iken, K., Danielson, S. 2016. Ontogenetic, spatial and temporal variation in trophic level and diet of Chukchi Sea fishes. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 76 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  15. Murphy, J. M., Howard, K. G.,Gann, J. C., Cieciel, K., Templin, W. D., Guthrie III, C. M. 2015. Juvenile Chinook salmon abundance in the northern Bering Sea: Implications for future returns and fisheries in the Yukon River. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 51 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  16. Pham, A. C., and Kuletz, K. J. 2015. Seabird Distribution and Abundance in the northeastern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2010-AK-10-10 to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as part of 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 58 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  17. Pinchuk A. I., and Eisner L. B. 2016. Spatial heterogeneity in zooplankton distribution in the eastern Chukchi Sea and northern Bering Sea as a result of large-scale interactions of water masses. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 42 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  18. Prechtl, M. E., Beckman, B. R., Andrews III, A. G., Beaudreau, A. H., McPhee, M. V. 2015. Growth and condition of juvenile chum and pink salmon in the northeastern Bering Sea. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 59 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  19. Sigler, M. F., Mueter, F. J., Bluhm, B. A., Busby, M. S., Cokelet, E. D., Danielson, S. L., De Robertis, A., Eisner, L. B., Farley, E. V., Iken, K., Kuletz, K. J., Lauth, R. R., Logerwell, E. A., Pinchuk, A. I. 2016. Late summer open water zoogeography of the northern Bering and Chukchi seas. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b.93 pp.
  20. Sutton, T. M., Pangle, K. L. 2015. Regional Discrimination of Chum Salmon in Alaskan Waters of the Bering and Chukchi Seas Using Otolith Elemental Analysis. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 37 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  21. Vega, S. L., Sutton, T. M., Murphy, J. M. 2016. Marine-entry timing and growth rates of juvenile Chum Salmon in Alaskan waters of the Chukchi and northern Bering seas. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 47 pp.
  22. Vollenweider, J., Heintz, R., Bradshaw, R., de Sousa, L. 2016. Arctic Fish Energetics. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 53 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  23. Whitehouse, G.A., Aydin, K. 2016. Trophic structure of the eastern Chukchi Sea: An updated mass balance food web model. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 149 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  24. Whitehouse, G.A., Buckley, T.W., Danielson, S.L., Aydin, K. 2016. Demersal and pelagic fish food habits in the eastern Chukchi and northern Bering seas. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 108 pp.- DRAFT REPORT
  25. Wildes, S.L., Hv. Nguyen, and J. Guyon. 2016. Capelin (Mallotus villosus) genetics in the Alaskan Arctic. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 55 pp. – DRAFT REPORT
  26. Wildes, S.L., J. Whittle, H. Nguyen, and J. Guyon. 2016. Boreogadus saida genetics in the Alaskan Arctic. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. OCS Study BOEM 2011-AK-11-08 a/b. 67 pp. – DRAFT REPORT

Graduate Student Theses
  1. Divine, L.M. 2016. Trophic dynamics and stock characteristics of snow crabs, Chionoecetes opilio, in the Alaskan Arctic. Doctor of Philosophy Thesis. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  2. Gray, B.P. 2015. Comparisons of Arctic Cod, Arctic Staghorn Sculpin, and Shorthorn Sculpin diets throughout the northeastern Chukchi and western Beaufort Seas. Master of Science Thesis. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  3. Pham, A.C. 2016. Seabird response to interannual veriability in oceanographic properties and prey abundance in the northern Bering and Chukchi seas. Master of Science Thesis. Hawai’i Pacific University.
  4. Prechtl (Wechter), M.E. 2015. Patterns in size, growth, and condition of juvenile chum and pink salmon in the northeastern Bering Sea. Master of Science Thesis. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  5. Vega, S.L. 2015. Marine-entry timing and growth rates of juvenile chum salmon in Alaskan waters of the Chukchi and northern Bering Seas. Master of Science Thesis. University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Arctic Eis Published Manuscripts and Data Integrated Publications
  1. Buckley, T.W., Whitehouse, G.A., 2017. Variation in the diet of Arctic Cod (Boreogadus saida) in the Pacific Arctic and Bering Sea. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100, 421-442.
  2. Busby, M.S, Blood, D.M., Matarese, A.C. submitted. Identification of Larvae of Three Arctic Species of Limanda (Family Pleuronectidae). Polar Biology.
  3. Danielson, S. L., Eisner, L., Ladd, C., Mordy, C., Sousa, L., Weingartner, T. J., 2017. A comparison between late summer 2012 and 2013 water masses, macronutrients, and phytoplankton standing crops in the northern Bering and Chukchi Seas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 7-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.024. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  4. Day, R. H., Gall, A. E., Morgan, T. C., Rose, J. R., Plissner, J. H., Sanzenbacher, P. M., Fenneman, J. D., Kuletz, K. J., Watts, B. A., 2013a. Seabirds new to the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, Alaska: response to a changing climate? Western Birds 44, 174–182. [Note: This article documents the first sighting of the Short-tailed Albatross in the Chukchi Sea during an Arctic Eis cruise, and significant range expansion of the Ancient Murrelet documented during both Arctic Eis seasons].
  5. De Robertis, A., and Taylor, K. 2014. In situ target strength measurements of the scyphomedusa Chrysaora melanaster. Fish. Res. 153:18-23.
  6. De Robertis, A., Taylor, K., Williams, K., Wilson, C. D., 2017. Species and size selectivity of two midwater trawls used in an acoustic survey of the Alaska Arctic. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 40-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.11.014. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  7. De Robertis, A., Taylor, K., Wilson, C. D., Farley, E. V., 2017. Abundance and distribution of Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) and other pelagic fishes over the U.S. Continental Shelf of the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 51-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.03.002 Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  8. Divine, L. M., Iken, K., Bluhm, B. A. 2015. Regional benthic food web structure on the Alaska Beaufort Sea shelf. Marine Ecology Progress Series 531: 15-32.
  9. Divine, L. M., Bluhm, B. A., Mueter, F. J., Iken, K., 2017. Diet analysis of Alaska Arctic snow crabs (Chionoecetes opilio) using stomach contents and δ13C and δ15N stable isotopes. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 124-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.11.009. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  10. Gall, Adrian E.l, Tawna C. Morgan, Robert H. Day, and Katherine J Kuletz. in review. Ecological shift from piscivorous to planktivorous seabirds in the Chukchi Sea, 1975–2012. Pol. Biol.
  11. Gray B. G., Norcross, B. N., Beaudreau, A. H., Blanchard, A. L., and Seitz, A. C. 2015. Variability in the summer diets of juvenile polar cod (Boreogadus saida) in the northeastern Chukchi and western Beaufort Seas. Pol. Biol. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-015-1796-7
  12. Gray, B.P., Norcross, B.L., Beaudreau, A.H., Blanchard, A.L., Seitz, A.C., 2017. Food habits of Arctic staghorn sculpin (Gymnocanthus tricuspis) and shorthorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus scorpius) in the northeastern Chukchi and western Beaufort Seas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 111-123. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  13. Helser, T.E., Colman, J.R., Anderl, D.M., Kastelle, C.R., 2017. Growth dynamics of saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis) and Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) in the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 66-77. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  14. Kotwicki, S., Lauth, R.R., Williams, K., Goodman, S.E., 2017. Selectivity ratio: A useful tool for comparing size selectivity of multiple survey gears. Fisheries Research, 191, 76-86.
  15. Kuletz, K., Ferguson,M., Gall, A., Hurley, B., Labunski, E., Morgan, T., 2015. Seasonal Spatial Patterns in Seabird and Marine Mammal Distribution in the Eastern Chukchi and Western Beaufort Seas: Identifying Biologically Important Pelagic Areas. Progress in Oceanography 136: 175-200. [Note: The analysis for this publication included data from 2012 Arctic Eis. This publication was part of the SOAR special issue (Synthesis of Arctic Research) funded by BOEM, in collaboration between the USFWS, ABR, Inc. (Industry funded survyes and analysis), and National Marine Mammal Lab, NOAA].
  16. Marsh, J. M., Mueter, F. J., Iken, K., Danielson, S., 2017. Ontogenetic, spatial and temporal variation in trophic level and diet of Chukchi Sea fishes. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 78-94. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  17. Martini, K., Stabeno, P., Ladd, C., Winsor, P., Weingartner, T., Mordy, C., Eisner, L., in review. Dependence of subsurface chlorophyll on seasonal water masses in the Chukchi Sea. Journal of Geophysical Res.
  18. Mueter, F. J., Weems, J., Farley, E. V., Sigler, M. F., 2017. Arctic Ecosystem Integrated Survey (Arctic Eis): Marine ecosystem dynamics in the rapidly changing Pacific Arctic Gateway. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 1-6. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  19. Murphy, J. M., Howard, K. G., Gann, J. C., Cieciel, K. C., Templin, W. D., Guthrie III, C. M., 2017. Juvenile Chinook Salmon abundance in the northern Bering Sea: Implications for future returns and fisheries in the Yukon River. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 156-167. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  20. Petersen, A., Irons, D. B., Gilchrist, H. G., Robertson, G. J., Boertmann, D., Strøm, H., Gavrilo, M., Artukhin, Y., Clausen, D. S., Kuletz, K. J., Mallory, M. L. 2015. The Status of Glaucous Gulls Larus hyperboreus in the Circumpolar Arctic. Arctic 68(1):107 – 120. http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic4462. (Information from Arctic Eis surveys for Glaucous Gulls was included in this overview).
  21. Pinchuk, A. I., Eisner, L. B., 2017. Spatial heterogeneity in zooplankton summer distribution in the eastern Chukchi Sea in 2012–2013 as a result of large-scale interactions of water masses. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 27-39. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  22. Pisareva, M. N., Pickart, R. S., Iken, K., Ershova, E., Grebmeier, J., Cooper, L., Bluhm, B., Hopcroft, R., Whitledge, T. E., Ashjian, C., Kosobokova, K. 2015. Patterns of zooplankton and benthic fauna in the Chukchi Sea and physical forcing. Oceanography. 28(3), 68-83.
  23. Sigler, M. F., Mueter, F. J., Bluhm, B. A., Busby, M. S., Cokelet, E. D., Danielson, S. L., Robertis, A. D., Eisner, L. B., Farley, E. V., Iken, K., Kuletz, K. J., Lauth, R. R., Logerwell, E. A., Pinchuk, A. I., 2017. Late summer zoogeography of the northern Bering and Chukchi seas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 168-189. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  24. Sme, N., Lyon, S., Canino, M., Chernova, N., O’Bryhim, J., Lance, S., Jones, K., Mueter, F. J., Gharrett, A. J. in press. Identification of saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis) and its distinction from several other gadid species by microsatellite differences. Fisheries Bulletin.
  25. Vega, S.L., Sutton, T.M., Murphy, J.M., 2017. Marine-entry timing and growth rates of juvenile Chum Salmon in Alaskan waters of the Chukchi and northern Bering seas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 137-144. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  26. Wechter, M.E., Beckman, B.R., Andrews Iii, A.G., Beaudreau, A.H., McPhee, M.V., 2017. Growth and condition of juvenile chum and pink salmon in the northeastern Bering Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 145-155. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript
  27. Whitehouse, G.A., Aydin, K. 2016. Trophic structure of the eastern Chukchi Sea: An updated mass balance food web model. NOAA Technical Report AFSC.
  28. Whitehouse, G.A., Buckley, T.W., Danielson, S.L., Aydin, K. in press. Demersal and pelagic fish food habits in the eastern Chukchi and northern Bering seas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 135, 95-110. Arctic Eis Special Issue Manuscript

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