Description of our project objectives
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This study focuses on the role of seasonal fast ice in the life cycle of polychaetes in near-shore waters of the Chukchi Sea. A combination of fieldwork (winter to early summer in 2006 and 2007) in Barrow/Alaska with subsequent experimental phases will (1) investigate the abundance, species composition and developmental patterns of polychaete juveniles in natural fast ice, and (2) help understand their nutritional demands using grazing and growth experiments, and stable isotope tracers.
Our major research hypothesees are:
Presentations and Publications:
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