Lake communities and ecosystems: National Park Service Alaska Region Inventory & Monitoring Program

1) Seasonal and decadal scale changes in lake levels and water temperatures, which affect fish habitat, will be monitored with sensors. 2) We will analyze the chemical attributes (e.g. chlorophyll-a, anions, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and salinity) of lakes because they determine lake productivity, species composition, and sensitivity to acidification and contaminants. 3) Other indicators of lake ecosystem health, such as the structure and diversity of phytoplankton and zooplankton communities, will be analyzed from water and mesh net sample collections. 4) In order to document change in shoreline habitat, we will use aerial and panoramic photography to estimate the extent of shoreline erosion and slumping. Riparian habitat will also be assessed along designated transects.

Metadata Access
Creator Larsen, Amy; Wesser, Sara; Lawler, Jim; O'Donnell, Jon
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact cbmp_terrestrial(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Chemistry
Spatial Coverage (-169.000W, 53.000S, -141.000E, 71.250N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2004-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z