Papers & Data

Data Repositories & Publications

Graduate Study

Resources for Management & Research

The searchable library below includes publications and reports generated through monitoring and research supported by the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve.

Focus AreaProject Title Reports Keywords
Marine ecologyThe spatial distribution of bull kelp (Nereocystis leutkeana) in the Kachemak Bay Research ReserveHerebull kelp, aerial photography, baseline
Marine ecologyVisible remote sensing of the Gulf of AlaskaHereGulf of Alaska, Ocean Color, Phytoplankton, Remote Sensing
Marine ecologyMapping intertidal habitats: a biological inventory for coastal management, resource assessment, and monitoringHereintertidal habitat maps,
saltmarshes, human structures
Marine ecologyDistribution and abundance of harbor seals in Cook Inlet, AlaskaHereharbor seal, Phoca vitulina, movements, seasonal use, Cook Inlet, Alaska
Marine ecologyConnecting with CoastWalk: linking shoreline mapping with community-based monitoringHereIntertidal, monitoring, mapping, Kachemak Bay, nearshore, community involvement
SalmonPresence and effects of marine derived nutrients (MDN) in stream, riparian and nearshore ecosystems on southern Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: developing monitoring tools for tracking MDN in Alaska watershedsHeremonitoring, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, marine derived nutrients, watersheds, streams, riparian,
nearshore, salmon, nutrient subsidies, stable isotopes, fatty acids, food webs, productivity
SalmonWetland geomorphic linkages to juvenile salmonids and macroinvertebrate communities in headwater streams of the Kenai Lowlands, AlaskaHereKenai Peninsula, Alaska, landscape metrics, glacial landscapes, wetlands, groundwater, headwater streams, riparian, juvenile salmon, overwintering habitat, rearing habitat
Marine ecologySalt marsh mapping in Cook InletHere & here
Ground waterHeadwater stream wetland settings and shallow ground water influence: relationships to juvenile salmon habitat on the Kenai Peninsula, AlaskaHereKenai Peninsula, Alaska, landscape metrics, glacial landscapes, wetlands, groundwater, headwater streams, riparian, juvenile salmon, overwintering habitat, rearing habitat
Marine ecologyPreliminary biological assessment of the proposed Homer harbor expansion projectHereHomer Harbor, biological marine resources, fish, invertebrate, and Submerged Aquatic Vegetative (SAV),
Marine ecologyMonitoring survival and movement patterns of sea otters (Enhydra lutris keyoni) in Kachemak Bay, Alaska August 2007 - April 2010HereSea otters, Strep. syndrome, mortality event,
SalmonIdentifying key habitats for juvenile salmon in the Fox River flats estuaryHereKenai Peninsula, Alaska, glacial landscape, estuary, salmon, insect prey, diet, growth, residency, bioenergetics, saltmarsh mapping, Coho salmon, Sockeye salmon
SalmonHeadwater stream rearing habitat - phase oneHereremote imaging technology, juvenile salmon, headwater streams, Kenai Lowlands
Watershed ecologyHeadwater stream rearing habitat - phase twoHerepredictive model, juvenile salmon, headwater streams, Kenai Lowlands
SalmonGenetic variation of populations of juvenile Coho Salmon and Dolly Varden within and among river basins on the lower Kenai PeninsulaHeregenetic distinctions, salmonids, Lower Kenai Peninsula
SalmonEstuary habitat use by juvenile chinook and coho salmon in a Kenai Lowlands (Anchor) riverHerejuvenile salmon, estuarine use, movement, residence time
SalmonExtending the anadromous waters catalog in the Kenai LowlandsHereflow weighted slope (FWS), Kenai Lowlands, rearing habitat, juvenile salmonids
SalmonDownstream effects of headwater stream productivity on juvenile salmonids and stream macroinvertebrate communities in the Kenai Lowlands.Hereconservation, management, Kenai Lowlands, juvenile salmon
SalmonHabitat models for juvenile salmon rearing in Cook Inlet estuaries
environmental drivers, juvenile salmon, estuaries, fish community structure,
SalmonHeadwater stream nutrient export and downstream community responseHerestream nutrient export, juvenile fish communities, Kenai Lowlands, management, conservation
Marine ecologyOcean circulation mapping to aid monitoring programs for harmful algal blooms and marine invasive transport in south central AlaskaHerewater mass structure, seasonal circulation maps, Kachemak Bay, HABs, marine invasive species monitoring, mariculture
Ground waterMapping groundwater recharge potential in high latitude landscapes using public data, remote sensing, and analytic hierarchy processHeregroundwater, remote sensing
Marine ecologyMarine and Not Terrestrial Resources Support Nearshore Food Webs Across a Gradient of Glacial Watersheds in the Northern Gulf of AlaskaHereNearshore food webs · Glacier runoff · Stable isotopes · Marine ecosystems

Data Repositories and Publications

As part of the Alaska Center for Conservation Science, the Reserve’s peer-reviewed publications, Data Catalogue, and the Alaska Aquatic Invasive Species Clearinghouse (AKAqua) are hosted by ACCS.

Graduate Study

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Every year, we bring thousands of dollars of federal funding to support graduate and undergraduate students in doing field-based, community-driven research. With the help of our partners, college and graduate students from across the United States have conducted research in this region.

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