The Southeast Alaska Network monitors three kinds of environmental contaminants: airborne, freshwater, and marine.
Sensitive to seasonal variation in temperature and precipitation, glaciers are excellent indicators of regional and global climate.
Intertidal communities are particularly important because of their close ecological linkage with the nearshore marine ecosystem.
The Kittlitz’s Murrelet is a rare seabird endemic to Alaska and eastern Russia; they are often associated with tidewater glaciers.
Landscape spatial structure resulting from natural processes underlies the diversity and integrity of ecosysystems.
Marine predators are important components of Southeast Alaska ecosystems. We currently monitor sea otters, but intend to expand over time.
Understanding the oceanographic factors that control marine productivity is critical to wise stewardship.
Sea otters can dramatically affect the structure and complexity of their environment.
Southeast Alaska is a rainforest landscape dominated by a wet and maritime climate. Streamflow and water quality indicate ecosystem health.
Weather and climate are key physical drivers of ecosystem structure and function.
Last updated: June 8, 2018