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A geographic risk analysis of rat spills in the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands

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Creation
2015-01-01
Span of project activity
2015-01-01
Span of project activity
2017-01-01

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LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Aleutian Bering Sea Islands LCC(administrator), USGS(Cooperator/Partner), Martin Renner(Principal Investigator), 2015-01-01(creation), A geographic risk analysis of rat spills in the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands, https://absilcc.org/science/SitePages/FY2015-10.aspx, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5affc56ae4b0da30c1bfe742

Summary

Accidental introductions of rodents present one of the greatest threats to indigenous island biota. On uninhabited remote islands, such introductions are most likely to come from shipwrecks. Here we use a comprehensive database of shipwrecks in Western Alaska to model the frequency of shipwrecks per Aleutian and Bering Sea island, taken as a proxy for the likelihood of rodent introductions, using physical variables, and the intensity of nearby fishing traffic and activity as predictors. Using data spanning from 1950 to 20114, we found that shipwrecks were particularly common in the 1980s to early 2000s, with a major peak in wrecks during the late 1980s. Amount of fishing activity within 5 km of an island was the strongest predictor [...]

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valueHere we use a comprehensive database of shipwrecks in Western Alaska to model the frequency of shipwrecks per Aleutian and Bering Sea island, taken as a proxy for the likelihood of rodent introductions, using physical variables, and the intensity of nearby fishing traffic and activity as predictors.

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  • Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal

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lcc:arctic lcc:arctic ABSI2015-10

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