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Accession Number PB2013-103361
Title Alaska Shallow Lake Monitoring Program. Limnology of Denali National Park and Preserve.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 46p
Personal Author A. S. Larsen H. Kristenson
Abstract The Central Alaska Network Vital Signs Monitoring Program is based on a conceptual model that emphasizes the fundamental importance of water in the structure and function of park ecosystems. The network focuses water monitoring on two types of water resources, shallow lakes and streams. In 2006, the Central Alaska Network (CAKN) began implementing the Shallow Lake Monitoring Project. The goal of the project is to monitor the physical, chemical and biological properties of standing water. Shallow lakes and ponds were selected as the medium for monitoring standing water for three primary reasons: 1) they are abundant, 2) they provide diverse ecological functions, and 3) they are sensitive to climate warming. In 2009, the Arctic Network (ARCN) adopted the Shallow Lake Monitoring Protocol (SLMP) and we began monitoring shallow lakes in ARCN parks as well.
Keywords Alaska
Aquatic ecosystems
Biological properties
Chemical properties
Deanli National Park and Preserve
National parks
Physical properties
Water resources

Source Agency National Park Service
NTIS Subject Category 48G - Hydrology & Limnology
48B - Natural Resource Management
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO. Natural Resource Stewardship and Science.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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