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Field Activity Details for field activity L1513PS

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AKA: none

Other ID: L-15-13-PS

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound (ZP00AZZ)

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Warrick

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jon Warrick

Information Specialist(s): Melissa Foley

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect a variety of biological samples to study the effect of dam removal on estuarine habitats.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2013-06-30

End Date: 2013-07-03

Equipment Used: samples

Information to be Derived: Isotopic composition of suspended particulate organic matter in the estuary

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Melissa Foley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Staff information imported from InfoBank
Melissa Foley



North: 49.75 South: 47.25 West: -125.75 East: -122.25



Foley, M.M., Duda, J.J., Beirne, M.M., Paradis, R., Ritchie, A., and Warrick, J.A., 2015, Rapid water quality change in the Elwha River estuary complex during dam removal: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 60 no. 5, pp. 1719–1732, doi: 10.1002/lno.10129.

Foley, M.M., Shafroth, P.B., Beirne, M.M., Paradis, R., and Ritchie, A.C., 2017, Ecological parameters in the Elwha River estuary before and during dam removal: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Foley, M.M., Warrick, J.A., Ritchie, A., Stevens, A.W., Shafroth, P.B., Duda, J.J., Beirne, M.M., Paradis, R., Gelfenbaum, G., McCoy, R., and Cubley, E.S., 2017, Coastal habitat and biological community response to dam removal on the Elwha River: Ecological Monographs, v. 87 no. 4, pp. 552–577, doi: 10.1002/ecm.1268.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
samples --- Biology

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