EPA Science Inventory

Arctic Climate Change: A Tale of Two Cod Species

Citation:

Reusser, D., M. Frazier, R. Loiselle, AND H. Lee. Arctic Climate Change: A Tale of Two Cod Species. U.S. Geological Society (USGS), Reston, VA, 2013.

Description:

Arctic cod play an important role in the Arctic trophic hierarchy as the consumer of primary productivity and a food source for many marine fish and mammals. Shifts in their distribution and abundance could have cascading affects in the marine environment. This paper investigates how changing temperatures will affect the distribution and abundance of arctic and saffron cod in the Eastern Bering Sea to gain insight into how their distribution and abundance may be affected in the Arctic.

Purpose/Objective:

Polar Cod play an important role in the Arctic trophic hierarchy as the consumer of primary productivity and a food source for many marine fish and mammals. Shifts in their distribution and abundance could have cascading affects in the marine environment. This paper investigates how changing temperatures will affect the distribution and abundance of polar and saffron cod in the Eastern Bering Sea to gain insight into how their distribution and abundance may be affected in the Arctic.

URLs/Downloads:

ABSTRACT - REUSSER.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 38.639 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Completion Date: 08/15/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/15/2014
Record Created: 08/15/2014
Record Released: 08/15/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 283960

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

WESTERN ECOLOGY DIVISION

PACIFIC COASTAL ECOLOGY BRANCH