Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program: Benthic Ecology
The Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program (CSESP) is a multi-disciplinary investigation of the northeastern Chukchi Sea. I manage the benthic ecology to understand spatial and temporal variability of the benthic fauna in this arctic community. My team has investigated meio-, macro- and megafaunal distributions, environmental drivers, food webs, caloric contents, deep-dwelling communities, and much more!
ConocoPhillips Co., Shell E & P Co., Statoil USA E & P, Inc.
Start Date: 2008-02-00
End Date: 2015-12-00
Tu, K.L., Blanchard, A.L., Iken, K. Horstmann-Dehn, L. (2015). "Small-scale spatial
variability in benthic food webs in the northeastern Chukchi Sea". Marine Ecology Progress Series. 528:19-37.
Blanchard, A.L., and H.M. Feder. (2014). "Interactions of habitat complexity and environmental characteristics with macrobenthic community structure at multiple spatial scales in the northeastern Chukchi Sea". Deep Sea Research II. 102:132–143.
Day, R.H., T.J. Weingartner, R.R. Hopcroft, L.A.M. Aerts, A.L. Blanchard, A.E. Gall, B.J. Gallaway, D.E. Hannay, B.A. Holladay, J.T. Mathis, B.L. Norcross, J.M. Questel, and S.S. Wisdom. (2013). "The offshore northeastern Chukchi Sea, Alaska: A complex high-latitude ecosystem". Continental Shelf Research. 67:147–165.
- Environmental Statistics
- Benthic Ecology
- Invertebrate Taxonomy