SOAR Phase II
The second phase of SOAR is developing a series of new synthesis papers to be published in a forthcoming special issue of Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography, expected to be published in late summer 2018.
As of June 2018, nearly all individual papers are available as "in press" citeable papers on the Deep-Sea Research Part II ScienceDirect website. Individual paper links are provided below.
This second SOAR special issue is being framed by the same three broad themes as for the first SOAR phase:
|Theme 1||The 'New State' of the Pacific Arctic sector: Observations and models of sea ice loss, effects on primary production and acoustic ecology|
|Theme 2||Responses of mid-level trophic species to the ‘New State’ of the Pacific Arctic: Benthic and pelagic invertebrates and forage fishes|
|Theme 3||Responses of upper-trophic species to the ‘New State’ of the Pacific Arctic: Marine mammal and seabird distribution, relative abundance, phenology, diet, and habitat use.|