Alaska Science Center
Products and Publications of the Changing Arctic Ecosystems Initiative
Amstrup, S. C., E. T. DeWeaver, D. C. Douglas, B. G. Marcot, G. M. Durner, C. M. Bitz, and D. A. Bailey. 2010. Greenhouse gas mitigation can reduce sea-ice loss and increase polar bear persistence. Nature 468:955-958. doi:10.1038/nature09653.
Amstrup, S. C., B. G. Marcot, and D. C. Douglas. 2008. A Bayesian netwok modeling approach to forecasting the 21st century worldwide status of polar bears, In DeWeeaver, E. T., C. M Bitz, and L. B. Tremblay (eds.), Arctic sea ice decline – observations, projections, mechanisms, and implications. American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph Series 180:213-268. doi: 10.1029/GM180.
Durner, G. M., J. P. Whiteman, H. J. Harlow, S. C. Amstrup, E. V. Regehr, and M. Ben-David. 2011. Consequences of long-distance swimming and travel over deep-water pack ice for a female polar bear during a year of extreme sea ice retreat. Polar Biology 34:975–984. doi: 10.1007/s00300-010-0953-2.
Fischbach, A.S., D. H. Monson, and C. V. Jay. 2009. Enumeration of Pacific walrus carcasses on beaches of the Chukchi Sea in Alaska following a mortality event, September 2009. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1291, 10p.
Flint, P. L., E. J. Mallek, R. J. King, J. A. Schmutz, K. S. Bollinger, and D. V. Derksen. 2008. Changes in abundance and spatial distribution of geese molting near Teshekpuk Lake, Alaska: Interspecific competition or ecological change? Polar Biology 31:549-556. doi: 10.1007/s00300-007-0386-8.
Geiselman, J., T. DeGange, K. Oakley, D. Derksen, and M. Whalen. 2011. Changing Arctic Ecosystems – research to understand and project changes in marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Arctic. USGS Fact Sheet 2011-3136.
Gibson, D. D. 2011. Nesting shorebirds and landbirds of Interior Alaska. Report to the U.S. Geological Survey for Theme 3 of Changing Arctic Ecosystems, April 2011. 230 pp.
Hope, A. G., K. A. Speer, J. R. Demboski, S. L. Talbot, and J. A Cook. 2012. A climate for speciation: rapid spatial diversification within the Sorex cinereus complex of shrews. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64:671-684. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.05.021.
Hope, A., E. Waltari, V. Fedorov, A. Goropashnaya, S. Talbot and J. Cook. 2011. Persistence and diversification of the Holarctic shrew, Sorex tundrensis (Family Soricidae), in response to climate change. Molecular Ecology 20:4346-4370. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05226.x.
Jay, C. V, B. G. Marcot, and D. C. Douglas. 2011. Projected status of the Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) in the twenty-first century. Polar Biology 34(7):1065-1084. (Supplemental Material - 240 kb pdf).
Lewis, T. L., P. L. Flint, J. A. Schmutz, and D. V. Derksen. 2010. Temporal and spatial shifts in habitat use by Black Brant immediately following flightless molt. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122(3):484-493. doi: 10.1676/09-114.1.
Lewis, T. L., P. L. Flint, J. A. Schmutz, and D.V. Derksen. 2010. Pre-moult patterns of habitat use and moult site selection by brent geese Branta bernicla nigricans: individuals prospect for moult sites. Ibis 152:556-568. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01023.x.
Lewis, T. L., P. L. Flint, D. V. Derksen, J. A. Schmutz, E. J. Taylor, and K. S. Bollinger. 2011. Using body mass dynamics to explain long-term shifts in habitat use of arctic molting geese: Evidence for ecological change. Polar Biology 34:1751-1762. doi: 10.1007/s00300-011-1025-y.
Lewis, T. L., P. L. Flint, D. V. Derksen, and J. A. Schmutz. 2011. Fine scale movements and habitat use of Black Brant during the flightless wing molt in Arctic Alaska. Waterbirds 34:177-185. doi: 10.1675/063.034.0206.
Noren, S. R., M. S. Udevitz, and C. V. Jay. 2012. Bioenergetics model for estimating food requirements of female Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). Marine Ecology Progress Series 460:261-275. doi: 10.3354/meps09706.
Pagano, A, G. M. Durner, S. C. Amstrup, K. S. Simac, and G. S. York. 2012. Long-distance swimming by polar bears (Ursus maritimus) of the southern Beaufort Sea during years of extensive open water. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90:663-676. doi: 10.1139/Z2012-033.
Ramey, A. M., C. R. Ely, J. A. Schmutz, J. M. Pearce, and D. J. Heard. 2012. Molecular detection of hematozoa infection in tundra swans relative to migration patterns and ecological conditions at breeding grounds. PLOSone 7(9):e45789. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045789.
Ravens, T. M., B. M. Jones, J. Zhang, C. D. Arp, and J. A. Schmutz. 2012. Process-based coastal erosion modeling for Drew Point, North Slope, Alaska. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering 138:122-130. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000106.
Sonsthagen, S. A., G. K. Sage, M. Fowler, A. G. Hope, J. A. Cook, and S. L. Talbot. 2012. Development and characterization of 21 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the barren-ground shrew, Sorex ugyunak (Mammalia:Soricidae), through next-generation sequencing, and cross-species amplification in the masked shrew, S. cinereus. Conservation Genetics Resources doi: 10.1007/s12686-012-9792-5.
Webmap of polar bear radio tracking - The USGS has made available a map of polar bear satellite telemetry locations and sea ice conditions for the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea. This map is updated monthly and can be found at: http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/polar_bears/tracking.html.
Webmap of walrus radio tracking – Since 2004, USGS has made available animated maps of walrus satellite telemetry locations and sea ice conditions in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. These maps are updated bi-monthly and can be found at: http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/walrus/tracking.html.