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USGS Coastal Plain and NPR-A Research Bibliography

Black Brant

Selected Bibliography of USGS Research Conducted in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Coastal Plain (1002 Area) and/or the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPRA)

Compiled as of 1/19/2018

Point of Contact: John M. Pearce, USGS Alaska Science Center, jpearce@usgs.gov, 907-786-7094

USGS Research Conducted in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Coastal Plain (1002 Area)

Attanasi, E.D. 2017. Undiscovered oil resources in the Federal portion of the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: an economic update. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-2017, 33 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1217/pdf/2005-1217.pdf

Attanasi, E.D. 2005. Economics of 1998 U.S. Geological Survey’s 1002 Area regional assessment: an economic update. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1359. 14 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1359/OF2005-1359.pdf

Brackney, A.W. and J.W. Hupp. 1993. Autumn diet of lesser snow geese staging in northeastern Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 57:55-61. https://doi.org/10.2307/3809000 [Details] [Full Publication]

Dunmall, K.M., N.J. Mochnacz, C.E. Zimmerman, C.F. Lean, and J.D. Reist. 2016. Using thermal limits to assess establishment of fish dispersing to high-latitude and high-elevation watersheds. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73(12):1750-1758.   https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0051 [Details] [Full Publication]

Erikson, L.H., A.E. Gibbs, B.M. Richmond, C.D. Storlazzi, and B.M. Jones. 2012. Modeling Arctic barrier island-lagoon system response to projected Arctic warming: Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Progress Report at http://arcticlcc.org/projects/geophysical/barrier-island-lagoon-systems/

Flint, P.L., J.A. Reed, D.L. Lacroix, and R.B. Lanctot. 2016. Habitat use and foraging patterns of molting long-tailed ducks in lagoons of the central Beaufort Sea, Alaska. Arctic 69(1). https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic4544 [Details] [Full Publication]

Gustine, D.D., T.J. Brinkman, M. A. Lindgren, J.I. Schmidt, T.S. Rupp, and L.G. Adams. 2014. Climate-driven effects of fire on winter habitat for caribou in the Alaskan-Yukon Arctic. PLoS One 9:e100588. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0100588 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J.W., D.G. Robertson, and A.W. Brackney. 2002. Snow Geese. Pages 71-74 in D.C. Douglas, P.E. Reynolds, and E.B. Rhode, (eds.). Arctic coastal plain terrestrial wildlife research summaries. USGS Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR-2002-0001 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J.W. and D.G. Robertson. 1998. Forage site selection by lesser snow geese during autumn staging on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife Monographs 138:1-40. [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J.W., R.G. White, J.S. Sedinger, and D.G. Robertson. 1996. Forage digestibility and intake by lesser snow geese: effects of dominance and resource heterogeneity. Oecologia 108:232-240. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00334646 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J.W., D.H. Ward, M.E. Whalen, and J.M. Pearce. 2015. Changing Arctic ecosystems—What is causing the rapid increase of Snow Geese in northern Alaska?. USGS Fact Sheet 2015-3062, 2 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20153062 [Details] [Full Publication]

Gustine, D.D., L.G. Adams, M.E. Whalen, and J.M. Pearce. 2014. Changing Arctic Ecosystems–Resilience of caribou to climatic shifts in the Arctic. USGS Fact Sheet 2014-3103, 2 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20143103 [Details] [Full Publication]

Kruse, J.A., R.G. White, H.E. Epstein, B. Archie, M. Berman, S.R. Braund, F.S. Chapin, J. Charlie, C.J. Daniel, J. Eamer, N. Flanders, B. Griffith, S. Haley, L. Huskey, B. Joseph, D.R. Klein, G.P. Kofinas, S.M. Martin, S.M. Murphy, W. Nebesky, C. Nicolson, D.E. Russell, J. Tetlichi, A. Tussing, M.D. Walker, and O.R. Young. 2004. Modeling sustainability of Arctic communities: An interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers and local knowledge holders. Ecosystems 7(8): 815-28. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3658938.

Nolan, M., R. Churchwell, J. Adams, J. McClelland, K.D. Tape, S. Kendall, A. Powell, K. Dunton, D. Payer, and P. Martin. 2011. Predicting the impact of glacier loss on fish, birds, floodplains, and estuaries in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In Observing, Studying, and Managing for Change. Eds. C.N. Medley, G. Patterson, and M.J. Parker. Proceedings of the Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. USDOI and USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5169. https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20115169

Pearce, J.M., P.L. Flint, T.C. Atwood, D.C. Douglas, L.G. Adams, H.E. Johnson, S.M. Arthur, and C.J. Latty. 2018. Summary of wildlife-related research conducted on the Arctic Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 2002-17: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1003, 36 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181003.

Robertson, D.G., A.W. Brackney, M.A. Spindler, and J.W. Hupp. 1997. Distribution of autumn-staging lesser snow geese on the northeast coastal plain of Alaska. Journal of Field Ornithology 68(1):124-134. [Details] [Full Publication]

Sedinger, J.G., R.G. White, and J.W. Hupp. 1995. Metabolizability and partitioning of energy and protein in green plants by lesser snow geese. Condor 97:116-121. https://doi.org/10.2307/1368989 [Details] [Full Publication]

Swarzenski, P.W., C.D. Johnson, T.D. Lorenson, C.H. Conaway, A.E. Gibbs, L.H. Erikson, B.M. Richmond, and M.P. Waldrop. 2016. Seasonal electrical resistivity surveys of a coastal bluff, Barter Island, North Slope Alaska. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics 21(1): 37–42. https://doi.org/10.2113/JEEG21.1.37

Wilson, R.R., E.V. Regehr, M. St. Martin, T.C. Atwood, E. Peacock, S. Miller, and G. Divoky. 2017. Relative influence of climate change and human activity on the onshore distribution of polar bears. Biological Conservation 214:288-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.08.005 [Details] [Full Publication] [Pub Brief]

USGS Research Conducted in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPRA)

Amundson, C.L., N.J. Traub, A.J. Smith-Herron, and P.L. Flint. 2016. Helminth community structure in two species of arctic-breeding waterfowl. International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 5(3):263-272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2016.09.002 [Details] [Full Publication]

Arp, C.D., B.M. Jones, J.A. Schmutz, F.E. Urban, and M.T. Jorgenson. 2010. Two mechanisms of aquatic and terrestrial habitat change along an Alaskan arctic coastline. Polar Biology 33(12):1629-1640. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-010-0800-5 [Details] [Full Publication]

Arp, C.D., M.S. Whitman, B.M. Jones, R. Kemnitz, G. Grosse, and F.E. Urban. 2012. Drainage network structure and hydrologic behavior of three lake-rich watersheds on the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 44(4):385-398. https://doi.org/ http://dx.doi.org/10.1657/1938-4246-44.4.385

Arp, C.D., B.M. Jones, Z. Lu, and M.S. Whitman. 2012. Shifting balance of thermokarst lake ice regimes across the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters 39 (L16503):1-5. doi:10.1029/2012GL052518 [Details] [Full Publication]

Arp, C.D., B.M. Jones, A.K. Liljedahl, K.M. Hinkel, and J.A. Welker. 2015. Depth, ice thickness, and ice-out timing cause divergent hydrologic responses among Arctic lakes. Water Resources Research. https://doi.org/1002/2015WR017362

Arp, C.D., M.S. Whitman, B.M. Jones, G. Grosse, B.V. Gaglioti, and K.C. Heim. 2015. Distribution and biophysical processes of beaded streams of Arctic permafrost landscapes. Biogeosciences 12: 1-19. doi:10.5194/bg-12-29-2015 [Details] [Full Publication]

Arp, C.D., B.M. Jones, M. Whitman, A. Larsen, and F.E. Urban. 2010. Lake temperature and ice cover regimes in the Alaskan Subarctic and Arctic: integrated monitoring, remote sensing, and modeling. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 46:777-791. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00451.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Arp, C.D., B.M. Jones, F.E. Urban, and G. Grosse. 2011. Hydrogeomorphic processes of thermokarst lakes with grounded-ice and floating-ice regimes on the Arctic coastal plain. Alaska. Hydrologic Processes 25:2422–2438. doi:10.1002/hyp.8019 [Details] [Full Publication]

Attanasi, E.D., and P.A. Freeman. 2011. Economic analysis of the 2010 U.S. Geological Survey assessment of undiscovered oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1103, 64 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1103.

Attanasi, E.D., and P.A. Freeman. 2015. Evaluation of development options for Alaska North Slope viscous and heavy oil. Natural Resources Research 24(1):85-106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-014-9240-1

Boswell, R., D. Schoderbek, T.S. Collett, S. Ohtsuki, M. White, and B.J. Anderson. 2017. The Ignik Sikumi field experiment, Alaska North Slope: design, operations, and implications for CO2-CH4 exchange in gas hydrate reservoirs: Energy and Fuels, 14 p. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b01909.

Boswell, R., R. Kelly, T.S. Collett, M. Lee, W. Winters, K. Lewis, and W. Agena. 2011. Geologic controls on gas hydrate occurrence in the Mount Elbert prospect: Milne Point Unit, Alaska North Slope: Marine and Petroleum Geology 28: 589-607. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.12.004

Cameron, R.D., B. Griffith, L.S. Parrett, and R.G. White. 2013. Efficacy of calf:cow ratios for estimating calf production of Arctic caribou. Rangifer 33(21):27-34. https://doi.org/10.757/2.33.2.2527

Carey, M.P. and C.E. Zimmerman. 2014. Physiological and ecological effects of increasing temperature on fish production in lakes of Arctic Alaska. Ecology and Evolution 4(10):1981-1993. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1080 [Details] [Full Publication]

Clark, A.C. 2014. Coalbed natural gas exploration, drilling activities, and geologic test results, 2007–2010, Wainwright, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1004, 65 p. https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141004.

Clark, A.C., S.B. Roberts, P.D. Warwick. 2010 Geologic cross section, gas desorption, and other data from four wells drilled for Alaska rural energy project, Wainwright, Alaska, coalbed methane project, 2007–2009. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1210, 1 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1210/

Clow, G.D. 2013. USGS Permafrost Temperatures Acquired from the DOI/GTN-P Deep Borehole Array in Arctic Alaska, 1973-continuing. Arctic Data Center. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6N014HK.

Collett, T.S. 2004. Alaska North Slope Gas Hydrate Energy Resources: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1454, 7 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1454/

Collett, T.S., W.F. Agena, M.W. Lee, M.V. Zyrianova, K.J. Bird, R.R. Charpentier, T.A. Cook, D.W. Houseknecht, T.R. Klett, R.M. Pollastro, and C.J. Schenk. 2008. Assessment of Gas Hydrate Resources on the North Slope, Alaska, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-2008-3073, 4 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3073/

Collett, T. S., M.W. Lee, W.F. Agena, J.J. Miller, K.A. Lewis, M. Zyrianova, R. Boswell, and T.L. Inks. 2011. Permafrost Associated Natural Gas Hydrate Occurrences on the Alaska North Slope: Marine and Petroleum Geology 28:279-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.12.001

Collett, T.S., R.E. Lewis, W.F. Winters, M.W. Lee, K. Rose, and R. Boswell. 2011. Downhole well log and core montages from the Mount Elbert gas hydrate stratigraphic test well, North Slope, Alaska. Marine and Petroleum Geology 28:561-577.

Ely, C.R., D.J. Nieman, R.T. Alisauskas, J. A. Schmutz, and J. E. Hines. 2013. Geographic variation in migration chronology and winter distribution of midcontinent greater white‐fronted geese. The Journal of Wildlife Management 77(6):1182-1191.  [Details] [Full Publication]

Evers, D.C., J.A. Schmutz, N. Basu, C.R. DeSorbo, J.S. Fair, C.E. Gray, J. Paruk, M. Perkins, K. Regan, B.D. Uher-Koch, and K.G. Wright. 2014. Historic and contemporary mercury exposure and potential risk to Yellow-billed Loons breeding in Alaska and Canada. Waterbirds 37(sp1):147-159. [Details] [Full Publication]

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-007-0386-8 [Details] [Full Publication]

Flint, P.L., M.E. Whalen, and J.M. Pearce. 2014. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Sea ice decline, permafrost thaw, and benefits for geese. USGS Fact Sheet 2014–3088, 2 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20143088 [Details] [Full Publication]

Flint, P.L., B.W. Meixell, and E.J. Mallek. 2014. High fidelity does not preclude colonization: range expansion of molting Black Brant on the Arctic coast of Alaska. Journal of Field Ornithology 85(1):75-83. https://doi.org/10.1111/jofo.12051 [Details] [Full Publication]

Flint, P.L. and B.W. Meixell. 2017. Movements and habitat use of White-fronted geese during the remigial molt in Arctic Alaska, USA. Waterbirds 40(3):272-281. https://doi.org/10.1675/063.040.0308 [Details] [Full Publication] [Pub Brief]

Fondell, T.F., P.L. Flint, J.A. Schmutz, J.L. Schamber, and C.A. Nicolai. 2013. Variation in body mass dynamics among sites in Black Brant Branta bernicla nigricans supports adaptivity of mass loss during moult. Ibis 155(3):593-604. doi:10.1111/ibi.12056 [Details] [Full Publication]

Franson, J.C., P.L. Flint, and J.A. Schmutz. 2016. Blood selenium concentrations in female Pacific black brant molting in Arctic Alaska: Relationships with age and habitat salinity. Marine Pollution Bulletin 111(1-2):453-455. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.110 [Details] [Full Publication]

Garrity, C.P., D.W. Houseknecht, and K.J. Bird. 2011. 2010 petroleum resource assessment of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA)—GIS play maps. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1099, ver. 1.1. https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1099/

Hansen, C.M., E.A. Himschoot, R.F. Hare, B.W. Meixell, C.R. Van Hemert, and K. Hueffer. 2017. Neisseria arctica sp. nov. isolated from nonviable eggs of greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons) in Arctic Alaska. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 67:1115-1119. https://doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.001773 [Details] [Full Publication]

Haynes, T.B., A.E. Rosenberger, M.S. Lindberg, M. Whitman, and J.A. Schmutz. 2013. Method- and species-specific detection probabilities of fish occupancy in Arctic lakes: Implications for design and management. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70(7):1055-1062. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2012-0527 [Details] [Full Publication]

Haynes, T.B., A.E. Rosenberger, M.S. Lindberg, M. Whitman, and J.A. Schmutz. 2014. Patterns of lake occupancy by fish indicate different adaptations to life in a harsh Arctic environment. Freshwater Biology 59(9):1884-1896. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12391 [Details] [Full Publication]

Haynes, T.B., J.A. Schmutz, M.S. Lindberg, and A.E. Rosenberger. 2014. Risk of predation and weather events affect nest site selection by sympatric Yellow-billed and Pacific loons in Arctic habitats. Waterbirds 37(sp1):16-25. https://doi.org/10.1675/063.037.sp104 [Details] [Full Publication]

Haynes, T.B., J.A. Schmutz, M.S. Lindberg, K.G. Wright, B.D. Uher-Koch, and A.E. Rosenberger. 2014. Occupancy of Yellow-billed and Pacific loons: Evidence for interspecific competition and habitat mediated co-occurrence. Journal of Avian Biology 45(3):296-304. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.00394 [Details] [Full Publication]

Haynes, T.B., J.A. Schmutz, J.F. Bromaghin, S.J. Iverson, V.M. Padula, and A.E. Rosenberger. 2015. Diet of yellow-billed loons (Gavia adamsii) in Arctic lakes during the nesting season inferred from fatty acid analysis. Polar Biology 38(8):1239-1247. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-015-1690-3 [Details] [Full Publication]

Heim, K.C., M.S. Wipfli, M.S. Whitman, C.D. Arp, J. Adams, and J.A. Falke. 2016. Environmental cues of Arctic grayling seasonal movement in a small Arctic stream: the importance of surface water connectivity. Environmental Biology of Fishes 99(1):49-65. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-015-0453-x

Houseknecht, D.W., R.O. Lease, C.J. Schenk, T.J. Mercier, W.A. Rouse, P.J. Jarboe, K.J. Whidden, C.P. Garrity, K.A. Lewis, S.J. Heller, W.H. Craddock, T.R. Klett, P.A. Le, R.A. Smith, M.E. Tennyson, S.B. Gaswirth, C.A. Woodall, M.E. Brownfield, H.M. Leathers-Miller, and T.M. Finn. 2017. Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Cretaceous Nanushuk and Torok Formations, Alaska North Slope, and summary of resource potential of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, 2017. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3088, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173088.

Houseknecht, D.W., W.H. Craddock, and R.O. Lease. 2016. Upper Cretaceous and Lower Jurassic strata in shallow cores on the Chukchi Shelf, Arctic Alaska, in Dumoulin, J.A., ed., Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, vol. 15: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1814–C, 37 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/pp1814C.

Houseknecht, D.W., K.J. Bird, and P.O’Sullivan. 2011. Constraining the age and magnitude of uplift in the northern National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA)—apatite fission-track analysis of samples from three wells. In Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, 2010. Eds. J.A. Dumoulin, and C. Dusel-Bacon. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1784-A, 21 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1784/a/

Houseknecht, D.W., K.J. Bird, J.H. Schuenemeyer, E.D. Attanasi, C.P. Garrity, C.J. Schenk, R.R. Charpentier, R.M. Pollastro, T.A. Cook, and T.R. Klett. 2010. 2010 updated assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA). U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3102, 4 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3102/

Jones, B.M., R. Rykhus, Z. Lu, C.D. Arp, and D.J. Selkowitz. 2008. Radar imaging of winter seismic survey activity in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Polar Record 44(3).  [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, B.M., C.D. Arp, K.M. Hinkel, R.A. Beck, J.A. Schmutz, and B. Winston. 2009. Arctic lake physical processes and regimes with implications for winter water availability and management in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska. Environmental Management 43(6):1071-1084. [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, B.M., C.D. Arp, M.T. Jorgenson, K.M. Hinkel, J.A. Schmutz, and P.L. Flint. 2009. Increase in the rate and uniformity of coastline erosion in arctic Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters 36:L02503. https://doi.org/10.1029/2008GL036205 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, B.M., A. Gusmeroli, C.D. Arp, T. Strozzi, G. Grosse, B.V. Gaglioti, and M.S. Whitman. 2013. Classification of freshwater ice conditions on the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain using ground penetrating radar and TerraSAR-X satellite data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(23): 8253-8265. https://doi.org/10.1080/2150704X.2013.834392 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, B.M., C.L. Amundson, J.C. Koch, and G. Grosse. 2013. Thermokarst and thaw-related landscape dynamics - An annotated bibliography with an emphasis on potential effects on habitat and wildlife. USGS Open-File Report 2013-1161. https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131161 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, B.M., and C.D. Arp. 2015. Observing a catastrophic thermokarst lake drainage in northern Alaska. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 26(2):119-128. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp.1842

Jones, B.M., C.D. Arp, M.S. Whitman, D.A. Nigro, I. Nitze, J. Beaver, A. Gädeke, C. Zuck, A.K. Liljedahl, R.P. Daanen, E. Torvinen, S. Fritz, and G. Grosse. 2017. A lake-centric geospatial database to guide research and inform management decisions in an Arctic watershed in northern Alaska experiencing climate and land-use changes. Ambrio 46(7):769-786. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-017-0915-9

Koch, J.C., K. Gurney, and M.S. Wipfli. 2014. Morphology-dependent water budgets and nutrient fluxes in Arctic thaw ponds. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 25(2):79-93. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp.1804 [Details] [Full Publication]

Koch, J.C. 2016. Lateral and subsurface flows impact Arctic Coastal Plain lake water budgets. Hydrological Processes 30(21):3918-3931. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10917 [Details] [Full Publication]

Laske, S.M., A.E. Rosenberger, and M.S. Wipfli, and C.E. Zimmerman. 2017. Top-down control of invertebrates by Ninespine Stickleback in Arctic ponds. Freshwater Science 36:124-137. https://doi.org/10.1086/690675 [Details] [Full Publication]

Laske, S.M., T.B. Haynes, A.E. Rosenberger, J.C. Koch, M.S. Wipfli, M. Whitman, and C.E. Zimmerman. 2016. Surface water connectivity drives richness and composition of Arctic lake fish assemblages. Freshwater Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12769 [Details] [Full Publication]

Laske, S.M., A.E. Rosenberger, and M.S. Wipfli, and C.E. Zimmerman. 2017. Top-down control of invertebrates by Ninespine Stickleback in Arctic ponds. Freshwater Science 36:124-137. https://doi.org/10.1086/690675 [Details] [Full Publication]

Laske, S.M., A.E. Rosenberger, M.S. Wipfli, and C.E. Zimmerman. 2018. Generalist feeding strategies in Arctic freshwater fish: A mechanism for dealing with extreme environments. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. https://doi.org/10.1111/eff.12391 [Details] [Full Publication]

Lee, M.W. 2011. Connection equation and shaly-sand correction for electrical resistivity. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5005, 9 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5005/

Lee, M.W., T.S. Collett, and W.F. Agena. 2008. Assessing Gas Hydrate Prospects on the North Slope of Alaska-Theoretical Considerations: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5175, 35 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5175/

Lewis, K.A., and T.S. Collett. 2013. Brookian Sequence Well Log Correlation Sections and the Occurrence of Gas Hydrates for North-Central North Slope, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5050, 23 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5050/

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: Individuals prospect for moult sites. Ibis 152(3):556-568. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01023.x [Details] [Full Publication]

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 122:484-493. https://doi.org/10.1676/09-114.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

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. https://doi.org/10.1675/063.034.0206 [Details] [Full Publication]

Lewis, T.L., P.L. Flint, D.V. Derksen, J.A. Schmutz, B. Taylor, E.J. Taylor, K.S. Bollinger. 2011. Using body mass dynamics to examine long-term habitat shifts of arctic-molting geese: Evidence for ecological change. Polar Biology 34:1751-1762. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-011-1025-y [Details] [Full Publication]

Lorenson, T.D., and T.S. Collett. 2011. Gas hydrate prospecting using well cuttings and mud-gas geochemistry from 35 wells, North Slope, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5195, 27 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5195/

Mars, J.C., and D.W. Houseknecht. 2007. Quantitative remote sensing study indicates doubling of coastal erosion rate in past 50 yr along a segment of the Arctic coast of Alaska. Geology 35(7):583-586. https://doi.org/10.1130/G23672A.1

Meixell, B.W. and P.L. Flint. 2017. Effects of industrial and investigator disturbance on Arctic-nesting geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(8):1372-1385. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21312 [Details] [Full Publication] [Pub Brief]

Nandanwar, M.S., B.J. Anderson, T. Ajayi, T.S. Collett, and M. Zyrianova. 2016. Evaluation of gas production potential from gas hydrate deposits in National Petroleum Reserve Alaska using numerical simulations: The Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 36(A):760-772. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2016.11.021

Ramey, A.M., J.A. Reed, J.A. Schmutz, T.F. Fondell, B.W. Meixell, J.W. Hupp, D.H. Ward, J.Terenzi, and C.R. Ely. 2014. Prevalence, transmission, and genetic diversity of blood parasites infecting tundra-nesting geese in Alaska. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92(8):699-706. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2014-0041 [Details] [Full Publication]

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. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000106 [Details] [Full Publication]

Schenk, C.J., and D.W. Houseknecht. 2008. Geologic model for oil and gas assessment of the Kemik-Thomson Play, Central North Slope, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5146, 28 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5146/

Schmutz, J.A., K.A. Trust, and A.C. Matz. 2009. Red-throated loons (Gavia stellata) breeding in Alaska, USA, are exposed to PCBs while on Asian wintering grounds. Environmental Pollution 157:2386-2393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2009.03.020 [Details] [Full Publication]

Schmutz, J.A. 2009. Model-based predictions of the effects of harvest mortality on population size and trend of Yellow-billed Loons. USGS Open-File Report 2009-1040, 18 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1040/ [Details] [Full Publication]

Schmutz, J.A., K. G. Wright, C.R. DeSorbo, J.S. Fair, D.C. Evers, B.D. Uher-Koch, and D.M. Mulcahy. 2014. Size and retention of breeding territories of yellow-billed loons in Alaska and Canada. Waterbirds 37(sp1):53-63. https://doi.org/10.1675/063.037.sp108 [Details] [Full Publication]

Schmutz, J.A. 2014. Survival of adult Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) may be linked to marine conditions. Waterbirds 37(sp1):118-124. https://doi.org/10.1675/063.037.sp114 [Details] [Full Publication]

Stier, N.E., C.D. Connors, and D.W. Houseknecht. 2014. Influence of the Kingak Shale ultimate shelf margin on frontal structures of the Brooks Range in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5056, 11 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145056

Tape, K.D., P.L. Flint, B.W. Meixell, and B.V. Gaglioti. 2013. Inundation, sedimentation, and subsidence creates goose habitat along the Arctic Coast of Alaska. Environmental Research Letters 8:045031. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045031 [Details] [Full Publication]

Tape, K.D., J.M. Pearce, D. Walworth, B.W. Meixell, T.F. Fondell, D.D. Gustine, P.L. Flint, J.W. Hupp, J.A. Schmutz, and D.H. Ward. 2014. Historical and contemporary imagery to assess ecosystem change on the Arctic coastal plain of northern Alaska (ver. 1.1, June 2015). USGS Open-File Report 2014-1140, 22 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141140 [Details] [Full Publication]

Tape, K.D., J.M. Pearce, D. Walworth, B.W. Meixell, T.F. Fondell, D.D. Gustine, P.L. Flint, J.W. Hupp, J.A. Schmutz, and D.H. Ward. 2014. Historical and contemporary imagery to assess ecosystem change on the Arctic coastal plain of northern Alaska (ver. 1.1, June 2015). USGS Open-File Report 2014-1140, 22 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141140 [Details] [Full Publication]

Uher-Koch, B.D., J.A. Schmutz, M.E. Whalen, and J.M. Pearce. 2014. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Ecology of loons in a changing Arctic. USGS Fact Sheet 2014–3093, 2 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20143093 [Details] [Full Publication]

Uher-Koch, B.D., J.A. Schmutz, and K.G. Wright. 2015. Nest visits and capture events affect breeding success of Yellow-billed and Pacific Loons. Condor 117(1):121-129. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-14-102.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Van Hemert, C.R., P.L. Flint, M.S. Udevitz, J.C. Koch, T.C. Atwood, K.L. Oakley, and J.M. Pearce. 2015. Forecasting wildlife response to rapid warming in the Alaskan Arctic. BioScience 65(7):718-728. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biv069 [Details] [Full Publication]

von Biela, V.R., C.E. Zimmerman, and L.L. Moulton. 2011. Long-term increases in young-of-the-year growth of Arctic cisco (Coregonus autumnalis) and environmental influences. Journal of Fish Biology 78(1):39-56. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02832.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Whitman, M.S., C.D. Arp, B. Jones, W. Morris, G. Grosse, F. Urban, R. Kemnitz. 2011. Developing a long-term aquatic monitoring network in a complex watershed of the Alaska Arctic Coastal Plain. In Observing, Studying, and Managing for Change. Eds. C.N. Medley, G. Patterson, and M.J. Parker. Proceedings of the Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. USDOI and USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5169. [Details] [Full Publication]

Zhan, S., Beck, R.A., Hinkel, K.M., Liu, H., and Jones, B.M. 2014. Spatio-temporal analysis of gyres in oriented lakes on the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska based on remotely sensed images. Remote Sensing, 6(10), 9170-9193. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs6109170 [Details] [Full Publication]

Zimmerman, C.E., A.M. Ramey, S.M. Turner, F.J. Mueter, S.M. Murphy, and J.L. Nielsen. 2013. Genetics, recruitment, and migration patterns of Arctic Cisco (Coregonus autumnalis) in the Colville River, Alaska and Mackenzie River, Canada. Polar Biology 36(11):1543-1555. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-013-1372-y [Details] [Full Publication]


USGS Research Conducted in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Coastal Plain (1002 Area) and the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPRA)

Attanasi, E.D., and P.A. Freeman. 2009. Economics of undiscovered oil and gas in the North Slope of Alaska; Economic update and synthesis. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1112, 59 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1112.

Attanasi, E.D. and P.A. Freeman. 2014. Commercial possibilities for stranded conventional gas from Alaska's North Slope. Natural Resources Research 23(1):175-193. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11053-013-9213-9

Atwood, T.C., E. Peacock, K. Lillie, R.R. Wilson, and S. Miller. 2015. Demographic composition and behavior of polar bears summering on shore in Alaska. USGS Administrative Report, 26 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Atwood, T.C., E. Peacock, M.A. McKinney, K. Lillie, R.R. Wilson, D.C. Douglas, S. Miller, and P.A. Terletzky. 2016. Rapid environmental change drives increased land use by an Arctic marine predator. PLoS One 11(6):e0155932. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155932 [Details] [Full Publication] [Pub Brief]

Atwood, T.C., K.S. Simac, S.W. Breck, G. York, and J. Wilder. 2017. Human-polar bear interactions in a changing Arctic: existing and emerging concerns. Pages 397-418 in Marine Mammal Welfare: Human Induced Change in the Marine Environment and its Impacts on Marine Mammal Welfare, A. Butterworth (ed.). Springer, Cham, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46994-2 [Details] [Full Publication]

Bird, K.J., and D.W. Houseknecht. 2011. Geology and petroleum potential of the Arctic Alaska petroleum province. In Arctic Petroleum Geology: Geological Society London Memoir No. 35. Eds. A.M. Spencer, A.F. Embry, D.L. Gautier, A.V. Stoupakova, and K. Sorensen. p. 485-499. https://doi.org/10.1144/M35.32

Bromaghin, J.F., T.L. McDonald, I. Stirling, A.E. Derocher, E.S. Richardson, E.V. Regehr, D.C. Douglas, G.M. Durner, T.C. Atwood, and S.C. Amstrup. 2015. Polar bear population dynamics in the southern Beaufort Sea during a period of sea ice decline. Ecological Applications 25(3):634-651. https://doi.org/10.1890/14-1129.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Collett, T.S., W.F. Agena, M.W. Lee, M.V. Zyrianova, K.J. Bird, R.R. Charpentier, T. Cook, D.W. Houseknecht, T.R. Klett, R.M. Pollastro, and C.J. Schenk. 2008. Assessment of gas hydrate resources on the North Slope, Alaska, 2008. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008-3073, 4 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3073/

Craddock, W.H., M.L. Buursink, J.A. Covault, S.T. Brennan, C.A. Doolan, R.M. Drake II, M.D. Merrill, T.L. Roberts-Ashby, E.R. Slucher, P.D. Warwick, M.S. Blondes, P.A. Freeman, S.M. Cahan, C.A. DeVera, and C.D. Lohr. 2014. Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources—Alaska North Slope and Kandik Basin, Alaska. In Geologic framework for the national assessment of carbon dioxide storage resources. Eds.  P. D. Warwick, and M. D. Corum. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1024–I, 60 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20121024I.

Gaina, C., S.C. Werner, R. Saltus, S. Maus, and the Camp-Gm Group. 2011. Circum-Arctic mapping project: new magnetic and gravity anomaly maps of the Arctic. In Arctic Petroleum Geology: Geological Society London Memoir No. 35. Eds. A. M. Spencer, A. F. Embry, D. L. Gautier, A. V. Stoupakova, and K. Sorensen. p 39-48. https://doi.org/10.1144/M35.3

Gautier, D.L., K.J. Bird, R.R. Charpentier, A. Grantz, D.W. Houseknecht, T.R. Klett, T.E. Moore, J.K. Pitman, C.J. Schenk, J.H. Schuenemeyer, K. Sørensen, M. E. Tennyson, Z.C. Valin, and C. J. Wandrey. 2011. Oil and gas resource potential north of the Arctic Circle. In Arctic Petroleum Geology: Geological Society London Memoir No. 35. Eds. A. M. Spencer, A. F. Embry, D. L. Gautier, A. V. Stoupakova, and K. Sorensen. p151-161. https://doi.org/10.1144/M35.9

Grantz, A., R.A. Scott, S.S. Drachev, T.E. Moore, and Z. C. Valin. 2011. Sedimentary successions of the Arctic Region (58-648 to 908N) that may be prospective for hydrocarbons, In Arctic Petroleum Geology: Geological Society London Memoir No. 35. Eds. A. M. Spencer, A. F. Embry, D. L. Gautier, A. V. Stoupakova, and K. Sorensen. p 17-37. https://doi.org/10.1144/M35.2

Gibbs, A.E., K.A. Ohman, and B.M. Richmond. 2015. National assessment of shoreline change—A GIS compilation of vector shorelines and associated shoreline change data for the north coast of Alaska, U.S.-Canadian border to Icy Cape: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1030. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151030.

Gibbs, A.E., and B.M. Richmond. 2015. National assessment of shoreline change—Historical shoreline change along the north coast of Alaska, U.S.–Canadian border to Icy Cape: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1048. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151048.

Gibbs, A.E., and B.M. Richmond. 2017. National assessment of shoreline change—Summary statistics for updated vector shorelines and associated shoreline change data for the north coast of Alaska, U.S.-Canadian border to Icy Cape: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1107. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171107.

Hope, A.G., E. Waltari, J.L. Malaney, D.C. Payer, J.A. Cook, and S.L. Talbot. 2015. Arctic biodiversity: increasing richness accompanies shrinking refugia for a cold-associated tundra fauna. Ecosphere 6(9):1-67. https://doi.org/10.1890/ES15-00104.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hope, A.G., E. Waltari, D.C. Payer, J.A. Cook, and S.L. Talbot. 2013. Future distribution of tundra refugia in northern Alaska. Nature Climate Change 3:931-938. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1926 [Details] [Full Publication]

Houseknecht, D.W., K.J. Bird, and C.P. Garrity. 2012. Assessment of undiscovered petroleum resources of the Amerasia Basin Petroleum Province. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5146, 36 p. http://pub.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5146.

Houseknecht, D.W., K.J. Bird, and C.P. Garrity. 2012. Assessment of undiscovered petroleum resources of the Arctic Alaska Petroleum Province. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5147 26 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5147.

Houseknecht, D.W., W.A. Rouse, C.P. Garrity, K.J. Whidden, J.A. Dumoulin, C.J. Schenk, R.R. Charpentier, T.A. Cook, S.B. Gaswirth, M.A. Kirschbaum, and R.M. Pollastro. 2012. Assessment of potential oil and gas resources in source rocks of the Alaska North Slope, 2012:.U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3013, 2 p. https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3013.

Hutchinson, D.R., H.R. Jackson, D.W. Houseknecht, Q. Li, J.W. Shimeld, D.C. Mosher, D. Chian, R.W. Saltus, and G.N. Oakey. 2017. Significance of Northeast-trending features in Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 18(11):4156-4178. https://doi.org/ 10.1002/2017GC007099 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GC007099/abstract

Jones, B.M., C.D. Arp, M.T. Jorgenson, K.M. Hinkel, J.A. Schmutz, and P.L. Flint. 2009. Increase in the rate and uniformity of coastline erosion in arctic Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters 36:L02503. https://doi.org/10.1029/2008GL036205 [Details] [Full Publication]

McCloskey, S.E., B.D. Uher-Koch, J.A. Schmutz, and T.F. Fondell. 2017. International migration patterns of Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) from four breeding populations in Alaska. PLoS One 13(1):e0189954. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189954 [Details] [Full Publication]

Olson, J.W., K.D. Rode, D.L. Eggett, T.S. Smith, R.R. Wilson, G.M. Durner, A.S. Fischbach, T.C. Atwood, and D.C. Douglas. 2017. Collar temperature sensor data reveal long-term patterns in southern Beaufort Sea polar bear den distribution on pack ice and land. Marine Ecology Progress Series 564:211-224. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12000 [Details] [Full Publication] [Pub Brief]

Pagano, A.M., E. Peacock, and M.A. McKinney. 2013. Remote biopsy darting and marking of polar bears. Marine Mammal Science 30(1):169-183. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12029 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pearce, J.M., A.R. DeGange, P.L. Flint, T.F. Fondell, D.D. Gustine, L.E. Holland-Bartels, A.G. Hope, J.W. Hupp, J.C. Koch, J.A. Schmutz, S.L. Talbot, D.H. Ward, and M.E. Whalen. 2012. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Measuring and forecasting the response of Alaska's terrestrial ecosystem to a warming climate. USGS Fact Sheet 2012-3144, 4 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Rode, K.D., R.R. Wilson, D.C. Douglas, V.L. Muhlenbruch, T.C. Atwood, E.V. Regehr, E.S. Richardson, N.W. Pilfold, A.E. Derocher, G.M. Durner, I. Stirling, S.C. Amstrup, M. St. Martin, A.M. Pagano, and K.S. Simac. 2018. Spring fasting behavior in a marine apex predator provides an index of ecosystem productivity. Global Change Biology 24(1):410-423. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13933 [Details] [Full Publication]

Rode, K.D., J.W. Olson, D.L. Eggett, D.C. Douglas, G.M. Durner, T.C. Atwood, E.V. Regehr, R.R. Wilson, T.S. Smith, and M. St. Martin. 2018. Den phenology and reproductive success of polar bears in a changing climate. Journal of Mammalogy. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyx181 [Details] [Full Publication]

Rouse, W.A., and D.W. Houseknecht. 2016. Modified method for estimating petroleum source-rock potential using wireline logs, with application to the Kingak Shale, Alaska North Slope: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5001, 40 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165001.

Saalfeld, S.T., R.B. Lanctot, S.C. Brown, D.T. Saalfeld, J.A. Johnson, B.A. Andres, and J.R. Bart. 2013. Predicting breeding shorebird distributions on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. Ecosphere 4(1):16. http://dx.doi.org/10. 1890/ES12-00292.1

Sonsthagen, S.A., Sage, G.K., Fowler, M., Hope, A.G., Cook, J.A., and Talbot, S.L. 2013. Development and characterization of 21 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the barren-ground shrew, Sorex ugyunak (Mammalia: Sorcidae), through next-generation sequencing, and cross-species amplification in the masked shrew, S. cinereus. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12686-012-9792-5 [Details] [Full Publication]

Urban, F.E., and G.D. Clow. 2014. DOI/GTN-P climate and active-layer data acquired in the National Petroleum Reserve: Alaska and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 1998-2011. USGS Report, Data Series 812. https://doi.org/10.3133/ds812

U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Gas Hydrate Assessment Team, 2014, Geologic Assessment of Undiscovered Gas Hydrate Resources on the North Slope, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series 69-CC, 100 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds69cc

Ware, J.V., K.D. Rode, J.F. Bromaghin, D.C. Douglas, R.R. Wilson, E.V. Regehr, S.C. Amstrup, G.M. Durner, A.M. Pagano, J.W. Olson, C.T. Robbins, and H.T. Jansen. 2017. Habitat degradation affects the summer activity of polar bears. Oecologia 184(1):87-89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-017-3839-y [Details] [Full Publication]

 

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