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Products and Publications of the Changing Arctic Ecosystems Initiative

Caribou on the North Slope of Alaska - photo by Brian Uher-Koch, USGSThe Arctic Coastal Plain - Measuring and Forecasting the Response of Alaska’s Terrestrial Ecosystem to a Warming Climate

2017

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. doi:10.1675/063.040.0308 [Details] [Full Publication] [Pub Brief]

Gustine, D. D., P. S. Barboza, L. G. Adams, B. Griffith, R. D. Cameron, and K. R. Whitten. 2017. Advancing the match-mismatch framework for large herbivores in the Arctic: Evaluating the evidence for a trophic mismatch in caribou. PLoS One 12(2):e0171807. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171807 [Details] [Full Publication]

Meixell, B. W. and P. L. Flint. 2017. Effects of industrial and investigator disturbance on Arctic-nesting geese. Journal of Wildlife Management Early View. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21312 [Details] [Full Publication]

2016

Koch, J. C. 2016. Lateral and subsurface flows impact Arctic Coastal Plain lake water budgets. Hydrological Processes In Press. doi:10.1002/hyp.10917 [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. doi:10.1111/fwb.12769 [Details][Full Publication]

Weiser, E. L., R. B. Lanctot, S. C. Brown, J. A. Alves, P. F. Battley, R. Bentzen, J. Bêty, M. A. Bishop, M. Boldenow, L. Bollache, B. Casler, M. Christie, J. T. Coleman, J. R. Conklin, W. B. English, H. R. Gates, O. Gilg, M-A. Giroux, K. Gosbell, C. J. Hassell, J. Helmericks, A. Johnson, B. Katrínardóttir, K. Koivula, E. Kwon, J-F. Lamarre, J. Lang, D. B. Lank, N. Lecomte, J. R. Liebezeit, V. Loverti, L. McKinnon, C. Minton, D. Mizrahi, E. Nol, V-M. Pakanen, J. Perz, R. Porter, J. Rausch, J. Reneerkens, N. Rönkä, S. Saalfeld, N. R. Senner, B. Sittler, P. A. Smith, K. M. Sowl, A. Taylor, D. H. Ward, S. Yezerinac, and B. K. Sandercock. 2016. Effects of geolocators on hatching success, return rates, breeding movements, and change in body mass in 16 species of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. Movement Ecology 4(12). doi:10.1186/s40462-016-0077-6 [Details] [Full Publication]

2015

Brown, R. N., M. T. Jorgenson, T. A. Douglas, V. E. Romanovsky, K. Kielland, C. Hiemstra, E. S. Euskirchen, and R. W. Ruess. 2015. Interactive effects of wildfire and climate on permafrost degradation in Alaskan lowland forests. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 120(8):1619-1637. doi: 10.1002/2015JG003033 [Full Publication] [PDF file 6.62 MB]

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. doi:10.1007/s00300-015-1690-3 [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. doi:10.3133/fs20153062 [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: 121-129. [Details] [Full Publication]

Van Hemert, C. R., P. L. Flint, M. S. Udevitz, J. C. Koch, T. C. Atwood, K. L. Oakley, and J. A. Pearce. 2015. Forecasting wildlife response to rapid warming in the Alaskan Arctic. BioScience In Press. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biv069 [Details] [Full Publication]

VonSomeren, L. L., P. S. Barboza, D. P. Thompson, and D. D. Gustine. 2015. Monitoring the digestibility of forages for herbivores: a new application for an old approach. Canadian Journal of Zoology In Press. [Details]

Walworth, D. and J. A. Pearce. 2015. Conceptual data modeling of wildlife response indicators to ecosystem change in the Arctic. USGS Open-File Report 2015-1148, 28 p. doi:10.3133/ofr20151148 [Details] [Full Publication]

Ward, D. H., J. Helmericks, J. W. Hupp, L. McManus, M. Budde, D. C. Douglas, and K. D. Tape. 2015. Multi-decadal trends in spring arrival of avian migrants to the central Arctic coast of Alaska: effects of environmental and ecological factors. Journal of Avian Biology In Press. doi:10.1111/jav.00774 [Details] [Full Publication]

2014

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. doi:10.1675/063.037.sp117 [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. doi:10.1111/jofo.12051 [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. doi:10.3133/fs20143088 [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. doi:10.3133/fs20143103 [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. doi: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. doi: 10.1111/jav.00394

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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100588 [Details] [Full Publication]

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. doi:10.1002/ppp.1804 [Details] [Full Publication]

Liebezeit, J. R., K. E. B. Gurney, M. Budde, S. Zack, and D. H. Ward. 2014. Phenological adjustment in arctic bird species: relative importance of snow melt and ecological factors. Polar Biology. doi:10.1007/s00300-014-1522-x [Details] [Full Publication]

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. doi:10.1139/cjz-2014-0041 [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. doi:10.1675/063.037.sp108 [Details] [Full Publication]

Tape, K. D. and D. D. Gustine. 2014. Capturing migration phenology of terrestrial wildlife using camera traps. BioScience 64(2):117-124. doi:10.1093/biosci/bit018 [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. USGS Open-File Report 2014-1140, 22 p. doi: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. doi:10.3133/fs20143093 [Details] [Full Publication]

2013

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. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045031 [Details] [Full Publication]

Walworth, D., and J. M. Pearce. 2013. Data models to support integrated research in the Arctic. USGS Core Science Systems, Community for Data Integration Access Newsletter, v. 16 (1).

2012

Pearce, J., T. DeGange, P. Flint, T. Fondell, D. Gustine, L. Holland-Bartels, A. Hope, J. Hupp, J. Koch, S. Talbot, D. Ward, and M. Whalen. 2012. Changing Arctic Ecosystems—Measuring and forecasting the response of Alaska's terrestrial ecosystem to a warming climate. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3144, 4 p.

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.

2011

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.

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.

 

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