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Bristle-thighed Curlew - photo by Robert Gill, Jr., USGSBoreal-Arctic Transition Zone- The Role of Ecosystem Changes Across the Boreal–Arctic Transition Zone on the Distribution and Abundance of Wildlife Populations


Thompson, S. J., C. M. Handel, R. M. Richardson, and L. B. McNew. 2016. When winners become losers: Predicted nonlinear responses of arctic birds to increasing woody vegetation. PLoS One 11(11):e0164755. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164755 [Details] [Full Publication]


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]

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]


Hope, A. G., S. Y. W. Ho, J. L. Malaney, J. A. Cook, and S. L. Talbot. 2014. Accounting for rate variation among lineages in comparative demographic analyses. Evolution 68(9):2689-2700. doi:10.1111/evo.12469 [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]


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. doi:10.1038/nclimate1926 [Details] [Full Publication]

McNew, L. B., C. M. Handel, J. M. Pearce, A. R. DeGange, L. E. Holland-Bartels, and M. E. Whalen. 2013. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - The role of ecosystem changes across the Boreal-Arctic transition zone on the distribution and abundance of wildlife populations. USGS Fact Sheet 2013-3054, 2 p. [Details] [Full Publication]


Hope, A. G. 2012. High shrew diversity on Alaska's Seward Peninsula: Community assembly and environmental change. Northwestern Naturalist 93:101-110. [Details]

Hope, A. G., K. A. Speer, J. R. Demboski, S. L. Talbot, and J. A. Cook. 2012. A climate for speciation: Rapid spatial diversification among the Sorex cinereus complex of shrews. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64(3):671-684. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.05.021 [Details] [Full Publication]

Sonsthagen, S. A., G. K. Sage, M. Fowler, A. G. Hope, J. A. Cook, and S. L. Talbot. 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, Sorex cinereus. Conservation Genetics Resources 5(2):315-318. doi:10.1007/s12686-012-9792-5 [Details] [Full Publication]


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., E. Waltari, V. B. Fedorov, A. V. Goropashnaya, S. L. Talbot, and J. A. Cook. 2011. Persistence and diversification of the Holarctic shrew, Sorex tundrensis (Family Soricidae), in response to climate change. Molecular Ecology 20(20):4346-4370. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05226.x [Details] [Full Publication]


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