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Carson A. Baughman

Title: Geographer
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7417
Fax: (907) 786-7150

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Education and/or Training

M.S.2013University of Alaska FairbanksNatural Resource Management
B.A.2008University of Montana, MissoulaBiology/Ecology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

  • Landscape modeling via GIS
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Great Basin, Boreal, and Arctic ecosystems
  • Terrestrial plant ecology
  • Population/community ecology
  • Wildlife management
  • Species/habitat conservation

Professional Experience

2014-presentGeographer, US Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage
2010-2014Graduate Research Assistant with Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
2009-2010Research Technician with Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
2008-2009Research Technician for Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
2004-2008Research Technician, Bureau of Land Management and The Nature Conservancy - Ely, NV

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

American Geophysical Union

Honors and/or Awards

2012 - Otto William Geist Research Fellowship
2011 - Dave and Rachel Hopkins Fellowship
2008 - University of Montana Golden Key
2008 - University of Montana President’s Outstanding Senior Award – Most outstanding graduate in Ecology
2008 - University of Montana Honors Graduate


Total pubs: 7

Gaglioti, B. V., D. H. Mann, M. J. Wooller, B. M. Jones, G. C. Wiles, P. Groves, M. L. Kunz, C. A. Baughman, and R. E. Reanier. 2017. Younger-Dryas cooling and sea-ice feedbacks were prominent features of the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in Arctic Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 169:330-343. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.05.012 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, B. M., C. A. Baughman, V. E. Romanovsky, A. D. Parsekian, E. L. Babcock, E. Stephani, M. C. Jones, G. Grosse, and E. E. Berg. 2016. Presence of rapidly degrading permafrost plateaus in south-central Alaska. The Cryosphere 10(6):2673-2692. doi:10.5194/tc-10-2673-2016 [Details] [Full Publication]

Baughman, C. A., D. H. Mann, D. L. Verbyla, and M. L. Kunz. 2015. Soil-surface organic layers in Arctic Alaska: Spatial distribution, rates of formation, microclimatic effects. Biogeosciences 120(6):1150-1164. doi:10.1002/2015JG002983 [Details] [Full Publication]

Baughman, C. A., B. M. Jones, K. K. Bartz, D. B. Young, and C. E. Zimmerman. 2015. Reconstructing Turbidity in a Glacially Influenced Lake Using the Landsat TM and ETM+ Surface Reflectance Climate Data Record Archive, Lake Clark, Alaska. Remote Sensing 7:13692-13710. doi:10.3390/rs71013692 [Details] [Full Publication]

Baughman, C. A. 2013. Soil surface organic layers in the Arctic Foothills: distribution, development, and microclimatic feedbacks. Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. [Details]

Forbis, T. A., C. A. Baughman, O. Baughman, M. Gara, and N. Williams. 2011. Species distribution modeling for conservation of rare, edaphic endemic plants in White River Valley, Nevada. Natural Areas Journal 32(2):149-158. doi:10.3375/043.032.0203 [Details] [Full Publication]

Baughman, C. A., T. A. Forbis, and L. Provencher. 2010. Response of two sagebrush sites to low-disturbance, mechanical removal of piñyon and juniper. Invasive Plant Science and Management 3(2):122-129. doi:10.1614/IPSM-D-09-00020.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

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