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Region 11: Alaska

Alaska Science Center

Alaska Science Center

4210 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-7000

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Volcano Science Center

Volcano Science Center

4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-7497

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Climate Adaptation Science Center

Climate Adaptation Science Center

4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-301-7830

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Lake temperature and ice cover regimes in the Alaskan Subarctic and Arctic: Integrated monitoring, remote sensing, and modeling

Lake surface regimes are fundamental attributes of lake ecosystems and their interaction with the land and atmosphere. High latitudes may be particularly sensitive to climate change, however, adequate baselines for these lakes are often lacking. In this study, we couple monitoring, remote sensing, and modeling techniques to generate baseline...

Arp, C.D.; Jones, Benjamin M.; Whitman, Matthew; Larsen, A.; Urban, F.E.
Lake temperature and ice cover regimes in the Alaskan Subarctic and Arctic: Integrated monitoring, remote sensing, and modeling; 2010; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; Arp, C. D.; Jones, B. M.; Whitman, M.; Larsen, A.; Urban, F. E.

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Limited evidence of trans-hemispheric movement of avian influenza viruses among contemporary North American shorebird isolates

Migratory routes of gulls, terns, and shorebirds (Charadriiformes) are known to cross hemispheric boundaries and intersect with outbreak areas of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Prior assessments of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) among species of this taxonomic order found some evidence for trans-hemispheric movement of virus...

Pearce, John M.; Ramey, Andrew M.; Ip, Hon S.; Gill, Robert E.
Limited evidence of trans-hemispheric movement of avian influenza viruses among contemporary North American shorebird isolates; 2010; Article; Journal; Virus Research; Pearce, John M.; Ramey, Andrew M.; Ip, Hon S.; Gill, Robert E., Jr.

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Modeling fire severity in black spruce stands in the Alaskan boreal forest using spectral and non-spectral geospatial data

Biomass burning in the Alaskan interior is already a major disturbance and source of carbon emissions, and is likely to increase in response to the warming and drying predicted for the future climate. In addition to quantifying changes to the spatial and temporal patterns of burned areas, observing variations in severity is the key to studying the...

Barrett, Kirsten M.; Kasischke, E.S.; McGuire, A.D.; Turetsky, M.R.; Kane, E.S.
Modeling fire severity in black spruce stands in the Alaskan boreal forest using spectral and non-spectral geospatial data; 2010; Article; Journal; Remote Sensing of Environment; Barrett, K.; Kasischke, E. S.; McGuire, A. D.; Turetsky, M. R.; Kane, E. S.

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Morbillivirus and Toxoplasma exposure and association with hematological parameters for southern Beaufort Sea polar bears: potential response to infectious agents in a sentinel species

Arctic temperatures are increasing in response to greenhouse gas forcing and polar bears have already responded to changing conditions. Declines in body stature and vital rates have been linked to warming-induced loss of sea-ice. As food webs change and human activities respond to a milder Arctic, exposure of polar bears and other arctic marine...

Kirk, Cassandra M.; Amstrup, Steven C.; Swor, Rhonda; Holcomb, Darce; O'Hara, Todd M.
Kirk, C. M., S. Amstrup, R. Swor, D. Holcomb and T. M. O’Hara. 2010. Morbillivirus and Toxoplasma exposure and association with hematological parameters for southern Beaufort Sea polar bears: Potential response to infectious agents in a sentinel species. EcoHealth 7(3) 321-331. doi:10.1007/s10393-010-0323-0.

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Population-level resource selection by sympatric brown and American black bears in Alaska

Distribution theory predicts that for two species living in sympatry, the subordinate species would be constrained from using the most suitable resources (e.g., habitat), resulting in its use of less suitable habitat and spatial segregation between species. We used negative binomial generalized linear mixed models with fixed effects to estimate...

Belant, Jerrold L.; Griffith, Brad; Zhang, Yingte; Follmann, Erich H.; Adams, Layne G.
Population-level resource selection by sympatric brown and American black bears in Alaska; 2010; Article; Journal; Polar Biology; Belant, J. L.; Griffith, B.; Zhang, Y.; Follmann, E. H.; Adams, L. G.

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Pre‐moult patterns of habitat use and moult site selection by Brent Geese Branta bernicla nigricans: Individuals prospect for moult sites

In environments where habitat quality varies, the mechanism by which individuals assess and select habitats has significant consequences on their spatial distribution and ability to respond to environmental change. Each year, thousands of Black Brent Geese Branta bernicla nigricans migrate to the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area (TLSA), Alaska, to...

Lewis, Tyler; Flint, Paul L.; Schmutz, Joel A.; Derksen, Dirk V.

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Seabird bycatch in Alaska demersal longline fishery trials: a demographic summary

The seasonal and spatial demographics are summarized for seabirds killed incidentally during gear modification trials for a demersal longline fishery in the Bering Sea. We examined 417 carcasses, including Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis (n = 205), Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens (n = 103), Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris (...

Phillips, Elizabeth M.; Nevins, HannahRose M.; Hatch, Scott A.; Ramey, Andrew M.; Miller, Melissa A.; Harvey, James T.
Phillips, E. M., H. M. Nevins, S. A. Hatch, A. M. Ramey, M. A. Miller, and J. T. Harvey. 2010. Seabird bycatch in Alaska demersal longline fishery trials: A demographic summary. Marine Ornithology 38:111-117.

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Seabird databases and the new paradigm for scientific publication and attribution

For more than 300 years, the peer-reviewed journal article has been the principal medium for packaging and delivering scientific data. With new tools for managing digital data, a new paradigm is emerging—one that demands open and direct access to data and that enables and rewards a broad-based approach to scientific questions. Ground-...

Hatch, Scott A.
Hatch, S. A. 2010. Seabird Databases and the New Paradigm for Scientific Publication and Attribution. Marine Ornithology 38:1-6.

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Sexually transmitted bacteria affect female cloacal assemblages in a wild bird

Sexual transmission is an important mode of disease propagation, yet its mechanisms remain largely unknown in wild populations. Birds comprise an important model for studying sexually transmitted microbes because their cloaca provides a potential for both gastrointestinal pathogens and endosymbionts to become incorporated into ejaculates. We...

White, Joël; Mirleau, Pascal; Danchin, Etienne; Mulard, Hervé; Hatch, Scott A.; Heeb, Phillipp; Wagner, Richard H.
White, J., P. Mirleau, E. Danchin, H. Mulard, S. A. Hatch, P. Heeb, and R.H. Wagner. 2010. Sexually transmitted bacteria affect female cloacal assemblages in a wild bird. Ecology Letters 13:1515-1524. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01542.x

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Survival and breeding of polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea in relation to sea ice

1. Observed and predicted declines in Arctic sea ice have raised concerns about marine mammals. In May 2008, the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed polar bears (Ursus maritimus) - one of the most ice-dependent marine mammals - as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act. 2. We evaluated the effects of sea ice conditions on vital rates (...

Regehr, E.V.; Hunter, C.M.; Caswell, H.; Amstrup, Steven C.; Stirling, I.
Survival and breeding of polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea in relation to sea ice; 2010; Article; Journal; Journal of Animal Ecology; Regehr, E. V.; Hunter, C. M.; Caswell, H.; Amstrup, S. C.; Stirling, I.

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Temporal and spatial shifts in habitat use by Black Brant immediately following flightless molt

Each year thousands of Pacific Black Brant (Branta bernicla nigricans) undergo flightless wing molt in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area (TLSA), Alaska, in two distinct habitats: inland, freshwater lakes and coastal, brackish wetlands. Brant lose body mass during wing molt and likely must add reserves upon regaining flight to help fuel their 2,500...

Lewis, Tyler L.; Flint, Paul L.; Schmutz, Joel A.; Derksen, Dirk V.
Temporal and spatial shifts in habitat use by Black Brant immediately following flightless molt; 2010; Article; Journal; The Wilson Journal of Ornithology; Lewis, Tyler L.; Flint, Paul L.; Schmutz, Joel A.; Derksen, Dirk V.

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The nearshore benthic community of Kasatochi Island, one year after the 2008 volcanic eruption

A description is presented of the nearshore benthic community of Kasatochi Island 10–12 months after a catastrophic volcanic eruption in 2008. The eruption extended the coastline of the island approximately 400 m offshore, mainly along the south, southeast, and southwest shores, to roughly the 20 m isobath. Existing canopy kelp of...

Jewett, S.C.; Bodkin, James L.; Chenelot, H.; Esslinger, George G.; Hoberg, M.K.
The nearshore benthic community of Kasatochi Island, one year after the 2008 volcanic eruption; 2010; Article; Journal; Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research; Jewett, S. C.; Bodkin, J. L.; Chenelot, H.; Esslinger, G. G.; Hoberg, M. K.

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