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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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Year Published: 2010

Transmission and reassortment of avian influenza viruses at the Asian-North American interface

Twenty avian influenza viruses were isolated from seven wild migratory bird species sampled at St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. We tested predictions based on previous phylogenetic analyses of avian influenza viruses that support spatially dependent trans-hemispheric gene flow and frequent interspecies transmission at a location situated at the Asian...

Ramey, Andrew M.; Pearce, John M.; Ely, Craig R.; Guy, Lisa M. Sheffield; Irons, David B.; Derksen, Dirk V.; Ip, Hon S.
Transmission and reassortment of avian influenza viruses at the Asian-North American interface; 2010; Article; Journal; Virology; Ramey, Andrew M.; Pearce, John M.; Ely, Craig R.; Guy, Lisa M. Sheffield; Irons, David B.; Derksen, Dirk V.; Ip, Hon S.

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Year Published: 2009

[Book review] Fish Welfare, by E. J. Branson

Review of: E.J. Branson (ed): Fish Welfare Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2008, xvi + 300 pp, Hardback, ISBN-13:978-1-4051-4629-6.

Mulcahy, Daniel M.
[Book review] Fish Welfare, by E. J. Branson; 2009; Article; Journal; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries; Mulcahy, Daniel M.

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Year Published: 2009

Eruption of Alaska volcano breaks historic pattern

In the late morning of 12 July 2008, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) received an unexpected call from the U.S. Coast Guard, reporting an explosive volcanic eruption in the central Aleutians in the vicinity of Okmok volcano, a relatively young (~2000-year-old) caldera. The Coast Guard had received an emergency call requesting assistance from a...

Larsen, Jessica; Neal, Christina A.; Webley, Peter; Freymueller, Jeff; Haney, Matthew; McNutt, Stephen; Schneider, David; Prejean, Stephanie; Schaefer, Janet; Wessels, Rick L.
Eruption of Alaska volcano breaks historic pattern; 2009; Article; Journal; EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union; Larsen, Jessica ; Neal, Christina ; Webley, Peter ; Freymueller, Jeff ; Haney, Matthew ; McNutt, Stephen ; Schneider, David ; Prejean, Stephanie ; Schaefer, Janet ; Wessels, Rick

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Year Published: 2009

Spring migration routes and chronology of surf scoters (Melanitta perspicillata): A synthesis of Pacific coast studies

Understanding interconnectivity among wintering, stopover, and breeding areas of migratory birds is pivotal to discerning how events occurring in each might have a cross-seasonal effect on another. Such information can guide the location and timing of conservation efforts. Thus, we examined spring migration routes, chronology, and stopover use of...

De La Cruz, Susan E.W.; Takekawa, John Y.; Wilson, M.T.; Nysewander, D.R.; Evenson, J.R.; Esler, Daniel N.; Boyd, W.S.; Ward, David H.
Spring migration routes and chronology of surf scoters (Melanitta perspicillata): a synthesis of Pacific coast studies; 2009; Article; Journal; Canadian Journal of Zoology; De La Cruz, S. E. W.; Takekawa, J. Y.; Wilson, M. T.; Nysewander, D. R.; Evenson, J. R.; Esler, D. ; Boyd, W. S.; Ward, D. H.

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Rebuttal of "Polar bear population forecasts: a public-policy forecasting audit"

Observed declines in the Arctic sea ice have resulted in a variety of negative effects on polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Projections for additional future declines in sea ice resulted in a proposal to list polar bears as a threatened species under the United States Endangered Species Act. To provide information for the Department of the Interior's...

Amstrup, Steven C.; Caswell, Hal; DeWeaver, Eric; Stirling, Ian; Douglas, David C.; Marcot, Bruce G.; Hunter, Christine M.
Rebuttal of "Polar bear population forecasts: a public-policy forecasting audit"; 2009; Article; Journal; Interfaces; Amstrup, Steven C.; Caswell, Hal ; DeWeaver, Eric ; Stirling, Ian ; Douglas, David C.; Marcot, Bruce G.; Hunter, Christine M.

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Year Published: 2009

Modeling lakes and reservoirs in the climate system

Modeling studies examining the effect of lakes on regional and global climate, as well as studies on the influence of climate variability and change on aquatic ecosystems, are surveyed. Fully coupled atmosphere-land surface-lake climate models that could be used for both of these types of study simultaneously do not presently exist, though there...

MacKay, M.D.; Neale, P.J.; Arp, C.D.; De Senerpont Domis, L. N.; Fang, X.; Gal, G.; Jo, K.D.; Kirillin, G.; Lenters, J.D.; Litchman, E.; MacIntyre, S.; Marsh, P.; Melack, J.; Mooij, W.M.; Peeters, F.; Quesada, A.; Schladow, S.G.; Schmid, M.; Spence, C.; Stokes, S.L.
Modeling lakes and reservoirs in the climate system; 2009; Article; Journal; Limnology and Oceanography; MacKay, M. D.; Neale, P. J.; Arp, C. D.; De Senerpont Domis, L. N.; Fang, X. ; Gal, G. ; Jo, K. D.; Kirillin, G. ; Lenters, J. D.; Litchman, E. ; MacIntyre, S. ; Marsh, P. ; Melack, J. ; Mooij, W. M.; Peeters, F. ; Quesada, A. ; Schladow, S. G.; Schmid, M. ; Spence, C. ; Stokes, S. L.

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Year Published: 2009

Population dynamics of long-tailed ducks breeding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska

Population estimates for long-tailed ducks in North America have declined by nearly 50% over the past 30 years. Life history and population dynamics of this species are difficult to ascertain, because the birds nest at low densities across a broad range of habitat types. Between 1991 and 2004, we collected information on productivity and survival...

Schamber, Jason L.; Flint, Paul L.; Grand, J. Barry; Wilson, Heather M.; Morse, Julie A.
Population dynamics of long-tailed ducks breeding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska; 2009; Article; Journal; Arctic; Schamber, Jason L.; Flint, Paul L.; Grand, J. Barry; Wilson, Heather M.; Morse, Julie A.

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Year Published: 2009

Linking marine and freshwater growth in western Alaska Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

The hypothesis that growth in Pacific salmon Oncorhynchus spp. is dependent on previous growth was tested using annual scale growth measurements of wild Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha returning to the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, Alaska, from 1964 to 2004. First-year marine growth in individual O. tshawytscha was significantly correlated...

Ruggerone, G.T.; Nielsen, J.L.; Agler, B.A.
Linking marine and freshwater growth in western Alaska Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha; 2009; Article; Journal; Journal of Fish Biology; Ruggerone, G. T.; Nielsen, J. L.; Agler, B. A.

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Year Published: 2009

Mechanisms of population heterogeneity among molting common mergansers on Kodiak Island, Alaska: Implications for genetic assessments of migratory connectivity

Quantifying population genetic heterogeneity within nonbreeding aggregations can inform our understanding of patterns of site fidelity, migratory connectivity, and gene flow between breeding and nonbreeding areas. However, characterizing mechanisms that contribute to heterogeneity, such as migration and dispersal, is required before site fidelity...

Pearce, John M.; Zwiefelhofer, Denny; Maryanski, Nate
Mechanisms of population genetic heterogeneity among molting common mergansers on Kodiak Island, Alaska: implications for assessments of migratory connectivity; 2009; Article; Journal; Condor; Pearce, John M.; Zwiefelhofer, Denny ; Maryanski, Nate

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Year Published: 2009

Flood effects on an Alaskan stream restoration project: the value of long-term monitoring

On a nationwide basis, few stream restoration projects have long-term programs in place to monitor the effects of floods on channel and floodplain configuration and floodplain vegetation, but long-term and event-based monitoring is required to measure the effects of these stochastic events and to use the knowledge for adaptive management and the...

Densmore, Roseann V.; Karle, Kenneth F.
Flood effects on an Alaskan stream restoration project: the value of long-term monitoring; 2009; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; Densmore, Roseann V.; Karle, Kenneth F.

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Year Published: 2009

High-resolution sclerochronological analysis of the bivalve mollusk Saxidomus gigantea from Alaska and British Columbia: techniques for revealing environmental archives and archaeological seasonality

The butter clam, Saxidomus gigantea, is one of the most commonly recovered bivalves from archaeological shell middens on the Pacific Coast of North America. This study presents the results of the sclerochronology of modern specimens of S. gigantea, collected monthly from Pender Island (British Columbia), and additional modern specimens from the...

Hallman, Nadine; Burchell, Meghan; Schone, Bernd R.; Irvine, Gail V.; Maxwell, David
High-resolution sclerochronological analysis of the bivalve mollusk Saxidomus gigantea from Alaska and British Columbia: techniques for revealing environmental archives and archaeological seasonality; 2009; Article; Journal; Journal of Archaeological Science; Hallman, Nadine ; Burchell, Meghan ; Schone, Bernd R.; Irvine, Gail V.; Maxwell, David

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Does influenza A affect body condition of wild mallard ducks, or vice versa?

Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) viruses are well documented to circulate within wild waterfowl populations (Olsen et. al. 2006). It has been assumed that these infections are benign with no subsequent effects on life-history parameters. The study by Latorre-Margalef et al. (2009; hereafter L.-M. et al.) represents an important step, as they...

Flint, Paul L.; Franson, J. Christian
Does Influenza A affect body condition of wild mallard ducks, or vice versa?; 2009; Article; Journal; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences; Flint, Paul L.; Franson, J. Christian

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