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Wildlife and Ecosystem Services
Boelman, Natalie: Animals on the move: Remotely based determination of key drivers influencing movements and habitat selection of highly mobile fauna throughout the ABoVE study domain -- Boelman (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Brinkman, Todd: Biophysical Characteristics and Mechanisms of Environmental Disturbances Influencing Human Access to Ecosystem Services in Boreal Alaska -- Brinkman (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Chen, Wenjun 
Fraser, Robert 
Zhang, Yu
: Monitoring and Assessing Cumulative Impacts on Western Canadian Arctic Ecosystems -- Chen-W (2016) >>
2016 NRCan
NWT CIMP
POLAR
Frost, Gerald (JJ): Biophysical drivers and socio-ecological impacts of environmental change in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region, western Alaska -- Frost (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Hebblewhite, Mark: Fortymile caribou herd habitat relationships -- Hebblewhite (2017) >> 2017 BLM
Prugh, Laura: Assessing Alpine Ecosystem Vulnerability to Environmental Change Using Dall Sheep as an Iconic Indicator Species -- Prugh (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Welker, Jeffrey: Nutritional Landscapes of Arctic Caribou: Observations, Experiments and Models Provide Process-Level Understanding of Forage Traits and Trajectories -- Welker (2017) >> 2017 NSF
Fire Disturbance
Bourgeau-Chavez, Laura: Planning and Collection of Data on Boreal Wildfire Effects: Studies of broad-scale 2014 Wildfires in NWT, Canada -- Bourgeau-Chavez (RRNES 2015) >> 2015 NASA
Bourgeau-Chavez, Laura: Understanding the Vulnerability and Resiliency of Boreal-Taiga Ecosystems to Wildfire in a Changing Climate: A study of the 2014 Northwest Territories Wildfires -- Bourgeau-Chavez (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Loboda, Tatiana: Long-Term Multi-Sensor Record of Fire Disturbances in High Northern Latitudes -- Loboda (TE 2012) >> 2013 NASA
Loboda, Tatiana: Quantifying long-term impacts of single and repeated wildfire burning in North American tundra on organic soil carbon stocks and ecosystem functioning -- Loboda (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Mack, Michelle: Increasing fire severity and the loss of legacy carbon from forest and tundra ecosystems of northwestern North America -- Mack (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Rogers, Brendan: Developing a spatially-explicit understanding of fire-climate forcings and their management implications across the ABoVE domain -- Rogers (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Schaefer, Kevin: YKD project--Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: The Impact of Fire on Active Layer Thickness -- Schaefer (RRNES 2015) >> 2016 NASA
Permafrost and Hydrology
Bartsch, Annett: GlobPermafrost -- Bartsch (2016) >> 2017 ESA
Bourgeau-Chavez, Laura: Assessing and Downscaling SMAP data for Organic Soil Fuel Moisture Estimation in Boreal-Arctic Ecosystems -- Bourgeau-Chavez (SMAP 2015) >> 2017 NASA
Carroll, Mark: Determining the Extent and Dynamics of Surface Water for the ABoVE Field Campaign -- Carroll (TE 2012) >> 2013 NASA
Douglas, Thomas: Variations in Wetland Terrain Feature Conditions: The Role of Permafrost and Impacts to Military Operations -- Douglas (2016) >> 2016 USACE
Genet, Helene: Modeling landscape vulnerability to thermokarst disturbance and its implication for ecosystem services in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska -- Genet (2016) >> 2016 USGS
Iwahana, Go: Quantification of thermokarst and carbon release in ice-rich permafrost regions -- Iwahana (TE 2016) >> 2016 NASA
Kim, Seungbum (Sab): Dynamic inundation mapping for boreal regions using SMAP, UAVSAR, and Radarsat2 -- Kim (SMAP 2015) >> 2017 NASA
Marsh, Philip (Phil): Hydrology, snow and permafrost in the western Canadian Arctic -- Marsh (2016) >> 2016 NSERC
POLAR
ArcticNet, PCSP, CFI, CRC
Nicolsky, Dmitry: Augmentation of the USArray sites with temperature profilers -- Nicolsky (2016) >> 2016 NASA
Quinton, Bill: Consortium for Permafrost Ecosystems in Transition (CPET) -- Quinton (2017) >> 2017 NSERC
Schaefer, Kevin: Remotely-Sensed Active Layer Thickness (ReSALT) Product Derived from InSAR Data Over North American Arctic Regions -- Schaefer (TE 2012) >> 2013 NASA
Schaefer, Kevin: The Airborne InSAR and PolSAR Permafrost Dynamics Observatory -- Schaefer (TE 2016) >> 2016 NASA
Siqueira, Paul: NISAR Ecosystems and Permafrost Science in the ABoVE Domain -- Siqueira (NSDT 2015) >> 2017 NASA
Smith, Laurence: Sensitivity of Arctic-Boreal surface water to permafrost state -- Smith (TE 2016) >> 2016 NASA
Striegl, Rob: Vulnerability of inland waters and the aquatic carbon cycle to changing permafrost and climate across boreal northwestern North America -- Striegl (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Tabatabaeenejad, Alireza: Estimation of Belowground Biomass and Permafrost Active Layer Properties Using Radar and Lidar Measurements -- Tabatabaeenejad (TE 2016) >> 2016 NASA
Tank, Suzanne: Arctic Fire -- Tank (2017) >> 2017 POLAR
Touzi, Ridha: Investigation of the added value of L- and P-band PolinSAR for permafrost characterization and mapping -- Touzi (2016) >> 2016 NRCan
Turner, Kevin: Evaluating the influence of climate and land cover changes on water and carbon balance in Old Crow Flats, Yukon, Canada -- Turner-K (2007) >> 2016 NSERC
Wheater, Howard: Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) -- Wheater (2013) >> 2017 NSERC
Vegetation Structure and Function
Chopping, Mark: Changes in Shrub Abundance in Arctic Tundra from the Satellite High Resolution Record for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment and Impacts on Albedo -- Chopping (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Cook, Bruce: Remote Sensing as a Bridge to Operational Forest Carbon Monitoring in Interior Alaska -- Cook (CMS 2015) >> 2016 NASA
Cook, Bruce: Fingerprinting Three Decades of Changes in Interior Alaska (1982-2014) Using Field Measurements, Stereo Air Photos, and G-LiHT Data -- Cook (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Drewry, Darren: Airborne Solar Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence to Characterize Arctic Boreal Zone Phenology and Productivity -- Drewry (TE 2016) >> 2016 NASA
Eitel, Jan: LiDAR, passive spectral, and ecophysiological approaches to link Forest Tundra Ecotone structure and function -- Eitel (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Greaves, Heather: Multisensor Fusion for Mapping of Low-Stature Arctic Vegetation Communities and Woody Biomass -- Greaves (NESSF 2015) >> 2015 NASA
Huemmrich, Karl (Fred): Causes and Consequences of Arctic Greening: The Importance of Plant Functional Types -- Huemmrich (TE 2016) >> 2016 NASA
Morton, Douglas (Doug): A Joint USFS-NASA Pilot Project to Estimate Forest Carbon Stocks in Interior Alaska by Integrating Field, Airborne and Satellite Data -- Morton (CMS 2013) >> 2015 NASA
Ranson, Kenneth (Jon): A High-Resolution Circumpolar Delineation of the Forest-Tundra Ecotone With Implications for Carbon Balance -- Ranson (CARBON 2013) >> 2015 NASA
Vierling, Lee: Quantifying Thresholds in Arctic Tundra Vegetation Structure and Ecosystem Function Using LiDAR and Multispectral Remote Sensing -- Vierling (TE 2011) >> 2015 NASA
Vegetation Dynamics and Distribution
D'Arrigo, Rosanne: Determining the Vulnerability and Resilience of Boreal Forests and Shrubs across Northwestern North America -- D'Arrigo (2016) >> 2016 NSF
Epstein, Howard (Howie): Ecosystem Functional Diversity of the Circumpolar Arctic Tundra -- Epstein (GEO 2016) >> 2017 NASA
Goetz, Scott: Mapping and modeling attributes of an arctic-boreal biome shift: Resource management implications within the ABoVE domain -- Goetz (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Goulden, Michael (Mike): Shifting Patterns of Boreal Forest Succession and Browning Over the Last 30 Years -- Goulden (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Kremers, Kelseyann 
Rocha, Adrian
: Is Arctic Greening Consistent with the Temperature Sensitivity of Coupled Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles? -- Kremers (NESSF 2015) >>
2015 NASA
McLennan, Donald: CHARS Experimental and Reference Area (ERA) -- McLennan (2015) >> 2015 POLAR
Myers-Smith, Isla: Climate as a driver of shrub expansion and tundra greening -- Myers-Smith (2017) >> 2017 NERC
Walker, Donald (Skip): Recovery and Archiving of Key Arctic Alaska Vegetation Map and Plot Data for Long-Term Vegetation Analyses -- Walker (TE 2012) >> 2013 NASA
Woodcock, Curtis: Landscape-Scale Histories and Active Monitoring of Disturbance, Seasonality and Greenness Trends for ABOVE from Landsat -- Woodcock (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Carbon Dynamics
Abshire, James (Jim) 
Lin, Bing
: Extending the 2017 ASCENDS Airborne Campaign into the Arctic in support of ABoVE -- Abshire (2017) >>
2017 NASA
Gamon, John: Evaluating growing season length and productivity across the ABoVE Domain using novel satellite indices and a ground sensor network -- Gamon (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
James, Stephanie: Monitoring the role of subsurface physical processes in carbon flux from a degraded permafrost site using novel multidisciplinary observations -- James (NSF 2017) >> 2017 NSF
Keeling, Ralph: Detection, Quantification, and Analysis of Changes in Boreal and Arctic Ecosystems Using Measurements and Models of CO2 and Its Isotopes -- Keeling (CARBON 2016) >> 2017 NASA
Kimball, John: Satellite data driven model assessment of landscape variability and environmental controls on the Arctic-Boreal carbon budget -- Kimball (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Meyer, Franz: Characterizing methane emission response to the past 60 years of permafrost thaw in thermokarst lakes -- Meyer (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Miller, Charles (Chip): CARVE (Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment) Airborne Observations of Carbon Dynamics in the Vulnerable Arctic-Boreal Ecosystems of Northwestern Canada - CARVE-CAN -- Miller (CARBON 2013) >> 2015 NASA
Miller, Charles (Chip): Permafrost Vulnerability in a Seasonally Sea Ice-free Arctic -- Miller (IDS 2012) >> 2015 NASA
Miller, Charles (Chip): Quantifying CO2 and CH4 Fluxes from Vulnerable Arctic-Boreal Ecosystems Across Spatial and Temporal Scales -- Miller (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Miller, Charles (Chip): Imaging Arctic Methane Plumes -- Miller (TE 2016) >> 2016 NASA
Moghaddam, Mahta: Regional Mapping of Soil Conditions in Northern Alaska Permafrost Landscapes Using AirMOSS and Land Model Data Assimilation, and Associated Impacts on Terrestrial Carbon Fluxes -- Moghaddam (IDS 2012) >> 2015 NASA
Munger, J. (Bill): Multi-scale data assimilation and model comparison for ABoVE to identify processes controlling CO2 and CH4 exchange and influencing seasonal transitions in Arctic tundra ecosystems -- Munger (CARBON 2016) >> 2017 NASA
Munger, J. (Bill): Development of a Data-Assimilation Framework for Integrating 25 Years of Surface and Airborne observations to assess patterns of net CO2 Exchange from Arctic Ecosystems -- Munger (TE 2012) >> 2013 NASA
Natali, Susan (Sue): Winter respiration in the Arctic: Constraining current and future estimates of CO2 emissions during the non-growing season -- Natali (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Neigh, Christopher (Chris): Disturbance, Growth, and Recovery of Boreal Forests Spanning the Satellite Era: 3D Structure, Site Index, and Ecosystem Carbon Flux with Changing Climate -- Neigh (CARBON 2016) >> 2017 NASA
Oechel, Walter (Walt): Temporal and Spatial Patterns of and Controls on Arctic CO2 and CH4 fluxes in the ABoVE Domain -- Oechel (TE 2014) >> 2016 NASA
Olefeldt, David: Impacts of climate change on greenhouse gas emissions from lakes and wetlands on the Boreal and Taiga Plains of western Canada -- Olefeldt (2015) >> 2018 CAIP
NSERC
UANRA
Rocha, Adrian: NSF-LTREB: Following the reorganization and resynchronization of biogeochemical cycles after an unprecedented tundra fire -- Rocha (2016) >> 2016 NSF
Rogers, Brendan: Understanding the Causes and Implications of Enhanced Seasonal CO2 Exchange in Boreal and Arctic Ecosystems -- Rogers (CARBON 2016) >> 2017 NASA
Sweeney, Colm: Arctic Carbon Atmospheric Profiles (ArcticCAP) -- Sweeney (TE 2016) >> 2016 NASA
Varner, Ruth: From Archaea to the Atmosphere: Integrating Microbial, Isotopic and Landscape-Scale Observations to Quantify Methane Emissions from Global High-Latitude Ecosystems -- Varner (IDS 2016) >> 2018 NASA
Wilson, Emily: Characterizing Thawing Permafrost Carbon Emissions: An Integrated Pilot Study in Support of Satellite Evaluation/Design and Earth System Modeling Capabilities -- Wilson (IDS 2012) >> 2015 
(Ended)
NASA
Wunch, Debra: Atmospheric Total Column Measurements of Carbon Dioxide and Methane over the ABoVE Domain -- Wunch (2016) >> 2016 U of Toronto
Modeling
Chatterjee, Abhishek: GEOS-5 Forecasting and Modeling in Support of ABoVE airborne research -- Chatterjee (TE 2016) >> 2016 NASA
Fisher, Joshua: A Model-Data Integration Framework (MoDIF) for ABoVE Phase I research: simulation, scaling and benchmarking for key indicators of Arctic-boreal ecosystem dynamics -- Fisher (TE 2014) >> 2015 NASA
Schaefer, Kevin: PBS project: A Permafrost Benchmark System to evaluate permafrost models -- Schaefer (CMAC 2014) >> 2016 NASA
Wullschleger, Stan: Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE Arctic) -- Wullschleger (2012) >> 2015 DOE
Crosscutting
Griffith, Peter 
Miller, Charles (Chip)
: ABoVE Airborne Campaign Management & Data Products -- AAC Management >>
2016 NASA
Morin, Paul: High resolution commercial satellite imagery for ABoVE -- Morin (2015) >> 2015 NASA
Neigh, Christopher (Chris): Automated Protocols for Generating Very High-Resolution Commercial Validation Products with NASA HEC Resources -- Neigh (AIST 2016) >> 2017 NASA