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Publications We Hear About

*These are not ABoVE Publications



Euskirchen E. S., Edgar C. W., Syndonia Bret-Harte M., Kade A., Zimov N. & Zimov S. (2017). Interannual and seasonal patterns of carbon dioxide, water, and energy fluxes from ecotonal and thermokarst-impacted ecosystems on carbon-rich permafrost soils in northeastern Siberia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122. DOI: 10.1002/2017JG004070


Kohnert, K., Serafimovich, A., Metzger, S., Hartmann, J., Sachs, T., 2017. Strong geologic methane emissions from discontinous terrestrial permafrost in the Mackenzie Delta, Canada. Nature Scientific Reports 7, 5828. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05783-2


Thompson, E. (2017), Tracking nitrogen in arctic plants, Eos, 98, Published on 20 June 2017.
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Crowther, T. W., Todd-Brown, K. E. O., Rowe, C. W., Wieder, W. R., Carey, J. C., Machmuller, M. B., Snoek, B. L., Fang, S., Zhou, G., Allison, S. D., Blair, J. M., Bridgham, S. D., Burton, A. J., Carrillo, Y., Reich, P. B., Clark, J. S., Classen, A. T., Dijkstra, F. A., Elberling, B., Emmett, B. A., Estiarte, M., Frey, S. D., Guo, J., Harte, J., Jiang, L., Johnson, B. R., Kröel-Dulay, G., Larsen, K. S., Laudon, H., Lavallee, J. M., Luo, Y., Lupascu, M., Ma, L. N., Marhan, S., Michelsen, A., Mohan, J., Niu, S., Pendall, E., Peñuelas, J., Pfeifer-Meister, L., Poll, C., Reinsch, S., Reynolds, L. L., Schmidt, I. K., Sistla, S., Sokol, N. W., Templer, P. H., Treseder, K. K., Welker, J. M., Bradford, M. A. (2016), Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming, Nature 540, 104-108 (01 December 2016) doi:10.1038/nature20150



Vargas-Moreno, J.C., B. Fradkin, S. Emperador, O. Lee, (eds). 2016. Project Summary: Prioritizing Science Needs Through Participatory Scenarios for Energy and Resource Development on the North Slope and Adjacent Seas. GeoAdaptive, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts.


Helbig, M., C. Pappas, and O. Sonnentag (2016), Permafrost thaw and wildfire: Equally important drivers of boreal tree cover changes in the Taiga Plains, Canada, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2015GL067193.

Manuel Helbig, Karoline Wischnewski, Natascha Kljun, Laura E. Chasmer, William L. Quinton, Matteo Detto and Oliver Sonnentag, Regional atmospheric cooling and wetting effect of permafrost thaw-induced boreal forest loss, Global Change Biology (2016), doi: 10.1111/gcb.13348


Rosen, Yereth. "Chemistry shows how snowpack helps spruce trees fight off beetle infestations." Alaska Dispatch News, June 9, 2016. Web site.

Csank, A. Z., Miller, A. E., Sherriff, R. L., Berg, E. E. and Welker, J. M. (2016), Tree-ring isotopes reveal drought sensitivity in trees killed by spruce beetle outbreaks in south-central Alaska. Ecol Appl. Accepted Author Manuscript.


Range Expansion of Moose in Arctic Alaska Linked to Warming and Increased Shrub Habitat, Ken D. Tape, David D. Gustine, Roger W. Ruess, Layne G. Adams, Jason A. Clark, April 13, 2016, PLOS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0152636


Benjamin, W. A.; Jones, J. B.; Schuur, E. A. G.; et al. (2016): Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment. Environmental Research Letters 11, 3,

Sandra, R. H, et al. (2016): Fire severity influences the response of soil microbes to a boreal forest fire. Environmental Research Letters 11, 3,


Seddon, A. W. R.; Macias-Fauria, M.; Long, P. R.; et al. (2016): Sensitivity of global terrestrial ecosystems to climate variability. Nature advance online publication.


Negative impacts of high temperatures on growth of black spruce forests intensify with the anticipated climate warming (pages 627–643) Martin P. Girardin, Edward H. Hogg, Pierre Y. Bernier, Werner A. Kurz, Xiao Jing Guo and Guillaume Cyr. Article first published online: 28 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13072

Temperature-induced water stress in high-latitude forests in response to natural and anthropogenic warming (pages 782–791) Matthew W. Trahan and Brian A. Schubert. Article first published online: 6 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13121

Drought tolerance and growth in populations of a wide-ranging tree species indicate climate change risks for the boreal north (pages 806–815) David Montwé, Miriam Isaac-Renton, Andreas Hamann and Heinrich Spiecker. Article first published online: 6 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13123

Thermokarst rates intensify due to climate change and forest fragmentation in an Alaskan boreal forest lowland (pages 816–829) Mark J. Lara, Hélène Genet, Anthony D. McGuire, Eugénie S. Euskirchen, Yujin Zhang, Dana R. N. Brown, Mark T. Jorgenson, Vladimir Romanovsky, Amy Breen and William R. Bolton. Article first published online: 6 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.131