Peer-Reviewed Publications
(In Print or In Press as of 13 April 2012)
Animal Physiological Ecology

Anahonak, J.,* Stevenson, K.T.,* and van Tets, I.G. Gonadotropin-Inhibitory Hormone, GnIH, and Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone, GnRH, activity in the brain of the Northern Red-back Vole, Myodes rutilus. Ethnicity and Disease. (Accepted)

Burkhead, J.L., Gray, L.W., and Lutsenko, S. (2011) Systems biology approach to Wilson's Disease. BioMetals. 24(3): 455-466. doi:10.1007/s10534-011-9430-9 (PMID: 21380607)

Burkhead, J.L., Ralle, M., Wilmarth, P., David, L., and Lutsenko, S. (2011) Elevated copper remodels hepatic RNA processing machinery in the mouse model of Wilson's Disease. Journal of Molecular Biology. 406(1): 44-58.  doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2010.12.001 (PMID: 21146535)

Healy, J.E., Burdett, K.A.*, Buck, C.L. and Florant, G.L. Sex differences in torpor patterns during natural hibernation in golden-mantled ground squirrels (Callospermophilus lateralis). Journal of Mammalogy. (In Press)

Infante, S.,* and van Tets, I.G. Symptoms of alcohol-induced liver disease in rats that regularly drink alcohol. Ethnicity and Disease. (Accepted)

Kimmel, C.B., Cresko, W.A., Phillips, P.C., Ullmann, B., Currey, M., von Hippel, F.A., Kristjánsson, B.K., Gelmond, O., and McGuigan, K. Independent axes of genetic variation and parallel evolutionary divergence of opercle bone shape in threespine stickleback. Evolution.  66(2): 419-434. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01441.x

Lee, T.N.,* Fridinger, R.W.,* Barnes, B.M., Buck, C.L., and O'Brien, D.M. (2011) Estimating lean mass over a wide range of body composition: A calibration of deuterium dilution in the Arctic ground squirrel. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 25(23): 3491-3496. doi:10.1002/rcm.5253

Lescak, E.A.,* and von Hippel, F.A. (2011) Selective predation of threespine stickleback by rainbow trout. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 20(2): 308-314. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0633.2011.00497.x

Pence, S.D.,* Chambers, D.A., van Tets, I.G., Wolf, R.C., and Pfeiffer, D.C. (2011) Repetitive coronal polishing yields minimal enamel loss. Journal of Dental Hygiene. 85(4): 348-357.

Sheriff, M., Kenagy, G., Richter, M.,* Lee, T.,* Tǿien, Ǿ., Kohl, F., Buck, C.L., and Barnes, B.M. (2011) Phenological variation in annual timing of hibernation and breeding in two nearby populations of Arctic ground squirrels.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 278(1716): 2369-2375. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.2482

Shero, M.R.,* Andrews, R.D., Lestyk, K.C.,* and Burns, J.M. (2011) Development of the aerobic dive limit and muscular efficiency in northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 182(3): 425-436.  doi:10.1007/s00360-011-0619-6

Vázquez-Medina, J.P., Olguín-Monroy, N.O., Maldonado, P.D., Santamaría, A.; Königsberg, M., Elsner, R., Hammill, M.O., Burns, J.M., and Zenteno-Savín, T. (2011) Maturation increases superoxide radical production without increasing oxidative damage in the skeletal muscle of hooded seals (Cystophora cristata). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 89(3): 206-212(7).

Vázquez-Medina, J.P., Soñanez-Organis, J.G., Burns, J.M., Zenteno-Savín, T., and Ortiz, R.M. (2011) Antioxidant capacity develops with maturation in the deep-diving hooded seal. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 2903-2910. doi:10.1242/jeb.057935

Vugmeyster, L., and Ostrovsky, D. (2011) Temperature dependence of fast carbonyl backbone dynamics in chicken villin headpiece subdomain. Journal of Biomolecular NMR. 50(2): 119-127. doi:10.1007/s10858-011-9500-x

Vugmeyster, L., Ostrovsky, D., Khadjinova, A., Elden, J., Hoatson, G.L., and Vold, R.L. (2011) Slow motions in the hydrophobic core of chicken villin headpiece subdomain and their contributions to configurational entropy and heat capacity from solid-state deuteron NMR measurements. Biochemistry. 50(49): 10637-10646. doi:10.1021/bi201515b

Williams, C.T., Barnes, B.M., and Buck, C.L. (2012) Body temperature rhythms persist under the midnight sun but disappear during hibernation in free-living arctic ground squirrels. Biology Letters. 8(1): 31-34. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0435.

Williams, C.T., Goropashnaya, A.V., Buck, C.L., Fedorov, V.B., Kohl, F., Lee, T.N.,* and Barnes, B.M. (2011) Hibernating above the permafrost: Effects of ambient temperature and season on expression of metabolic genes in liver and brown adipose tissue of Arctic ground squirrels.  Journal of Experimental Biology. 214(14): 1300-1306. doi:10.1242/jeb.052159

Williams, C.T., Sheriff, M.J., Schmutz, J.A., Kohl, F., Tǿien, Ǿ., Buck, C.L., and Barnes, B.M. (2011) Data logging of body temperatures provides precise information on phenology of reproductive events in a free-living arctic hibernator. Journal of Comparative Physiology, B. 181(8): 1101-1109. doi: 10.1007/s00360-011-0593-z

Contaminant Ecotoxicology

Bernhardt, R.R., von Hippel, F.A., and O'Hara, T.M. (2011) Chronic perchlorate exposure causes morphological abnormalities in developing stickleback.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 30(6): 1468-1478. doi:10.1002/etc.521

Ecosystem Studies and Conservation Biology

Cable, J.M., Ogle, K., Lucas, R.W., Huxman, T.E., Loik, M.E., Smith, S.D., Tissue, D.T., Ewers, B.E., Pendall, E., Welker, J.M., Charlet, T.N., Cleary, M., Griffith, A., Nowak, R.S., Rogers, M.,* Steltzer, H., Sullivan, P.F., and van Gestel, N.C. (2011) The temperature responses of soil respiration in deserts: A seven desert synthesis. Biogeochemistry. 103 (1): 71-90. doi: 10.1007/s10533-010-9448-z http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-010-9448-z

Cahoon, S.M.P.,* Sullivan, P.F., Post, E., and Welker, J.M. (2012) Large herbivores limit CO2 uptake and suppress carbon cycle responses to warming in West Greenland. Global Change Biology. 18(2): 469-479. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02528.x

Chimner, R., and Welker, J.M. (2011) Influence of grazing and precipitation on ecosystem carbon cycling in a mixedgrass prairie. Pastorialism. 1: 20-27. doi:10.1186/2041-7136-1-20

Csank, A.Z., Patterson, W.P., Eglington, B.M., Rybczynski, N., and Basinger, J.F. Climate variability in the Early Pliocene Arctic: Annually resolved evidence from stable isotope values of sub-fossil wood, Ellesmere Island, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.  308(3-4): 339-349. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.05.038.

Csank, A.Z., Tripati, A.K., Patterson, W.P., Eagle, R., Ballantyne, A.P., Rybczynski, N., and Eiler, J. (2011) Estimates of Arctic land surface temperatures during the early Pliocene from two novel proxies. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 304: 291-299.

Dick, C.A., Buenrostro, J., Butler, T., Kliebenstein, D.J., Carlson, M.L., and Whittall, J.B. (2011) Arctic mustard flower color polymorphism controlled by petal-specific downregulation at the threshold of the anthocyanin biosynthetic pathway. PLoS One. 6(4): e18230. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018230

Elmendorf, S., Henry, G.H.R., Hollister, R.D., Welker, J.M. et al. (2012a) Plot-scale evidence of tundra vegetation change and links to recent summer warming. Nature Climate Change. 2: 453-457.  doi:10.1038/nclimate1465

Elmendorf, S., Henry, G.H.R., Hollister, R.D., Welker, J.M., et al. (2012b) Global assessment of experimental climate warming on tundra vegetation: Heterogeneity over space and time. Ecology Letters. 15: 164-175.

Friedlaender, A.S., Johnston, D.W., Fraser, W.R., Burns, J.M., and Costa, D.P. (2011) Ecological niche modeling of sympatric krill predators around Marguerite Bay, Western Antarctic Peninsula. Deep Sea Research II. 58(13-16): 1729-1740. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.11.018

Goodale, C.R., Thomas, R.Q., Melvin, A.M., Weiss, M.S., Adams, M.B., Baron, J., Emmett, B., Evans, C., Fernandez, I., Gunderson, P., Kulmatiski, A., Lovett, G., McNulty, S., Moldan, F., Ollinger, S., and Schleppi, P. Nitrogen deposition and forest carbon sequestration: A quantitative synthesis from plot to global scales. Global Change Biology. (In Press)

Haught, S.,* and von Hippel, F.A. (2011) Invasive pike establishment in Cook Inlet Basin lakes, Alaska: Diet, native fish abundance and lake environment. Biological Invasions. 13(9): 2103-2114. doi: 10.1007/s10530-011-0029-4

Hill, D.J., Csank, A.Z., Dolan, A.M., and Lunt, D.J. Pliocene climate variability: Northern Annular Mode in models and tree-ring data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatoloty, Palaeoecology. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.04.003 (In Press)

Iverson, C.M., Murphy, M.T., Allen, M.F., Childs, J., Eissenstat, D.M., Lilleskov, E.A., Sarjala, T.M., Sloan, V.L., and Sullivan, P.F. Advancing the use of minirhizotrons in wetlands. Plant and Soil. doi:10.1007/s11104-011-0953-1 (In Press)

Ives, S., Sullivan, P.F., Dial, R., Berg, E. and Welker, J.M. CO2 exchange along a hydrologic gradient in the Kenai Lowlands, AK: Feedback implications of wetland drying and vegetation succession. Ecohydrology. doi:10.1002/eco.274 (In Press)

Kulmatiski, A. (2011) Changing soils to manage plant communities: Activated carbon as a restoration tool in ex-arable fields. Restoration Ecology. 19(101):102-110. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2009.00632.x

Kulmatiski, A., and Beard, K.H. (2011) Long-term plant growth legacies overwhelm short-term plant growth effects on soil microbial community structure. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43(4): 823-830. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.12.018

Kulmatiski, A., Beard, K.H., Meyerson, L.A., Gibson, J.R., and Mock, K.E. (2011) Nonnative Phragmites australis invasion into Utah wetlands. Western North American Naturalist. 70(4): 541-552. doi:10.3398/064.070.0414

Kulmatiski, A., Heavilin, J., and Beard, K.H. (2011) Testing predictions of a three-species plant-soil feedback model. Journal of Ecology. 99(2): 542-550. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01784.x

Miles, G.R., Mitchell, M.J., Mayer, B., Likens, G., and Welker, J. Long-term analysis of Hubbard Brook stable oxygen isotope ratios of streamwater and precipitation sulfate. Biogeochemistry. doi:10.1007/s10533-011-9670-3. (In Press)

Munk, L.A., Hagedorn, B., and Sjostrom, D. (2011) Seasonal fluctuations and mobility of arsenic in groundwater resources, Anchorage, Alaska. Applied Geochemistry. 26(11): 1811-1817. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.06.005

Myers-Smith, I.H., Forbes, B.C., Wilmking, M., Hallinger, M., Lantz, T., Blok, D., Tape, K.D.,* Macias-Fauria, M., Sass-Klassen-U., Lévesque, E., Boudreau, S., Ropars, P., Hermanutz, L., Trant, A., Siegwart Collier, L., Weijers, S., Rozema, J., Rayback, S.A., Schmidt, N.M., Schaepman-Strub, G., Wipf, S., Rixen, C., Ménard, C.B., Venn, S., Goetz, S., Andreu-Hayles, L., Elmendorf, S., Ravolainen, V., Welker, J., Grogan, P., Epstein, H.E., and Hik, D.S. (2011) Shrub expansion in tundra ecosystems: Dynamics, impacts and research priorities. Environmental Research Letters. 6(4):045509. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/045509

Rennermalm, A.K., Smith, L.C., Chu, V.W., Foster, R.R., Box, J.E., and  Hagedorn, B. (2011) Proglacial river dataset from the Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua River northern tributary, SW Greenland, 2008-2010. Earth System Science Data. (In Press)

Rogers, M.,* Sullivan, P. and Welker, J.M. (2011) Evidence of nonlinearity in the response of net ecosystem CO2 exchange to increasing levels of winter snow depth in the High Arctic of Northwest Greenland. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 43(1): 95-106. doi:10.1657/1938-4246-43.1.95

Schoch, G.C., Chao, Y., Olsson, P.Q., Panchang, V., et. al. (2011) An ocean observing and prediction experiment in Prince William Sound, Alaska.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 92(8): 997-1007. doi:10.1175/2011BAMS3023.1

Sowerwine, J.E., Rinella, M.J., Carlson, M.L. Do populations of an invasive weed differ greatly in per-gram competitive effects? Western North American Naturalist. (In Press)

Tape, K. D.,* Verbyla, D. and Welker, J.M. (2011) Twentieth century erosion in Arctic Alaska foothills: The influence of shrubs, runoff, and permafrost. JGR Biogeosciences. 116: G04024. doi:10.1029/2011JG001795

Van Wilgenburg, S. L., Hobson, K. A., Brewster, K, and Welker, J.M. Addressing uncertainty in assessing dispersal in threatened migratory species using stable hydrogen (δD) analysis of feathers. Conservation Biology. 16: 17-29.  doi:10.3354/esr00383

Watling, L., and Gerken, S. The Cumacea of the Faroe Islands region: Water mass relationships and North Atlantic biogeography. Frodskapparit. (In Press)

Werner, C., Welker, J.M., et al. (2011) Linking carbon and water cycles using stable isotopes across scales: Progress and challenges. Biogeosciences Discussions. 8: 2659-2719. (Online Journal)

Wolken, J.M., Hollingsworth, T.N., Rupp, T.S., Chapin, F.S. III, Trainor, S.F., Barrett, T.M., Sullivan, P.F., McGuire, A.D., Euskirchen, E.S., Hennon, P.E., Beever, E.A., Conn, J.S., Crone, L.K., D'Amore, D.V., Fresco, N., Hanley, T.A., Kielland, K., Kruse, J.J., Patterson, T., Schuur, E.A.G., Verbyla, D.L., and Yarie, J. (2011) Evidence and implications of recent and projected climate change in Alaska's forest ecosystems. Ecosphere. 2(11): 124. doi:10.1890/ES11-00288.1

Zona, D., Lipson, D.A., Zulueta, R.C., Oberbauer, S.F., and Oechel, W.C. (2011) Microtopographic controls on ecosystem functioning in the Arctic Coastal Plain. Journal of Geophysical Research. 116: G00I08. doi:10.1029/2009JG001241

Zulueta, R.C., Oechel, W.C., Loescher, H.W., Lawrence, W.T., and Paw U, K.T. (2011) Aircraft-derived regional scale CO2 fluxes from vegetated drained thaw-lake basins and interstitial tundra on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. Global Change Biology. 17(9): 2781-2802. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02433.x

Plant Physiological Ecology 

Sonesson, M., Grimberg, A., Sveinbjörnsson, B., and Carlsson, B.A. (2011) Seasonal variation in concentrations of carbohydrates and lipids in two epiphytic lichens with contrasting, snow-depth related distribution on subarctic birch trees. The Bryologist. 114(3): 443-452. doi:10.1639/0007-2745-114.3.443

Sullivan, P.F., and Sveinbjörnsson, B. (2011) Environmental controls on needle gas exchange and growth of white spruce (Picea glauca) on a riverside terrace near the Arctic treeline.  Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 43(2): 279-288. doi: 10.1657/1938-4246-43.2.279

Human Ecology and Coupled Human-Environment Interactions 

Byers, D.A., Yesner, D.R., Broughton, J.M., and Coltrain, J.B.* (2011) Stable isotope chemistry, population histories and Late Prehistoric subsistence change in the Aleutian Islands. Journal of Archaeological Science. 38(1): 183-196. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2010.09.005

Other Publications

Gerken, S. Cumacea. In: Crustacean Field Collecting and Preservation Techniques, eds. S. DeGrave and J. Martin. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. (In Press)

Hanley, T.A., Spalinger, D.E., Mock, K.J., Weaver, O.L., and Harris, G.M. (2012) Forage resource evaluation system for habitat--deer: An interactive deer habitat model.  USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-858.  January.

Martin, J., and Gerken, S. Cumacea. In: Crustacean Development, eds. S. DeGrave and J. Martin. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. (In Press)

Sullivan, P.F. (2011) Treeline advance and the role of tundra microtopography. National Park Service (Noatak National Preserve) Publication.

Yesner, D., Crossen, K.J., and Easton, N.A. (2011) Geoarchaelogical and zooarchaeological correlates of Early Beringian artifact assemblages: Insights from the Little John site, Yukon. In: From the Yenisei to the Yukon: Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability in Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Beringia, eds. Ted Goebel and Ian Buvit. Texas A&M University Press.

Yesner, D. Easton, N.A., MacKay, G.R., Young, P.B., and Schnurr, P. (2011) Chindadn in Canada? Emergent evidence of the Pleistocene transition in southeast Beringia as revealed by the Little John site, Yukon. In: From the Yenisei to the Yukon: Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability in Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Beringia, eds. Ted Goebel and Ian Buvit. Texas A&M University Press.