Refereed Publications:


Al-Shehbaz, I. A., Grant, J. R., Lipkin, R., Murray, D. F. and C. L. Parker. 2007. Parrya nauruaq (Brassicaceae), a New Species from Alaska. Novon 17(3): 257-278.

Boggs, K., M. Sturdy, D.J. Rinella, and M. Rinella.  In press.  White spruce regeneration following a major spruce beetle outbreak in forests on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.  Forest Ecology and Management.

Boike, J., Ippisch, O., Overduin, P.P., Hagedorn , B. and K. Roth. Water heat and solute dynamics of a mudboil, Spitzbergen. Geomorphology. In Press, Accepted Manuscript, available online 10 May 2007.

Cornelissen, J.H.C., van Bodegom, P.M., Aerts, R., Callaghan, T.V.,  van Logtestijn, R.S.P., Alatalo, J., Chapin, F.C., Gerdol, R., Gudmundsson, J.,  Gwynn-Jones, D., Hartley, A.E., Hik,  D.S., Hofgaard, A., Jonsdottir,  I.S.,  Karlsson, S., Klein, J.A., Laundre, J., Magnusson, B., Michelsen, A., Molau, U.,  Onipchenko, V.G., Quested, H.M., Sandvik, S.M., Schmidt,  I.K., Shaver,  G.R.,  Solheim, B., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Stenstro, A., Tolvanen, A., Totland, O., Wada,  N.,  WelkerJ.M., and Xinquan Zhao. 2007. Global negative vegetation feedback to climate warming responses of leaf litter decomposition rates in cold biomes, Ecology Letters, (2007) 10: xxx–xxx (doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01051.x).

Hagedorn, B., Gersonde, R., Gohl, R. and Hubberten, H. W. 2007.
Petrology, geochemistry and K-Ar age constraints of the eastern De
Gerlache Seamount alkaline basalts (Bellingshausen Sea, Southeast
Pacific). Polarforschung. Federal Republic of Germany. 76:87-94.

Hagedorn, B., Sletten, R.S., and B. Hallet. 2007. Sublimation and ice condensation in hyperarid soils: modeling results using field data from VictoriaValley, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, Surface Processes (doi:10.1029/2006JF000580)

Rinella, D.J. and D.L. Bogan   In press.   Significant westward range extension for the Limnephilid cassisfly Phanocelia Canadensis (Trichoptera): first record from Alaska.  Entomological News.

Rinella, D.J., M. Booz, D.L. Bogan, K. Boggs, M. Sturdy, and M. Rinella.  In review.  Large woody debris and salmonid habitat in the Anchor River basin, Alaska, following an extensive spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) outbreak.

Steltzer, H. and Welker, J. 2007. Modeling the effect of photosynthetic vegetation properties on the NDVI-LAI Relationship. Ecology. 87 (11): 2765–2772.

Oberbauer, S., Tweedie, C.E., Welker, J.M., Fahnestock, J.T., Henry, G.H.R., Webber, P.J., Hollister, R.D., Walker, M.D., Kuchy, A., Elmore, E. and Starr, G. 2007. Tundra CO2 fluxes in response to experimental warming across latitudinal and moisture gradients. Ecological Monographs. 77(2): 221-238.

Sullivan, P.F., Sommerkorn, M., Rueth, H.M., Nadelhoffer, K.J., Shaver, G.R., and J.M. Welker. In press. Climate and species affect fine root production with long-term fertilization in acidic tussock tundra near Toolik Lake, Alaska. Oecologia.  DOI 10.1007/s00442-007-0753-8.

Sullivan, P.F., Arens, J.T., Chimner, R.A.and Welker, J.M. 2007. Temperature and microtopography interact to control carbon cycling in a high arctic fen. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-007-9107-y.

Sullivan, P.F. and Welker, J.M. 2007. Variation in leaf physiology of Salix arctica within and across ecosystems in the High Arctic: test of a dual isotope δ13C and δ18O conceptual model. Oecolgia. 151: 372-386.

Vachon, R.W., J.W.C. White, E. Gutmann, and J.M. Welker. 2007. Amount-weighted annual isotopic (δ18O) values are affected by the seasonality of precipitation: A sensitivity study. Geophysical Research Letters, 34:L21707, doi:10.1029/2007GL030547.

Welker, J., Ronald Sletten, Bernard Hallet, Josh Schimel, Patrick Sullivan, Birgit Hagedorn, Heidi Steltzer, Jennifer Horwath, Keri Holland, Seth Arens, Matthew Rogers. 2007. Biocomplexity in the High Arctic: an overview of experimental and observational studies in NW Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters (In Review).

Reports and Other Publications:

Cortés-Burns, H., Lapina, I., Klein, S., and M. Carlson. 2007 BLM-BAER Final Report: Invasive Plant Species Monitoring and Control: Areas Impacted by 2004 and 2005 Fires in Interior Alaska. A survey of Alaska BLM lands along the Dalton, Steese, and Taylor Highways. Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage 707 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99501.  Report funded by and prepared for: Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office. 91 p.

Carlson, M. L. and Michael Shephard. 2007. Is the spread of non-native plants in Alaska accelerating? In: Harrington, Timothy B.; Reichard, Sarah H., tech. eds.. 2007. Meeting the challenge: invasive plants in Pacific Northwest ecosystems. en. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-694. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. Pp. 111-127.

Lapina, I., S. C. Klein and M. L. Carlson. 2007. Non-native Plant Species of the Fairbanks Region: 2005 -  2006 Surveys. Alaska Natural Heritage Program, Anchorage, AK. Report funded and prepared for US Forest Service, State and Private Forestry. 50 p.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations:

A list of presentations by Alaska Natural Heritage Program researchers at the Alaska Rare Plant Forum, April 26-27, Anchorage AK follows:

Matt Carlson - Plant conservation biology in Alaska: hurdles and opportunities.

Matt Carlson - Rare vascular plant diversity patterns in Alaska and revisiting Hultén's "Elemental Areas".

Helen Cortés-Burns - Modeling the distributions of rare and notable plants in Southwest Alaska for a preliminary conservation assessment.

Helen Cortés-Burns -  Revision of the ecology and distribution of five rare plant taxa from the North Slope: implications for National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska land managers.

Irina Lapina - Undesirable rare plants in Alaska?  New exotic plants to the state and potential hazards to species of conservation significance.

Rob Lipkin - Notes on a new species of Parrya.

Rob Lipkin - Botanical survey in the Stewart River Training Area Seward Peninsula.