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Recent AGC Publications

Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate (RATIC): A contribution to ICARP III The Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate (RATIC) initiative is a forum for developing and sharing new ideas and methods to facilitate the best practices for assessing, responding to, and adaptively managing the cumulative effects of Arctic infrastructure and climate change. This white paper is provided as input to the Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III). Read the report

Pipelines, powerlines, and processing facility in the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield. Photo by Martha K. Raynolds, June 2014.

Landscape and Permafrost Changes in the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield: Forty-six years after the discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay, we are still learning about the ecological consequences of large-scale infrastructure expansion and the impacts of climate change in ice-rich permafrost environments. The Alaska Geobotany Center's new publication documents the most recent assessment of the long-term effects of oilfield roads on landcover and permafrost. Read the report

 

Data from the 2014 Field Season: Infrastructure-Thermokarst-Soil-Vegetation Interactions at Lake Colleen Site A, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Read the report | Download data

More Publications by AGC Faculty...

Raynolds, M.K. et al. 2015. Warming, Sheep and Volcanoes: Land Cover Changes in Iceland Evident in Satellite NDVI Trends. Remote Sensing, 7(8):9492-9506. doi:10.3390/rs70809492.

Breen, A.L. et al. 2014. Ecology and Evolution of Plants in Arctic and Alpine Environments. In: N. Rajakaruna, R.S. Boyd and T.B. Harris, eds. Plant Ecology and Evolution in Harsh Environments. New York: Nova Science Publishers. pp. 149-178. (Read the chapter)

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Recent Workshops

RATIC Workshop at Arctic Change 2014 (8-12 December, Ottawa, Ontario). The combined effects of infrastructure and climate change have not received much interdisciplinary study. The Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate (RATIC) initiative is a forum for developing and sharing new ideas and methods to facilitate best practices for assessing, responding to, and adaptively managing the cumulative effects of Arctic infrastructure and climate change. The initiative was developed by D. A. Walker and endorsed by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).

The ArcticBiomass Workshop held in Fairbanks in September 2014 focused on biomass estimation and monitoring from plot scale to satellite.

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