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Recent AGC Publications

CAFF Proceedings Volume September 2019: Arctic Vegetation Archive and Arctic Vegetation Classification: Proceedings and abstracts from two workshops 2017 and 2019. Read the report

Trails left by the Icewine seismic survey in spring 2018, courtesy: Heather Buelow

Likely impacts of proposed 3D-seismic surveys to the terrain, permafrost, hydrology, and vegetation in the 1002 Area, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. A white paper by Alaskan scientists detailing 10 issues regarding conditions in 1002 Area and the likely cumulative effects of 3D-seismic surveys. Read the report

The Raster Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (Raster CAVM) maps 16 vegetation types, glaciers, saline water, and freshwater at 1-km resolution. It builds on the strengths of the original CAVM, using the same legend, extent and projection, while providing a finer spatial resolution, raster format, and improved mapping of Arctic vegetation. Download map data (zip)

2016 ArcSEES Data Report: Snow, thaw, temperature, and permafrost borehole data from the Colleen & Airport Sites, Prudhoe Bay, and Photos of Quintillion Fiber Optic Cable Impacts, North Slope, Alaska. Read the report

AGC-sponsored Workshops

Rapid Transitions due to Climate and Infrastructure (RATIC), Arkhangelsk, Russia, 26 May 2019

RATIC Workshops, 2014-2019

3rd International Arctic Vegetation Archive Workshop, Arkhangelsk, Russia, 21 May 2019

2nd International Arctic Vegetation Archive Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, 30-31 March, 2017

Land-cover Land-use Change Workshops, 2008-2014

More Publications by AGC Researchers

Seasonal and Long-Term Changes to Active-Layer Temperatures after Tall Shrubland Expansion and Succession in Arctic Tundra
Ecosystems. 2018.
doi: 10.1007/s10021-017-0165-5
Frost, G.V., Epstein, H.E., Walker, D.A., Matyshak, ., & Ermokhina, K. 

Vegetation on mesic loamy and sandy soils along a 1700-km maritime Euarasia Arctic Transect
Applied Vegetation Science. 2018.
doi: 10.1111/avsc.12401 (open access)
Walker, D.A., Epstein, H.E., Sibik, J., Bhatt, U., Romanovsky, V.E., Breen, A.L., Chasnikova, S., Daanen, R. & (...) Timling, I. 

Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Classification
Phytocoenologia 48:181-201. 2017.
doi: 10.1127/phyto/2017/0192 (open access) 
Walker, D.A., Daniëls, F.J.A., Matveyeva, N.V., Šibík, J., Walker, M.D., Breen, A.L., Druckenmiller, L.A., Raynolds, M.K. & (...) Wirth, L.M.

Degradation and stabilization of ice wedges: Implications for assessing risk of thermokarst in northern Alaska
Geomorphology 297:20-42. 2017.
doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.09.001
Kanevskiy, M., Shur, Y., Jorgensen, T., Brown, D.R.N., Moskalenko, N., Brown, J., Walker, D.A., Raynolds, M.K. and Buchhorn, M.

The Alaska Arctic Vegetation Archive (AVA-AK). Phytocoenologia 46:221-229. 2016.
doi:10.1127/phyto/2016/0128
Walker, D.A., Breen, A.L., Druckenmiller, L.A., Wirth, L., Fisher, W, Raynolds, M.K, Sibík, J., Walker, M.D., Hennekens, S., & (...) Zona, D.

Increased wetness confounds Landsat-derived NDVI trends in the central Alaska North Slope region, 1985-2011
Environmental Research Letters, 11:085004. 2016. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/085004
Raynolds, M.K. and Walker, D.A.

Circumpolar arctic vegetation: A hierarchic review and roadmap toward an internationally consistent approach to survey, archive and classify tundra plot data Environmental Research Letters, 11(5), 055005. 2016. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/055005
Walker, D.A., Daniëls, F.J.A., Alsos, I., Bhatt, U.S., Breen, A.L., Buchhorn, M., Bültmann, H., Druckenmiller, L.A., Edwards, M.E., & (...) Webber, P.J.

Differentiating among Four Arctic Tundra Plant Communities at Ivotuk, Alaska Using Field Spectroscopy
Remote Sensing, 8(1), 51. 2016. doi:10.3390/rs8010051
Bratsch, S.N., Epstein, H.E., Buchhorn, M. and Walker, D.A.

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