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In glacier-fed systems climate change may have various effects over a range of time scales, including increasing river discharge, flood frequency and magnitude. This study uses a combination of empirical monitoring and modelling to project the impacts of climate change on the glacial-fed Middle Fork Toklat River, Denali National Park, Alaska. We use a regional calibration of the model HBV to account for a paucity of long term observed flow data, validating a local application using glacial mass balance data and summer flow records. Two Global Climate Models (HADCM3 and CGCM2) and two IPCC scenarios (A2 and B2) are used to ascertain potential changes in meteorological conditions, river discharge, flood frequency...
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Nutritional restrictions in winter may reduce the availability of protein for reproduction and survival in northern ungulates. We refined a technique that uses recently voided excreta on snow to assess protein status in wild caribou (Rangifer tarandus) in late winter. Our study was the first application of this non-invasive, isotopic approach to assess protein status of wild caribou by determining dietary and endogenous contributions of nitrogen (N) to urinary urea. We used isotopic ratios of N (?15N) in urine and fecal samples to estimate the proportion of urea N derived from body N (p-UN) in pregnant, adult females of the Chisana Herd, a small population that ranged across the Alaska-Yukon border. We took advantage...
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Studies moose or Alces alces, caribou or Rangifer tarandus and grizzly bear or Ursus arctos distribution in relation to road traffic in Denali National Park, Alaska. Development of wildlife monitoring system using 19 landscape level viewsheds stratified into four sections based on decreasing traffic along the road corridor; Absence of traffic avoidance patterns for caribou and grizzly bears.
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Originating from different activities that were part of the University of Alaska’s contribution to the Fourth International Polar Year, this interdisciplinary volume addresses a host of current concerns regarding the rapid transformation of the Arctic and its impacts on people and ecosystems. Close to a hundred contributors with a broad range of backgrounds examine Arctic change from an Alaska perspective, providing insight into different approaches of evaluating and preparing for environmental and socio-economic change. Thanks to its coverage of important social-ecological systems and processes, including fresh water, marine resources, the coasts, and oil and gas development, this volume explores opportunities...


map background search result map search result map Biological escapement goal for Anvik River chum salmon Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy: Mackenzie Valley five-year action plan (2004-2009): conservation planning for pipeline development Late Wisconsinan McConnell glaciation of the Whitehorse map area (105D), Yukon The geophysical character of southern Alaska—Implications for crustal evolution North by 2020: perspectives on Alaska's changing social-ecological systems Health Impact Assessment for Proposed Coal Mine at Wishbone Hill, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Alaska. Prepared For: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Health Impact Assessment Program An isotopic approach to measuring nitrogen balance in caribou The Significance of Shifts in Precipitation Patterns: Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change and Glacier Retreat on Extreme Flood Events in Denali National Park, Alaska Nitrogen retention in the hyporheic zone of a glacial river in interior Alaska Persistence and stability of macroinvertebrate communities in streams of Denali National Park, Alaska: implications for biological monitoring Species Listing under Canada's Species at Risk Act Population characteristics, space use and habitat selection of two non-migratory caribou herds in central Alaska, 1994 - 2009 Monsoma pulveratum (Retzius) (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Allantinae), a Palearctic sawfly defoliator of alder in Alaska and new to the United States Moose, Caribou, and Grizzly Bear Distribution in Relation to Road Traffic in Denali National Park, Alaska Alder (Alnus crispa) effects on soils in ecosystems of the Agashashok River valley, northwest Alaska Use of remote sensing to identify areas of groundwater upwelling on active glacial floodplains: Their frequency, extent and significance on a landscape scale Spruce beetles and forest ecosystems of south-central Alaska Application of time-lapse digital imagery for ground-truth verification of satellite indices in the boreal forests of Alaska Soil nitrogen transformations and retention during a deciduous to coniferous successional transition Evidence of soil nutrient availability as the proximate constraint on growth of treeline trees: Reply Health Impact Assessment for Proposed Coal Mine at Wishbone Hill, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Alaska. Prepared For: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Health Impact Assessment Program Nitrogen retention in the hyporheic zone of a glacial river in interior Alaska Soil nitrogen transformations and retention during a deciduous to coniferous successional transition Biological escapement goal for Anvik River chum salmon Late Wisconsinan McConnell glaciation of the Whitehorse map area (105D), Yukon Persistence and stability of macroinvertebrate communities in streams of Denali National Park, Alaska: implications for biological monitoring Moose, Caribou, and Grizzly Bear Distribution in Relation to Road Traffic in Denali National Park, Alaska Alder (Alnus crispa) effects on soils in ecosystems of the Agashashok River valley, northwest Alaska Evidence of soil nutrient availability as the proximate constraint on growth of treeline trees: Reply Use of remote sensing to identify areas of groundwater upwelling on active glacial floodplains: Their frequency, extent and significance on a landscape scale An isotopic approach to measuring nitrogen balance in caribou Spruce beetles and forest ecosystems of south-central Alaska Population characteristics, space use and habitat selection of two non-migratory caribou herds in central Alaska, 1994 - 2009 North by 2020: perspectives on Alaska's changing social-ecological systems Monsoma pulveratum (Retzius) (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Allantinae), a Palearctic sawfly defoliator of alder in Alaska and new to the United States The geophysical character of southern Alaska—Implications for crustal evolution The Significance of Shifts in Precipitation Patterns: Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change and Glacier Retreat on Extreme Flood Events in Denali National Park, Alaska Application of time-lapse digital imagery for ground-truth verification of satellite indices in the boreal forests of Alaska Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy: Mackenzie Valley five-year action plan (2004-2009): conservation planning for pipeline development Species Listing under Canada's Species at Risk Act