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The Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research
We are located in the boreal forest of interior Alaska, USA and our facilities are centered in the city of Fairbanks. Research at our LTER site focuses on improving our understanding of the long-term consequences of changing climate and disturbance regimes in the Alaskan boreal forest. Our overall objective is to document the major controls over forest dynamics, biogeochemistry, and disturbance and their interactions in the face of a changing climate. The site was established in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1987 as part of the National Science Foundation's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program.

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Journal Articles:

Bryant, J.P., K. Joly. D. DeAngelis, F.S. Chapin, III, and K. Kielland. 2014 Can antibrowsing defense regulate the spread of woody vegetation in arctic tundra? Ecography 37:204-211 doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00436.x

Euskirchen, E.S., C. Edgar, M.R. Turetsky, M.P. Waldrop, and J.W. Harden. 2014 Differential response of carbon fluxes to climate in three peatland ecosystems that vary in the presence and stability of permafrost. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences 119: 1576-1595. doi:10.1002/2014JG002683.

Ewing, S.A., J.B. Paces, J.A. O'Donnell, M.T. Jorgenson, M.Z. Kanevskiy, G.R. Aiken, Y. Shur, J.W. Harden, and R. Striegl. 2014 Uranium isotopes in loess permafrost: modeling the age of ancient ice. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.11.008

Fan, Z., J.C. Neff, M.P. Waldrop, A.P. Ballantyne, and M.R. Turetsky. 2014 Transport of oxygen in soil pore-water systems: Implications for modeling emissions of carbon dioxide and methane from peatlands. Biogeochemistry 121: 455-470. doi:10.1007/s10533-014-0012-0.

Feierabend, D. and K. Kielland. 2014 Movements, activity patterns, and habitat use of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) in interior Alaska. Journal of Mammalogy 95:525-533. DOI: 10.1644/13-MAMM-A-199

Feierabend, D., K. Kielland. 2014 Multiple Crossings of a Large Glacial River by Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis). Canadian Field-Naturalist 128(1): 80-83.

He, Y., M.C. Jones, Q. Zhuang, C. Bochicchio, B.S. Felzer, E. Mason, Z. Yu, Z. 2014 Evaluating CO2 and CH4 dynamics of Alaskan ecosystems during the Holocene Thermal Maximum. Quaternary Science Review 86: 63-77. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.12.019

Hugelius, G., J. Strauss, S. Zubrzycki, J.W. Harden, E.A.G. Schuur, C.-L. Ping, L. Schirrmeister, G. Grosse, G.J. Michaelson, C.D. Koven, J.A. O'Donnell, B. Elberling, U. Mishra, P. Camill, Z. Yu, J. Palmtag, and P. Kuhry. 2014 Estimated stocks of circumpolar permafrost carbon with quantified uncertainty ranges and identified data gaps. Biogeosciences 11: 6573-6593.

Johnston, C.E. , S.A. Ewing, J.W. Harden, R.K. Varner, K.P. Wickland, J. Koch, C.C. Fuller, K.L. Manies, and M.T. Jorgenson. 2014 Effect of permafrost thaw on CO2 and CH4 exchange in a western Alaska peatland chronosequence. Environmental Research Letters 9: 085004. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/085004.

Kanevskiy, M., T. Jorgenson, Y. Shur, J.A. O'Donnell, J.W. Harden, Q. Zhuang, and D. Fortier. 2014 Cryostratigraphy and Permafrost Evolution in the Lacustrine Lowlands of West-Central Alaska. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 25: 14-34. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1800.

Kielland, K. 2014 Natural history of northern plants and animals. Review of R.M.M. Crawford Tundra-taiga biology: human, plant, and animal survival in the Arctic. Oxford University Press. Ecology 95:2364-2365. DOI:10.1890/BR14-35.1

Klapstein, S.J., M.R. Turetsky, A.D. McGuire, J.W. Harden, C.I. Czimczik, X. Xu, J.P. Chanton, and J.M. Waddington. 2014 Controls on the methane released through ebullition affected by permafrost degradation. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 119:418-431, doi:10.1002/2013/G002441.

Klapstein, S.J., M.R. Turetsky, A.D. McGuire, J.W. Harden, C.I. Czimczik, X. Xu, J.P. Chanton, and J.M. Waddington. 2014 Controls on methane released through ebullition in peatlands affected by permafrost degradation. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences 119: 418-431. DOI: 10.1002/2013JG002441

Krebs, C.J., J. Bryant, K. Kielland, M. O'Donoghue, F. Doyle, S. Carriere, D. DiFolco, N. Berg, R. Boonstra, S. Boutin, A. J. Kenney, D.G. Reid, K. Bodony, J. Putera, H. K. Timm, T. Burke, J.A.K. Meier, and H. Golden. 2014 What factors determine cyclic amplitude in the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) cycle? Can. J. Zool. 92(12): 1039-1048. DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2014-0159

Natali, S.M., E.A.G. Schuur, E. Webb, C.E. Hicks Pries, and K.G. Crummer. 2014 Permafrost degradation stimulates carbon loss from experimentally warmed tundra. Ecology 95(3):602–608. DOI: 10.1890/13-0602.1

Schmidt, J.I., F. S. Chapin. 2014 Relationship of Community Characteristics to Harvest Reporting: Comparative Study of Household Surveys and Harvest Tickets in Alaska, Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal, 19:4, 334-346, DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2014.917219

Schädel, C., E.A.G. Schuur, R. Bracho, B. Elberling, C. Knoblauch, H. Lee, Y. Luo, G. Shaver, and M. Turetsky. 2014 Circumpolar assessment of permafrost C quality and its vulnerability over time using long-term incubation data. Global Change Biology, Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 641-652, February 2014 doi: 10.1111/gcb.12417.

Spellman, K.V., C.P.H. Mulder, and T.N. Hollingsworth. 2014 Susceptibility of burned black spruce (Picea mariana) forests to non-native plant invasions in interior Alaska. Biological Invasions, 16(9): pp 1879-1895. DOI 10.1007/s10530-013-0633-6

Tas N., E. Prestat, J.W. McFarland, K.P. Wickland, R. Knight, A.A. Berhe, T. Jorgenson, M.P. Waldrop, and J.K. Jansson. 2014 Impact of fire on active layer and permafrost microbial communities and metagenomes in an upland Alaskan boreal forest. International Journal of Microbial Ecology 8: 1904-1919. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.36.

Anderson, M.D., D.L. Taylor, and R.W. Ruess. 2013 Phylogeny and assemblage composition of Frankia in Alnus tenuifolia nodules across a primary successional sere in interior Alaska. Molecular Ecology. 22:3864-3877. DOI:10.1111/mec.12339.

Bali, A., V. A. Alexeev, R. G. White, D. E. Russell, A. D. McGuire, G. P. Kofinas. 2013 Long-term patterns of abiotic drivers of mosquito activity within summer ranges of Northern Alaska caribou herds (1979-2009). Rangifer 33:173-176.

Belshe, E.F, E.A.G. Schuur, and G. Grosse. 2013 Quantification of upland thermokarst features with high resolution remote sensing. Environmental Research Letters 8:035016. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035016

Belshe, F. E.A.G. Schuur, and B.M. Bolker. 2013 Tundra ecosystems observed to be CO2 sources due to differential amplification of the carbon cycle. Ecology Letters Volume 16, Issue 10, pages 1307-1315, October 2013 doi: 10.1111/ele.12164

Bierbaum, R., J.B. Smith, A. Lee, M. Blair, L. Carter, F.S. Chapin, III, P. Fleming, S. Ruffo, M. Stults, S. McNeeley, E. Wasley, and L. Verduzco. 2013 A comprehensive review of climate adaptation in the United States: More than before, but less than needed. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 18(3):361-406.

Boger,R., Yule, S., and Sparrow, E. 2013. Strategies for teaching to a changing world: lessons from Arusha, Tanzania. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 22:3, pp 209-225, DOI: 10.1080/10382046.2013.817655

Brinkman, T. J., D. K. Person, W. Smith, F. Stuart Chapin, III, K. McCoy, M. Leonawicz, and K. Hundertmark. 2013 Using DNA to test the utility of pellet-group counts as an index of deer counts. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 37(2):444-450.

Bronen, R. F.S. Chapin, III. 2013 Adaptive governance and institutional strategies for climate-induced community relocations in Alaska. PNAS 110 : 23 (9320-9325. doi:10.1073/pnas.1210508110

Buma, B., Brown, C.D., Donato, D.C., Fontaine, J.B., and Johnstone, J.F. 2013 The impacts of changing disturbance regimes on serotinous plant populations and communities. BioScience 63(11):866-876. doi:10.1525/bio.2013.63.11.5

Butler,B.W., R.D. Ottmar, T.S. Rupp, R. Jandt, E. Miller, K. Howard, R. Schmoll, S. Theisen, R.E. Vihnanek, and D. Jimenez. 2013 Quantifying the effect of fuel reduction treatments on fire behavior in boreal forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43(1):97-102.

C. Ryan Penton, Derek St. Louis, James Cole, Yiqi Luo, E.A.G. Schuur, Liyou Wu, Jizhong Zhou, and James Tiedje. 2013 Fungal Diversity In Permafrost And Tallgrass Prairie Soils Under Experimental Warming. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(22):7063 doi:10.1128/AEM.01702-13.

Cochran, P., O. H. Huntington, C. Pungowiyi, S. Tom, F. S. Chapin, III, H. P. Huntington, N. G. Maynard, and S. F. Trainor. 2013 Indigenous frameworks for observing and responding to climate change in Alaska. Climatic Change 120(3):157-167 DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0735-2.

Dean S.L., Farrer E.C., Taylor D.L., Porras-Alfaro A., Suding K.N., Sinsabaugh R.L. 2013 Nitrogen deposition alters plant-fungal relationships: linking belowground dynamics to aboveground vegetation change. Molecular Ecology. Special Issue: Nature's Microbiome. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12541

Elberling, B., A. Michelsen, C. Schadel, E.A.G. Schuur, H.H. Christiansen, L. Berg, M.P. Tamstorf, and C. Sigsgaard. 2013 Long-term CO2 production following permafrost thaw. Nature Climate Change(3). DOI:10.1038/NCLIMATE1955

Farrell, M., P.W. Hill, J. Farrar, T.H. DeLuca, P. Roberts, K. Kielland, R. Dahlgren, D.V. Murphy, P.J. Hobbs, R.D. Bardgett, D.L. Jones. 2013 Oligopeptides Represent a Preferred Source of Organic N Uptake: A Global Phenomenon? Ecosystems 16: 133-145. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-012-9601-8

G. Hugelius, C. Tarnocai, J. G. Bockheim, P. Camill, B. Elberling, G. Grosse, J. W. Harden, K. Johnson, T. Jorgenson, C. D. Koven, P. Kuhry, G. Michaelson, U. Mishra, J. Palmtag, C.-L. Ping, J. O'Donnell, L. Schirrmeister, E. A. G. Schuur, Y. Sheng, L. C. Smith, J. Strauss, and Z. Yu. 2013 Short communication: a new dataset for estimating organic carbon storage to 3 m depth in soils of the northern circumpolar permafrost region. Earth System Science Data Discussions, 6:73-93

Geml J., and Taylor, D.L. 2013 Biodiversity and molecular ecology of Russula and Lactarius in Alaska based on soil and sporocarp DNA sequences. Scripta Botanica Belgica 51: 132-1

Genet, H., A. D. McGuire, K. Barrett., A. Breen, E. S. Euskirchen, J. F. Johnstone, E. S. Kasischke, A. M. Melvin, A. Bennett, M. C. Mack, T. S. Rupp, A. E. G. Schuur, M. R. Turetsky and F. Yuan. 2013 Modeling the effects of fire severity and climate warming on active layer thickness and soil carbon storage of black spruce forests across the landscape in interior Alaska. Environmental Research Letters 8:045016. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045016

Glass, D.J., N. Takebayashi, L. Olson, D.L. Taylor. 2013 Ribosomal RNA secondary structure modeling and its potential role in environmental DNA gene-authenticity validation: Insights from a highly novel fungal sequence in an Alaskan boreal forest. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67(1): 234-245. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.01.018

Grimm, N.B., F.S. Chapin, III, B. Bierwagen, P. Gonzalez, P.M. Groffman, Y. Luo, F. Melton, K. Nadelhoffer, A. Pairis, P.A. Raymond, J. Schimel, and C.E. Williamson. 2013 The impacts of climate change on ecosystem structure and function. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(9):474-482. doi:10.1890/120282

Grimm, N.B., M.D. Staudinger, A. Staudt, S. Carter, F.S. Chapin, III, P. Kareiva, M. Ruckelshaus, B.A. Stein. 2013 Climate-change impacts on ecological systems: Introduction to a US assessment. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(9):456-464. doi:10.1890/120310

Grovenburg, T. W., C. N. Jacques, R. W. Klaver, C. S. Deperno, C. P. Lehman, T. J. Brinkman, K. A. Robling, S. P. Rupp, and J. A. Jenks. 2013 Effects of plant phenology and vertical heights on accuracy of radiotelemetry locations. Wildlife Biology 19:30-40. DOI:10.2981/11-044

Grovenburg, T. W., R. W. Klaver, C. N. Jacques, , T. J. Brinkman, C. C. Swanson, C. S. Deperno, K. L. Monteith, J. Sievers, V. Bleich, J. Kie, and J. Jenks. 2013. Influence of landscape characteristics on retention of expandable radiocollars on young ungulates. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 38(1):89-95. DOI:10.1002/wsb.366

Hansen, W., T.J. Brinkman, F.S. Chapin, III, and C. Brown. 2013 Meeting indigenous subsistence needs: The case for prey switching in rural Alaska. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 18(2): 109-123. doi:10.1080/10871209.2012.719172

Hansen, W.D., T.J. Brinkman, F.S. Chapin, III, and G. Kofinas. 2013 Changing daily wind speeds on Alaska's North Slope: Implications for rural hunting opportunities. Arctic Institute of North America, 66(4), 389-527.

He, Y., Q. Zhuang, A.D. McGuire, Y. Liu, and M. Chen. 2013 Alternative ways of using field-based estimates to calibrate ecosystem models and their implications for ecosystem carbon cycle studies. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 118, 11 pages, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20080

Hewitt R.E., Bent E., Hollingsworth T.N., Chapin III F.S., Taylor D.L. 2013 Resilience of Arctic Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities After Wildfire Facilitated by Resprouting Shrubs. Ecoscience, 20(3): 296-310. DOI 10.2980/20-3-3620

Hicks-Pries, C.E., E.A.G. Schuur, S.M. Natali, and J.G. Vogel. 2013 Moisture controls decomposition rate in thawing tundra. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 18:1-11. doi:10.1002/jgrg.20089

Hinzman, L.D.; C. Deal, A.D. McGuire, I Polyakov, J. Walsh, S.H. Mernild. 2013 Trajectory of the Arctic as an integrated system. Ecological Applications, 23(8): 1837-1868. doi:10.1890/11-1498.1

Hirobe, M., J. Kondo, A. Enkhbaatar, N. Amartuvshin, N. Fujita, K. Sakamoto, K. Yoshikawa, and K. Kielland. 2013 Effects of livestock grazing on the spatial heterogeneity of net soil nitrogen mineralization in three types of Mongolian grasslands Journal of Soils and Sediments DOI 10.1007/s11368-013-0702-6

Hollingsworth, T.N., J.F. Johnstone, E.L. Bernhardt, F.S. Chapin III. 2013 Fire severity filters regeneration traits to shape community assembly in Alaska's boreal forest. PLOS ONE 8(2): e56033. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056033

Horton T.R., J. Hayward, S.G. Tourtellot, D.L. Taylor. 2013 Uncommon ectomycorrhizal networks: richness and distribution of Alnus-associating ectomycorrhizal fungal communities. New Phytologist 198(4): 978-980.

Jafarov, E.E., V.E. Romanovsky, H. Genet, A.D. McGuire, and S.S. Marchenko. 2013 The effects of fire on the thermal stability of permafrost in lowland and upland black spruce forests of interior Alaska in a changing climate. Environmental Research Letters 8, 11 pages, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035030

Johnson, K.D., J.W. Harden, A.D. McGuire, M. Clark, F.M. Yuan, and A. Finley. 2013 Permafrost and organic layer interactions over a climate gradient in a discontinuous permafrost zone. Environmental Research Letters 8, 12 pages, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035028

Jorgenson M.T., J.W. Harden, M.Z. Kanevskiy, J.A. O'Donnell, K.P. Wickland, S.A. Ewing, K.L. Manies, Q. Zhuang,Y. Shur, Striegl R, and Koch J. 2013 Reorganization of vegetation, hydrology, and soil carbon changes after permafrost degradation across heterogenous boreal landscapes. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 035017. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/83/035017

Kane, E.S., M.R. Chivers, M.R. Turetsky, C.C. Treat, D.G. Petersen, M. Waldrop, J.W. Harden, and A.D. McGuire. 2013 Response of anaerobic carbon cycling to water table manipulation in an Alaskan rich fen. Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry. Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry (58) 50-60. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.10.032

Kicklighter, D.W., D.J. Hayes, J.W. McClelland, B.J. Peterson, A.D. McGuire, and J.M. Melillo. 2013 Insights and issues with simulating terrestrial DOC loading of arctic river networks. Ecological Applications 23(8):1817-1836

Koljalg, Urmas, R. Henrik Nilsson, Kessy Abarenkov, Leho Tedersoo, Andy F. S. Taylor, Mohammad Bahram, Scott T. Bates, Thomas D. Bruns, Johan Bengtsson-Palme, Tony M. Callaghan,9 Brian Douglas, Tiia Drenkhan, Ursula Eberhardt, Margarita Duenas, Tine Grebenc, Gareth W. Griffith, Martin Hartmann, Paul M. Kirk, Petr Kohout, Ellen Larsson, Bjorn D. Lindahl, Robert Lucking, Maria P. Martin, P. Brandon Matheny, Nhu H. Nguyen, Tuula Niskanen, Jane Oja, Kabir G. Peay, Ursula Peintner, Marko Peterson, Kadri Poldmaa, Lauri Saag, Irja Saar, Arthur Schussler, James A. Scott, Carolina Senes, Matthew E. Smith, Ave Suija, D. Lee Taylor, M. Teresa Telleria, Michael Weiss And Karl-Henrik Larsson. 2013 Towards a unified paradigm for sequence-based identification of fungi. Molecular Ecology Volume 22, Issue 21, pages 5271-5277, November 2013. DOI:10.1111/mec.12481

Krebs, C.J., K. Kielland, J.P Bryant, M. O'Donoghue, F. Doyle, C. McIntyre, D. DiFolco, N. Berg, S. Carriere, R. Boonstra, S. Boutin, A. J. Kenney, D. G. Reid, K. Bodony, J. Putera, H. K. Timm, and T. Burke. 2013 Synchrony in the snowshoe hare cycle in Northwestern North America, 1970-2012. Can. J. Zool. 91:1-11.

Krebs, C.J., K. Kielland, J.P. Bryant, M. O'Donoghue, F. Doyle, C. McIntyre, D. DiFolco, N. Berg, S. Carriere, R. Boonstra, S. Boutin, A.J. Kenney, D. Reid, K. Bodony, Putera, H. Timm and T. Burke. 2013 Synchrony of the snowshoe hare cycle in northwestern North America, 1970-2012. Can. J. Zool. 91: 562-572

Lloyd, A.H., P.A. Duffy, D.H. Mann. 2013 Nonlinear responses of white spruce growth to climate variability in interior Alaska Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 43(4): 331-343, doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2012-0372

McAfee, S., J. Walsh, T.S. Rupp. 2013 Statistically downscaled projections of snow/rain partitioning for Alaska. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9934

McConnell, N.A, M.R. Turetsky, A.D. McGuire, E.S. Kane, M.P. Waldrop, and J.W. Harden. 2013 Controls on ecosystem and root respiration across a permafrost and wetland gradient in interior Alaska. Environmental Research Letters 8, 11 pages, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045029.

McGuire, A.D.; L.D. Hinzman, J. Walsh, J. Hobbie, M. Sturm. 2013 Introduction for invited feature. Trajectory of the Arctic as an Integrated System. Ecological Applications. 23:1743-1744

Mishra, U., J.D. Jastrow, R. Matamala, G. Hugelius, C.D. Koven, J.W. Harden, C.L. Ping, G.J. Michaelson, Z. Fan, R.M. Miller, A.D. McGuire, C. Tarnocai, P. Kuhry, W.J. Riley, K. Schaefer, E.A.G. Schuur, M.T. Jorgenson, and L.D. Hinzman. 2013 Empirical estimates to reduce modeling uncertainties of soil organic carbon in permafrost regions: A review of recent progress and remaining challenges. Environmental Research Letters 8: 9 pages. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035020

Mortensen, B., D. Wagner, and P. Doak. 2013 Parental resource and offspring liability: the influence of extrafloral nectar on oviposition by a leaf-mining moth. Oecologia, 165:983-993. doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2525-3

Nicolson, C., M. Berman, C. Thor West, G. P. Kofinas, B. Griffith, D. Russell, D. Dugan. 2013 Seasonal climate variation and caribou availability: modeling sequential movement using satellite-relocation data.

Nossov, D.R., M.T. Jorgenson, K. Kielland and M. Kanevskiy. 2013 Edaphic and microclimatic controls over permafrost response to fire in central Alaska. Environmental Research Letters 8, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035013

O'Donnell J.A., G.R. Aiken, M.A. Walvoord, K.D. Butler. 2013 Dissolved organic matter composition of winter stream flow in the Yukon River basin: implications of permafrost thaw and increased groundwater discharge. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB0E06

Olefeldt, D., M.R. Turetsky, P.M. Crill, and A.D. McGuire. 2013 Environmental and physical controls on northern high latitude methane fluxes across permafrost zones. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12071

Pandey M., J. Sharma, Taylor D..L, Yadon V. 2013 A narrowly endemic photosynthetic orchid is non-specific in its mycorrhizal associations. Molecular Ecology 22(8): 2341-2354.

Pandey, M., D.L. Taylor, J.S. Sharma. 2013 Mycorrhizal specificity does not explain rarity in the endangered terrestrial orchid Piperia yadonii. Molecular Ecology 22(8):2341-2354. Online Early, DOI 10.1111/mec.12249

Roach J.K., B. Griffith, D. Verbyla. 2013 Landscape influences on climate-related lake shrinkage at high latitudes Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12196

Rober, A. R., K. Wyatt, M. Turetsky, R. Stevenson. 2013 Algal community response to experimental and interannual variation in hydrology in an Alaskan boreal fen. Freshwater Science 32:1-11. DOI:10.1899/11-131.1

Ruess, R.W., M.D. Anderson, J.W. McFarland, K. Kielland, K. Olson, and D.L. Taylor. 2013 Ecosystem-level consequences of symbiont partnerships in a N2-fixing shrub from interior Alaskan floodplains. Ecological Monographs. 83(2):177-194.

Sayre, N.F., R. Kelty, M. Simmons, S. Clayton, K.-A. Kassam, S.T.A. Pickett, F.S. Chapin, III. 2013 Invitation to earth stewardship. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(7):39

Schuur, E.A.G., B.W. Abbott, W.B. Bowden, V. Brovkin, P. Camill, J.P. Canadell, J.P. Chanton, F.S. Chapin III, T.R. Christensen, P. Ciais, B.T. Crosby, C.I. Czimczik, G. Grosse, J. Harden, D.J. Hayes, G. Hugelius, J.D. Jastrow, J.B. Jones, T. Kleinin, C.D. Koven, G. Krinner, P. Kuhry, D.M. Lawrence, A.D. McGuire, S.M. Natali, J.A. ODonnell, C.L. Ping, W.J. Riley, A. Rinke, V.E. Romanovsky, A.B.K. Sannel, C. Schädel, K. Schaefer, J. Sky, Z.M. Subin, C. Tarnocai, M. Turetsky, M. Waldrop, K.M. Walter-Anthony, K.P. Wickland, C.J. Wilson, and S.A. Zimov. 2013 Expert assessment of vulnerability of permafrost carbon to climate change. Climatic Change. 119:359-374. doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0730-7

Shanley, C., G. Kofinas, S. Payre. 2013 Balancing the conservation of wildlife habitat with subsistence hunting access: A geospatial-scenario planning framework. Landscape and Urban Planning 115: 10-17.

Shenoy, A., K. Kielland, J.F. Johnstone. 2013 Effects of fire severity on plant nutrient uptake reinforce alternate pathways of succession in boreal forests. Plant Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-013-0191-0

T. S. Rogers, J. E. Walsh, T. S. Rupp, L.W. Brigham, and M. Sfraga. 2013 Future Arctic marine access: analysis and evaluation of observations, models, and projections of sea ice. The Cryosphere. 7: 321–332. doi:10.5194/tc-7-321-2013

Todd-Brown, K.E.O., J.T. Randerson, W.M Post, F.M Hoffman, C. Tarnocai, E.A.G. Schuur, and S.D. Allison. 2013 Causes of variation in soil carbon predictions from CMIP5 Earth system models and comparison with observations. Biogeosciences 10:1717-1736. doi:10.5194/bg-10-1717-2013

Uhlik, O., M.C. Leewis, M. Strejcek, L. Musilova, M.B. Leigh, T. Macek. 2013 Stable isotope probing in the metagenomics era: a bridge towards improved bioremediation. Biotechnology Advances. 31:154-165.

Viglas, J. N., C. D. Brown, and J. F. Johnstone. 2013 Age and size effects on seed productivity of northern black spruce. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 43:534-543.

Wagner D, Doak P. 2013 Long term impact of a leaf miner outbreak on the performance of quaking aspen. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43: 563-568. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2012-0486

Wagner, D., P. Doak. 2013 Long term impact of a leaf miner outbreak on the performance of quaking aspen. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 43(6): 563-569, DOI 10.1139/cjfr-2012-0486.

Xu L., R.B. Myneni, F.S. Chapin III, T.V. Callaghan, J.E. Pinzon, C.J. Tucker, Z. Zhu, J. Bi, P. Ciais, H. Tommervik, E.S. Euskirchen, B.C. Forbes, S.L. Piao, B.T. Anderson, S. Ganguly, R.R. Nemani, S.J. Goetz, P.S.A. Beck, A.G. Bunn, C.Cao, J.C. Stroeve. 2013 Temperature and vegetation seasonality diminishment over northern lands. Nature: Climate Change. DOI:10.1038/NCLIMATE1836

Yi, S., N. Li, B. Xiang, X. Wang, B. Ye, and A.D. McGuire.. 2013 Representing the effects of alpine grassland vegetation cover on the simulation of soil thermal dynamics by ecosystem models applied to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 118, 14 pages, doi:10.1002/gjrg.20093.

Zhuang, Q., K. Xu, J. Tang, M. Chen, E. Saikawa, Y. Lu, J.M. Melillo, R.G. Prinn and A.D. McGuire. 2013 Responses of global soil consumption of atmospheric methane to changes in atmospheric climate and nitrogen deposition. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27: 14 pages. doi:10.1002/gbc.20057.


Person, D. K. and T. J. Brinkman. 2013. Succession debt and roads: short and long-term effects of timber harvest on a large mammal predator-prey community in Southeast Alaska.

Schneider, W.S., K. Brewster, K. Kielland and Chas Jones. 2013. Dangerous Ice: Changing ice conditions on the Tanana River, Fairbanks: Oral History Program, Rasmuson Library and the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 66 pages.

Book Chapters:

Chapin, F. S., III, and V.T. Eviner. 2014. Biogeochemical interactions governing terrestrial net primary production. Pages 189-216 In D. Karl and W.H. Schlesinger (Ed. Treatise on Geochemistry volume 10, Executive editors H.D. Holland and K.K. Turekian. 2nd edition. Elsevier, Amsterdam

F.S. Chapin, III, Trainor, S.F., Cochran, P., Huntington, H., Markon, C., McCammon, M., McGuire, A.D, and Serreze, M. 2014. Chapter 22: Alaska. Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. J.M. Melillo, T.C. Richmond, and G.W. Yohe (editors), U.S. Global Change Research Program, pp. 514-536. Doi:10.7930/J00Z7150.

Brinkman, T. J. 2013. Hunting. Article in Craig, R. K., Nagle, J. C., Pardy, B., Schmitz, Smith, W. (eds.): Ecosystem Management and Sustainability (Volume 5 of 10)

Chapin III, F. S.. 2013. Overview of Ecosystem Functions and Services: Their Importance and Vulnerability. Pages 3-11 in Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 3-11.

Chapin, F.S., III, M.D. Robards, J.F. Johnstone, T.C. Lantz, and S.V. Kokelj. 2013. Case study: Novel Socio-ecological systems in the North: Potential pathways toward ecological and societal resilience. Pages 334-344 in R.J. Hobbs, E.S. Higgs, and C.M. Hall, editors. Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Hinzman, L.D., F.S. Chapin, III, and M. Fukuda. 2013. Current fire regimes, impacts, and likely changes: Boreal permafrost biomes. Pages 79-88 In J. Goldhammer (ed.) Vegetation Fires and Global Change: Challenges for Concerted International Action. Kessel Publishing House, Remagen, Germany.

Juday, Glenn P. 2013. Monitoring Hectare-Scale Forest Reference Stands At Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest LTER

Juday, Glenn P. Densmore, Roseann V. Zasada, John C. 2013. White Spruce Regeneration Silviculture Techniques 25 years after Wildfire: the Rosie Creek Fire Tree Regeneration Installation. Pp 49-65 In: Camp, A.E.; Irland, L.C.; Carroll, C.J.W. (eds.) Long-term Silvicultural & Ecological Studies: Results for Science and Management, Volume 2.

McGuire, A.D. 2013. Ecosystem Element Cycling. In: Encyclopedia of Environmetrics 2nd Edition (edited by El-Shaarawi A.H., Piegorsch W.W.). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp. 779-783. Doi: 10.1002/9780470057339.vae011.pub2

Person, D. K. and T. J. Brinkman. 2013. Succession debt and roads: short and long-term effects of timber harvest on a large mammal predator-prey community in Southeast Alaska. In Schoen, J. S, and G. Orians, eds "Ecology and conservation of North Pacific temperate rainforests." 2013. University of Washington Press, Seattle.

Robards, M.D., H. Eicken, and F.S. Chapin, III. 2013. Tracking changes in coastal-community subsistence to improve understanding of arctic climate change. Pages 389-403 In A.L. Lovecraft and H. Eicken, editors. North by 2020: Perspectives on Alaska's Changing Social-Ecological Systems. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks.

Rosling A, I. Timling, D. Taylor. 2013. Archaeorhizomycetes: Patterns of Distribution and Abundance in Soil. pp 333-349. In Genomics of Soil- and Plant-Associated Fungi, BA Horwitz, PK Mukherjee, M Mukherjee, and CP Kubicek (Eds.). Springer, Heidelberg Germany. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39339-6_14

Seastadt, T.R., K.N. Suding, and F.S. Chapin, III. 2013. Ecosystem stewardship as a framework for conservation in a directionally changing world. Pages 326-333 in R.J. Hobbs, E.S. Higgs, and C.M. Hall, editors. Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order. John Wiley & Sons, New York. doi:10.1002/9781118354186.ch39

Sparrow, E.B., Gordon, L.S., Kopplin, M.R., Boger, R., Yule , S., Morris, K., Jaroensutasinee, K., Jaroensutasinee, M. and Yoshikawa, K.. 2013. Integrating Geoscience Research in Primary and Secondary Education In Tong, V. (ed) Geoscience: Research-enhanced School and Public Outreach. Innovations in Science and Technology 21, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6943-4, pp 227-250. Springer, London.

Taylor, D.L., C. Barrett, G. Beatty, A. Kennedy, M. Klooster, S. Hopkins. 2013. Progress and prospects for the ecological genetics of mycoheterotrophs. Pages 245-266 In Mycoheterotrophy: The Biology of Plants Living on Fungi. Vincent Merckx, ed. 356pp. Springer-Verlag. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-5209-6_6

Yoshikawa, K. Sparrow, E., Stanilovskaya, J. 2013. Engaging Alaskan communities and students in cryospheric research. In Tong, V. (ed) Geoscience: Research--enhanced School and Public Outreach. Innovations in Science and Technology 21,DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6943-4, pp 19-45. Springer, London.

Yung, L., A.Schwarze, W. Carr, F.S. Chapin, III, and E. Marris. 2013. Engaging the public in novel ecosystems. Pages 247-256 in R.J. Hobbs, E.S. Higgs, and C.M. Hall, editors. Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Conference Proceedings:

Yarie, J., D. Valentine. 2013. Interaction between landscape position and seasonal precipitation quantity for tree growth in interior Alaska. 9th North American Forest Ecology Workshop. Bloomington, Indiana (Abstract of a Presentation)


Manies, K.L., J.W. Harden, and T.N. Hollingsworth. 2014. Soils, Vegetation, and Woody Debris Data from the 2001 Survey Line Fire and a Comparable Unburned Site, Tanana Flats Region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1049. 36 p.,

Bates S.T., S. Ahrendt, H.M. Bik, T.D. Bruns, J.G. Caporaso, J. Cole, M. Dwan, N. Fierer, D. Gu, S. Houston, R. Knight, J. Leff, C. Lewis, J.P. Maestre, D. McDonald, R.H. Nilsson, A. Porras-Alfaro, Robert V. Vincent, C. Schoch, J. Scott, D.L. Taylor, L.W. Parfrey, J.E. Stajich.. 2013. Meeting Report: Fungal ITS Workshop (October 2012). Standards in Genomic Sciences 8(1)

Kofinas, G., D. Clark, G. K. Hovelsrud, L. Alessa, H. Amundsen, M. Berman, F. Berkes, F. S. Chapin III, B. Forbes, J. Ford, C. Gerlach, J. Olsen. 2013. Adaptive and Transformative Capacity

O'Donnell J.A., J.W. Harden, K.L. Manies, M.T. Jorgenson, M.Z. Kanevskiy. 2013. Soil data from fire and permafrost-thaw chronosequences in upland Picea mariana stands near Hess Creek and Tok, Alaska. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1045, p. 22.

Thesis and Dissertations:

Altmann, G.. L. 2013. Surface Water Dynamics of Shallow Lakes Following Wildfire in Boreal Alaska.

Armin Niessner. 2013. Stem growth dynamics of Picea glauca (Moench) Voss in interior Alaska. University of Hohenhein. 103pp.

Feierabend, Dashiell S. 2013. Survival and activity patterns of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) in interior Alaska. University of Alaska Fairbanks, 117 pages

Bonanza Creek Research News and Highlights ARCHIVE

Nov 21, 2014 Lecture
    IAB Life Sciences Seminar Series lecture by BNZ research ecologist Teresa Hollingsworth.
Presenter: Teresa Hollingsworth
Title: Finding Order in Chaos: Effects of Landscape Disturbance on Vegetation Patterns and Processes

Nov 21, 2014 ; 3:00PM ; Murie Life Science Bldg, Murie Auditorium.
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Sep 22, 2014 News
    New York Times article on climate change and polar bears that includes highlight of BNZ Researcher Christa Mulder.
Title: For Polar Bears, a Climate Change Twist

Sep 22, 2014
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Bonanza Creek Primary Research Sites

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goldarrow Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed (CPCRW), located at 65.16 N, 147.5 W, approximately 45 km north of Fairbanks.

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