Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Selected Bibliography of Research Involving USGS and Conducted in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Coastal Plain (1002 Area)
Compiled as of 12/17/2018
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Gustine, D.D., T.J. Brinkman, M. A. Lindgren, J.I. Schmidt, T.S. Rupp, and L.G. Adams. 2014. Climate-driven effects of fire on winter habitat for caribou in the Alaskan-Yukon Arctic. PLoS One 9:e100588.
Gustine, D.D., L.G. Adams, M.E. Whalen, and J.M. Pearce. 2014. Changing Arctic Ecosystems – Resilience of caribou to climatic shifts in the Arctic. USGS Fact Sheet 2014-3103, 2 p.
Energy Resources
Attanasi, E.D. 2017. Undiscovered oil resources in the Federal portion of the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: an economic update. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-2017, 33 p.
Attanasi, E.D. 2005. Economics of 1998 U.S. Geological Survey’s 1002 Area regional assessment: an economic update. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1359. 14 p.
Dunmall, K.M., N.J. Mochnacz, C.E. Zimmerman, C.F. Lean, and J.D. Reist. 2016. Using thermal limits to assess establishment of fish dispersing to high-latitude and high-elevation watersheds. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73(12):1750-1758.
Human Dimensions
Kruse, J.A., R.G. White, H.E. Epstein, B. Archie, M. Berman, S.R. Braund, F.S. Chapin, J. Charlie, C.J. Daniel, J. Eamer, N. Flanders, B. Griffith, S. Haley, L. Huskey, B. Joseph, D.R. Klein, G.P. Kofinas, S.M. Martin, S.M. Murphy, W. Nebesky, C. Nicolson, D.E. Russell, J. Tetlichi, A. Tussing, M.D. Walker, and O.R. Young. 2004. Modeling sustainability of Arctic communities: An interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers and local knowledge holders. Ecosystems 7(8): 815-28.
Landscape Dynamics
Erikson, L.H., A.E. Gibbs, B.M. Richmond, C.D. Storlazzi, and B.M. Jones. 2012. Modeling Arctic barrier island-lagoon system response to projected Arctic warming: Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Progress Report at
Nolan, M., R. Churchwell, J. Adams, J. McClelland, K.D. Tape, S. Kendall, A. Powell, K. Dunton, D. Payer, and P. Martin. 2011. Predicting the impact of glacier loss on fish, birds, floodplains, and estuaries in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In Observing, Studying, and Managing for Change. Eds. C.N. Medley, G. Patterson, and M.J. Parker. Proceedings of the Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. USDOI and USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5169.
Swarzenski, P.W., C.D. Johnson, T.D. Lorenson, C.H. Conaway, A.E. Gibbs, L.H. Erikson, B.M. Richmond, and M.P. Waldrop. 2016. Seasonal electrical resistivity surveys of a coastal bluff, Barter Island, North Slope Alaska. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics 21(1): 37–42.
Migratory Birds
Brackney, A.W. and J.W. Hupp. 1993. Autumn diet of lesser snow geese staging in northeastern Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 57:55-61.
Flint, P.L., J.A. Reed, D.L. Lacroix, and R.B. Lanctot. 2016. Habitat use and foraging patterns of molting long-tailed ducks in lagoons of the central Beaufort Sea, Alaska. Arctic 69(1).
Hupp, J.W., D.G. Robertson, and A.W. Brackney. 2002. Snow Geese. Pages 71-74 in D.C. Douglas, P.E. Reynolds, and E.B. Rhode, (eds.). Arctic coastal plain terrestrial wildlife research summaries. USGS Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR-2002-0001
Hupp, J.W. and D.G. Robertson. 1998. Forage site selection by lesser snow geese during autumn staging on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife Monographs 138:1-40.
Hupp, J.W., R.G. White, J.S. Sedinger, and D.G. Robertson. 1996. Forage digestibility and intake by lesser snow geese: effects of dominance and resource heterogeneity. Oecologia 108:232-240.
Hupp, J.W., D.H. Ward, M.E. Whalen, and J.M. Pearce. 2015. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - What is causing the rapid increase of Snow Geese in northern Alaska?. USGS Fact Sheet 2015-3062, 2 p.
Robertson, D.G., A.W. Brackney, M.A. Spindler, and J.W. Hupp. 1997. Distribution of autumn-staging lesser snow geese on the northeast coastal plain of Alaska. Journal of Field Ornithology 68(1):124-134.
Sedinger, J.G., R.G. White, and J.W. Hupp. 1995. Metabolizability and partitioning of energy and protein in green plants by lesser snow geese. Condor 97:116-121.
Overview Documents
Pearce, J.M., P.L. Flint, T.C. Atwood, D.C. Douglas, L.G. Adams, H.E. Johnson, S.M. Arthur, and C.J. Latty. 2018. Summary of wildlife-related research conducted on the Arctic Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 2002-17: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1003, 36 p.,
Polar Bears
Wilson, R.R., E.V. Regehr, M. St. Martin, T.C. Atwood, E. Peacock, S. Miller, and G. Divoky. 2017. Relative influence of climate change and human activity on the onshore distribution of polar bears. Biological Conservation 214:288-294. [Pub Brief]
Durner, G.M., and Atwood, T.C., 2018, A comparison of photograph-interpreted and IfSAR-derived maps of polar bear denning habitat for the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1083, 12 p.,