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science_collared_caribou Biological Staff Publications since 2000

Peer-reviewed publications (in alphabetical order)

Aguon, C.F., E.W. Campbell, III, & J.M. Morton.  2002.  Efficacy of electrical barriers used to protect Mariana crow nests.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:703-708.

Amidon, F.A., C.A. Haas & J.M. Morton. 2004.  Breeding biology of the endangered Rota bridled white-eye.  Wilson Bulletin 116:342-346. doi:10.1676/04-037

Anderson, R.S., D.J. Hallett, E. Berg, R.B. Jass, J.L. Toney, C.S. de Fontaine & A. DeVolder. 2006. Holocene development of boreal forests and fire regimes on the Kenai Lowlands of Alaska.  The Holocene 16:791-803.  doi:10.1191/0959683606hol966rp

Archambault, W.A., D. Birch, M. Briggs, G.A. Carowan, Jr., G. Chase, T. Eagle, B. Giese, J. Gill, B. Goldstein, R. Gooch, J. Halpin, L. Krey, L. Latino, L. Marin, J.M. Morton, N.E. Olson, B. Perry, R. Packett, J. Podgurski, L. Roberts, P. Rooney, L. Shaffer, R. Stone, A. Torres, K. Weaver & B. Zinni, Jr.  2006.  Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex: Comprehensive Conservation Plan.  USFWS, Division of Planning, Hadley, MA.  231pp.

Barber, V., Juday, G.P., E. Berg & M. Wilmking.  2002. Assessment of recent and possible future forest responses to climate in boreal Alaska.  In S.,Kankaanpää, L.  Müller-Wille, P. Susiluoto & M-L. Sutinen (eds.).  Northern Timberline Forests:  Environmental and Socio-economic Issues and Concerns. The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Research Paper 862.

Bella, E.M.  2011.  Invasion prediction on Alaska trails: distribution, habitat, and trail use.  Invasive Plant Science and Management 4(3): 296-305. doi:10.1614/IPSM-D-10-00083.1

Berg, E.E. 2000. Studies in the wilderness areas of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: fire, bark beetles, human development and climate change.  In S.F. McCool, Cole, D.N., Borrie, W.T. and O’Loughlin, J. (eds.).  Wilderness science in a time of change conference.  RMRS-P-0-VOL-3, Ogden, UT.

Berg, E.E., & R.S. Anderson.  2006.  Fire history of white and Lutz spruce forests on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, over the last two millennia as determined from soil charcoal.  Forest Ecology and Management 227:275-283. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2006.02.042 

Berg, E.E., J.D. Henry, C.L. Fastie, A.D. De Volder & S. M. Matsuoka.  2006.  Spruce beetle outbreaks on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, and Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Territory: Relationship to summer temperatures and regional differences in disturbance regimes.  Forest Ecology and Management 227:219-232. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2006.02.038

Berg, E.E., K.M. Hillman, R. Dial & A. DeRuwe. 2009. Recent woody invasion of wetland on the Kenai Peninsula Lowlands, south-central Alaska: a major regime shift after 18,000 years of wet Sphagnum –sedge peat recruitment.  Canadian J. Forest Research 39:2033-2046. doi:10.1139/X09-121

Bowser, M.L. 2014. Notes on the biology of the cixiid planthopper Cixius meridionalis (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea). Psyche. 2014:769021. doi:10.1155/2014/769021

Bowser, M.L., & J.M. Morton. 2009. Modeling terrestrial arthropod diversity on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. In W. McWilliams, G. Moisen & R. Czaplewski (eds.).  Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium, 21-23 October 2008, Park City, UT.  Proc. RMRS-P-56CD. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO. 23pp.  

Brainerd, S., H. Andren, E. Bangs, E. Bradley, J. Fontaine, W. Hall, Y. Iliopoulos, M. Jimenez, E. Jozwiak, O. Liberg, C. Mack, T. Meier, C. Niemeyer, H. Pedersen, H. Sand, R. Schultz, D. Smith, P. Wabakken & A. Wydeven.  2008.  The effects of breeder loss on wolf packs.  J. Wildlife Management 72:89-98. doi:10.2193/2006-305

Chapin, F.S., III, V.T. Eviner, L.M. Talbot, B.A. Wilcox, D.R. Magness, C.A. Brewer & D.S. Keebler.  2007.  Disease effects on landscape and regional systems: A resilience framework. Pages 284-303 in R. Ostfeld, F.Keesing & V.T. Eviner (eds.).  The Ecology of Infectious Diseases.  Princeton University Press.

Dial, R. J., E. E. Berg, K. Timm, A. McMahon & J. Geck.  2007. Changes in the alpine forest-tundra ecotone commensurate with recent warming in southcentral Alaska: Evidence from orthophotos and field plots, J. Geophys. Res. 112:G04015.  doi:10.1029/2007JG000453

Ernst, R., J. Selinger, J. Childers, D. Lewis, G. Olson & Lt. S. Bear.  2007.  Wildlife mitigation and human safety for Sterling Highway MP 58-79, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.  Pages 500-504 in "Bridging the Gaps, Naturally", Proc. 2007 International Conf. Ecology & Transportation, Little Rock, AR.

Gipson, P.S., E.E. Bangs, T.N. Bailey, D.K. Boyd, H. D. Cluff, D. W. Smith & M.D. Jiminez.  2002.  Color patterns among wolves in western North America.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:821-830.

Golden, H.N., J.D. Henry, E.F. Becker, M.I. Goldstein, J.M. Morton, D. Frost, Sr. & A.J. Poe.  2007.  Estimating wolverine Gulo gulo population size using quadrat sampling of tracks in snow.  Wildlife Biology 13 (Suppl. 2):52-61. doi:10.2981/0909-6396(2007)13[52:EWGGPS]2.0.CO;2

Ha, R.R., J.M. Morton, J.C. Ha, L. Berry & S. Plentovich.  2011.  Nest site selection and consequences for reproductive success of the endangered Mariana crow (Corvus kubaryi).  Wilson J. Ornithology 123:236-242.

Ives, S. L., P. F. Sullivan, R. Dial, E. E. Berg, and J. M. Welker.  2011.  CO2 exchange along a hydrologic gradient in the Kenai Lowlands, AK: feedback implications of wetland drying and vegetation succession.  Ecohydrology. doi:10.1002/eco.274

Jozwiak, E.A., W.F. Andelt & T.N. Bailey.  2007.  Accuracy of GPS and map-plotted aerial telemetry locations on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.  Northwest Science 80:239-245.

Jozwiak, E.A., D. Smith, & C. Glassmaker. 2010. The implementation and use of an avian protection plan to reduce bird collisions and electrocutions on the Kenai Peninsula. Proceedings of the International Conference on Overhead Lines. March 29 - April 1, 2010 Fort Collins, Colorado USA.  EDM International,  Fort Collins, CO.

Juday, G.P., V. Barber, P. Duffy, H. Linderholm, S. Rupp, S. Sparrow, E. Vaganov, J. Yarie, E. Berg, R. D’Arrigo, O. Eggertsson, V.V. Furyaev, E. H. Hogg, S. Huttunen, G.Jacoby, V. Y. Kaplunov, S. Kellomaki, A.V. Kirdyanov, C. E. Lewis, S. Linder, M.M. Naurzbaev, F.I. Pleshikov, U. T. Runesson, Y.V. Savva, O.V. Sidorova, V.D. Stakanov, N.M. Tchebakova, E.N. Valendik, E.F. Vedrova & M. Wilmking.  2005.  Pages 781-862 in The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment- The Scientific Report, Chapter 14: Forests, Land Management and Agriculture.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Kaufman, D.S., R.S. Anderson, F.S. Hu, E. Berg & A. Werner. 2010. Evidence for a variable and wet Younger Dryas in southern Alaska.  Quaternary Science Reviews 29:1445-1452. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.02.025

Klein, E., E.E. Berg & R. Dial.  2005.  Wetland drying and succession across the Kenai Peninsula Lowlands, south-central Alaska.  Canadian J. Forest Research 35:1931-1941. doi:10.1139/X05-129

Klein, E.S., E.E. Berg & R. Dial.  2011.  Reply to comment by Gracz on “Wetland drying and succession across the Kenai Peninsula Lowlands, south-central Alaska”.  Canadian J. Forest Research 41:425-428. doi:10.1139/X10-216

Landres, P., S. Boutcher, L. Merigliano, C. Barns, D. Davis, T. Hall, S. Henry, B. Hunter, P. Janiga, M. Laker, A. McPherson, D.S. Powell, M. Rowan & S. Sater.  2005.  Monitoring selected conditions related to wilderness character: a national framework.  Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-151.   USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO. 38pp.

Magness, D.R., A.L. Lovecraft & J.M. Morton. 2012. Factors influencing individual management preferences for facilitating adaptation to climate change within the National Wildlife Refuge System.  Wildlife Society Bulletin; doi:10.1002/wsb.156

Magness, D.R., J.M. Morton, F. Huettmann, F.S. Chapin III & A.D. McGuire.  2011.  A climate-change adaptation framework to reduce continental-scale vulnerability across conservation reserves.  Ecosphere 2(10):212. doi:10.1890/ES11-00200.1

Magness, D.R., J.M. Morton & F.Huettmann. 2010.  How spatial information contributes to the conservation and management of biodiversity. Pages 429-444 in S.A.Cushman & F. Huettmann (eds).  Spatial Complexity, Informatics, and Wildlife Conservation.  Springer Publ.,Tokyo.  464pp.

Magness, D.R., F. Huettmann & J.M. Morton. 2008. Using Random Forests to provide predicted species distribution maps as a metric for ecological inventory & monitoring programs.  Pages 209-229 in T.G. Smolinski, M.G. Milanova & A-E. Hassanien (eds.).  Applications of Computational Intelligence in Biology: Current Trends and Open Problems.  Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 122, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 428pp. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-78534-7_9

Magness, D.R., R.N. Wilkins & S.J. Hejl.  2006.  Quantitative relationships between Golden-cheeked Warbler occurrence and landscape, size, composition, and structure.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:473-479.

Millard, M.J.,  C.A. Czarnecki, J.M. Morton,L.A. Brandt, J.S. Briggs, F.S. Shipley, R. Sayre, P.J. Sponholtz, D. Perkins, D.G. Simpkins & J. Taylor. 2012. A National Geographic Framework for Guiding Conservation on a Landscape Scale. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3(1):175-183; e1944-687X. doi:10.3996/052011-JFWM-030

Morton, J.M.  2002.  Effects of human disturbance on wintering American black ducks.  Pages 11-16 in M.C. Perry (ed.).  Black ducks and their Chesapeake Bay habitats: proceedings of a symposium.  Information and Technology Report USGS/BRD/ITR 2002-005.  USGS, BRD, Reston, VA.  44pp. 

Morton, J.M., & G.J. Wiles.  2002.  Observations of Mariana fruit bats (Pteropus mariannus) on southern Guam.  Micronesica 34:155-163.

Morton, J.M., F.A. Amidon. &  L. R. Quinata.  2000.  Structure of a limestone forest on northern Guam.  Micronesica 32:229-244.

Morton, J.M., E. Berg, D. Newbould, D. MacLean & L.O’Brien. 2006. Wilderness fire stewardship on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.  International J. Wilderness 12:14-17.

Morton, J., M. Bowser, E. Berg, D. Magness & T. Eskelin. 2009. Long Term Ecological Monitoring Program on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: An FIA adjunct inventory.  In W. McWilliams, G. Moisen, R. Czaplewski (eds.). Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium, 21-23 Oct 2008, Park City, UT. Proc. RMRS-P-56CD. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO.  17pp.

Murphy, K. F.Huettmann, N. Fresco & J. Morton. 2010. Connecting Alaska Landscapes into the Future:  Results from an interagency climate modeling, land management and conservation project. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK, and University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  96pp.

Nichols, J.D., M.D. Koneff, P.J. Heglund, M.G. Knutson, M.E. Seamans, J.E. Lyons, J.M. Morton, M.T. Jones, G.S. Boomer & B.K. Williams.  2011. Climate change, uncertainty, and natural resource management.  J. Wildlife Management 75:6-18.  doi:10.1002/jwmg.33

Plentovich, S., J.M. Morton, J. Bart, R.J. Camp, M. Lusk, N. Johnson & E. Vanderwerf.  2005.  Population trends of Mariana crows Corvus kubaryi on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  Bird Conservation International 15:211-224.  doi:10.1017/S095927090500016X

Ruthrauff, D. & T. Eskelin. 2009. Observations of body-icing on rock sandpipers during winter in upper Cook Inlet, Alaska. International Wader Study Group Bulletin 116:88-90.

Reed, R.N., J.M. Morton & G.F. Desy.  2000.  Use of monofilament snare traps for capture of Varanid lizards.  Micronesica 33:99-104.

Reger, R.D., A.G. Sturmann, E.E. Berg & P.A.C. Burns.  2007.  A guide to the late Quaternary history of the northern and western Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.  State of Alaska, Dept. Natural Resources, Div. Geological and Geophysical Surveys.  118pp.

Sherriff, R.L., E.E. Berg & A.E. Miller. 2011. Climate variability and spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) outbreaks in south-central and southwest Alaska.  Ecology 92:1459-1470.  doi:10.1890/10-1118.1

Sturm, H. & M. Bowser. 2004. Notes on some Archaeognatha (Insecta, Apterygota) from extreme localities and a complementary description of Petridiobius (P.) arcticus (Paclt, 1970).  Entomologische Mitteilungen aus dem Zooligischen Museum Hamburg 14:197-203.

Torres, A., B. Goldstein, B. Giese, B. Zinni, Jr., D. Birch, G. Chase, G.A. Carowan, Jr., J. Podgurski, J. Halpin, J. Gill, J.M. Morton, K. Weaver, L. Latino, L. Roberts, L. Shaffer, L. Krey, M. Briggs, N. Olson, P. Rooney, R. Gooch, R. Stone, T. Eagle & W. Archambault.  2006.  Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex:  Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment.  USFWS, Div. Planning, Hadley, MA.  661pp.

West, R. L., D. Rundle, J. Takekawa, D.G. Holle & S. Kallin.  2003.  The National Wildlife Refuge System:  The next 100 years.  Pages 80-92 in Transactions of the 68th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.   

West, R. L.  2009. Moose conservation in the National Wildlife Refuge System.  Alces 45:59-66.

West, R.,  J. Hall, D. Staller, C. Caldes, J. Morton, B. Kent, J. Schmidt, A. Tovar, D. Newbould, M. Laker, R. Johnston, P. Wikoff, R. Campellone, B. Glaspell, B. Palach, B. McCutcheon, S. Taylor & J. Bierdermann. 2010. Comprehensive Conservation Plan: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Region 7, Anchorage, Alaska.

Theses  & dissertations (in order of completion)

Mullet, T.  2014.  Effects of snowmobile noise and activity on a boreal ecosystem in Southcentral Alaska.  Ph.D. dissertation, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Ulman, S.E.G. 2012. Migratory shorebird and vegetation evaluation of Chickaloon Flats, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. M.S. thesis. Dept. Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Dover.  166 pp.

Saltmarsh, D.M. 2012.  Distribution and abundance of exotic earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in southcentral Alaska.  M.S. thesis. Environmental Science, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage. 33 pp.

Zulueta, R.S.  2012.  Residential perceptions of brown and black bears and human-bear conflict mitigation on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. M.S. thesis. Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.  119 pp.

Watson, A.  In progress. Tree drought stress and vulnerability to spruce bark beetle attack, as determined from carbon isotope ratios in tree-rings.  M.S. thesis.  University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Ives, S.  2010.  Seasonal and inter-annual variation in CO2 exchange along a hydrologic gradient in the Kenai Lowlands: feedback implications of wetland drying and vegetation succession.  M.S. thesis.  Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage. 

Baltensperger, A.  2009.  Behavior and distribution of American marten (Martes americana) in relation to snow and forest cover on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.   M.S. thesis.  Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

Bowser, M.  2009. Terrestrial arthropod biodiversity on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.  M.S. thesis.  University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Magness, D.R.  2009. Managing the National Wildlife Refuge System with climate change: The interaction of policy, perceptions, and ecological knowledge.  Ph.D. dissertation.  University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Sager, K. 2009.  Habitat of three forest birds surveyed by the Long Term Ecological Monitoring Program, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.  M.S. thesis.  Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage.

McDonnell, K.  2007. Wetland vegetation change in response to climate change effects on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.  M.S. thesis.  Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage.

DeRuwe,  A.  2007.  An analysis of Late Quaternary eruption frequency as recorded by tephra-fall records from 25 sedge-Sphagnum peat cores recovered from the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.  M.S. thesis. Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage.

Ervest, K.  2006.  Alpine vegetation in the western Kenai Mountains of South-Central Alaska: Past trends and future possibilities.  M.S. thesis.  Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage.

McMahon, A.C.  2006. Vegetation changes along treeline in a permafrost-free zone of south-central Alaska.  M.S. thesis.  Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage.

Slemmons, C.R.  2005.  Survey of invasive, exotic and noxious flora for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.  Graduate internship report for M.S. (Environmental Sciences), Miami University, Oxford, OH.  106pp.

Klein, E.S. 2004.  Wetland drying and succession across the Kenai Peninsula Lowlands, Southcentral Alaska.  M.S. thesis.  Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage.  66pp.

Miner, B.  2000.  Forest regeneration and use of browse by moose in large-scale wildfires and managed habitat areas, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.  M.S. thesis.  Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage.  188pp.


Farley, S., G. Hildebrand, G. Del Frate, T. Bailey, R. Ernst, L. Suring, W. Shuster, M. Tetreau, J. Schoen, and K.L. Lew. 2001. A Conservation Assessment of the Kenai Peninsula Brown Bear. Interagency Brown Bear Study Team. vii + 48pp.


Eskelin, T.E. and J. O'Conner.  2008.  Flying Wild Over the Kenai: A checklist of the birds of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (brochure).  Kenai Watershed Forum , Soldotna, AK. 

Morton, J.M., & C. Slemmons.  2006.  Invasive Flora of the Kenai Peninsula (brochure). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of Printing & Publishing, Arlington, VA.

West, G.C., T.D. Eskelin, R. Kleinleder & D. Erikson.  2008.  Kenai Peninsula: Sterling Highway from Tern Lake to Homer.  Pages 301-346 in G.C. West, A Birder's Guide to Alaska.  American Birding Association, Asheville, NC.  662pp.

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