Publications and Other Products

Academic publications produced as part of the Fire & Ice project are listed below. Fire & Ice scientists plan to produce at least 70 publications stemming from F&I research over the five years of the project and beyond. 

Also listed below are the DEW K-12 curriculum, as well as other products created in the Fire & Ice project. You can also find a page of links to presentations from our annual All-Hands Meetings.

Also, please note that publications written with EPSCoR support need to include an acknowledgment. For ACE publications visit individual research components in our archive.

Badola, A., Panda, S.K., Roberts, D.A., Waigl, C.F., Bhatt, U.S., Smith, C.W., Jandt, R.R. (2021). Hyperspectral data simulation (Sentinel-2 to AVIRIS-NG) for improved wildfire fuel mapping, Boreal Alaska. Remote Sens., 13, 1693.

Badola, A., Panda, S., Roberts, D.A., Waigl, C.F., Jandt, R.R. and Uma S. Bhatt. (2022). A novel method to simulate AVIRIS-NG hyperspectral image from Sentinel-2 image for improved vegetation/wildfire fuel mapping, boreal Alaska. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 112.

Bhatt, U.S., Lader, R.T., Walsh, J.E., Bieniek, P.A., Thoman, R., Berman, M., Borries-Strigle, C., Bulock, K., Chriest, J., Hahn, M., Hendricks, A.S., Jandt, R., Little, J., McEvoy, D., Moore, C., Rupp, T.S., Schmidt, J., Stevens, E., Strader, H., Waigl, C., White, J., York, A., and R. Ziel. (2021). Emerging anthropogenic influences on the Southcentral Alaska temperature and precipitation extremes and related fires in 2019. Land, 10(1), 82.

Bieniek, P.A., Bhatt, U.S., York, A., Walsh, J.E., Lader, R., Strader, H., Ziel, R., Jandt, R.R. and Thoman, R. (2020). “Lightning variability in dynamically downscaled simulations of Alaska’s present and future summer climate.” J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 59, 1139–1152.

Benjamín A. Carreras, José M. Reynolds-Barredo, D. E. Newman, U. Bhatt, Pere Colet, Damiá Gomila, 2022: A first analysis of the potential impact of climate change on the efficiency and reliability of solar and hydro energy sources, HICSS, Proceedings of the 55th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'22). DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2022.415

Hahn, M.B., Kuiper, G., O’Dell, K., Fischer, E.V., & S. Magzamen. (2021). Wildfire smoke is associated with an increased risk of cardiorespiratory emergency department visits in Alaska. GeoHealth, 5, e2020GH000349.

Sampath, A., Bhatt, U.S., Bieniek P.A., Ziel, R., York, A., Strader, H., Alden, S., Thoman, R., Brettschneider, B., Petrescu, E., Peng. P. and Sarah Mitchell. (2021). Evaluation of seasonal forecasts for the fire season in Interior Alaska. Weather and Forecasting, 36(2), 601-613.

Scholten, R.C., Jandt, R., Miller, E.A. et al. Overwintering fires in boreal forests. Nature, 593, 399–404 (2021).

Smith, C.W., Panda, S.K., Bhatt, U.S., Meyer, F.J. (2021). Improved boreal forest wildfire fuel type mapping in Interior Alaska Using AVIRIS-NG hyperspectral data. Remote Sens., 13(5), 897.

Smith, C.W.; Panda, S.K.; Bhatt, U.S.; Meyer, F.J.; Badola, A. and J.L. Hrobak. (2021). Assessing wildfire burn severity and its relationship with environmental factors: A case study in Interior Alaska boreal forest. Remote Sens., 13(10), 1966.

York, A., Bhatt, U.S., Gargulinski, E., Grabinski, Z., Jain, P., Soja, A., Thoman, R.L. and R. Ziel. (2020). Wildland fire in high northern latitudes. In: NOAA Arctic Report Card 2020, R.L. Thoman, J. Richter-Menge, and M.L. Druckenmiller, Eds.

York, Alison, Bhatt, U.S., Gargulinski, E., Grabinski, Z., Jain, P., Soja, A., Thoman, R.L. and R. Ziel (2021). Arctic Report Card 2020: Wildland Fire in High Northern Latitudes. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102(8).

Ziel, R.H., Bieniek, P.A., Bhatt, U.S., Strader, H., Rupp, T.S. and A. York. (2020). “A comparison of fire weather indices with MODIS fire days for the natural regions of Alaska forests.” Forests, 11(5): 516.

Beaudreau A.H., Bergstrom C.A., Whitney E.J., Duncan D.H. and N.C. Lundstrom (2022). Seasonal and interannual variation in high‑latitude estuarine fish community structure along a glacial to non‑glacial watershed gradient in Southeast Alaska. Environmental Biology of Fishes.

Bellmore, R. J, J.B. Fellman, E. Hood, M.R. Dunkle, and R.T. Edwards (2022) A melting cryosphere constrains fish growth by synchronizing the seasonal phenology of river food webs. Global Change Biology.

Bidlack, A.L., Bisbing, S.M., Buma, B.J., Diefenderfer, H.L., Fellman, J.B., Floyd, W.C., Giesbrecht, I., Lally, A., Lertzman, K.P., Perakis, S.S., Butman, D.E, D'Amore, D.V., Fleming, S.W., Hood, E.W., Hunt, B.P.V., Kiffney, P.M., McNicol, G., Menounos, B. and S.E. Tank. (2021). Climate-mediated changes to linked terrestrial and marine ecosystems across the Northeast Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest margin. BioScience, biaa171.

Duncan, D.H. and A.H. Beaudreau. (2019). Spatiotemporal variation and size‐selective predation on hatchery‐ and wild‐born juvenile chum salmon at marine entry by nearshore fishes in Southeast Alaska. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 11(5): 372-390.

Edwards, R.T., D'Amore, D.V., Biles, F.E., Fellman, J.B., Hood, E.W., Trubilowicz, J.W., & W.C. Floyd. (2021). Riverine dissolved organic carbon and freshwater export in the eastern Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126, e2020JG005725.

Fellman, J.B., Hood, E., Behnke, M.I., Welker, J.M., & R.G.M. Spencer. (2020). Stormflows drive stream carbon concentration, speciation, and dissolved organic matter composition in coastal temperate rainforest watersheds. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2020JG005804.

Fellman, J.B., Hood, E., D’Amore, D.V. et al. (2021). Streamflow variability controls N and P export and speciation from Alaskan coastal temperate rainforest watersheds. Biogeochemistry, 152, 253–270.

Giesbrecht, I. J. W., S.E. Tank, G.W. Frazer, E. Hood, S.G. Gonzalez Arriola, D.E. Butman, et al. (2022). Watershed classification predicts streamflow regime and organic carbon dynamics in the Northeast Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 36: e2021GB007047.

Hauri, C., Pagès, R., McDonnell, A.M.P. et al. (2021).  Modulation of ocean acidification by decadal climate variability in the Gulf of Alaska. Commun Earth Environ 2, 191.

Hauri, C., Schultz, C., Hedstrom, K., Danielson, S., Irving. B., Doney, S.C., Dussin, R., Curchitser, E.N., Hill, D.F. and Charles A. Stock. (2020). A regional hindcast model simulating ecosystem dynamics, inorganic carbon chemistry and ocean acidification in the Gulf of Alaska. Biogeosciences, 17, 3837-3857.

Holt, A. D., Kellerman, A. M., Li, W., Stubbins, A., Wagner, S., McKenna, A., Fellman, J., Hood, E., and Spencer, R. G. M.  (2021). Assessing the role of photochemistry in driving the composition of dissolved organic matter in glacier runoff. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126, e2021JG006516.

Holt, A.D., Fellman, J., Hood, E. et al. (2021). The evolution of stream dissolved organic matter composition following glacier retreat in coastal watersheds of southeast Alaska. Biogeochemistry.

Hood, E., Fellman, J. B., & R.G.M. Spencer. (2020). Glacier loss impacts riverine organic carbon transport to the ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL089804.

Hood, E., Fellman, J., Edwards, R.T., D’Amore, D.V., Scott, D. (2019). Salmon-derived nutrient and organic matter fluxes from a coastal catchment in southeast Alaska. Freshwater Biology, 64: 1157-1168.

Jenckes, J., Ibarra, D. E., & Munk, L. A. (2022). Concentration-discharge patterns across the Gulf of Alaska reveal geomorphological and glacierization controls on stream water solute generation and export. Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL095152.

Jenson, A., Amundson, J. M., Kingslake, J., and Hood, E. (2022). Long-period variability in ice-dammed glacier outburst floods due to evolving catchment geometry. The Cryosphere, 16(1), 333–347. https://doi:10.5194/tc-16-333-2022

Johnson, M. (2021). Subtidal surface circulation in lower Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 41, 101609.

Kienholz, C., Pierce, J., Hood, E., Amundson, J.M., Wolken, G.J., Jacobs, A., Hart, S., Wikstrom-Jones, K., Abdel-Fattah, D., Johnson, C, and J.S. Conaway. (2020) Deglacierization of a marginal basin and implications for outburst floods, Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska. Frontiers in Earth Science, (8), 137.

Konar, B., Mitchell, T.J., Iken, K., Coletti, H., Dean, T., Esler, D., Lindeberg, M., Pister, B. and B Weitzman. (2019). Wasting disease and static environmental variables drive sea star assemblages in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 520: 151209.

Lundstrom, N.C., Beaudreau, A.H., Mueter, F.J. and B. Konar (2022). Environmental drivers of nearshore fish community composition and size structure in glacially influenced Gulf of Alaska estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts.

McCabe, M.K. and Brenda Konar (2021). Influence of environmental attributes on intertidal community structure in glacial estuaries. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 194.

Miller, C.A. & A.L. Kelley (2021). Alkalinity cycling and carbonate chemistry decoupling in seagrass mystify processes of acidification mitigation. Sci Rep 11, 13500.

Myers, H.J., D.W. Olsen, C.O. Matkin, L.A. Horstmann, and B. Konar (2021). Passive acoustic monitoring of killer whales (Orcinus orca) reveals year-round distribution and residency patterns in the Gulf of Alaska. Scientific Reports.

Pitman, K.J, Moore, J.W., Sloat, M.R., Beaudreau, A.H., Bidlack, A.L., Brenner, R.E., Hood, E.W., Pess, G.R., Mantua, N.J., Milner, A.M., Radic, V., Reeves, G.H., Schindler, D.E. and D.C. Whited. (2020). Glacial retreat and Pacific salmon. BioScience, 7(3): 220–236.

Ulaski, B.P., Konar, B. and E.O. Otis. (2020). Seaweed reproduction and harvest rebound in Southcentral Alaska: Implications for wild stock management. Estuaries and Coasts.

Weitzman, B. and B. Konar. (2021). Biological correlates of sea urchin recruitment in kelp forest and urchin barren habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 663, 115–125.

Williamson, E.R. & C.J. Sergeant (2021). Independent validation of downscaled climate estimates from a coastal Alaska watershed using local historical weather journals. PeerJ.

Carsten Conner, L.D. & S. Perin. (2020). Learning from the real vs. the replicated: a comparative study. International Journal of Science Education, 10(3), 266-276.

Young, J., Carsten-Conner, L.D. and Erin Pettit (2020). ‘You really see it’: environmental identity shifts through interacting with a climate change-impacted glacier landscape. International Journal of Science Education, 42:18, 3049-3070.

Young, J., Pettit, E., Arendt, A., Hood, E., Liston, G. and J. Beamer (2021). A changing hydrological regime: Trends in magnitude and timing of glacier ice melt and glacier runoff in a high-latitude coastal watershed. Water Resources Research.

Boreal Fires Curriculumfire

The Fire & Ice Diversity, Education and Workforce Development (DEW) component has developed a set of six fire lessons in collaboration with the BLM Campbell Creek Science Centerand the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 21st Century Learning Program. The curriculum is designed for 3rd-5th grade learners but content can be adapted for lower or higher grade levels.

The curriculum engages students in observation and science sense-making through fun, interactive activities such as storytelling and gameplay. The lessons explore wildfire as a naturally occurring cycle that can be influenced by human activities.

Individual lessons, as well as an introduction to the curriculum entitled "Wildfire and Change in Alaska," are available below. You can find links to accompanying curriculum videos on our YouTube page.

Other Products

We've printed out a brochure for the Fire & Ice project. Hard copies are available on campus; email Tom Moran to arrange a pickup or dropoff.

Fire & Ice collaborated with the Alaska Fire Science Consortium to produce a wildfire safety brochure in February 2021. The document is based on interviews with wildfire agency staff and with residents of the area devastated by 2019's McKinley Fire. The 4-page brochure includes key tips in the areas of fire preparedness, evacuation and recovery.

In June 2020 Alaska NSF EPSCoR held its first-ever Game Jam, in which participants from across the world competed to design video games on a Fire & Ice theme. EPSCoR ultimately received 7 entries, of which 5 are currently playable or downloadable online. The first place winner was Extended Care Unit Room 19B, a text-based medical mystery by user "Ambrosio." Second was Climatic, a climate-based strategy game from "Blue Birdy. Third was a side-scrolling data-gathering adventure,  Alaska DataQuest, by "casperquincy," which also won the "Best Use of Theme" award.

We've also produced a number of videos and recorded a number of our events, all of which are available on our Highlights page. Among the most noteworthy are: