Publications and Other Products

Fire & Ice disseminates research findings by publishing peer-reviewed scientific articles as well as a other kinds of products and project outcomes to translate findings into useful tools and informative media, including K-12 educuational materials, podcasts print publications, and recorded presenations. Also visit out Highlights page for additional outreach and science communication products.



Academic publications produced as part of the Fire & Ice project are listed below under each team.  Since 2019, Fire & Ice researchers have produced at least 65 publications.

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.

Badola, A., Panda, S. K., Thompson, D. R., Roberts, D. A., Waigl, C. F., & Bhatt, U. S. (2023). Estimation and Validation of Sub-Pixel Needleleaf Cover Fraction in the Boreal Forest of Alaska to Aid Fire Management. Remote Sensing, 15(10), 2484.

Ballinger, T. J., Bhatt, U. S., Bieniek, P. A., Brettschneider, B., Lader, R. T., Littell, J. S., Thoman, R. L., Waigl, C. F., Walsh, J. E., & Webster, M. A. (2023). Alaska Terrestrial and Marine Climate Trends, 1957–2021, Journal of Climate, 36(13), 4375-4391. 

Bar, S., Parida, B.R., Pandey, A.C., Shankar, B.U., Kumar, P., Panda, S.K., and Behera, M.D. (2022) Modeling and prediction of fire occurrences along an elevational gradient in Western Himalayas. Applied Geography, V. 151 (102867).

Bar, S., Parida B. R., Panda, S.K. (2022) Changing forest fire regime with relation to climate conditions over western and eastern Himalaya, India in Handbook of Himalayan Ecosystems and Sustainability, Vol. 1: Spatio-Temporal Monitoring of Forests and Climate, Edited by B.R. Parida, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 9781032203140.

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.

Bhatt, U.S.; Carreras, B.A.; Newman, D.E.; Barredo, J.M.R.; Collet, P.; Gomila, D. 2022: The Potential Impact of Climate Change on the Efficiency and Reliability of Solar, Hydro, and Wind Energy Sources. Land, 11, 1275.

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.

Carreras, B.A., Reynolds-Barredo, J.M., Newman, D. E., Bhatt, U., Colet, P., Gomila, D., (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

Carreras, B.A., Newman, D.E., Bhatt, U.S., Reynolds Barredo, J.M., Colet, P., and Gomila G. (2023) An Initial Analysis of the Impact of Future Climate Change on the Efficiency and Reliability of Solar, Wind and Hydro Energy Sources. HICSS, Proceedings of the 56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'23)

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.

Jandt, R. and A. York. 2021. Alaska Burning: Wildfire is transforming the landscape of the high north and amplifying climate change. Scientifc American, October: 42-49.

Miller, E.A., Jones, B.M., Baughman, C.A., Jandt, R.R., Jenkins, J.L., and D.A. Yokel. 2023. Unrecorded Tundra Fires of the Arctic Slope, Alaska USA. Fire 2023, 6, 101.

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.

Schmidt, J. and See, J. (2023). Advancing Wildfire Preparedness and Planning in Anchorage
Wildfire Exposure and Egress Study. UAA ISER Website. 

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., Haan, R. W. (2020) Improved vegetation and wildfire fuel type mapping using NASA AVIRIS-NG hyperspectral data, interior Alaska. In conference proceedings of 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium scheduled to be help during July 19-24, 2020 at Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.

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, A., 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.

Bacus SC, Kelley AL (2023) Effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on the behavior and physiology of a subarctic, intertidal grazer. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 711:31-45.

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.

Fellman, J.B., Bellmore, R.J., Johnson, C., Dunkle, M.R. and E. Hood, E. (2022) Glacier runoff influences biogeochemistry and resource availability in coastal temperate rainforest streams: Implications for juvenile salmon growth. Limnology and Oceanography,

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.

Jenckes, J., Munk, L. A., Ibarra, D. E., Boutt, D. F., Fellman, J., & Hood, E. (2023). Hydroclimate drives seasonal riverine export across a gradient of glacierized high-latitude coastal catchments. Water Resources Research, 59, e2022WR033305.

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.

LaBarre, A., B. Konar, and K. Iken. 2023. Influence of environmental conditions on Mytilus trossulus size frequency distributions in two glacially influenced estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts.

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.

McNicol, G., Hood, E., Butman, D. E., Tank, S. E., Giesbrecht, I. J. W., Floyd, W., et al. (2023). Small, coastal temperate rainforest watersheds dominate dissolved organic carbon transport to the northeast Pacific Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 50, e2023GL103024. 

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.

Pitman, K.J., J.W. Moore, M. Huss, M.R. Sloat, D. Whited, T. Beechie, E. Hood, D.E. Schindler, A.M. Milner, R. Brenner, G.R. Pess, G.H. Reeves, and V. Radic (2021) Glacier retreat creating new Pacific Salmon habitat in western North America, Nature Communications, 12:6816. 

Russo, A. A., Boutt, D. F., Munk, L. A., & Jenckes, J. (2023). Contribution of Fresh Submarine Groundwater Discharge to the Gulf of Alaska. Water Resources Research, 59, e2023WR034912.  

Ulaski, B.P., D.S. Sikes, and B. Konar. 2023. Beach-cast and drifting seaweed wrack is an important resource for marine and terrestrial macroinvertebrates in high latitudes. Marine Environmental Research.

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.

Ulaski, Brian P., Edward O. Otis, and Brenda Konar (2023) How landscape variables influence the relative abundance, composition, and reproductive viability of macroalgal wrack in a high latitude glacial estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 280 : 108169.

Umanzor, S., Sandoval-Gil, J.M. & Conitz, J. Ecophysiological Responses of the Intertidal Seaweed Fucus Distichus to Temperature Changes and Reduced Light Driven by Tides and Glacial Input. Estuaries and Coasts 46, 1269–1279 (2023).

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.

Young, J., E. Petit, A. Arendt, E. Hood, G. Liston, 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, 57: e2020WR027404. 

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.

Young, J., Clement, S., & Pettit, E. (2023). Removing Barriers to Science and the Outdoors for Teenage Youth and Early Career Professionals in the US Arctic and Beyond, Sibirica, 22(1), 33-55. Retrieved Apr 17, 2023, from

For publications from previous Alaska NSF EPSCoR projects, visit individual research components in our archive.


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.



Ice and Fire Podcast

Fire & Ice Data Visualization Seed Grantee and UAF alumna Theresa Soley created a podcast called, "Ice and Fire," exploring climate change impacts in Alaska such as glacial recession through sound and storytelling.

Episodes are available for listening through podcast services, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.

Informational Brochures

Fire & Ice Brochure
Fire & Ice Brochure

A brochure for the Fire & Ice project. Email to arrange a pickup or dropoff of hard copies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Lessons Learned from the McKinley Wildfire
Lessons Learned from the McKinley Wildfire

Fire & Ice collaborated with the Alaska Fire Science Consortium to produce a wildfire safety brochure based on interviews with wildfire agency staff and residents of the area devastated by the 2019 McKinley Fire.

Recorded Events

Alaska EPSCoR produces various events and workshops. Below are recordings of some of the most noteworthy.

There are also recorded presentations from Fire & Ice researchers available from our annual All-Hands Meetings, as well as many engaging videos and other science communication products on our Highlights page.


Webinars & Workshops

Augmented Reality Basics Workshop

Augmented Reality Basics Workshop

A 3-part workshop introducing basic steps for creating augmented reality mobile apps using Unity or AR Hero.


How to Get Published!

On September 14, 2023, Alaska EPSCoR invited three editors from the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology to discuss the process of publishing research in peer-reviewed journals. Click here for the presentation slides.

Visualizing Science


Animated Visualization


Animated Visualizations

A three-part Animation Workshop from October 2021 that focused on the free software Blender.


The 2022 EPSCoR Natural History Workshop

A Zoom science primer including presentations on climate change by Rick Thoman, glaciers by Eric Klein, the aurora by Omega Smith; salmon by Molly McCarthy-Cunfer; and wildfire by Alison York.


The 2021 EPSCoR Natural History Workshop 

A Zoom science primer including presentations on climate change by Rick Thoman, glaciers by Eric Klein, volcanoes by Brandon Browne, bears by Marian Snively, and the aurora borealis by Omega Smith.


The McKinley Fire - Rebuilding and Lessons Learned

A video in which area residents and fire crews discuss the 2019 McKinley Fire and what they've gleaned from the experience

The EPSCoR Student Ambassador Program's Employment Opportunities for Grad Students Series

The EPSCoR Student Ambassador program has sponsored four presentations about employment opportunities, aimed at grad students. We have four of them here:


Game Jam

Alaska EPSCoR Game Jam

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.

Science Pubs

The Wildfire and Wine Science Pub and the Glaciers to Wine Science Pub were informal presentations that discussed the respective impacts of wildfires and glaciers on the wine industry.