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Behnke, M. I., Tank, S. E., McClelland, J. W., Spencer, R. G. M. Aquatic biomass is a major source to particulate organic matter export in large Arctic rivers. PNAS

Behnke, M. I., Fellman, J. B., Nagorski, S., Spencer, R. G. M., & Hood, E. (2023). The role of glacier erosion in riverine particulate organic carbon export. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 37(11), e2023GB007721.

Behnke, M. I., Fellman, J. B., D’Amore, D. V., & Spencer, R. G. M. (2023). Trees in the stream: Determining patterns of terrestrial dissolved organic matter contributions to the northeast Pacific coastal temperate rainforest. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 128(4), e2022JG007027.

Bellmore, J. R., Sergeant, C. J., Bellmore, R. A., Falke, J. A., & Fellman, J. B. (2023). Modeling coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) population response to streamflow and water temperature extremes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 80(2), 243–260.

Fitzgerald, K. A., Bellmore, J. R., Fellman, J. B., Cheng, M. L., Delbecq, C. E., & Falke, J. A. (2023). Stream hydrology and a pulse subsidy shape patterns of fish foraging. Journal of Animal Ecology, 92(12), 2386-2398.

Harley, J. R., Biles, F. E., Brooks, M. K., Fellman, J. B., Hood, E., & D’Amore, D. V. (2023). Riverine dissolved inorganic carbon export from the Southeast Alaskan Drainage Basin with implications for coastal ocean processes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 128(10), e2023JG007609.

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

McNicol, G., Hood, E., Butman, D. E., Tank, S. E., Giesbrecht, I. J. W., Floyd, W., D’Amore, D., Fellman, J. B., Cebulski, A., Lally, A., McSorley, H., & Gonzalez Arriola, S. G. (2023). Small, coastal temperate rainforest watersheds dominate dissolved organic carbon transport to the northeast Pacific ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(12), e2023GL103024.

Holt, A.D., A.M. Kellerman, T.I. Batting, A.M. McKenna, E. Hood, P. Andino, V. Crespo-Perez, H. Peter, M. Schon, V. De Staercke, M. Styllas, M. Tolosano, and R.G.M. Spencer (2023) A tropical cocktail of organic matter sources: variability in supraglacial and glacier outflow dissolved organic matter composition and age across the Ecuadorian Andes. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 128:e2022JG007188,

Holt, A.D., Fellman, J. B., Hood, E., Kellerman, A.M., Raymond, P., Stubbins, A., Dittmar, T., Spencer, R.G.M.. 2023. The evolution of stream dissolved organic matter composition following glacier retreat in coastal watersheds of southeast Alaska. Biogeochemistry 164:99-116.

Harley, J. R., Castellini, J. M., & O’Hara, T. (2023). Ecotoxicology. In Physiology of marine mammals: Adaptations to the ocean (pp. 295-320). CRC Press.

Peitzsch, E. H., Hood, E., Harley, J. R., Stahle, D. K., Kichas, N. E., & Wolken, G. J. (2023). Tree‐ring derived avalanche frequency and climate associations in a high‐latitude, maritime climate. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 128(8), e2023JF007154.

Peitzsch, E., Pederson, G. T., Martin, J., Hood, E., Greene, E., Birkeland, K., Elder, K., Wolken, G. J., Kichas, N., Stahle, D. K., & Harley, J. R. (2023). Big avalanches in a changing climate: Using tree-ring derived avalanche chronologies to examine avalanche frequency across multiple climate types. In International Snow Science Workshop 2023 (pp. 547-553).

Booth, A. M.Buma, B.Nagorski, S. (2023). Effects of Landslides on Terrestrial Carbon Stocks With a Coupled Geomorphic-Biologic Model: Southeast Alaska, United States. JGR Biogeosciences 128(6). e2022JG007297.

Schwoerer, T., Schmidt, J., Berman, M., Bienik. P., Farquharson L.M., Nicolsky, D., Powell, J., Roberts, R., Thoman, R., Ziel, R. (2023). Increasing multi-hazard climate risk and Financial and health impacts on northern homeowners. Ambio.

Mamontova, N., Thornton, T. F., & Klyachko, E. (2023). The phenomenology of riverine names and hydrological maps among Siberian Evenki. In The Siberian World (pp. 79-95). Routledge.

Thornton, T. F., & Hope, I. (2023). Tlingit geographies of hope: Clan, corporation, and sustainable economies of place. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 6(3), 1523-1542.


Van Hemert, C., Harley, J. R., Baluss, G., Smith, M. M., Dusek, R. J., Lankton, J. S., Hardison, D. R., Schoen, S. K., Kaler,, R. S. A. Paralytic shellfish toxins associated with Arctic Tern mortalities in Alaska. Harmful Algae

Bisbing, S. M., Buma, B. J., Vander Naald, B., Bidlack, A. L.Single-tree salvage logging as a response to Alaska yellow-cedar climate-induced mortality maintains ecological integrity with limited economic returns.Forest Ecology and Management

Evans, W., Lebon, G. T., Harrington, C. D., Takeshita, Y., and Bidlack, A.: Marine CO2 system variability along the northeast Pacific Inside Passage determined from an Alaskan ferryBiogeosciences, 19, 1277–1301,, 2022.

Giesbrecht, I. J. W., Tank, S. E., Frazer, G. W., Hood, E., Gonzalez Arriola, S. G., Butman, D. E., D’Amore, D. V., Hutchinson, D., Bidlack, A., Lertzman, K. P. Watershed Classification Predicts Streamflow Regime and Organic Carbon Dynamics in the Northeast Pacific Coastal Temperate RainforestGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles, 36, e2021GB007047.

Jenson, A., Amundson, J. M., Kingslake, J., Hood, E. Long-period variability in ice-dammed glacier outburst floods due to evolving catchment geometry. The Cryosphere, 16, 333–347,

Behnke, M. I., Fellman, J. B., D’Amore, D. V., Gomez, S. M., Spencer, R. G. M. From canopy to consumer: what makes and modifies terrestrial DOM in a temperate forest. Biogeochemistry.

Hemert, C. V., Harley, J. R., Baluss, G., Smith, M. M., Dusek, R. J., Lankton, J. S., Hardison, D. R., Schoen, S. K., Kaler, R. S. A. 2022. Paralytic shellfish toxins associated with Arctic Tern mortalities in Alaska. Harmful Algae, 117,

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

Sergeant, C. J., Sexton, E.K., Moore, J. W., Westwood, A. R., Nagorski, S. A., Ebersole, J. L., Chambers, D. M., O’Neal, S. L., Malison, R. L., Hauer, F, R., Whited, D. C., Weitz, J., Caldwell, J., Capito, M., Connor, M., Frissell, C. A., Knox, G., Lowery, E. D., Macnair, R., Marlatt, V., McIntyre, J.K., McPhee, M.V., Skuce, N. 2022. Risks of mining to salmonid-bearing watersheds. Science Advances. 10.1126/sciadv.abn0929.

Bellmore, J. R., Fellman, J. B., Hood, E., Dunkle, M. R.Edwards, R. T. (2022). A melting cryosphere constrains fish growth by synchronizing the seasonal phenology of river food webs. Global Change Biology001– 12

Powell, J. E., Orttung, R. W., Topkok, S. A., Akselrod, H., Little, J., & Wilcox, P. (2022). Juneau, Alaska’s Successful Response to COVID-19: A Case Study of Adaptive Leadership in a Complex System. State and Local Government Review, 0(0).


Dietrich Mebs, J. V. Schneider, O. S., Yotsu-Yamashita, M., Harley, J. R., Mogk, L., Köhler, G. 2021. A study on the genetic population structure and the tetrodotoxin content of rough-skinned newts, Taricha granulosa (Salamandridae), from their northern range of distribution. Toxicon. 10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.12.010.

Holt, A. D.Kellerman, A. M.Li, W.Stubbins, A.Wagner, S.McKenna, A., Fellman, J., Hood, E., 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: Biogeosciences126, e2021JG006516.

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., Tank, S. E., Climate-Mediated Changes to Linked Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems across the Northeast Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest Margin, BioScience, Volume 71, Issue 6, June 2021, Pages 581–595,

Young, J. C.Pettit, E.Arendt, A.Hood, E.Liston, G. E., & Beamer, J. (2021). A changing hydrological regime: Trends in magnitude and timing of glacier ice melt and glacier runoff in a high latitude coastal watershedWater Resources Research57, e2020WR027404.

Abdel-Fattah, D., Trainor, S., Hood, E., Hock, R., Kienholz, C. 2021. User Engagement in Developing Use-Inspired Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Decision Support Tools in Juneau and the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Frontiers in Earth Science. 10.3389/feart.2021.635163

Behnke, M.I., Stubbins, A., Fellman, J.B.Hood, E., Dittmar, T. and Spencer, R.G.M. 2021. Dissolved organic matter sources in glacierized watersheds delineated through compositional and carbon isotopic modeling. Limnol Oceanogr, 66: 438-451.

Edwards, R., D'Amore, D., Biles, F., Fellman, J.Hood, E., Trubilowicz, J., Floyd, W. (2021). Riverine Dissolved Organic Carbon and Freshwater Export in the Eastern Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 126. 10.1029/2020JG005725. 

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


Fellman, J. B.Hood, E.Behnke, M. I.Welker, J. M., & Spencer, R. G. M. (2020). Stormflows drive stream carbon concentration, speciation, and dissolved organic matter composition in coastal temperate rainforest watershedsJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences125, e2020JG005804.

Hood, E., Fellman, J. B., & Spencer, R. G. M. (2020). Glacier loss impacts riverine organic carbon transport to the oceanGeophysical Research Letters47, e2020GL089804.

Whitney, E. J., Bellmore, J. R., Benjamin, J. R., Jordan, C. E., Dunham, J. B., Newsom, M., Nahorniak, M. Beyond sticks and stones: Integrating physical and ecological conditions into watershed restoration assessments using a food web modeling approach. Food Webs. 10.1016/j.fooweb.2020.e00160

Benjamin, J. R., Bellmore, J. R., Whitney, E.Dunham, J. B. 2020. Can nutrient additions facilitate recovery of Pacific salmon? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 10.1139/cjfas-2019-0438.

Harley, J. R., Lanphier, K., Kennedy, E. G., Leighfield, T. A., Bidlack, A. L., Gribble, M. O., Whitehead, C. 2020. The Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research (SEATOR) Partnership: Addressing Data Gaps in Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Shellfish Safety in Southeast Alaska. Toxins. 10.3390/toxins12060407

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., Radić, V., Reeves, G.H., Schindler, D. E., Whited, D. C. 2020. Glacier Retreat and Pacific Salmon. BioScience. 10.1093/biosci/biaa015

Kohler, T. J., Vinšová, P., Falteisek, L., Žárský, J. D., Yde, J. C., Hatton, J. E., Hawkings, J. R., Lamarche-Gagnon G., Hood, E., Cameron, K. A., Stibal, M. 2020. Patterns in Microbial Assemblages Exported From the Meltwater of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Glaciers. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00669.

Powell, J.E., (2020). Five Conditions Conducive to Sustainability Plans and Measurements. Riszi, F., Stevens, C., Davern, M., (Eds) In Quality-of-Life Indicators Best Cases VIII. Springer Nature Switzerland.   

Powell, J.E., (2020) Sustaining Sustainability in Whitehorse, Yukon. In Robert W. Ottung (Ed) Urban      Sustainability in the Arctic, Measuring Progress in Circumpolar Cities. Bergham Books. ISBN  978-1-78920-7354.


Fellman, J. B., Hood, E., Nagorski, S., Hudson, J., Pyare, S. 2019. Interactive physical and biotic factors control dissolved oxygen in salmon spawning streams in coastal Alaska.  Aquat Sci. 10.1007/s00027-018-0597-9

Nargoski, S. A., Kaspari, S. D.,  Hood, E., Fellman, J. B., Skiles, S. M. 2019. Radiative Forcing by Dust and Black Carbon on the Juneau Icefield, Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. LE 10.1029/2018JD029411

Hood, E., Fellman, J. B., Edwards, R. T., D'Amore, D. V., Durelle, S. 2019. Salmon‐derived nutrient and organic matter fluxes from a coastal catchment in southeast Alaska. Freshwater Biology. 10.1111/fwb.13292

Buma, B., Batllori, E., Bisbing, S., Holz, A., Saunders, S., Bidlack, A.L., Creutzburg, M.K., DellaSala, D.A., Gregovich, D., Hennon, P., Krapek, J., Moritz, M.A., Zaret, K. 2019. Emergent freeze and fire disturbance dynamics in temperate rainforests. Austral Ecology. 10.1111/aec.12751


Fellman, J., Hood, E., Nagorski, S., Hudson, J., Pyare, S. 2018. Interactive physical and biotic factors control dissolved oxygen in salmon spawning streams in coastal Alaska. Aquatic Sciences. 81. 10.1007/s00027-018-0597-9.

McNicol, G., Bulmer, C., D'Amore, D.V., Sanborn, P., Saunders, S., Giesbrecht, I., Gonzalez-Arriola, S., Bidlack, A.L., Butman, D., Buma, B. 2018. Large, climate-sensitive soil carbon stocks mapped with pedology-informed machine learning in the North Pacific coastal temperate rainforestEnvironmental Research Letters. 

Arimitsu, M.L., Hobson, K.A., Webber, D.A.N., Piatt, J.F., Hood, E.W. and Fellman, J.B. 2018. Tracing biogeochemical subsidies from glacier runoff into Alaska's coastal marine food webs. Global Change Biology 24: 387-398.

Krapek J, Buma B. 2018. Persistence following punctuated range extension: limited dispersal of a migrating tree despite habitat ahead of its range.  Journal of Ecology 106: 911-924. 

Tank, S.E., Fellman, J.B., Hood, E. and Kritzberg, E.S. 2018. Beyond respiration: Controls on lateral carbon fluxes across the terrestrial‐aquatic interface. Limnology and Oceanography Letters.

Whitney, E.J., Beaudreau, A.H. and Howe, E.R. 2018. Using stable isotopes to assess the contribution of terrestrial and riverine organic matter to diets of nearshore marine consumers in a glacially influenced estuary. Estuaries and Coasts 41: 193-205.


Whitney, E.J., Beaudreau, A.H. and Duncan, D.H., 2017. Spatial and temporal variation in the diets of Pacific Staghorn Sculpins related to hydrological factors in a glacially influenced estuary. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146: 1156-1167.

Krapek J, Hennon PE, D’Amore DV, Buma B. 2017. Despite available habitat, migration of climate-threatened tree appears punctuated with past pulse tied to Little Ice Age climate period. Diversity and Distributions 23(12): 1381-1392.

Arbogast, B.S., K.I. Schumacher, N.J. Kerhoulas, A.L. Bidlack, J.A. Cook, and G.J. Kenagy. 2017. Genetic data reveal a cryptic species of New World flying squirrel: Glaucomys oregonensis. Journal of Mammalogy 98:1027-1041.

Bidlack AL, Buma B, and D Butman. 2017. Quantifying coastal rain forest carbon transport. Eos.

Bidlack, A.L., S. Bisbing, B. Buma, D. D'Amore, P. Hennon, T. Heutte, J. Krapek, R. Mulvey, and L.E. Oakes. 2017. Alternative interpretation and scale-based context for No evidence of recent (1995-2013) decrease in yellow-cedar in Alaska (Barrett and Pattison 2017). Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47: 1145-1151.

Fellman, J.B., D.V. D’Amore, E. Hood and P. Cunningham. 2017. Vulnerability of wetland soil carbon stocks to climate warming in the perhumid coastal temperate rainforest. Biogeochemistry 133:165-179.

Dugan D, Evans W, Janzen C, McCammon M and A Bidlack. 2017. The evolution of ocean acidification observing efforts in Alaska, developing an Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, and an overview of current monitoring. OCEANS 17 MTS/IEEE Proceedings.


Trubilowicz, J.W., W.J. Floyd, D.V. D’Amore and A.L. Bidlack. 2016. Satellite monitored snow cover in western North America: a comparison of water year 2015 to median conditions. 84th Western Snow Conference Proceedings.

Fellman, J.B., E.W. Hood, R.T. Edwards, D.V. D'Amore and B. Buma. 2016. Linking LiDAR with streamwater biogeochemistry in coastal temperate rainforest watersheds.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74:801-811.  

Buma, B., J. Krapek and R. Edwards. 2016. Watershed-scale forest biomass distribution in a perhumid temperate rainforest as driven by topographic, soil, and disturbance variables. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 46: 844-854.


Fellman, J.B., E. Hood, P.A. Raymond, A. Stubbins and R.G.M. Spencer. 2015. Spatial variation in the origin of dissolved organic carbon in snow on the Juneau Icefield, Southeast Alaska. Environmental Science and Technology 49:11492-11499.

Fellman, J.B., E. Hood, W. Dryer and S. Pyare. 2015. Stream physical characteristics impact habitat quality for Pacific salmon in two temperate coastal watersheds. PLOSOne 10(7): e0132652.

Fellman, J.B., E. Hood, P. Raymond, J. Hudson, M. Bozeman and M. Arimitsu. 2015. Evidence for the assimilation of glacier organic carbon in a proglacial stream food web. Limnology and Oceanography 60: 118-128.

D'Amore, D., R. Edwards, P. Herendeen, E. Hood and J. Fellman. 2015. Dissolved organic carbon fluxes from hydropedologic units in Alaskan coastal temperate rainforest watersheds. Soil Science Society of America Journal 79: 378-388.

Hood, E., T. Battin, J. Fellman, S. O'Neel, and R.G.M. Spencer. 2015. Storage and release of organic carbon from glaciers and ice sheets. Nature Geoscience 8: 91-96.

O'Neel, S., E. Hood, A. Bidlack, S. Fleming, M. Arimitsu, A. Arendt, E. Burgess, C. Sergeant, A. Beaudreau, K. Timm, G. Hayward, J. Reynolds, and S. Pyare. 2015. Icefield-to-ocean linkages across the northern Pacific coastal temperate rainforest ecosystem. BioScience 65: 499-512.

Krapek J. and B. Buma. 2015. Yellow-cedar: Climate change and natural history at odds. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 13: 280-281.


Buma B., P.E. Hennon, A.L. Bidlack, J.F. Baichtal, T.A. Ager and G. Streveler. 2014. Correspondence regarding “The problem of conifer species migration lag in the Pacific Northwest region since the last glaciation” by Elias, S.A., (2013), Quaternary Science Reviews 77, 55–59. Quaternary Science Reviews 93:167-169.

Fellman, J.B., E.W. Hood, R. Spencer, A. Stubbins and P.A. Raymond. 2014. Watershed glacier coverage influences dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry in coastal watersheds of southeast Alaska. Ecosystems 17: 1014-1025.

Fellman, J.B., S. Nagorski, S. Pyare, A.W. Vermilyea, D. Scott and E.W. Hood. 2014. Stream temperature response to variable glacier coverage in coastal watersheds of Southeast Alaska. Hydrological Processes 28: 2062-2073.

Bidlack, A.L., L.E. Benda, T. Miewald, G.H. Reeves and G. McMahan. 2014. Identifying suitable habitat for Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawystcha across a large, glaciated watershed. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:689-699.

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