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Wolves of the Alexander Archipelago

...researchers, this seems smaller than the wolves actually are, Logan said.Modern-day researcher Matthew Cronin, the lead author of a study published this fall, said recent genetic evidence says the wolves are not a subspecies. "There is considerable...
NASA: No excessive methane emissions from Alaska

...That's good news, because it means there isn't a large amount of methane coming out of the ground yet," study lead author Rachel Chang, an assistant professor of atmospheric science at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, told the science...
Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

...was the somewhat surprising degree to which the winds can explain all the wiggles in the temperature curve," said lead author Jim Johnstone, who did the work while a climatologist at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean...
Researchers studying Pacific walrus population

...and 1999, possibly due to overabundance of walrus and relatively high harvests in the 1980s. However, the study's lead author, Rebecca Taylor, said other factors - such as lower availability of food, potentially because of sea ice loss - couldn't...
Polar bears disappearing from region

...bear regions."These estimates suggest to me that the habitat is getting less stable for polar bears," said study lead author Jeff Bromaghin, a USGS statistician.Wildlife biologist Steve Amstrup, who started the study for the USGS and left...
Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods

...surveillance of the now and the future," said Morgan Marquis-Boire, a security researcher with Citizen Lab and a lead author of one of the reports. "What we need to actually decide how we're comfortable with it being used and under what...
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Study: Steelhead thrown off by iron

...not go out and tell hatchery managers to pull out all the iron pipes and replace them with PVC or aluminum," said lead author Nathan Putman, a researcher at Oregon State University at the time of the study who is now at NOAA Fisheries Service...
Mercury in Fishes Study Released, Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks

...benchmarks associated with impaired health of fish, wildlife, and humans," said USGS ecologist Collin Eagles-Smith, lead author of the publication. "However, the range of concentrations measured suggest that complex processes are involved in...
Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...dissecting sea otter carcasses collected from beaches and frozen.The U.S. Geological Survey research biologist is the lead author of a federal study released last month that concludes that sea otters have finally returned to pre-spill numbers...
Outside Editorial: The peril of children in cars with drunk drivers

...DUI offenders, even first-time offenders. "These are tragedies that we've got to find ways to prevent," says lead author Dr. Kyran Quinlan, a pediatrician at Erie Family Health Center in Chicago.People know that if they get caught driving...


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