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Face of northern Alaska pitted by tundra fire the northern boreal forest after a fire vaporizes moss and other ground cover. In a new study, Ben Jones of the USGS Alaska Science Center looked at what happens when a big fire happens north of the tree line. He and his coauthors, including...
Feds track seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...percent annually from 1975 to 2012 in the northeast North Pacific, said John Piatt, research wildlife biologist at the USGS Alaska Science Center."Biologically speaking, that's a pretty major change," he said.Piatt and researcher Gary Drew...
Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...say seabird density has dropped about 2 percent annually since 1975.Research wildlife biologist John Piatt of the USGS Alaska Science Center says a 2 percent annual decline would translate into an overall decline in numbers and biomass of 50...
Alaska Science Forum: Bowheads rise, Barrow sinks, fire scars the tundra

...targeted certain areas of northern tundra and found two other immense burn scars on the North Slope. Jones, of the USGS Alaska Science Center, went out to northwestern Alaska to check out what looked like old burned areas in satellite images...
Scientists look for clues to rise in bird deformities

...Alaska, representing more than 1,000 individual birds," said Colleen Handel, a research wildlife biologist with the USGS Alaska Science Center in Anchorage. "By comparison, only 10 black-capped chickadees were reported throughout the rest...
Evening at Egan lecture to focus on health of Alaska's glaciers

...presentation, "Widespread Changes to Alaska's Glaciers," will be led by Shad O'Neel, who has worked at the USGS Alaska Science Center in Anchorage since 2008. It begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Egan Lecture Hall on the...
Warmer winters let geese skip trip south

...hemisphere anyway, that birds are moving north, shifting their distributions," said lead author David Ward of the USGS Alaska Science Center. "In this case, it was a shift in winter distribution." Brant are herbivores. The shift appears...
Research at Bokan sheds light on rare earth formations

...rifting."This research contributes to more efficient exploration for REE deposits," said Karl, who is located at the USGS Alaska Science Center in Anchorage. "By knowing more about how REE deposits form, scientists and mining companies can more...
Book documents 25-year goose-banding project

...see their parents, you know, 20 years ago. It'll be something for them," Ayuluk said at the presentation at the USGS Alaska Science Center. "And memories will come back to the parents as well."Another speaker was Craig Ely, a USGS research...
Alaska Science Forum: High-and-dry log points to great Alaska tsunamis

...Stardust Bay (named after a shipwreck on the beach). He returned in 2012 with a team including Rob Witter, of the USGS Alaska Science Center in Anchorage, and Rich Koehler, of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in Fairbanks...


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