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Fulbright Scholar Lectures, Czech Republic

Winter 2011 - Course Information - Syllabus (PDF) - Course Materials - Lectures


  1. Lecture 1: Overview of Arctic Ecosystems: The role of climate, permafrost, and topography PDF
    • Readings:
      1. Callaghan, T.V., Bjorn, L.O., Chapin III, F.S., et al. 2005. Chapter 7, Arctic tundra and polar desert ecosystems. Arctic Climate Impact Assessment - Scientific Report. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. pp. 243-352. PDF
      2. Bliss, L.C. 1997. Arctic Ecosystems of North America. Polar and Alpine Tundra. Elsevier. Amsterdam. pp. 551-683. PDF
      3. Chernov, Y.I., Matveyeva, N.V. 1997. Arctic ecosystems in Russia. Polar and Alpine Tundra. Elvesier. Amsterdam.3 pp. 361-507. PDF
  2. Lecture 2: The role of soil pH in Arctic Vegetation: Loess ecosystems and the Mammoth Steppe PDF
    • Readings:
      1. Walker, D.A., Everett, K.R. 1991. Loess ecosystems of northern Alaska: regional gradient and toposequence at Prudhoe Bay. Ecological Monographs. 61:(4):437-464. PDF
      2. Walker, D.A., Auerbach, N.A., Bockheim, J.G., et al. 1998. Energy and trace-gas fluxes across a soil pH boundary in the Arctic. Nature. 394:469-472. PDF
      3. Walker, D.A., Bockheim, J.G., Chapin, F.S., III, et al. 2001. Calcium-rich tundra, wildlife, and ''the Mammoth Steppe''. Quaternary Science Reviews. 20:149-163. PDF
  3. Lecture 3: Biocomplexity of small patterned-ground features PDF, PPT
    • Readings:
      1. Walker, D.A., Epstein, H.E., Romanovsky, V.E., et al. 2008. Arctic patterned-ground ecosystems: A synthesis of field studies and models along a North American Arctic Transect. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 113:G03S01. PDF
      2. Walker, D.A., Kuss, P., Epstein, H.E., Kade, A.N., Vonlanthen, C.M., Raynolds, M.K. Daniels, F.J.A. 2011 in press, Vegetation and patterned-ground relationships along the Arctic bioclimate gradient in North America. Applied Vegetation Science.
  4. Lecture 4: Social-ecological effects of oil and gas development in the Arctic: Comparison of the Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and Bovanenkova, Russia regions PDF
    • Readings:
      1. NRC, Orians, G., Albert, T., et al. 2003. Cumulative Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on Alaska's North Slope. National Academies Press. Washington, D.C.: pp: 288. PDF
      2. Walker, D.A., Forbes, B.C., Leibman, M.O., et al. 2011. Cumulative effects of rapid land-cover and land-use changes on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia. Eurasian Arctic Land Cover and Land Use in a Changing Climate. Springer. New York.VI pp. 206-236. PDF
  5. Lecture 5: Plant to planet mapping of Arctic Vegetation: the Arctic Geobotanical Atlas PDF
    • Readings:
      1. Dangermond, J., Harnden, E. 1990. Map data standardization: a methodology for integrating thematic cartographic data before automation. ARC News. 12:(2):16-19. PDF
      2. Raynolds, M.K., Walker, D.A., Maier, H.A. 2006. Alaska Arctic Tundra Vegetation Map. 1:4,000,000. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Anchorage, AK. PDF
      3. Walker, D.A. 1999. An integrated vegetation mapping approach for northern Alaska (1:4 M scale). International Journal of Remote Sensing. 20:(15-16):2895-2920. PDF
      4. Walker, D.A., Maier, H.A. 2008. Vegetation in the Vicinity of the Toolik Lake Field Station, Alaska. Biological Papers of the University of Alaska, No. 28, Institute of Arctic Biolo. PDF
      5. Walker, D.A., Raynolds, M.K., Maier, H.A., et al. 2009. Circumpolar geobotanical mapping: a web-based plant-to-planet approach for vegetation-change analysis in the Arctic. Mapping and Monitoring of Nordic Vegetation and Landscapes, Hveragerði, Iceland, 16-18 September. 4. PDF
      6. Walker, D.A., Raynolds, M.K., Daniëls, F.J.A., et al. 2005. The Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map. Journal of Vegetation Science. 16:(3):267-282. PDF
  6. Lecture 6: Greening of the Arctic: Climate change and circumpolar Arctic vegetation PDF
    • Readings:
      1. Bhatt, U.S., Walker, D.A., Raynolds, M.K., et al. 2010. Circumpolar Arctic tundra vegetation change is linked to sea-ice decline. Earth Interactions. 14:(8):1-20. PDF