Research Papers

To date, more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers have been written by SEARCH collaborators.

Paper TitleYearPublisher
Consequences of rapid Arctic environmental change for people2022Arctic Report Card 2022
Patterns in avian reproduction in the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield, Alaska, 2003–20192023Journal of Avian Biology
Year-round utilization of sea ice-associated carbon in Arctic ecosystems2023Nature Communications
Boundary spanners: a critical role for enduring collaborations between Indigenous communities and mainstream scientists2023Ecology and Society
Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and mercury in Arctic Alaska coastal fishes of subsistence importance2023Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Sudden Reduction of Antarctic Sea Ice Despite Cooling After Nuclear War2023Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Hillslope erosional features and permafrost dynamics along infrastructure in the Arctic Foothills, Alaska2023Permafrost and Periglacial Processes
Incorporating Indigenous voices in regional climate change adaptation: opportunities and challenges in the U.S. Pacific Northwest2023Climatic Change
Linking repeat lidar with Landsat products for large scale quantification of fire-induced permafrost thaw settlement in interior Alaska2023Environmental Research Letters
Scientific Research in the Polar Regions2023The Routledge Handbook of Polar Law
Borealization of nearshore fishes on an interior Arctic shelf over multiple decades2023Global Change Biology
Navigating the Impacts of Climate Change in the Arctic2021Navigating the Arctic’s 7 Cs, edited by M. Sfraga and J. Durkee
The importance of a surface organic layer in simulating permafrost thermal and carbon dynamics2016The Cryosphere
Detecting the permafrost carbon feedback: talik formation and increased cold-season respiration as precursors to sink-to-source transitions2017The Cryosphere
Effect of soil property uncertainties on permafrost thaw projections: a calibration-constrained analysis2016The Cryosphere
Diagnostic and model dependent uncertainty of simulated Tibetan permafrost area2016The Cryosphere
Simulated high-latitude soil thermal dynamics during the past 4 decades2016The Cryosphere
Evaluation of air-soil temperature relationships simulated by land surface models during winter across the permafrost region2016The Cryosphere
Permafrost soils and carbon cycling2015SOIL
Temperature sensitivity of organic matter decomposition of permafrost-region soils during laboratory incubations2016Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Effects of warming on the degradation and production of low-molecular-weight labile organic carbon in an Arctic tundra soil2016Soil Biology and Biochemistry
The effect of warming on the vulnerability of subducted organic carbon in arctic soils2015Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Permafrost microbial community traits and functional diversity indicate low activity at in situ thaw temperatures2015Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Input of easily available organic C and N stimulates microbial decomposition of soil organic matter in arctic permafrost soil2014Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Limited release of previously-frozen C and increased new peat formation after thaw in permafrost peatlands2018Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Reduced arctic tundra productivity linked with landform and climate change interactions2018Scientific Reports
Plant-derived compounds stimulate the decomposition of organic matter in arctic permafrost soils2016Scientific Reports
Recent Arctic tundra fire initiates widespread thermokarst development2015Scientific Reports
Continuous measurement of soil carbon efflux with Forced Diffusion (FD) chambers in a tundra ecosystem of Alaska2016Science of the Total Environment
Effect of thaw depth on fluxes of CO2 and CH4 in manipulated Arctic coastal tundra of Barrow, Alaska2015Science of the Total Environment
The interaction of climate change and methane hydrates2017Reviews of Geophysics
The current state of CO2 flux chamber studies in the Arctic tundra: a review2017Progress in Physical Geography
Detecting regional patterns of changing CO2 flux in Alaska2016Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Methane emissions from Alaska in 2012 from CARVE airborne observations2014Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ancient low-molecular-weight organic acids in permafrost fuel rapid carbon dioxide production upon thaw2015Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Changes in peat chemistry associated with permafrost thaw increase greenhouse gas production2014Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Permafrost carbon−climate feedback is sensitive to deep soil carbon decomposability but not deep soil nitrogen dynamics2015Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
SEARCH: Study of Environmental Arctic Change, Science Plan2001Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
400 predictions: the SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook 2008-20152016Polar Geography
A simplified, data-constrained approach to estimate the permafrost carbon-climate feedback2015Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
The East Siberian Arctic Shelf: towards further assessment of permafrost-related methane fluxes and role of sea ice2015Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Permafrost Warming in a Subarctic Peatland: Which Meteorological Controls are Most Important?2015Permafrost and Periglacial Processes
Methane dynamics regulated by microbial community response to permafrost thaw2014Nature
A shift of thermokarst lakes from carbon sources to sinks during the Holocene epoch2014Nature
Permafrost carbon as a missing link to explain CO2 changes during the last deglaciation2016Nature Geosci
Net regional methane sink in High Arctic soils of northeast Greenland2015Nature Geosci
Methane emissions proportional to permafrost carbon thawed in Arctic lakes since the 1950s2016Nature Geosci
Climate-sensitive northern lakes and ponds are critical components of methane release2016Nature Geosci
Determinants of carbon release from the active layer and permafrost deposits on the Tibetan Plateau2016Nature Communications
Circumpolar distribution and carbon storage of thermokarst landscapes2016Nature Communications
Potential carbon emissions dominated by carbon dioxide from thawed permafrost soils2016Nature Climate Change
Old soil carbon losses increase with ecosystem respiration in experimentally thawed tundra2016Nature Climate Change
High Arctic wetting reduces permafrost carbon feedbacks to climate warming2014Nature Climate Change
Permafrost thawing in organic Arctic soils accelerated by ground heat production2015Nature Climate Change
Economic impacts of carbon dioxide and methane released from thawing permafrost2015Nature Climate Change
Tundra soil carbon is vulnerable to rapid microbial decomposition under climate warming2016Nature Climate Change
Climate change and the permafrost carbon feedback2015Nature
Climate science: Understand Arctic methane variability2014Nature
Utilization of ancient permafrost carbon in headwaters of Arctic fluvial networks2015Nat Commun
Discovery of a novel methanogen prevalent in thawing permafrost2014Nat Commun
Using dissolved organic matter age and composition to detect permafrost thaw in boreal watersheds of interior Alaska2014Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
DOM composition and transformation in boreal forest soils: The effects of temperature and organic-horizon decomposition state2016Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Carbon loss and chemical changes from permafrost collapse in the northern Tibetan Plateau2016Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Methane oxidation following submarine permafrost degradation: Measurements from a central Laptev Sea shelf borehole2015Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Permafrost thaw and soil moisture driving CO2 and CH4 release from upland tundra2015Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Regulation of methane production, oxidation, emission by vascular plants and bryophytes in ponds of the northeast Siberian polygonal tundra2015Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Comparing carbon storage of Siberian tundra and taiga permafrost ecosystems at very high spatial resolution2015Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Elevated dissolved organic carbon biodegradability from thawing and collapsing permafrost2014Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Modeling permafrost thaw and ecosystem carbon cycle under annual and seasonal warming at an Arctic tundra site in Alaska2014Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Rates and radiocarbon content of summer ecosystem respiration in response to long-term deeper snow in the High Arctic of NW Greenland2014Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Coastal Erosion of Permafrost Soils Along the Yukon Coastal Plain and Fluxes of Organic Carbon to the Canadian Beaufort Sea2018Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Observational needs for estimating Alaskan soil carbon stocks under current and future climate2017Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Increased wintertime CO2 loss as a result of sustained tundra warming2016Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Greenhouse gas balance over thaw-freeze cycles in discontinuous zone permafrost2017Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Effects of permafrost thaw on nitrogen availability and plant-soil interactions in a boreal Alaskan lowland2016Journal of Ecology
Rising plant-mediated methane emissions from arctic wetlands2017Global Change Biology
Winter precipitation and snow accumulation drive the methane sink or source strength of Arctic tussock tundra2016Global Change Biology
Stoichiometry and temperature sensitivity of methanogenesis and CO2 production from saturated polygonal tundra in Barrow, Alaska2015Global Change Biology
Decadal warming causes a consistent and persistent shift from heterotrophic to autotrophic respiration in contrasting permafrost ecosystems2015Global Change Biology
Circumpolar assessment of permafrost C quality and its vulnerability over time using long-term incubation data2014Global Change Biology
Temperature and peat type control CO2 and CH4 production in Alaskan permafrost peats2014Global Change Biology
Permafrost conditions in peatlands regulate magnitude, timing, chemical composition of catchment dissolved organic carbon export2014Global Change Biology
Permafrost collapse alters soil carbon stocks, respiration, CH4, N2O in upland tundra2015Global Change Biology
Long-term deepened snow promotes tundra evergreen shrub growth and summertime ecosystem net CO2 gain, but reduces soil carbon and nutrient pools2018Global Change Biology
The permafrost carbon inventory on the Tibetan Plateau: a new evaluation using deep sediment cores2016Global Change Biology
Rapid carbon loss and slow recovery following permafrost thaw in boreal peatlands2016Global Change Biology
Plants, microorganisms, soil temperatures contribute to a decrease in methane fluxes on a drained Arctic floodplain2016Global Change Biology
Non-linear CO2 flux response to seven years of experimentally induced permafrost thaw2017Global Change Biology
Nitrogen availability increases in a tundra ecosystem during five years of experimental permafrost thaw2016Global Change Biology
A pan-Arctic synthesis of CH4 and CO2 production from anoxic soil incubations2015Global Change Biology
Influences of glacier melt and permafrost thaw on the age of dissolved organic carbon in the Yukon River basin2014Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Eroding permafrost coasts release low amounts of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from ground ice into the nearshore zone of the Arctic Ocean2016Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Multimolecular tracers of terrestrial carbon transfer across the pan-Arctic: 14C characteristics of sedimentary carbon components and their environmental controls2015Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Variability in the sensitivity among model simulations of permafrost and carbon dynamics in the permafrost region between 1960 and 20092016Global Biogeochemical Cycles
A multiyear estimate of methane fluxes in Alaska from CARVE atmospheric observations2016Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Dissolved organic matter composition of Arctic rivers: linking permafrost and parent material to riverine carbon2016Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Organic carbon remobilized from thawing permafrost is resequestered by reactive iron on the Eurasian Arctic Shelf2015Geophysical Research Letters
Predicting September sea ice: Ensemble skill of the SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook 2008-20132014Geophysical Research Letters
Energy input is primary controller of methane bubbling in subarctic lakes2014Geophysical Research Letters
Permafrost Stores a Globally Significant Amount of Mercury2018Geophysical Research Letters
Simulating soil organic carbon in yedoma deposits during the Last Glacial Maximum in a land surface model2016Geophysical Research Letters
Influence of site and soil properties on the DRIFT spectra of northern cold-region soils2017Geoderma
Novel insights from NMR spectroscopy into seasonal changes in the composition of dissolved organic matter exported to the Bering Sea by the Yukon River2016Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta
Permafrost Sub-grid Heterogeneity of Soil Properties Key for 3-D Soil Processes and Future Climate Projections2016Frontiers in Earth Science
Understanding high-latitude methane in a warming climate2018Eos
Effects of excess ground ice on projections of permafrost in a warming climate2014Environmental Research Letters
The impacts of recent permafrost thaw on land-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange2014Environmental Research Letters
Abundant pre-industrial carbon detected in Canadian Arctic headwaters: implications for the permafrost carbon feedback2018Environmental Research Letters
Amino acid production exceeds plant nitrogen demand in Siberian tundra2018Environmental Research Letters
CO2 loss by permafrost thawing implies additional emissions reductions to limit warming to 1.5 or 2 °C2018Environmental Research Letters
Spatial variation in vegetation productivity trends, fire disturbance, soil carbon across arctic-boreal permafrost ecosystems2016Environmental Research Letters
Longer thaw seasons increase nitrogen availability for leaching during fall in tundra soils2016Environmental Research Letters
Changing permafrost in a warming world and feedbacks to the Earth system2016Environmental Research Letters
Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, wildfire: an expert assessment2016Environmental Research Letters
Permafrost thaw and resulting soil moisture changes regulate projected high-latitude CO2 and CH4 emissions2015Environmental Research Letters
The impact of the permafrost carbon feedback on global climate2014Environmental Research Letters
Permafrost degradation stimulates carbon loss from experimentally warmed tundra2014Ecology
Soil-frost-enabled soil-moisture-precipitation feedback over northern high latitudes2016Earth Syst Dynam
Carbon and nitrogen pools in thermokarst-affected permafrost landscapes in Arctic Siberia2018Biogeosciences
Long-term drainage reduces CO2 uptake and increases CO2 emission on a Siberian floodplain due to shifts in vegetation community and soil thermal characteristics2016Biogeosciences
A parameterization of respiration in frozen soils based on substrate availability2016Biogeosciences
Reviews and syntheses: Effects of permafrost thaw on Arctic aquatic ecosystems2015Biogeosciences
Assessment of model estimates of land-atmosphere CO2 exchange across Northern Eurasia2015Biogeosciences
The role of watershed characteristics, permafrost thaw, wildfire on dissolved organic carbon biodegradability and water chemistry in Arctic headwater streams2015Biogeosciences
Patterns and persistence of hydrologic carbon and nutrient export from collapsing upland permafrost2015Biogeosciences
WETCHIMP-WSL: intercomparison of wetland methane emissions models over West Siberia2015Biogeosciences
Organic-matter quality of deep permafrost carbon – a study from Arctic Siberia2015Biogeosciences
Estimated stocks of circumpolar permafrost carbon with quantified uncertainty ranges and identified data gaps2014Biogeosciences
Assessing effects of permafrost thaw on C fluxes based on multiyear modeling across a permafrost thaw gradient at Stordalen, Sweden2014Biogeosciences
Methane fluxes and the functional groups of methanotrophs and methanogens in a young Arctic landscape on Disko Island, West Greenland2014Biogeochemistry
A Framework for Prioritization, Design and Coordination of Arctic Long-term Observing Networks: A Perspective from the US SEARCH Program2015Arctic
Arctic Observation Integration Workshops Report2008Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), Fairbanks, AK
Arctic Services: A Framework for Effective and Sustained Observations in the Arctic2015Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), Fairbanks, AK
Community Position Paper: Arctic Observing Network (AON)2015Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), Fairbanks, AK
Recommendations for Understanding Arctic System Change2012Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), Fairbanks, AK
State of the Arctic Conference 2010: International Perspectives on Progress of Research Responsive to Decision-Makers’ Information Needs2011Ambio