Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Alaska
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Alaska Project

Implications of climate change for biodiversity in Yukon River Basin wetlands: Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge as a test case

June 2009 - May 2014


Participating Agencies

  • Global Change

The overall goal of the biological component of the Yukon River Basin (YRB) science plan is to estimate the potential effects of climate induced lake change on terrestrial and aquatic species richness and abundance that is relevant to local and national users.

Research Publications Publication Date
Roach, J. and B. Griffith. 2015. Climate-induced lake drying causes heterogeneous reductions in waterfowl species richness. Landscape Ecology 30:1005–1022. May 2015
Roach, J. K., B. Griffith, and D. Verbyla. Landscape influences on climate-related lake shrinkage at high latitudes. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.12196 | Abstract | Download April 2013