New Research on the North Slope

From song birds soundscapes to shoreline sedimentation, the Yukon North Slope is a hot bed for cutting edge and interconnected research. As our knowledge of this special place expands, we aim to share key projects and finding here. While this is not a comprehensive database of Yukon North Slope research, we hope that communicating findings from diverse fields will sparks collaboration and cross-pollination. If you are a researcher with results to share, please get in touch!

Eighteen years of ecological monitoring reveals multiple lines of evidence for tundra vegetation change

Dr. Isla Myers-Smith and TeamShrub have recently published a research paper that explores data from eighteen years of monitoring on Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island. The results tell an interesting story about a shifting ecosystem in the face of climate change. (Photo: Mariana García Criado and Gergana N. Daskalova)

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Impacts of past and future coastal changes on the Yukon coast...

The Arctic Coastal Erosion Research Group has been working on the Yukon North Slope coastline for many years. New research from this group finds that between the years 2011 and 2100, approximately 850 ha and 2660 ha of YNS coastline may erode, resulting in a loss of 45% to 61% of all cultural features by 2100. The last large, actively used camp area and two nearshore landing strips will likely be threatened by future coastal processes, too.

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