This page is dedicated to ecology and related sciences.
Information about Ecology, Botany, Soils and Landforms; and a list of select publications.
Soils and Landforms
Photographs of soils and landforms.
Tussock and Frost Hummock Cross-section Photos
See the difference between tussocks and frost hummocks in a series of below ground photos from across Alaska here https://drwellsorg.wordpress.com/tussock-and-frost-cross-section-photos.
Botanically inclined posts.
Flora of Chugach State Park
The purpose of this project is to document the flora of Chugach State Park in south-central Alaska, including vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens. The project is coordinated through the Alaska Native Plant Society in cooperation with Chugach State Park. Check out the iNaturalist project here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-chugach-state-park
A list of select publications.
- Macander, M.J., A.F. Wells, R.W. McNown, and T. Christopherson. 2020. Land Cover Mapping North Slope of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 2019. Unpublished report. Prepared for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage. Prepared by ABR Inc.—Environmental Research and Services, Fairbanks, 125 pp. Download here: https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/124804
- Wells, A.F. , G.V. Frost, M.J. Macander, M.T. Jorgenson, J.E. Roth, W.A. Davis, and E.R. Pullman. 2020. Integrated terrain unit mapping on the Beaufort Coastal Plain, North Slope, Alaska, USA. Landscape Ecology. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10980-020-01154-x Click here for a full-text, read only version of the article.
- Wells, A. F., S. L. Ives, M. J. Macander, G. V. Frost, and E. K. Johnson. 2020. Noteworthy Collections–Alaska. Madrono. View on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338751385_Noteworthy_Collections_ALASKA