Matthew L. Druckenmiller
University of Colorado Boulder
OceanographyGeologySea iceArctic ice packArctic
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#2Constance Walker (SIUE: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
Last. Matthew L. Druckenmiller (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 3
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#1Martin D. Robards (WCS: Wildlife Conservation Society)H-Index: 13
#2H.P. HuntingtonH-Index: 1
Last. M. Williams (WWF: World Wide Fund for Nature)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Global changes in climate, connectivity, and commerce are having profound impacts on the Arctic environment and inhabitants. There is widespread recognition of the value of incorporating different worldviews and perspectives when seeking to understand the consequences of these impacts. In turn, attention to local needs, perspectives, and cultures is seen as essential for fostering effective adaptation planning, or more broadly, the resilience of local peoples. The emerging literature on...
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#1Matthew L. Druckenmiller (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 3
#2John J. Citta (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 10
Last. Lori T. Quakenbush (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 17
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Abstract The range of the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort (BCB) population of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) extends across the seasonally ice-covered waters of the Pacific Arctic region. The majority of whales summer in the eastern Beaufort Sea and winter in the Bering Sea, migrating across the Chukchi Sea in fall and spring. As arctic sea-ice extent rapidly diminishes, the increasing length and variability of the open water season is changing bowhead habitat substantially, with many areas now reg...
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#1John J. Citta (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 10
#2Pierre R Richard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)H-Index: 7
Last. Matthew L. Druckenmiller (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 3
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At least five populations (stocks) of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) are thought to winter in the Being Sea, including the Bristol Bay, Eastern Bering Sea (Norton Sound), Anadyr, Eastern Chukchi Sea, and Eastern Beaufort Sea (Mackenzie) populations. Belugas from each population have been tagged with satellite-linked transmitters, allowing us to describe their winter (January–March) distribution. The objectives of this paper were to determine: (1) If each population winters in the Bering S...
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#1John C. GeorgeH-Index: 24
#2Matthew L. Druckenmiller (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 3
Last. Brian T. PersonH-Index: 3
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We examined the response of bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) body condition to summer sea ice conditions and upwelling-favorable winds. We used a long-term dataset collected from whales of the Bering–Chukchi–Beaufort Seas (BCB) stock to estimate various body condition indices (BCI’s) for individual whales that were harvested by Alaskan Eskimos. A series of offshore regions frequented by bowhead whales in summer were delineated and used to quantify interannual summertime environmental condition...
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#1George J. DivokyH-Index: 14
#2Paul M. Lukacs (UM: University of Montana)H-Index: 20
Last. Matthew L. DruckenmillerH-Index: 3
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Recent major reductions in summer arctic sea ice extent could be expected to be affecting the distributions and life histories of arctic marine biota adapted to living adjacent to sea ice. Of major concern are the effects of ice reductions, and associated increasing SST, on the most abundant forage fish in the Arctic, Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida), the primary prey for the region’s upper trophic level marine predators. The black guillemot (Cepphus grylle mandtii) is an ice-obligate diving seabir...
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