Recent Publications

Kokelj, S.V., Palmer, M.J., Lantz, T.C., and Burn, C.R. (2017). Ground temperatures and permafrost warming from forest to tundra, Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands and Anderson Plain, NWT, Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. 28(3), 543-551. PDF

Cameron, E.A. and Lantz, T.C. (2017). Persistent changes to ecosystems following winter road construction and abandonment in an area of discontinuous permafrost, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 49(2): 259-276. PDF

Clarke, H., Cooley, D., Humphries, M., Landry-Cuerrier, M., and Lantz, T. (2017). Summer habitat selection by moose on the Old Crow Flats. Report MR-17-01. Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon Fish and Wildlife Branch. PDF

Lantz, T.C. (2017). Vegetation Succession and Environmental Conditions following Catastrophic Lake Drainage in Old Crow Flats, Yukon. Arctic. 70(2):177-189. doi:10.14430/arctic4646. PDF

Kokelj, S. V., Lantz, T. C., Tunnicliffe, J., Segal, R., & Lacelle, D. (2017). Climate-driven thaw of permafrost preserved glacial landscapes, northwestern Canada. Geology, G38626-1. PDF

Fraser, R. H., Olthof, I., Lantz, T. C., & Schmitt, C. (2016). UAV photogrammetry for mapping vegetation in the low-Arctic. Arctic Science, 2(3): 79-102. PDF

Tyson, W., Lantz, T.C., Ban, N.C. (2016).Cumulative Effects of Environmental Change on Culturally Significant Ecosystems in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. ARCTIC. 69(4): 391-405. PDF

Moffat, N.D.,T.C, Lantz, R.H. Fraser, and I. Olthof. (2016). Recent Vegetation Change (1980-2013) in the Tundra Ecosystems of the Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands, NWT, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 48: 581-597. PDF

Segal, RA, TC Lantz, SV Kokelj. (2016). Acceleration of thaw slump activity in glaciated landscapes of the Western Canadian Arctic. Environmental Research Letters. 11(3): 034025. PDF

Andrews, T.D, Kokelj, S.V., MacKay, G., Buysse, J., Kritsch, I., Andre, A., and Lantz, T.C. (2016). Permafrost thaw and Aboriginal cultural landscapes: A GIS-based risk sssessment in the Gwich’in Settlement Region, Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada. APT Bulletin. 47: 15-22. PDF

Samsonov, S., Lantz, T.C., Kokelj, S.V., and Zhang, Y. (2016). Growth of a young pingo in the Canadian Arctic observed by RADARSAT-2 interferometric satellite radar. The Cryosphere. 10: 799-810. PDF

Cameron, E.A. and Lantz, T.C. (2016). Drivers of tall shrub proliferation adjacent to the Dempster Highway, Northwest Territories, Canada. Environmental Research Letters. 114: 045006. PDF

Steedman, A., Lantz, T.C., and Kokelj, S.V. (2016). Spatio-temporal variation in high-centre polygons and ice wedge melt ponds, Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands, Northwest Territories. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. doi: 10.1002/ppp.1880. PDF

Cameron, E.A. (2015). Ecological Impacts of Roads in Canada's North. MSc Thesis. University of Victoria. PDF

Myers-Smith, I.H., Elmendorf, S.C., Beck, P.S.A., Wilmking, M., Hallinger, M., Blok, D., Tape, K.D., Rayback, S.A., Macias-Fauria, M., Forbes, J.D.M. Speed, N. Boulanger-Lapointe, C. Rixen, E. Lévesque, N.M. Schmidt, B.C., Baittinger, C., Trant, A.J., Hermanutz, L., Collier, L.S., Dawes, M.A., Lantz, T.C., Weijers, S., Jørgensen, R.H., Buchwal, A., Buras, A., Naito, A.T., Ravolainen, V., Schaepman-Strub, G., Wheeler, J., Wipf, S., Guay, K., Hik D.S.,& M.Vellend. (2015). Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome. Nature Climate Change 5: 887-891. 10.1038/nclimate2697. PDF

Kokelj, S.V., Tunnicliffe, J., Lacelle, D., Lantz, T.C., Chin, K., and Fraser, R. (2015). Increased precipitation drives mega slump development and destabilization of ice-rich permafrost terrain, northwestern Canada. Global and Planetary Change. 129: 56-68. PDF

Lantz, T.C. and Turner, K.W. (2015). Changes in lake area in response to thermokarst processes and climate in Old Crow Flats, Yukon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. PDF

O’Neill, H.B., Burn, C.R., Kokelj, S.V., and Lantz, T.C. (2015). 'Warm' tundra: Atmospheric and near-surface ground temperature inversions across an alpine treeline in continuous permafrost, western Arctic, Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. PDF

Lantz, T.C., Kokelj, S.V., and Fraser, R.H. (2015). Ecological recovery in an Arctic delta following widespread saline incursion. Ecological Applications. 25: 172–185. PDF

Bennett, T.D. and Lantz, T.C. (2014). Participatory photomapping: a method for documenting, contextualizing, and sharing indigenous observations of environmental conditions. Polar Geography. 37(1): 28-47. PDF

Fraser, R.H., Lantz, T.C., Olthof, I., Kokelj, S.V., and Sims, R.A. (2014). Warming-induced shrub expansion and lichen decline in the western Canadian Arctic. Ecosystems. 17: 1151-1168. PDF

Fraser, R.H., Olthof, I., Kokelj, S.V., Lantz, T.C., Lacelle, D., Brooker, A., Wolfe, S., and Schwarz, S. (2014). Detecting landscape changes in high latitude environments using Landsat trend analysis: 1. Visualization. Remote Sensing. 6: 11533-11557. PDF

Gill, H.K., Lantz, T.C., O’Neill, B., and Kokelj, S.V. (2014). Cumulative impacts and feedbacks of a gravel road on shrub tundra ecosystems in the Peel Plateau, Northwest Territories, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 46: 947-961. PDF

Gill, H.K., Lantz, T.C. and the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute. (2014). A community-based approach to mapping Gwich’in observations of environmental changes in the lower Peel River watershed, NT. Journal of Ethnobiology. 34: 294-314. PDF

Hobbs, R.J., Higgs, E.S., Hall, C.M., Bridgewater, P., Chapin III, F.S., Ellis, E.C., Ewel, J.J., Hallett, L.M., Harris, J.A., Hulvey, K.B., Jackson, S.T., Kennedy, P.L., Kueffer, C., Lach, L., Lantz, T.C., Lugo, A.E., Mascaro, J., Murphy, S.D., Nelson, C.R., Perring, M.P., Richardson, D.M., Seastedt, T.R., Standish, R.J., Starzomski, B.M., Suding, K.N., Tognetti, P.M., Yakob, L., and Yung, L. (2014). Managing the whole landscape: historical, hybrid and novel ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12: 557-564. PDF

Kokelj, S.V., Lantz, T.C., Wolfe, S., Kanigan, J.C., Morse, P.D., Coutts, R., Molina-Giraldo, N., and Burn, C.R. (2014). Distribution and activity of ice wedges across the forest‐tundra transition, western Arctic Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 119: 2032-2047. PDF

Turner, K.W., Wolfe, B.B., Edward, T.W.D., Lantz, T.C., Hall, R.I., Larocque G. (2014). Controls on water balance of shallow thermokarst lakes and their relations with catchment characteristics: a multi-year, landscape-scale assessment based on water isotope tracers and remote sensing in Old Crow Flats, Yukon (Canada). Global Change Biology. 20: 1585-1603. doi:10.1111/gcb.12465. PDF

Bennett, T.D. and Lantz, T.L. (2014). Participatory photomapping: a method for documenting, contextualizing, and sharing indigenous observations of environmental conditions. Polar Geography. 37: 28-47. doi:10.1080/1088937X.2013.873089. PDF

Kokelj, S.V., Lacelle, D., Lantz, T.C., Malone, L., Tunnicliffe, J., Lauriol, B. Clark, I.D. and Chin, K. (2013). Thawing of massive ground ice in mega slumps drives increases in stream sediment and solute flux across a range of watershed scales. Journal of Geophysical Research. 118: 681-692. doi:10.1002/jgrf.20063. PDF

Lantz, T.C., Marsh, P. and Kokelj, S.V. (2013). Recent shrub proliferation in the Mackenzie Delta Uplands and microclimatic implications. Ecosystems. 16: 47-59. doi:10.1007/s10021-012-9595-2. PDF

Kokelj, S.V., Lantz, T.C., Solomon, S, Pisaric, M.F.J., Keith, D., Morse, P, Thienpont, J.R., Smol, J.P., and Esagok, D. (2012). Utilizing multiple sources of knowledge to investigate northern environmental change: Regional ecological impacts of a storm surge in the outer Mackenzie Delta, N.W.T. Arctic. 65: 257-272. PDF

Myers-Smith, I.H., Forbes, B.C., Wilmking, M., Hallinger, M., Lantz, T., Blok, D., Tape, K.D., Fauria, M.M., Sass-Klaassen, U., Lévesque, E., S. Boudreau, S., Ropars, P., Hermanutz, L., Trant, A., Collier, L.S., Weijers, S., Rozema, J., Rayback, S.A., Schmidt, N.M, Schaepman-Strub, G., Wipf, S., Rixen, C., Ménard, C., Venn, S., Goetz, S., Andreu-Hayles, L., Elmendorf, S., Epstein, H.E., Welker, J., Grogan, P., and Hik, D. (2011). Shrub expansion in tundra ecosystems: dynamics, impacts and research priorities. Environmental Research Letters. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/045509 PDF

Pisaric, F.J.M., Thienpont, J.R., Kokelj, S.V., Nesbitt, H., Lantz, T.C. Solomon, S., and Smol, J.P. (2011). Impacts of a recent storm surge on an Arctic delta ecosystem examined in the context of the last millennium. PNAS. 108: 8960-8965. PDF

Wolfe, B.B., Humphries, M.M., Pisaric, M.F.J., Balasubramaniam, A.M., Burn, C.R., Chan, L., Cooley, D., Froese, D.G., Graupe, S. Hall, R.I., Lantz, T., Porter, T.J., Roy-Leveillee, P., Turner, K.W., Wesche, S.D., and Williams, M. (2011). Environmental change and traditional use of the Old Crow Flats in Northern Canada: An IPY opportunity to meet the challenges of the new northern research paradigm. Arctic. 64. PDF

Lantz, T.C., Gergel, S.E. and Henry, G.H.R. (2010). Response of green alder (Alnus viridis subsp. fruticosa) patch dynamics and plant community composition to fire and regional temperature in north-western Canada. Journal of Biogeography. 37: 1597-1610. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02317.x. PDF

Lantz, T.C., Gergel, S.E. and Kokelj, S.V. (2010). Spatial heterogeneity in the shrub tundra ecotone in the Mackenzie Delta Region, Northwest Territories: Implications for Arctic environmental change. Ecosystems. 13: 194-204. doi: 10.1007/s10021-009-9310-0. PDF

Marsh, P., Bartlett, P., MacKay, M., Pohl, S. and Lantz, T.C. (2010). Snowmelt Energetics at a Shrub Tundra site in the Western Canadian Arctic.  Hydrological Processes. 24: 3603-3620. doi:10.1002/hyp.7786. PDF

Kokelj S.V., Lantz, T.C., Kanigan, J., Smith, S.S., and Coutts, R. (2009). Origin and polycyclic behavior of tundra thaw slumps, Mackenzie Delta region, Northwest Territories, Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 20(2): 173-184. doi:10.1002/ppp.642. PDF

Lantz, T.C., Kokelj, S.V., Gergel, S.E. and Henry, G.H.R. (2009). Relative impacts of disturbance and temperature: persistent long-term changes in microenvironment and vegetation in retrogressive thaw slumps. Global Change Biology. 15: 1664-1675. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01917.x. PDF

Lantz T.C., Kokelj S.V. (2008). Increasing rates of retrogressive thaw slump activity in the Mackenzie Delta region, N.W.T., Canada. Geophysical Research Letters. 35(6), L06502, doi:10.1029/2007GL032433. PDF


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