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Eugenie
Euskirchen
Assistant Research Professor
Email 
seeuskirchen [at] alaska.edu
Phone 
907-474-1958
Biography 

EDUCATION: 

  • PhD Forest Science, Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI), 2003 
  • MS, Mathematical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), 1997 
  • BS, Mathematics, Marymount College (Tarrytown, NY), 1994 
  • University of Paris, Sorbonne (Paris, France), 1992-1993 


RESEARCH INTERESTS: 

  • Current research focuses on terrestrial ecology in high latitude regions and understanding how changes in climate influence the structure and function of arctic, boreal, and temperate ecosystems. 
  • Also interested in understanding how these changes in the structure and function of the ecosystems may then feedback to influence the climate system.

Publications

Box, J., Colgan, W., Brown, R., Wang, M., Overland, J., Walsh, J., Bhatt, U.; Christensen, T., Schmidt, N., Lund, M., Parmentier, F.-J., Euskirchen, E., Romanovsky, V., Corell, R., Meier, W., Wouters, B., Mernild, S., Mård, J., Pawlak, J., and Andersen, M. 2019. Key indicators of Arctic climate change: 1971-2017. Environmental Research Letters. 10.1088/1748-9326/aafc1b.
Neumann, R.B., Moorberg, C.J., Lundquist, J.D., Turner, J.C., Waldrop, M.P., McFarland, J.W., Euskirchen, E.S., Edgar, C.W., and Turetsky, M.R. 2019. Warming Effects of Spring Rainfall Increase Methane Emissions From Thawing Permafrost. Geophysical Research Letters. 10.1029/2018GL081274.
Fischer, R., Walsh, J.E., Euskirchen, E.S. and Bieniek, P.A. 2018. Regional Climate Model Simulation of Surface Moisture Flux Variations in Northern Terrestrial Regions. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences. 8. 29-54.
Helliker, B.R., Song, X., Goulden, M.L., Clark, K., Bolstad, P., Munger, J.W., Chen, J., Noormets, A., Dragoni, D., Hollinger, D., Wofsy, S.C., Martin, T., Baldocchi, D., Euskirchen, E., and Desai, A. 2018. Assessing the interplay between canopy energy balance and photosynthesis with cellulose δ18O: large-scale patterns and independent ground-truthing. Oecologia. 10.1007/s00442-018-4198-z.
Lyu, Z., Genet, H., He, Y., Zhuang, Q., McGuire, A.D., Bennett, A., Breen, A., Clein, J., Euskirchen, E.S., Johnson, K., Kurkowski, T., Pastick, N.J., Rupp, T.S., Wylie, B.K., and Zhu, Z. 2018. The role of environmental driving factors in historical and projected carbon dynamics of wetland ecosystems in Alaska. Ecological Applications. 10.1002/eap.1755.
Lyu, H., McColl, K.A., Lu, X., Derksen, C., Berg, A., Black, T.A., Euskirchen. E.S., Langlois, A., Loranty, M., Pulliainen, J., Rautiainen, K., Rowlandson, T., Roy, A., Royer, A., Stephens, J., Lu, H., and Entekhabi, D. 2018. Validation of the SMAP freeze/thaw product using categorical triple collocation. Remote Sensing of Environment. 10.1016/j.rse.2017.12.007.
Parazoo, N., Arneth, A., Pugh, T., Smith, B., Steiner, N., Luus, K., Commane, R., Benmergui, J., Stofferahn, E., Liu, J., Rodenbeck, C., Kawa, S., Euskirchen, E., Zona, D., Arndt, K., Oechel, W., and Miller, C. 2018. Spring photosynthetic onset and net CO2 uptake in Alaska triggered by landscape thawing. Global Change Biology. 10.1111/gcb.14283.
Lara, M.J., H. Genet, A.D. McGuire, E.S. Euskirchen, Y. Zhang, D. Brown, M.T. Jorgenson, V. Romanovsky, A. Breen, W.R. Bolton 2016. Thermokarst rates intensify due to climate change and forest fragmentation in an Alaskan boreal forest lowland. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13124.
Lara, M.J., H. Genet, A.D. McGuire, E.S. Euskirchen, Y. Zhang, D.R.N. Brown, M.T. Jorgenson, V. Romanovsky, A. Breen, and W.R. Bolton 2016. Lowland boreal forest ecosystems in Alaska are dominated by wetlands comprised of a complex mosaic of fens, collapse-scar bogs, low shrub/scrub, and forests growing on elevated ice-rich permafrost soils. Thermokarst has affected the lowlands of the Tanana. Global Change Biology. 22(2). 816-829. doi:10.1111/gcb.13124.
Ueyama, M., N. Tahara, H. Iwata, E.S. Euskirchen, H. Ikawa, H. Koyayashi, H. Nagano, T. Nakai, Y. Harazono 2016. Optimization of a biochemical model with eddy covariance measurements in black spruce forests of Alaska for estimating CO2 fertilization effects. Agricultural and Forest Meterology. 222. 98-111. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.03.007.
Alexeev, V.E., E.S. Euskirchen, J.E. Cherry, and R.E. Busey 2015. Tundra burning in 2007 – Did sea ice retreat matter?. Polar Science. 9(2). 185-195. doi: 10.1016/j.polar.2015.02.002.
Brown, D.R.N., M.T. Jorgenson, T.A. Douglas, V.E. Romanovsky, K. Kiellland, C. Hiemstra, E.S. Euskirchen, and R.W. Ruess 2015. Interactive effects of wildfire and climate on permafrost degradation in Alaskan lowland forests. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 120(8). 1619-1637. doi: 10.1002/2015JG003033.
Brown, D. R.N., M. T. Jorgenson, T. A. Douglas, V. E. Romanovsky, K. Kielland, C. Hiemstra, E. S. Euskirchen, and R. W. Ruess 2015. Interactions of fire and climate exacerbate permafrost degradation in Alaskan lowland forests. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 120(8). doi: 10.1002/2015JG003033.
Brown, C.B., K. Seaton, T. Brinkman, K. Kielland, and E.S. Euskirchen 2015. Incorporating resilience thinking into management of a moose-hunter system in Alaska. Ecology and Society, Special Issue on ‘Northern Socio-ecological Systems’.
Lara, M.J., A.D. McGuire, E.S. Euskirchen, C.E. Tweedie, K.M. Hinkel, A.N. Skurikhin, V.E. Romanovsky, G. Grosse, W.R. Bolton, and H. Genet 2015. Polygonal tundra geomorphological change in response to warming alters future CO2 and CH4 flux on the Barrow Peninsula. Global Change Biology. 21. 1634-1651. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12757.
Lara, M. J., H. Genet, A. D. McGuire, E. S. Euskirchen, Y. Zhang, D. Brown, M. T. Jorgenson, V. Romanovsky, A. L. Breen, and R. W. Bolton 2015In Press. Thermokarst rates intensify due to climate change and forest fragmentation in an Alaskan boreal forest lowland. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13124.
Lara M. J., H. Genet, A. D. McGuire, E. S. Euskirchen, Y. Zhang, D. R. Brown, M. T. Jorgenson, V. Romanovsky, A. Breen, and R. W. Bolton 2015In Press. Thermokarst rates intensify due to climate change and forest fragmentation in an Alaskan boreal forest lowland. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13124.
Lara, M. J., A. D. McGuire, E. S. Euskirchen, C.E. Tweedie, K. M. Hinkel, A. N. Skurikhin, V. E. Romanovsky, G. Grosse, W. R. Bolton, and H. Genet 2015. Polygonal tundra geomorphological change in response to warming alters future CO2 and CH4 flux on the Barrow Peninsula. Global Change Biology. 21(4). 1634-1651. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12757 .
Yi, Y., J. S. Kimball, M. A. Rawlins, M. Moghaddam, and E. S. Euskirchen 2015. The role of snow cover and soil freeze/thaw cycles on boreal-arctic soil carbon dynamics. Biogeosciences. 12. 5811-5829. doi: 10.5194/bg-12-5811-2015.
Euskirchen, E. S., C. W. Edgar, M. R. Turetsky, M. P. Waldrop, and J. W. Harden 2014. Differential response of carbon fluxes to climate in three peatland ecosystems that vary in the presence and stability of permafrost . Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.
Gray, S.T., A. Bennett, W.R. Bolton, A.L. Breen, T. Carman, E. Euskirchen, H. Genet, E. Jafarov, J. Jenkins, T. Kurkowski, M. Lindgren, P. Martin, S. McAfee, A.D. McGuire, S. Marchenko, R. Muskett, S. Panda, J. Reynolds, A. Robertson, V. Romanovsky, T.S. Rupp, K. Timm, and Y. Zhang. 2014In Press. Using integrated ecosystem modeling to improve our understanding of climate change impacts in the Alaska region . Alaska Park Science. 12(2).
Genet H., A. D. McGuire, K. Barrett, A. L. Breen, E. S. Euskirchen, J. F. Johnstone, E. S. Kasischke, A. M. Melvin, A. Bennet, M. C. Mack, T. S. Rupp, A. E. G. Schuur, M. R. Turetsky & F. Yuan. 2013. Modeling the effects of fire severity and climate warming on active layer depth and soil carbon dynamics of black spruce forests across the landscape in Interior Alaska . Environmental Research Letters. 8(4). 1-13. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045016#sthash.oKj4WKIL.dpuf.
Xu, L., R. B. Myneni, F. S. Chapin III, T. V. Callaghan, J. E. Pinzon, C. J. Tucker, B.T. Anderson, H. Tømmervik, E. S. Euskirchen, S. Piao, P. Ciais, S. Ganguly, R. R. Nemani, C. Cao, J. C. Stroeve, B. C. Forbes 2013. Diminishing Seasonality Over Northerly Lands. Nature Climate Change . Nature Climate Change. 3. 581-586. doi:10.1038/nclimate1836 #sthash.UrfEudbP.dpuf.
McGuire, A.D., T. Christensen, D. Hayes, A. Heroult, E. Euskirchen, J.S. Kimball, C. Koven, P. Lafleur, P. Miller, P. Peylin, W. Oechel, M. Williams, and Y. Yi 2012. An assessment of the carbon balance of arctic tundra: Comparisons among observations, process models, and atmospheric inversions . Biogeosciences.
Turetsky, M.R., B. Bond-Lamberty, E.S. Euskirchen, J. Talbot, S. Frolking, A.D. McGuire, E.-S. Tuittila - See more at: https://csc.alaska.edu/news/2011-2012-publications-ak-csc-researchers#sthash.wUt5uCmv.dpuf 2012. The resiliency and functional role of moss in boreal and arctic ecosystems. A ‘Tansley Review’ for The New Phytologist.
Wolken, J.M., T.N. Hollingsworth, T.S. Rupp, F.S. Chapin III, S.F. Trainor, T.M. Barrett, P.F. Sullivan, A.D. McGuire, E.S. Euskirchen, P.E. Hennon, E.A. Beever, J.S. Conn, L.K. Crone, D.V. D'Amore, N. Fresco, T.A. Hanley, K. Kielland, J.J. Kruse, T. Patterson, E.A.G. Schuur, D.L. Verbyla, and J. Yarie 2012. Evidence and implications of recent and projected climate change in Alaska's forest ecosystems. Ecosphere.
Euskirchen, E., Timm, K., Breen, A.L., Gray, S., Rupp, T.S., Martin, P., Reynolds, J., Sesser, A., Murphy, K., Littell, J.S., Bennett, A., Bolton, W.R., Carman, T., Genet, H., Griffith, B., Kurkowski, T., Lara, M.J., Marchenko, S., Nicolsky, D., Panda, S., Romanovsky, V., Rutter, R., Tucker, C.L., and McGuire, A.D. In Press. Co-production of knowledge: Developing the Integrated Ecosystem Model to inform resource management decisions in Arctic Alaska. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.