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Hunt, S.*, Yu, Z. Jones, M.C. 2013. Late-glacial and Holocene climate, disturbance and permafrost peatland dynamics on the Seward Peninsula, western Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.11.019.
Regmi, P., G. Grosse, M.C. Jones, B.M. Jones, K.M.W. Anthongy. 2012. Characterizing drained thermokarst lake basins on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska with TerraSAR-X backscatter and Landsat-based NDVI. Remote Sensing, accepted.
Jones, M.C., Yu, Z. Booth, R.K., Ferry, P.* 2012. A 2200-year record of permafrost dynamics and carbon cycling in a collapse-scar bog, Interior Alaska. Ecosystems, DOI: 10.1007/s10021-012-9592-5.
Jones, M.C., Grosse, G., Walter Anthony, K.M., Jones, B. 2012. Peat accumulation in a thermokarst-affected landscape in continuous ice-rich permafrost, northern Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research 117, doi:10.1029/2011JG001766.
Parsekian, A.D., Jones, B., Jones, M.C.,Grosse, G. Slater, L. 2011. Expansion rate, geometry, and methane flux from floating vegetation mats on the margins of thermokarst lakes, northern Seward Peninsula, Alaska, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, doi:10.1002/esp.2210.
Jones, B.M., Grosse, G., Jones, M.C., Arp, C.D., Walter Anthony, K.M., 2011. Modern thermokarst lake dynamics in the continuous permafrost zone, northern Seward Peninsula, Alaska, USA. JGR-Biogeosciences, 116: G00M03, DOI:10.1029/2011JG001666.
Frolking, S., Talbot, J., Jones, M.C. Treat, C.C., Kaufman, J.B., Tuittila, E.S., Roulet, N., 2011. Peatlands in the Earth’s 21st century coupled climate-carbon system. Environmental Letters 19, 371-396. Doi:10.1139/A11-014.
Jones, M. C., Peteet, D. M.,2010. Late-glacial and Holocene d15N and d13C variation from a Kenai Peninsula, Alaska peatland. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 293, 132-143.
Jones, M.C., Yu, Z. 2010. High sensitivity of Alaskan peatlands to temperature seasonality during the Holocene thermal maximum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107, 7347-7352.
Yu, Z., Beilman, D.W., Jones, M.C. 2009. Sensitivity of northern peatland carbon dynamics to Holocene climate change. in Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands, (Geophys. Monograph Series, Am. Geophys. Union, Washington D.C.). 10.1029/2008GM000822.
Jones, M.C., Peteet, D.M., Kurdyla, D., Guilderson, T. 2009. Climate and vegetation history from a 14,000-year peatland record, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Quaternary Research 72 (2), 207-217. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2009.04.002
Reger, R.D., A.G. Sturmann, E.E. Berg, and P.A.C Burns. 2008 A Guide to the Late Quaternary History of Northern and Western Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Guidebook 8. (Contributed data and analysis)
Pekar, Stephen F., McHugh, C.M.G, Christie-Blick, N., Jones, M.C., Carbotte, S.M., Bell, R. E., Lynch-Stieglitz, J. 2004. Estuarine processes and their stratigraphic record: paleosalinity and sedimentation changes in the Hudson Estuary (North America). Marine Geology. 209, 113-129.
My USGS Science Strategy AreasClimate Variability & Change
The focus of my research is to understand the impacts of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems, spanning the late Pleistocene and Holocene. I have used multiple paleoecological proxies (pollen, spores, plant macrofossils, and stable C, N, and O isotopes) derived from peat cores to identify vegetation change in both peatlands and uplands. I am also interested in the role of wetlands in the global carbon cycle, both as a carbon sink and a source, on glacial-interglacial timescales. I have worked extensively in boreal and arctic ecosystems and am now starting new projects on the southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain wetlands, the Florida Everglades N.P., and Gulf Coast wetlands to understand mid-latitude wetland carbon dynamics, impacts of sea-level rise on coastal wetlands, and to understand Holocene coastal storm history.
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