Information about Nature in Alaska

The following PDF's and other information are available for free downloading from this site.

Amphibians

Habitat Use of Amphibians in Southeast Alaska

Newts in the Rainforest by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Toads in Southeast Alaska by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Birds

Alaska's State Bird (Willow Ptarmigan) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

BIRDS from the Ecological Atlas of Southeast Alaska

Birdbrains by Richard Carstensen

Checklist of Alaska Birds 23rd edition--2017

Crazy Corvids by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Drummers in the Woods (Woodpeckers) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Eagle Acrobatics (Bald Eagle) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Frequent Fliers visit Southeast by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Ground-nesting Marbled Murrelets in Juneau, Alaska by Mary Willson, Katherine Hocker, Robert Armstrong

King of Fishers (Belted Kingfisher) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Northern Harriers by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Raising an Eaglet (Bald Eagle) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Sentinels of the Bog (Greater Yellowlegs) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Shorebird seasonal use in Cook Inlet

Songbirds in Winter by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Southeast's Aquatic Songbird (American Dipper) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

The Perfect Predator, Owl, by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

The Shorebirds are coming! by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Things that go Squawk in the Night (Great Blue Herons) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

To Mexico and Back Again (Rufous Hummingbirds) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Waterfowl in Winter by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Calendar

2015 Alaska Beetle Calendar

Connections

Blending In by Dan Kehlenbach a fun article on how animals blend in with their environment

Natural Connections in Alaska

Fish

ALASKA'S FISH a Guide to Selected Species by Bob Armstrong

ANADROMOUS FISH from Ecological Atlas of Southeast Alaska

Arctic Grayling studies in Alaska by R.H. Armstrong etc

Chum Salmon Spawning Behavior by S.L. Schroder

Cutthroat Trout by Robert H. Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Dolly Varden: A brief review of the early ontogeny of the dolly varden charr, Salvelinus malma by Robert H. Armstrong & Roger F. Blackett

Dolly Varden by Robert H. Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Dolly Varden charr, Salvelinus malma by Robert H. Armstrong & James E. Morrow

Dolly Varden Rearing Fish Studies by Steve Eliott and Bob Armstrong

Eulachon A Review of Biology and an Annotated Bibliography

Field Guide to the Nearshore Marine Fishes of Alaska by S.W. Johnson, A.D. Neff, and M.R. Lindeberg

Fish Larvae Timing in Auke Bay by Haldorson

Juneau Fish Habitat Assessment by Bethers, Monk and Seifert

Migration of Anadromous Dolly Varden Charr in Southeastern Alaska--A Manager's Nightmare by Robert H. Armstrong

Salmon by Armstrong and Hermans from The Coastal Forests and Mountains Ecoregion of Southeastern Alaska and the Tongass National Forest (Editors John W. Schoen and Erin Dovichin)

Salmon in Alaska from Alaska's Fish by Bob Armstrong

Salmon in Winter by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Sand Lance A Review of Biology and Predator Relations and Annotated Bibliography

Stickleback--Juvenile Sockeye Salmon Interactions by Richard Gard and Richard Lee Bottorff

The Gifts of Salmon by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

The Perfect Prey, Sand Lance by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

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Walleye Pollock by Bob Armstrong from Alaska's Fish

Walleye Pollock fry in Auke Bay by Carlson

Weird Fish by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Winter, Ice, and Fish 2011, Brown, Hubert and Daly

Habitats

A great source of information about habitats in Juneau and Southeast Alaska can be found at http://www.juneaunature.org/

Biological impacts of the 2013–2015 warm-water anomaly in the Northeast

ECOLOGICAL ATLAS OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA can be found at http://ak.audubon.org/conservation/tongass-national-forest

ECOLOGICAL ATLAS OF ALASKA'S WESTERN ARCTIC

Hotspot report Mendenhall Wetlands

Intertidal Common Sea life of Southeastern Alaska a Field Guide by Aaron Baldwin & Paul Norwood

Kingfisher Pond

Life along the Mt. Roberts Trail in Juneau Alaska

Life around the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau Alaska

Life in the High Country by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Mendenhall Wetlands

Riverside Rotary Park and Pond

Streambank Revegetation and Protection

Twin Lakes and Pioneer Marsh

Twin Lakes and Pioneer Marsh earlier version

The value of large woody debris in Alaska's streams by Murphy and Koski

Invertebrates

Ants THE EFFECTS OF MUTUALISTIC ANTS ON APHID LIFE HISTORY TRAITS by THOMAS FLATT AND WOLFGANG W. WEISSER

Aquatic Insects in Alaska by John Hudson, Katherine Hocker, Robert H. Armstrong

Aquatic Insect Field Guide for Alaska (to families) by John Hudson, Katherine Hocker, Robert H. Armstrong

AQUATIC INSECT COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND SECONDARY PRODUCTION IN SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA STREAMS WITH CONTRASTING THERMAL AND HYDROLOGIC REGIMES 

Beneficial Insects and Spiders of Alaska

Bruce Spanworm Moths

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Charlotte without a web (crab spiders) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Development of a Macroinvertebrate Biological Assessment Index for Alexander Archipelago Streams – Final Report

Dragons in the Ponds by Robert Armstrong, John Hudson, Marge Hermans

Dragonfles of Alaska by John Hudson and Robert H. Armstrong

Draft Checklist of the Nonmarine Arthropods of Alaska http://www.akentsoc.org/the_fauna/checklist

Flies -- for a great website look at http://www.diptera.info/news.php

Living in two Worlds (Dragonflies) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Moths of Alaska -- a checklist (2012) by Ferris and others

Overwinter occurrence of Caddisflies by Ellis

Pollinators by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Slugs of British Columbia -- a key to http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/ben/ben320.html

Tardigrades of Alaska: distribution patterns, diversity and
species richness

Tardigrades: Bears of the Moss by Miller

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (Beetles) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Intertidal -- Common Sea Life of Southeastern Alaska a field guide by Aaron Baldwin & Paul Norwood

Lichens

Lichens around Mendenhall Glacier

Mammals

A Prickly Tale (Porcupine) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Alexander Archipelago Wolves

Alexander Archipelago Wolves by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Beavers by the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska

Beaver Restoration Guidebook

Black Bear in Southeast Alaska by John Schoen and Lily Peacock

Brown Bear in Southeast Alaska by John Schoen and Scott Gende

Dogs, Wildlife and Wildlife Viewing

Game Transplants in Alaska by Thomas Paul

Importance of beaver ponds to coho salmon production by Pollock, M.M., G.R. Pess, T.J. Beechie, and D.R. Montgomery. 2004

Keen Critter in Southeast (deer mouse) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

MAMMALS from Ecological Atlas of Southeast Alaska

Mountain Goat Feeding Habits

Mountain Goat Habitats

Nuts about Truffles (squirrels) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Prince of Wales Wolves by Audubon Alaska

Sea Otters and Kelp Forests

Sitka black-tailed deer by John Schoen and Matt Kirchoff

Whistlers on the Mountains (marmots) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Other Natural Things

Chilling Out How Warm-Blooded Animals Survive Southeast Winters by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Common Tracks of Southeast Alaska by Richard Carstensen

Extinction A Fate Worse Than Death by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Help--I've Been Slimed! (slime molds) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Lookin' at Lichens by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

To Freeze or Not To Freeze by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Photography

An Evaluation of the Panasonic FZ-200 and FZ-300 Camera

Beginning Wildlife Photography by Dan Kehlenbach

Enjoying Nature in Alaska through Video by Bob Armstrong and Doug Jones If the links to the videos do not work download the file and open in Adobe Reader.

Photographing Nature in Alaska by Robert H. Armstrong

Plants

Cloudberry POLLINATION ECOLOGY OF THE HIGH LATITUDE, DIOECIOUS CLOUDBERRY ( RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS ; ROSACEAE) by Adam O. Brown  and Jeremy N. McNeil

Coastal Strawberry The Pacific Beach Strawberry by USDA

Fall Colors in Southeast Alaska by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Japanese Knotweed

Native Plants of Alaska by the Cooperative Extension Service and UAF  

Not Just Another Pretty Face (Lupines) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Oddball Plants by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Ouch! It's the Alaska State Tree (Sitka Spruce) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

The First Spring Flowers by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Wetland Sedges of Alaska by Gerald Tande & Robert Lipkin

Wild Orchids by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Willows in Alaska by George Argus

Tracking

Common Tracks of Southeast Alaska by Richard Carstensen