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Drake, T.W., S.E. Tank, A.Z. Zhulidov, R.M. Holmes, T. Gurtovaya, and R.G.M. Spencer. 2018. Increasing alkalinity export from large Russian Arctic riversEnvironmental Science and Technology 52(15):8302–8308. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b01051

McClelland, J.W., R.M. Holmes, B.J. Peterson, P.A. Raymond, R.G. Striegl, A.V. Zhulidov, S.A. Zimov, N. Zimov, S.E. Tank, R.G.M. Spencer, R. Staples, T.Y. Gurtovaya, and C.G. Griffin. 2016. Particulate organic carbon and nitrogen export from major Arctic riversGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles 30. doi:10.1002/2015GB005351

Mann, P.J., T.I. Eglinton, C.P. McIntyre, N. Zimov, A. Davydova, J.E. Vonk, R.M. Holmes, and R.G.M. Spencer. 2015. Utilization of ancient permafrost carbon in headwaters of Arctic fluvial networksNature Communications 6:7856. doi:10.1038/ncomms8856

Holmes, R.M., M.T. Coe, G.J. Fiske, T. Gurtovaya, J.W. McClelland, A.I. Shiklomanov, R.G.M. Spencer, S.E. Tank, and A.V. Zhulidov. 2012. Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrology and Biogeochemistry of Arctic Rivers. In Climate Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies. C.R. Goldman, M. Kumagai and R. Robarts, eds. Oxford, UK: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. doi:10.1002/9781118470596.ch1

Holmes, R.M., J.W. McClelland, B.J. Peterson, S.E. Tank, E. Bulygina, T.I. Eglinton, V.V. Gordeev, T.Y. Gurtovaya, P.A. Raymond, D.J. Repeta, R. Staples, R.G. Striegl, A.V. Zhulidov, and S.A. Zimov. 2012. Seasonal and annual fluxes of nutrients and organic matter from large rivers to the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seasEstuaries and Coasts 35:369-382. doi: 10.1007/s12237-011-9386-6

Tank, S.E., P.A. Raymond, R.G. Striegl, J.W. McClelland, R.M. Holmes, G.J. Fiske, and B.J. Peterson. 2012. A land-to-ocean perspective on the magnitude, source and implication of DIC flux from major Arctic rivers to the Arctic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 26, GB4018. doi:10.1029/2011GB004192

Holmes, R.M., J.W. McClelland, P.A. Raymond, B.B. Frazer, B.J. Peterson, and M. Stieglitz. 2008. Lability of DOC transported by Alaskan rivers to the Arctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters 35, L03402. doi:10.1029/2007GL032837

Raymond, P.A., J.W. McClelland, R.M. Holmes, A.V. Zhulidov, K. Mull, B.J. Peterson, R.G. Striegl, G.R. Aiken, and T.Y. Gurtovaya. 2007. Flux and age of dissolved organic carbon exported to the Arctic Ocean: A carbon isotopic study of the five largest arctic rivers. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21, GB4011. doi:10.1029/2007GB002934

Peterson, B.J., J. McClelland, R. Curry, R.M. Holmes, J.E. Walsh, and K. Aagaard. 2006. Trajectory shifts in the Arctic and subarctic freshwater cycle. Science 313:1061-1066. doi:10.1126/science.1122593

Holmes, R M., J.W. McClelland, B.J. Peterson, I.A. Shiklomanov, A.I. Shiklomanov, A.V. Zhulidov, V.V. Gordeev, and N.N. Bobrovitskaya. 2002. A circumpolar perspective on fluvial sediment flux to the Arctic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 16:1098, doi:10.1029/2001GB001849

Peterson, B.J., R.M. Holmes, J.W. McClelland, C.J. Vorosmarty, I.A. Shiklomanov, A.I. Shiklomanov, R.B. Lammers, S. Rahmstorf. 2002. Increasing river discharge to the Arctic Ocean. Science 298:2171-2173. doi:10.1126/science.1077445

Holmes, R.M., B.J. Peterson, V.V. Gordeev, A.V. Zhulidov, M. Meybeck, R.B. Lammers, and C.J. Vörösmarty. 2000. Flux of nutrients from Russian rivers to the Arctic Ocean: Can we establish a baseline against which to judge future changes? Water Resources Research 36:2309-2320. doi:10.1029/2000WR900099

In the news

Arctic permafrost is thawing fast. That affects us all. “I’ve largely imagined permafrost thaw as a slow and steady process, and maybe this is an odd five-year period. But what if it’s not? What if things change much more quickly?” Dr. Holmes told National Geographic. September 2019

Siberia’s “Pleistocene Park”: Bringing Back Pieces of the Ice Age to Combat Climate Change. 60 Minutes interviewed Dr. Holmes on thawing permafrost and Sergey Zimov’s efforts to slow it. July 7, 2019

Some Arctic Ground No Longer Freezing In Winter. WHRC Scientists Dr. Max Holmes and Dr. Sue Natali were both quoted in National Geographic’s recent story on the implications of rising temperatures on Arctic permafrost. August 20, 2018

Cape Cod Rivers Getting Much Needed Attention. Dr. Holmes was interviewed by WCAI’s Living Lab Radio about his research on Cape Cod rivers and WHRC’s Cape Cod Rivers Observatory. July 30, 2018

On climate change solutions. Dr. Holmes was featured in this Falmouth Enterprise article on his work to understand the impacts of climate change on rivers around the world. May 25, 2018

Students join scientists in the field. Dr. Holmes was mentioned in this Falmouth Enterprise article about the sixty Cape Cod Academy students who joined WHRC scientists for a day of fieldwork in Cape Cod rivers and watersheds. May 11, 2018

Cape Cod Rivers Observatory offers stream of information. WHRC’s Cape Cod Rivers Observatory, a project run by Dr. Holmes, was covered in the Cape Cod Times. January 19, 2018

Alaska’s Permafrost is Thawing. Dr. Holmes and several other WHRC scientists were featured in this New York Times front-page story about climate change impacts in the Arctic. August 23, 2017