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Refuge Notebook: Dall sheep in a changing world 2008-2012.Another relevant trend in the Kenai Mountains is rising treeline in response to a warming climate. Roman Dial and colleagues (2007) estimated that treeline has crept into alpine tundra at the rate of 1 meter per year over the...
Refuge Notebook: Ptarmigan on the Kenai Peninsula

...ptarmigan habitat will shrink, particularly in areas like the Kenai where all three species are competing for space. Dr. Roman Dial and his colleagues have estimated that treeline has risen 50 meters in the past 50 years in the Kenai Mountains. This...
Voices of Alaska: Alaska and a changing climate

...Murkowski by going to and ask them to protect the climate and Alaska's great outdoor heritage. Roman Dial, Professor of Biology and Mathematics at Alaska Pacific University, has explored Alaska's wilderness for over thirty...
Refuge Notebook: Retiring refuge ecologist predicts a dry future for the western Kenai

...several feet of water level drop, which created "bathtub rings" of exposed shore aprons around the lakes. Working with Roman Dial and his graduate students from Alaska Pacific University, we undertook a series of studies of the effects of warmer...
Photos document wetland shrinkage

...As part of our studies of landscape drying on the Kenai, we worked with graduate student Kacy McDonnell and professor Roman Dial at Alaska Pacific University to do a comparative study of wetland shrinkage on the aerial photos of 1951, 1968 and 1996...
Are the Kenai's drying wetlands sources or sinks of CO2?

...photosynthesis and respiration plays out! Sue Ives is a graduate student at Alaska Pacific University working with professor Roman Dial and refuge ecologist Ed Berg. More information on drying Kenai wetlands can be found in past Refuge Notebooks on the...
Body-warming blaze can be difference between life, death

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska adventurer Roman Dial still remembers the day when his numb fingers refused to work and fire became not just a comfort but a necessity. An entrant in...


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