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SPRI Review 2010: Publications by Institute Staff

Publications by Institute Staff


  • Berkman, P.A., 2010. Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean: Promoting Cooperation and Preventing Conflict. Rutledge, London, 135 pp.
  • Bravo, M.T. and Triscott, N., (Eds.), 2010. Arctic Geopolitics and Autonomy. Hatje Cantz, 116 pp.
  • Khlinovskaya Rockhill, E., 2010. Lost to the State: Family Discontinuity, Social Orphanhood and Residential Care in the Russian Far East. Berghahn, Oxford and New York, 336 pp.
  • Mantel, K. and Lane, H., (Eds.), 2010. Tuvaq: Inuit Art and the Modern World. Sansom, Bristol, 263 pp.
  • Stammler, F. and Takakura, H., (Eds.), 2010. Good to Eat, Good to Live with: Nomads and Animals in Northern Eurasia and Africa.
  • Northeast Asia Studies Series 11. Center for Northeast Asia Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 243 pp.
  • Stonehouse, B. and Snyder, J.M., 2010. Polar Tourism: an Environmental Perspective. Channel View, Bristol, 217 pp.


  • Arnold, N.S., 2010. A new approach for dealing with depressions in digital elevation models when calculating flow accumulation values. Progress in Physical Geography, v. 34, p. 781-809.
  • Berkman, P.A., 2009. International spaces promote peace. Nature, v. 462, p. 412-413.
  • Berkman, P.A., 2010. Biodiversity stewardship in international spaces. Systematics and Biodiversity, v. 8, p. 311–320.
  • Berkman, P.A., 2010. Common interests in the international space of Antarctica. Polar Record, v. 46, p. 7-9.
  • Berkman, P.A. and Young, O.R., 2009. Governance and environmental change in the Arctic Ocean. Science, v. 324, p. 339-340.
  • Christoffersen, P., Tulaczyk, S. and Behar, A., 2010. Basal ice sequences in Antarctic ice streams: exposure of past hydrologic conditions and a principal mode of sediment transfer. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, doi:10.1029/2009JF001430.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D. and Rise, L., 2010. Rates of sediment delivery from the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet through an Ice Age. Geology, v. 38, p. 3-6.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A., Evans, J., Noormets, R., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Ottesen, D., 2010. Past ice-sheet flow east of Svalbard inferred from streamlined subglacial landforms. Geology, v. 38, p. 163-166.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Evans, J. and Ó Cofaigh, C., 2010. Submarine landforms and shallow acoustic stratigraphy of a 400 km-long fjord-shelf-slope-transect, Kangerlussuaq margin, East Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 3359-3369.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Jakobsson, M., Hogan, K.A., O’Regan, M., Backman, J., Evans, J., Hell, B., Löwemark, L., Marcussen, C., Noormets, R., Ó Cofaigh, C., Sellén, E. and Sölvsten, M., 2010. High-resolution geophysical observations of the Yermak Plateau and northern Svalbard margin: implications for ice-sheet grounding and deep-keeled icebergs. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 3518-3531.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Dowdeswell, E.K., Williams, M. and Glazovsky, A.F., 2010. The glaciology of the Russian High Arctic from Landsat imagery. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, v. 1386-F, p. 94-125.
  • Dye, T.D.V., Lane, H. and Stam, D., 2010. ‘Dreadful to Behold’: frostbite on the 1910-1913 British Antarctic Expedition. American Journal of Public Health, v. 100, p. 2364-2365.
  • Graham, A.G.C., Larter, R.D., Gohl, K., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Smith, J.A., Evans, J., Kuhn, G. and Deen, T., 2010. Flow and retreat of the Late Quaternary Pine Island-Thwaites palaeo-ice stream, West Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, doi: 10.1029/2009JF001482.
  • Headland, R.K., 2009. Antarctic winter scientific stations to the International Polar Year, 2007-2009. Polar Record, v. 45, p. 9-24.
  • Headland, R.K., 2010. Ten decades of transits of the Northwest Passage. Polar Geography, v. 33, p. 1-13.
  • Hillenbrand, C.-D., Larter, R.D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ehrmann, W., Ó Cofaigh, C., Benetti, S., Graham, A.G. and Grobe, H., 2010. The sedimentary legacy of a palaeo-ice stream on the shelf of the southern Bellingshausen Sea: clues to West Antarctic glacial history during the Late Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 2741-2763.
  • Hofgaard, A., Rees, W.G., Tømmervik, H., Tutubalina, O., Golubeva, E., Lukina, N., Høgda, K.A., Karlsen, S.R., Isaeva, L. and Kharuk, V., 2010. Role of disturbed vegetation in mapping the boreal zone in northern Eurasia. Applied Vegetation Science, v. 13. p. 460-472.
  • Hogan, K.A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Noormets, R., Evans, J. and Ó Cofaigh, C., 2010. Evidence for full-glacial flow and retreat of the Late Weichselian ice sheet from the waters around Kong Karls Land, eastern Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 35453562.
  • Hogan, K.A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Noormets, R., Evans, J., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Jakobsson, M., 2010. Submarine landforms and ice-sheet flow in the Kvitøya Trough, northwestern Barents Sea. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, 3563-3582.
  • Jakobsson, M., Nilsson, J., O’Regan, M.A., Backman, J., Löwemark, L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Colleoni, F., Marcussen, C., Anderson, L, Bjork, G., Darby, D., Eriksson, B., Hanslik, D., Hell, B., Mayer, L., Polyak, L., Sellen, E. and Wallin, A., 2010. An Arctic Ocean ice shelf during MIS 6 constrained by new geophysical and geological data. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 3505-3517.
  • Kilfeather, A.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., van der Meer, J.J. and Evans, D.J., 2010. Micromorphological characteristics of glacimarine sediments: implications for distinguishing genetic processes of massive diamicts. Geo-Marine Letters, v. 30, p. 77-97.
  • Kumpula, T., Forbes, B. and Stammler, F., 2010. Remote sensing and local knowledge of hydrocarbon exploitation: the case of Bovanenkovo, Yamal Peninsula, West Siberia, Russia. Arctic, v. 63, p. 165-178.
  • Lim, J., Woodward, J., Tulaczyk, S., Christoffersen, P. and Cummings, S.P., 2010. Analysis of the microbial community and geochemistry of a sediment core from Great Slave Lake, Canada. Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, v. 99, p. 423-430.
  • McCorristine, S., 2010. The supernatural Arctic: an exploration. Nordic Journal of English Studies, v. 9, p. 47-70.
  • Mugford, R. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2010. Modeling iceberg-rafted sedimentation in high-latitude fjord environments. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, doi: 10.1029/2009JF001564.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., King, E., Anderson, J.B., Clark, C.D., Evans, D.J.A., Evans, J., Hindmarsh, R.C.A., Larter, R.D. and Stokes, C.R., 2010. Comment on Shaw J., Pugin, A. and Young,
  • R. (2008): “A meltwater origin for Antarctic shelf bedforms with special attention to megalineations”, Geomorphology 102, 364-375. Geomorphology, v. 117, p. 195-198.
  • Rye, C.J., Arnold, N.S., Willis, I.C. and Kohler, J., 2010. Modeling the surface mass balance of a High Arctic glacier using the ERA-40 reanalysis. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, doi:10.1029/ 2009JF001364.
  • Stammler, F., 2010. Mobile phone revolution in the tundra? Technological change among Russian reindeer nomads. Folklore, v. 41, p. 47-78.
  • Summerhayes, C.P., Cann, J., Cohen, A., Francis, J., Haywood, A., Larter, R., Lowe, J., McCave, N., Pearson, P., Wolff, E., Day, S. and Nickless, E., 2010. Climate change: evidence from the geological record. Geoscientist, v. 20, p. 24-27.
  • Ulturgasheva, O., Grotti, V. and Brightman, M., 2010. Personhood and ‘frontier’ in contemporary Amazonia and Siberia. Laboratorium, v. 2, p. 348-365.
  • Vitebsky, P., 2010. From materfamilias to dinner-lady: the administrative destruction of the reindeer herder’s family life. Anthropology of East Europe Review, v. 28, p. 38-50.

Chapters in Books and Other Contributions

  • Behnke, R.H., Fernandez-Gimenez, M.E., Turner, M.D. and Stammler, F., 2010. Pastoral migration: mobile systems of livestock husbandry. In Milner-Gulland, E.J., Fryxell, J.M. and Sinclair, A.R.E., (Eds.), Animal Migration: a Synthesis. Oxford, Oxford University Press, p. 144-171.
  • Berkman, P.A., 2009. North Pole as a Pole of Peace. The Circle, v. 1, p. 14-17.
  • Berkman, P.A., 2010. Integrated Arctic Ocean governance for the lasting benefit of all humanity. In Wolfrum, R., (Ed.), Arctic Conference. Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, p. 187-194.
  • Berkman, P.A., 2009. Arctic Ocean state-changes: self interests or common interests. In Alfredsson, G., Koivurova, T. and Leary, D.K., (Eds.), Yearbook of Polar Law. Volume 1, p. 527-541.
  • Berkman, P.A., 2009. Antarctic Treaty Summit: science-policy interactions in international governance. In Alfredsson, G., Koivurova, T. and Leary, D.K., (Eds.), Yearbook of Polar Law, Volume 1, p. 511-525.
  • Bolotova, A. and Stammler, F., 2010. How the North became home: attachment to place among industrial migrants in Murmansk region. In Southcott, C. and Huskey, L., (Eds.), Migration in the Circumpolar North: Issues and Contexts. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, p. 193-220.
  • Bravo, M.T., 2010. Building autonomy through experiments in technology and skill. In Bravo, M.T. and Triscott, N., (Eds.), Arctic Geopolitics and Autonomy, Hatje Cantz, p. 37-55.
  • Ferrigno, J.G., Foley, K.M., Swithinbank, C.W.M. and Williams, R.S., Jr., 2010. Coastal-change and glaciological map of the Ross Island area, Antarctica: 1962 – 2005. US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, 1 map + 23 pp.
  • Goodwin, R., Tahirkheli, S., Lane, H., Duerr, R., Wallace, A. and Dheerendra, P.T., 2010. The International Polar Year Publications Database: the first 4000. In Brannemann, M. and Carle, D.O., (Eds),
  • Cool libraries in a melting world: Proceedings of the 23rd Polar Libraries Colloquy 2010, June 13-18, 2010, Bremerhaven, Germany. Reports on Polar and Marine Research, v. 620, p. 85-95.
  • Habeck, J.O., Comaroff, J., Costopoulos, A., Navarette, F. and Vitebsky, P., 2010. Etnograficheskiye issledovaniya na Severe i ikh vklad v global’nuyu antropologiyu [Ethnographic researches in the North and their contribution to global anthropology]. In Oktyabrskaya, I.V., (Ed.), Sever i Yug: dialog kul’tur i tsivilizatsiy [North and South: dialogue between cultures and civilizations], Novosibirsk, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, p. 63-66.
  • Landerer, E., 2010. Orochi: a legacy for those living with reindeer. Cambridge, SPRI-Evenki Cooperative Archive Project, 146 pp.
  • Lane, H., 2010. Beyond text: using library and archival collections at the Scott Polar Research Institute to contextualize the visual image. In Campbell, S. and Maloney, E., (Eds), Currents of Change: The Future of Polar Information: proceedings of the 22nd Polar Libraries Colloquy, June 2-6, 2008, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Occasional Publications Series, 67, Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, Edmonton, p. 77-84.
  • Rees, W.G., Tutubalina, O.V., Tømmervik, H., Zimin, M., Mikheeva, A., Golubeva, E., Dolan, K. and Hofgaard, A., 2010. Mapping of the Eurasian circumboreal forest-tundra transition zone by remote sensing. Circumboreal Vegetation Mapping Workshop, Helsinki, Nov. 2008. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna CAFF Technical Report, p. 144-150.
  • Riffenburgh, B., 2010. Douglas Mawson (Polar Profiles). SPRI, Cambridge, 32 pp.
  • Riffenburgh, B., 2010. Roald Amundsen (Polar Profiles). SPRI, Cambridge, 32pp.
  • Shibata, H., 2010. Translating a legend: Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-12. In Brannemann, M. and Carle, D.O., (Eds), Cool libraries in a melting world: Proceedings of the 23rd Polar Libraries Colloquy 2010, June 13-18, 2010, Bremerhaven, Germany. Reports on Polar and Marine Research, v. 620, p. 64-75.
  • Stammler, F. and Eilmsteiner-Saxinger, G., (Eds.), 2010. Biography, shift-labour and socialisation in a northern industrial city. Tyumen State University and Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi: online edited volume (
  • Summerhayes, C.P., 2010. Under-ice technologies for detecting climate change: a personal view. Underwater Technology, v. 29, p. 1-2.
  • Summerhayes, C.P., 2010. Melting ice -rising seas: Antarctic climate change and the environment. Marine Scientist, v. 31, p. 18-20.

Doctoral and Masters Theses

  • Adcock, C., Ph.D., Tracing warm lines: northern Canadian exploration, knowledge, and memory, 1905-1965.
  • Baggs, C., M.Phil., Climate and pro-glacial discharge interactions in the Pakitsoq region of Western Greenland.
  • Batchelor, C.L., M.Phil., Submarine landforms and Late Quaternary ice flow in Hinlopen Strait, Northern Svalbard margin.
  • Kreuztmann, T., M. Phil., Relations between humans and spirits in East Greenland.
  • Plews, R., M.Phil., Recent changes in surging outlet glaciers of the Langjökull Ice Cap, Iceland.
  • Robinson, P., M.Phil., Dynamics of ice-cap drainage basins from marine geophysical evidence: eastern Austfonna, Svalbard.


Polar Physical Sciences seminars included:

  • Calving laws for ice sheet models
    Douglas Benn (University Centre in Svalbard and University of St. Andrews)
  • Environmental protection in the Arctic Ocean
    Paul Berkman (SPRI)
  • Ice stream tides
    Hilmar Gudmundsson (British Antarctic Survey)
  • Flow, fracture and modelled stability of Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica
    Bernd Kulessa (Swansea University)
  • Glacial and climate changes in the Northernmost Antarctic Peninsula
    Daniel Nývlt (Czech Geological Survey)
  • Lives on the Ice - changing patterns of Antarctic experience from Scott to Byrd
    Lisle A. Rose
  • Automatic satellite monitoring of East Greenland’s calving glacier fronts: seasonal signals and southern retreat
    Anthony Seale (University of Cambridge)
  • Effects of coastal ocean warming and increased supraglacial runoff on water temperature and circulation in Kangerlugssuaq Fjord, East Greenland
    Andrew Sole (University of Aberdeen)

Polar Social Science and Humanities seminars included:

  • W.H.R. Rivers’ ideas about magic, medicine and religion
    Tim Bayliss-Smith (Geography, Cambridge)
  • Non-fiction film and the ethnographer: a Melanesianist moves to Siberia
    Stéphane Breton (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
  • New maritime Arctic: implications of globalization, climate change and geopolitics
    Lawson Brigham (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
  • Trouble with female shamans in Mongolia
    Manduhai Buyandelger (Anthropology, MIT)
  • Legal framework and formulation of policies in the Arctic Ocean
    Rolf Einar Fife (Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Qivittoq: encounters with the undead in the Greenland wilderness
    Janne Flora (SPRI)
  • Walking with reindeer: new experiences of place and movement in Siberia
    Evelyn Landerer (SPRI)
  • Spirits of Place in Arctic Exploration, 1818-45
    Shane McCorristine (SPRI)
  • Ghosts and psychiatrists in Sápmi (Lapland)
    Jens Ivar Nergård (Anthropology, Tromsø)
  • Research and governance needs in the age of an accessible Arctic
    Mead Treadwell (United States Arctic Research Commission)
  • Language and forms of expression in the Arctic: urgent issues of endangerment
    Nikolai Vakhtin (European University of St Petersburg) and Stephen Pax Leonard (SPRI)