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Publications - Histories, Cultures, Environments and Politics (HCEP)

Publications - Histories, Cultures, Environments and Politics (HCEP)

Recent publications on this area of research are listed here.

You can also browse listings of all recent publications by members of the Institute and within each person's biography page.


Journal articles


  • Lintott, B. and Rees, G., 2023. Arctic Heritage at Risk: Insights into How Remote Sensing, Robotics and Simulation Can Improve Risk Analysis and Enhance Safety. Remote Sensing, v. 15, p.675-. doi:10.3390/rs15030675.
  • Rees, G., Büntgen, U. and Stenseth, N.C., 2023. Arctic science: resume collaborations with Russian scholars. Nature, v. 613, p.243-243. doi:10.1038/d41586-023-00008-1.


  • Rees, W.G., Tutubalina, O.V., Medvedev, A., Marshall, G.J., Golubeva, E.I., Telnova, N., Zimin, M., Mikhaylykova, P., Terskaia, A., Sklyar, E. and Tomaney, J.A., 2022. Three decades of remote sensing subarctic vegetation in northern Russia: A case study in science diplomacy. Polar Record, v. 58, p.e37-. doi:10.1017/s0032247422000304.
  • Sadler, G. and Rees, G., 2022. Monitoring anthropogenic pollution in the Russian sub-Arctic with high resolution satellite imagery: An oil spill case study. doi:10.5194/egusphere-egu22-10041.
  • Sklyar, E. and Rees, G., 2022. Assessing Changes in Boreal Vegetation of Kola Peninsula via Large-Scale Land Cover Classification between 1985 and 2021. Remote Sensing, v. 14, p.5616-. doi:10.3390/rs14215616.


  • Guo, W. and Rees, G., 2021. Correlation between the dynamics and spatial configuration of the circumarctic latitudinal forest-tundra ecotone. International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 42, p.1250-1274. doi:10.1080/01431161.2020.1826062.
  • Rees, G., Gerrish, L., Fox, A. and Barnes, R., 2021. Finding Antarctica’s Pole of Inaccessibility. Polar Record, v. 57, p.e40-. doi:10.1017/s0032247421000620.
  • Rees, W., Zaika, Y., Pavlenko, V., Cooper, L. and Yoshihiro, I., accepted 2021. ISIRA: International Science Initiative in the Russian Arctic. Arctic Herald.
  • Rees, W.G., Tomaney, J., Tutubalina, O., Zharko, V. and Bartalev, S., 2021. Estimation of Boreal Forest Growing Stock Volume in Russia from Sentinel-2 MSI and Land Cover Classification. Remote Sensing, v. 13, p.4483-. doi:10.3390/rs13214483.
  • Shabanov, N.V., Marshall, G.J., Rees, W.G., Bartalev, S.A., Tutubalina, O.V. and Golubeva, E.I., 2021. Climate-driven phenological changes in the Russian Arctic derived from MODIS LAI time series 2000–2019. Environmental Research Letters, v. 16, p.084009-. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac0be2.
  • Vale, A.B., Arnold, N.S., Rees, W.G. and Lea, J.M., 2021. Remote Detection of Surge-Related Glacier Terminus Change across High Mountain Asia. Remote Sensing, v. 13, p.1309-. doi:10.3390/rs13071309.
  • Vikulina, M.A., Vashchalova, T.V., Tutubalina, O.V., Rees, W.G. and Zaika, Y.V., 2021. Moscow University’s field station in the Khibiny Mountains, Russian Arctic: A 70-year history to the present day. Polar Record, v. 57, p.e10-. doi:10.1017/s0032247421000012.


  • Bennett, M.M., Stephenson, S.R., Yang, K., Bravo, M.T. and De Jonghe, B., 2020. The opening of the Transpolar Sea Route: Logistical, geopolitical, environmental, and socioeconomic impacts. Marine Policy, v. 121, p.104178-. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104178.
  • Cubaynes, H.C., Rees, W.G., Jackson, J.A., Moore, M., Sformo, T.L., McLellan, W.A., Niemeyer, M.E., George, J.C., Hoop, J., Forcada, J., Trathan, P. and Fretwell, P.T., 2020. Spectral reflectance of whale skin above the sea surface: a proposed measurement protocol. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, v. 6, p.411-423. doi:10.1002/rse2.155.
  • Guo, W., Rees, G. and Hofgaard, A., 2020. Delineation of the forest-tundra ecotone using texture-based classification of satellite imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 41, p.6384-6408. doi:10.1080/01431161.2020.1734254.
  • Rees, W.G., Golubeva, E.I., Tutubalina, O.V., Zimin, M.V. and Derkacheva, A.A., 2020. Relation between leaf area index and NDVI for subarctic deciduous vegetation. International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 41, p.8573-8589. doi:10.1080/01431161.2020.1782505.
  • Rees, W.G., Hofgaard, A., Boudreau, S., Cairns, D.M., Harper, K., Mamet, S., Mathisen, I., Swirad, Z. and Tutubalina, O., 2020. Is subarctic forest advance able to keep pace with climate change?. Global Change Biology, v. 26, p.3965-3977. doi:10.1111/gcb.15113.


  • Guo, W. and Rees, W.G., 2019. Altitudinal forest-tundra ecotone categorization using texture-based classification. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 232, p.111312-. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111312.
  • Powell, R., 2019. Polar expertise and the Antarcticans. Progress in Human Geography, v. 43, p.390-391. doi:10.1177/0309132517744705a.
  • Teleti, P., Rees, W.G., Dowdeswell, J. and Wilkinson, C., 2019. A historical Southern Ocean climate dataset from whaling ships’ logbooks. Geoscience Data Journal, v. 6, p.30-40. doi:10.17863/CAM.31530.
  • Vignols, R.M., Marshall, G.J., Rees, W.G., Zaika, Y., Phillips, T. and Blinova, I., 2019. Assessing snow cover changes in the Kola Peninsula, Arctic Russia, using a synthesis of MODIS snow products and station observations. v. 2019, p.1-33. doi:10.5194/tc-2019-9.


  • Marshall, G.J., Kivinen, S., Jylhä, K., Vignols, R.M. and Rees, W.G., 2018. The accuracy of climate variability and trends across Arctic Fennoscandia in four reanalyses. International Journal of Climatology, v. 38, p.3878-3895. doi:10.1002/joc.5541.

Book chapters

Theses / dissertations

  • Anderson-Elliott, H., 2022. Knowing Misha the Polar Bear: Multi-naturalism, biography, and conservation in Svalbard. doi:10.17863/CAM.78489.
  • Teleti, P., 2020. Reconstruction of the historical climate of the Southern Ocean from whaling ships’ logbooks. doi:10.17863/CAM.55560.