Publications

Journal Articles in Review:

* Starred names are supervised graduate students.  ** Double stars indicate undergraduate authors.

Medeiros, A.M., Milošević, Đ., Francis, D.R., Maddison, E., Woodroffe, S., Long, A., Walker, I.R., Hamerlík, L., Quinlan, R., Langdon, P., Brodersen, K.P., and Axford, Y. Implications of biogeography for the distribution of arctic Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera).

*Larocca, L.J., Axford, Y., Woodroffe, S.A., *Lasher, G.E., and **Gawin, B. Holocene glacier and ice cap fluctuations in southwest Greenland inferred from two lake records.

Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Brady, E.C., Zhao, A., Brierley, C., Axford, Y., Capron, E., Govin, A., Hoffman, J., Isaacs, E., Kageyama, M., Scussolini, P., Tzedakis, P.C., Williams, C., Wolff, E., Abe-Ouchi, A., and 22 others. Large-scale features of Last Interglacial climate: Results from evaluating the lig127k simulations for CMIP6-PMIP4.

Published or Accepted Journal Articles:

**Dion-Kirschner, H., *McFarlin, J.M., Masterson, A., Axford, Y., and Osburn, M.R. 2020. Modern constraints on the sources and climate signals recorded by plant waxes in west Greenland. Accepted, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

*Larocca, L., Axford, Y., *Lasher, G.E., **Brooks, J., and Bjørk, A.A. 2020. Local glaciers record delayed peak Holocene warmth in South Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews 241, 106421.

**Puleo, P.J.K., Axford, Y., *McFarlin, J.M., Curry, B.B., Barklage, M., and Osburn, M.R. 2020. Late glacial and Holocene paleoenvironments in the midcontinent United States, inferred from Geneva Lake leaf wax, ostracode valve, and bulk sediment chemistry. Quaternary Science Reviews 241, 106384.

*Lasher, G.E., Axford, Y., **Berman, K.S., and *Larocca, L.M. 2020. Holocene temperature and landscape history of southwest Greenland inferred from oxygen isotopes and geochemical lake sediment proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews 239, 106358.

Kaufman, D.S., McKay, N., Routson, C., Erb, M., Davis, B., Heiri, O., Jaccard, S., Tierney, J., Dätwyler, C., Axford, Y., Brussel, T., Cartapanis, O., Chase, B., Dawson, A., de Vernal, A., Engels, S., Jonkers, L., Marsicek, J., Moffa-Sánchez, P., Morrill, C., Orsi, A., Rehfeld, K., Saunders, K. Sommer, P., Thomas, E., Tonello, M., Tóth, M., Vachula, R., Andreev, A., and 63 others. 2020. A global database of Holocene paleo-temperature records. Scientific Data 7, 115.

Engels, S., Medeiros, A.S., Axford, Y., Brooks S.J., Heiri, O., Luoto, T.P., O., Nazarova, L., Porinchu, D.F., Quinlan, R., and Self, A.E. 2019. Temperature change as a driver of spatial patterns and long-term trends in chironomid (Insecta: Diptera) diversity. Global Change Biology 26, 1155-1169.

*McFarlin, J.M., Axford, Y., Masterson, A., and Osburn, M.R. 2019. Calibration of modern sedimentary δ2H plant wax-water relationships in Greenland lakes. Quaternary Science Reviews 225, 105978.

Khider, D. and 101 others. 2019. PaCTS v1.0: A Crowdsourced reporting standard for paleoclimate data. 2019. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, DOI 10.1029/2019PA003632.

Capron, E., Rovere, A., Austermann, J., Axford, Y., Barlow, N.L.M., Carlson, A.E., de Vernal, A., Dutton, A., Kopp, R.E., McManus, J.F., Menviel, L., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Robinson, A., Shakun, J.D., Tzedakis, P., and Wolff, E.W. 2019. Challenges and research priorities to understand interactions between climate, ice sheets and global mean sea level during past interglacials.  Quaternary Science Reviews, DOI 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.06.030.

Axford, Y., *Lasher, G.E., Kelly, M.A., Osterberg, E.C., Landis, J., Schellinger, G., **Pfeiffer, A., Thompson, E., and Francis, D.R. 2019. Holocene temperature history of northwest Greenland – with new ice cap constraints and chironomid assemblages from lake Deltasø. Quaternary Science Reviews 215, 160-172.

*Lasher, G.E., and Axford, Y. 2019. Medieval warmth confirmed at the Norse Eastern Settlement in Greenland. Geology 47, 267-270.

*McFarlin, J.M., Axford, Y., Osburn, M.R., Kelly, M.A., Osterberg, E.O., and Farnsworth, L.B. 2018. Pronounced summer warming in northwest Greenland during the Holocene and Last Interglacial. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, 6357-6362.

Farnsworth, L.B., Kelley, M.A., Bromley, G.R.M., Axford, Y., Osterberg, E.C., Howley, J.A., Jackson, M.S., and Zimmerman, S.R. 2018. Holocene history of the Greenland Ice Sheet margin in northern Nunatarssuaq, northwest Greenland. Arktos: The Journal of Arctic Geosciences 4, DOI:10.1007/s41063-018-0044-0.

Axford, Y., Levy, LB., Kelly, M., Francis. D.R., Hall, B., Langdon, P.R., and Lowell, T. 2017. Timing and magnitude of early Holocene warmth in East Greenland inferred from chironomids. Boreas 46, 678-687.

*Lasher, G.E., Axford, Y., *McFarlin, J.M., Osterberg, E.C., Kelly, M.A., and Berkelhammer, M. 2017. Holocene temperatures and isotopes of precipitation in northwest Greenland recorded in lacustrine organic materials.  Quaternary Science Reviews 170, 45-55.

Perren, B.B., Axford, Y., and Kaufman, D.S. 2017. Alder, nitrogen, and lake ecology: terrestrial-aquatic linkages in the postglacial history of Lone Spruce Pond, southwestern Alaska. PLOS One, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0169106.

Briner, J.P., McKay, N., Axford, Y., Bennike, O., Bradley, R.S., de Vernal, A., Fisher, D., Francus, P., Frechette, B., Gajewski, K., Jennings, A., Kaufman, D.S., Miller, G., Rouston, C., and Wagner, B.  2016. Holocene climate change in Arctic Canada and Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews 147, 340-364.

Matthews-Bird, F., Gosling, W., Coe, A., Bush, M., Mayle, F., Axford, Y., and Brooks, S.  2016. Environmental controls on the distribution and diversity of lentic Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) across an altitudinal gradient in tropical South America. Ecology and Evolution 6, 91-112.

Kaufman, D.S., Axford, Y., Henderson, A.C.G., McKay, N.P., Oswald, W.W., Saenger, C., Anderson, R.S., Bailey, H.L., Clegg, B., Gajewski, K., Hu, F.S., Jones, M.C., Massa, C., Routson, C.C., Werner, A., Wooller, M.J., and Yu, Z.  2016. Holocene climate changes in eastern Beringia (NW North America) – a systematic review of multi-proxy evidence. Quaternary Science Reviews 147, 312-339.

Carlson, A.E., Winsor, K., Ullman, D.J., Brook, E.J., Rood, D.H., Axford, Y., LeGrande, A.N., Anslow, F.S., and Sinclair, G. 2014. Earliest Holocene south Greenland ice-sheet retreat within its late-Holocene extent. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 5514-5521.

Sundqvist, H.S., Kaufman, D.S., McKay, N.P., Balascio, N.L., Briner, J.P., Cwynar, L.C., Sejrup, H.P., Seppä, H., Subetto, D.a., Andrews, J.T., Axford, Y., Bakke, J., Birks, H.J.B., Brooks, S.J., de Vernal, A., Jennings, A., Ljungqvist, F.C., Ruhland, K., Saenger, C., Smol, J.P., and Viau, A. 2014. Arctic Holocene proxy climate database – New approaches to assessing geochronological accuracy and encoding climate variables. Climate of the Past, DOI 10.5194/cpd-10-1-2014.

Levy, L.B., Kelly, M.A., Lowell, T.V., Hall, B.L., Hempl, L.A., Honsaker, W.M., Lusas, A.R., Howley, J.A., and Axford, Y. 2014. Holocene fluctuations of Bregne ice cap, Scoresby Sund, east Greenland: a proxy for climate along the Greenland Ice Sheet margin. Quaternary Science Reviews 92, 357-368.

Axford, Y., Losee, S., Briner, J.P., Francis, D.R., Langdon, P.G., and Walker, I.R. 2013. Holocene temperature history at the western Greenland Ice Sheet margin reconstructed from lake sediments. Quaternary Science Reviews 59, 87-100.

Ballantyne, A., Axford, Y., Miller, G., Otto-Bliesner, B., Rosenbloom, N., and White, J. 2013. The amplification of Arctic terrestrial surface temperatures by reduced sea-ice extent during the Pliocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386, 59-67.

Brooks, S.J., Axford, Y., Heiri, O., Langdon, P.G., and Larocque-Tobler, I. 2012. Chironomids can be reliable proxies for Holocene temperatures: A comment on Velle et al. (2010).  The Holocene. DOI 10.1177/0959683612449757. 

Kaufman, D.S., Anderson, R.S., Axford, Y., Lamoureux, S., Schindler, D., Walker, I.R., and Werner, A. 2012. A multi-proxy record of the Last Glacial Maximum and last 14,500 years of paleo-environmental change at Lone Spruce Pond, southwestern Alaska. Journal of Paleolimnology 48, 9-26.

Young, N.E., Briner J.P., Axford, Y., Csatho, B., Babonis, G.S., Rood, D.H., and Finkel, R.C. 2011. Response of a marine-terminating Greenland outlet glacier to abrupt cooling 8200 and 9300 years ago. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L24701.

Axford, Y., Andresen, C.S., Andrews, J.T., Belt, S.T., Geirsdόttir, Á., Massé, G., Miller, G.H., Ólafsdόttir, S., and Vare, L.L. 2011. Do paleoclimate proxies agree? A test comparing 19 late Holocene climate and sea-ice reconstructions from Icelandic marine and lake sediments. Journal of Quaternary Science 26, 645-656.

Axford, Y., Briner, J.P., Francis, D.R., Miller, G.H., Walker, I.R., and Wolfe, A.P. 2011. Chironomids record terrestrial temperature changes throughout arctic interglacials of the past 200,000 years. Geological Society of America Bulletin 123, 1275-1287.

*Thomas, E.K., Briner, J.P., Axford, Y., and Miller, G.H. 2011. A 2000-year-long multi-proxy lacustrine record from eastern Baffin Island, Arctic Canada reveals first millennium AD cold period. Quaternary Research 75, 491-500.

Young, N.E., Briner, J.P., Stewart, H.A., Axford, Y., Csatho, B., Rood, D.H., and Finkel, R.C. 2011. The response of Jakobshavn Isbræ to Holocene climate change. Geology 39, 131-134.

Axford, Y., Briner, J., Cooke, C.A., Francis, D.R., Michelutti, N., Miller, G.H., Smol, J.P., *Thomas, E.K., *Wilson, C.R., and Wolfe, A.P. 2009.  Recent changes in a remote Arctic lake are unique within the past 200,000 years. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 18443-18446.

Kaufman, D.S., Schneider, D.P., McKay, N.P., Ammann, C.M., Bradley, R.S., Briffa K.R., Miller, G.H., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Overpeck, J.T., Vinther, B.M., Arctic Lakes 2k Project Members (Abbott, M., Axford, Y., Bird, B., Birks, H.J.B., Bjune, A.E., Briner, J., Cook, T., Chipman, M., Francus, P., Gajewski, K., Geirsdóttir, Á., Hu, F.S., Kutchko, B., Lamoureux, S., Loso, M., MacDonald, G., Peros, M., Porinchu, D., Schiff, C., Seppä, H., *Thomas, E.). 2009. Recent warming reverses long-term Arctic cooling. Science 325, 1236-1239.

Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Axford, Y., and *Olafsdóttir, S. 2009. Holocene and late Pleistocene climate and glacier fluctuations in Iceland.  Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 2107-2118.

Axford, Y., Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., and Francis, D.R. 2009. Paleoecological evidence for abrupt cold reversals during peak Holocene warmth on Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Quaternary Research 71, 142-149.

Axford, Y., Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., and Langdon, P.G. 2009. Climate of the Little Ice Age and the last 2000 years in northeast Iceland inferred from chironomids and other lake sediment proxies. Journal of Paleolimnology 41, 7-24.

*Thomas, E.K., Axford, Y., and Briner, J.P. 2008. Rapid 20th-century environmental change on northeastern Baffin Island, Arctic Canada inferred from a multi-proxy lacustrine record. Journal of Paleolimnology 40, 507-517.

Wooller, M.W., Wang, Y., and Axford, Y. 2008. A multiple stable isotope record of Late Quaternary limnological changes and chironomid paleoecology from northeastern Iceland. Journal of Paleolimnology 40, 63-77.

Axford, Y., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., and Langdon, P.G. 2007. Holocene temperature history of northern Iceland inferred from subfossil midges. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 3344-3358.

Briner, J.P., Axford, Y., Forman, S.L., Miller, G.H., and Wolfe, A.P. 2007.  Multiple generations of interglacial lake sediment preserved beneath the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Geology 35, 887-890.

Briner, J.P., Michelutti, N., Francis, D.R., Miller, G.H., Axford, Y., Wooller, M.J., and Wolfe, A.P. 2006. A multi-proxy lacustrine record of Holocene climate change on northeastern Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Quaternary Research 65, 431-442.

Reheis, M., Reynolds, R., Goldstein, H., Roberts, H., Yount, J., Axford, Y., Cummings, L.S., and Shearin, N. 2005. Late Quaternary eolian and alluvial response to paleoclimate, Canyonlands, southeast Utah. Geological Society of America Bulletin 7, 1051-1069.

Axford, Y., and Kaufman, D.S. 2004. Late glacial and Holocene glacier and vegetation fluctuations at Little Swift Lake, southwestern Alaska, USA. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 36, 139-146.

 

Opinion and Popular Media:

McFarlin, J., Larocca, L., Lasher, G.E., and Axford, Y. 2016. A holiday guide: Talking with family about climate change. Helix Magazine, December 22, 2016.

Axford, Y. 2016. Thanks to the glass ceiling breakers. Science, print issue, September 2, 2016.

Axford, Y. 2014. No, global warming isn’t suddenly a myth because it’s really cold out. U.S. News and World Report, January 25, 2014.

Axford, Y. 2013. What’s really on trial in the Arctic: the future. Huffington Post, November 22, 2013.

Axford, Y. 2002. Scientists and reporters: Tips for scientists who talk with the media. Geotimes, November 2002.