Peer-Reviewed Research:


Lasher, G.E., and Axford, Y. In review. Medieval warmth confirmed at the Norse Eastern Settlement in Greenland.

McFarlin, J.M., Axford, Y., Masterson, A., and Osburn, M.R. In review. Evaluation of plant wax paleoclimate proxies, Part I: An updated global synthesis of sedimentary d2H wax-water relationships including Arctic lakes.

Dion-Kirschner, H., McFarlin, J.M., Masterson, A., Axford, Y., and Osburn, M.R. In review. Evaluation of plant wax paleoclimate proxies Part II: Quantifying plant wax sources in west Greenland and an application to a late Holocene paleohydrologic reconstruction

Axford, Y., Lasher, G.E., Kelly, M.A., Osterberg, E.C., Landis, J., Schellinger, G., Pfeiffer, A., Thompson, E., and Francis, D.R. In review. Holocene temperature history of northwest Greenland – with new ice cap constraints and chironomid assemblages from lake Deltasø.

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.

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.

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. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. PDF. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. PDF. Link to ResearchGate here.

Brooks, S.J., Axford, Y., Heiri, O., Langdon, P.G., and Larocque-Tobler, I. 2012. Chironomids can be reliable proxies for Holocene temperatures. The Holocene. DOI 10.1177/0959683612449757. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

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. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

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. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

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. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

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. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

Axford, Y., Briner, J.P., 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. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

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. Link to ResearchGate here.

Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Axford, Y., and Olafsdottir, S. 2009. Holocene and latest Pleistocene climate and glacier fluctuations of Iceland.Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 2107-2118. Link to ResearchGate here.

Axford, Y., Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., and Francis, D.R. 2009. Paleoecological evidence for abrupt cold reversals during peak Holocene warmth in Arctic Canada. Quaternary Research. DOI 10.1016/j.yqres.2008.09.006. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

Axford, Y., Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., and Langdon, P.G. 2009. Climate of the Little Ice Age and the last 2000 years in northeastern Iceland inferred from chironomids and other lake sediment proxies. Journal of Paleolimnology. DOI 10.1007/s10933-008-9251-1. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

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. DOI 10.1007/s10933-007-9178-y. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.09.003. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

Wooller, M.W., Wang, Y., and Axford, Y. 2007. A multiple stable isotope record of Late Quaternary limnological changes and chironomid paleoecology from northeastern Iceland. Journal of Paleolimnology. DOI 10.1007/s10933-007-9144-8. Link to ResearchGate here.

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. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

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. Quaternary Research 65, 431-442. PDFLink to ResearchGate here.

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. Link to ResearchGate here.

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

Reynolds, R.L., Sweetkind, D.S., and Axford, Y. 2001. An inexpensive magnetic mineral separator for fine-grained sediment. USGS Open-File Report 01-281. Denver: U.S. Geological Survey. 7 pp. Link to ResearchGate here.

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.