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Woodhouse, C.A., Smith, R.M., McAfee, S.A., Pederson, G.T., McCabe, G.J., Miller, W.P., Csank, A.Z. (2021) Upper Colorado River Basin 20th century droughts under 21st century warming: Plausible scenarios for the future. Climate Services, 21, 100206.


McCabe, G.J., Wolock, D.M., Woodhouse, C.A., Pederson, G.T., McAfee, S.A., Gray, S., Csank, A.Z. (2020) Basinwide hydroclimatic drought in the Colorado River Basin. Earth Interactions, 24, 1-20.

Schook, D.M., Friedman, J.M., Stricker, C.A.,?Csank, A.Z.,?Cooper, D.J. (2020) Short- and long-term responses of riparian cottonwoods (Populus?spp.) to flow diversion: Analysis of tree-ring radial growth and stable carbon isotopes. Science of the Total Environment, 735, 139523

Lavergne, A., Voelker, S., Csank, A., Graven, H., de Boer, H.J., Daux, V., Robertson, I., Dorado-Li?án, I., Martínez-Sancho, E., Battipaglia, G., Bloomfield, K.J., Still, C.J., Meinzer, F.C., Dawson, T.E., Camarero, J.J., Clisby, R., Fang, Y., Menzel, A., Keen, R.M., Roden, J.S., Prentice, I.C. (2020) Historical changes in the stomatal limitation of photosynthesis: empirical support for an optimality principle. New Phytologist, 225, 2484-2497. doi:10.1111/nph.16314

Chellman, N., Csank, A.Z., Gustin, M.S., Arienzo, M.M., Estrada Vargas, M., McConnell, J.R. (2020) Comparison of co-located ice-core and tree-ring mercury records indicates potential radial translocation of mercury in whitebark pine. Science of the Total Environment, 743, 140695


Csank, A.Z., Czimczik, C., Xu, X., Welker, J.M. (2019) Seasonal patterns of riverine carbon sources and export in NW Greenland. JGR-Biogeosciences, 124 (4), 840-856.

Khider, D., Emile‐Geay, J., Mckay, N.P., Gil, Y., Garijo, D., Ratnakar, V., Alonso‐Garcia, M., Bertrand, S., Bothe, O., Brewer, P., Bunn, A., Chevalier, M., Comas‐Bru, L., Csank, A.Z., et al. (2019) PaCTS 1.0: A crowdsourced reporting standard for paleoclimate data. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.

Bice, D., Csank, A., Macalady, A., Montanari, A., Tierney, D., Baldanza, A. (2019) Paleoclimate implications of earliest Pleistocene tree rings from the Dunarobba Fossil Forest, Umbria, Italy. 250 Million Years of Earth History in Central Italy: Celbrating 25 Years of the Geological Observatory of Coldigioco, Geological Society of America Special Paper. 542.

Fletcher, T.L., Csank, A.Z., Ballantyne, A.P. (2019) Identifying bias in cold season temperature reconstructions by beetle mutual climatic range methods in the Pliocene Canadian Arctic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 514, 672-676. 

Friedman, J.M., Stricker, C.A., Csank, A.Z., Zhou, H. (2019) Effects of age and environment on stable carbon isotope ratios in tree rings of riparian Populus. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 524, 25-32.

Nicklen, E.F., Roland, C.A., Csank, A.Z., Wilmking, M., Ruess, R.W., *Muldoon, L.A. (2019) Competition and solar radiation amplify white spruce climate sensitivity in interior Alaska: evidence from carbon isotopes and tree rings. Global Change Biology. 25, 911-926.


Luczaj, J., Leavitt, S., Csank, A.Z., Panyushkina, I., Wright, W. (2018) Comment on “Non-mineralized fossil wood” by George E. Mustoe (Geosciences, 2018). Geosciences 8 (12), 462.

Greer, K., Hemsworth, K., Csank, A.Z., Calvert, K. (2018) Interdiciplinary research on past environments through the lens of historical-critical physical geographies. Historical Geography 46 (1), 32-47.

Maddison-MacFadyen, M., Csank, A.Z. (2018) Mary Prince, enslavement, Cavendish, and historic timber. Historical Geography 46 (1), 79-102.


Chellman, N., McConnell, J., Arienzo, M., Peterson, G.T., Aarons, S.M. and Csank, A.Z. (2017) Reassessment of the Upper Fremont Glacier ice-core chronologies by synchronizing of ice-core water isotopes with a nearby tree-ring chronology. Environmental Science & Technology. 51, 4230-4238.

Gosse, J.C., Ballantyne, A.P., Barker, J.D., Csank, A.Z. , Fletcher, T.L., Grant, G.W., Greenwood, D.R., MacPhee, R.D.E., Rybczynski, N. (2017) PoLAR-FIT: Pliocene Landscapes and Arctic Remains- Frozen in Time. Geoscience Canada, 44, 47-54. doi:10.12789/geocanj.2017.44.16


Sullivan, P.F. and Csank, A.Z. (2016) Contrasting sampling designs among archived datasets: implications for synthesis efforts. Tree Physiology, 36, 1057-1059. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpw067

Csank, A.Z., Miller, A., Sherriff, R., Berg, E., Welker, J.W., (2016). Tree-ring isotopes reveal drought sensitivity in trees killed during south-central Alaska spruce beetle outbreaks. Ecological Applications. 26, 2001-2020.

Brownlee, A., Sullivan, P.F., Csank, A.Z., Sveinbjornsson, B., Ellison, S.B.Z. (2016) Drought-induced stomatal closure probably cannot explain divergent white spruce growth in the Brooks Range, Alaska. Ecology. 97, 145-159

Older Publications

Csank, A.Z., Fortier, D., Leavitt, S.W. (2013). Annually resolved temperature reconstructions from a late Pliocene-early Pleistocene polar forest on Bylot Island, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 369, 313-322.

Sharp, E.D., Sullivan, P.F., Steltzer, H., Csank, A.Z. , Welker, J.M. (2013). Complex carbon cycle responses to multi-level warming and supplemental summer rain in the high Arctic. Global Change Biology, 19 (6), 1780-1792.

Wolfe, A.P., Csank, A.Z., McKellar, R.C., Muehlenbachs, K., Reyes, A.V., Tappert, R. (2012). Pristine early Eocene wood buried deeply in kimberlite from northern Canada. PLoS ONE, 7, e45537.

Csank, A.Z., Tripati, A., Patterson, W.P., Eagle, R. Rybczynski, N., Ballantyne, A.P. and Eiler, J. (2011). Estimates of Arctic land surface temperatures during the early Pliocene from two novel proxies. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 304, 291-299.

Hill, D.J., Csank, A.Z., Dolan, A.M., Lunt, D.J. (2011). Pliocene climate variability: Northern Annular Mode in models and tree-ring data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatoloty, Palaeoecology, 309, 118-127.

Csank, A.Z., Patterson, W.P., Eglington, B.M., Rybczynski, N., Basinger, J.F. (2011). Climate variability in the Early Pliocene Arctic: Annually resolved evidence from stable isotope values of sub-fossil wood, Ellesmere Island, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatoloty, Palaeoecology, 308 (3-4), 339-349.

Bale, R.J., Robertson, I., Leavitt, S.W., Loader, N.J., Harlan, T.P., Gagen, M., Young, G.H.F., Csank, A.Z., Froyd, C.A. and McCarroll, D. (2010) Temporal stability in bristlecone pine tree-ring d18O chronologies over the last two centuries. The Holocene, 20, 3-6.

Ballantyne, A.P., Greenwood, D.R., Sinnighe-Damsté, J.S., Csank, A.Z., Eberle, J.J. and Rybczynski, N. (2010). Significantly higher Arctic surface temperatures during the Pliocene indicated by multiple independent proxies. Geology, 38, 603-606.

Csank, A.Z., (2009). An international tree-ring isotope data bank-A proposed repository for tree-ring isotopic data. Tree-Ring Research, 65, 163-164.

Falcon-Lang, H.J., MacRae, R.A., Csank, A.Z. (2004). Palaeoecology of late Cretaceous polar vegetation preserved in the Hansen Point volcanics, NW Ellesmere Island, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 212 (1-2), 45-64.