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Gary Braasch
Photographer & Journalist
PO Box 1465
Portland, OR 97207 USA
Phone: 503.860.1228

Environmental Photography


Climate change app for IPad and IPhone,
Painting With Time: Climate Change.

UN Calendar Portfolio

2.   Pushing the Boundaries of Life: Biological Changes

Personal Communications

Ron Neilson, USDA Forest Science Laboratory, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

Predictions and climate science in the US as an overview for my project.

Ms. Patricia Cochran, Alaska Native Science Commission, Anchorage.

Provided information on climate changes affecting native Alaskans.

Dr. Terry Chapin, Inst. of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Provided access to several climate studies and many other scientists.

Mr. Ken Whitten, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fairbanks (Retired)

Information on effects on caribou, particularly the Porcupine herd.

Dr. Gus Shaver, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

Provided information and access to tundra warming studies, Toolik Lake LTER, Alaska,

Dr. Patricia A. Anderson, Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Provided information on studies and facilitated my visits to sites in Alaska, particularly Toolik Lake LTER.

Dr. Kenneth F. Raffa, Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin.

Information on the bark beetle outbreak in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska and boreal spruce forest research
This 1999 information and personal witness to the spruce die-off has been updated with information in an article by Timothy Egan in the NY Times Science section, June 25, 2002.

Dr. Glenn Patrick Juday, Associate Professor of Forest Ecology University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Information on expansion of northern boreal forest tree line in Denali National Park, and beetle outbreaks.

Dr. Bill Fraser, Biology Department, Montana State University.

Cooperative and informative about his Adelie penguin studies, Palmer Station, Antarctica.

Mr. Adam Markham, Clean Air Cool Planet, Providence, Rhode Island

Previously head of climate project, World Wildlife Fund; provided much information.

Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, forest canopy scientist, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Provided impetus and initial contacts for my visit to Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Dr. Alan Pounds,  independent biologist, Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Spent extended field time with me and the One World Journeys Web site crew and gave extensive briefings and scientific contacts

In Monteverde I was taken to field sites and given extensive background briefings by the following scientists and residents: Wilford "Wolf" Guindon, Mr. Marcos Marin Murillo, Dr. Richard LaVal, Mr. Wagner Lopez, Ms. Debra Derosier, Dr. Boone Kauffman, and Dr. Karen Masters. Other briefings were provided by Dr. Bill Haber and Dr. Julio Calvo, head of the Tropical Science Center. These and others were extremely cooperative with the crew of One World Journey's web site, also, and we are very grateful. 


For phenology studies and access in England, I am indebted to:

Dr. Humphrey Q.P. Crick, Head of Demography Unit, British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk.

Phenology in general and birds.

Dr. Chris D. Thomas, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds.


Dr. Tim Sparks, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Monks Wood, Cambridgeshire.

Phenology in general.

Dr. John Bater and Dr. Ian Woiwod, Rothamsted Insect Survey, IACR Rothamsted, Harpenden, Hertfordshire.


Dr. Trevor Beebee, School of Biology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton.


Ms. Michele Taylor, Wytham Environmental Change Network, Research Centre, Wytham, Oxford.

Oak canopy walkway.

Dr. Andrew Gosler, Department of Zoology, Oxford University.

Bird nesting.

Mr.Chris Thain, Refuge Manager, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset.

Newly nesting Egrets.

Mr. David Walker, Station Manager, Dungeness Bird Observatory.

Migrating birds.

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Dr. Annette Menzel, Lehrstuhl fÉr Bioklimatologie und Immissionsforschung, University of Munich, Germany.

Provided information on Phenological Network gardens in Europe

Paul M. Peterson and Stanwyn Shetler Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History,Washington, DC.

Provided prepublication information on their study and locations of early-blooming wildflowers

Dr. Terry L. Root, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Guidance on North American phenology studies and contacts for her study.

Mrs. Elizabeth Losey, Seney Wildlife Refuge, Michigan (retired).

Graciously allowed an interview and photographs of her with her original bird records.

Dr. Jeff Price, Director of Climate Change Impact Studies, American Bird Conservancy

Information and contacts on bird range changes and studies in North America

Dr. Stephen Schneider, Stanford University,

Provided a "big picture" briefing at Point Pelee, Ontario. His many articles on climate change have been a major empetus of US policy and scientific research.

Dr Camille Parmesan, Integrative Biology, Patterson Labs Building, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Contacts and information on insect studies in the US, Canada and Europe.

 Dr. Michael  C. Singer,  Professor of Biology at University of Texas,  Austin.

Access to his study sites in the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park area and briefed on insect response to climate change from the viewpoint of an evolutionary ecologist.

Sherry Meyer, New Jersy Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Cape May NJ

Access and information on shorebird migrations at Delaware Bay.

Dr. Chuck Baxter and Rafe Sagarin, Hopkins Marine Station, University of California, Monterey

Provided access and information on climate changes within tidepools, as well as other phenological data and ideas.

Glenn Shehan, Director, Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, Barrow Alaska.

Intitial list of scientific contacts in the Barrow area and organization of support for my visit.

Dr. Carla Willetto, Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, Special Projects Coordinator.

On-site coordinator of support and lodging.  The BASC staff was very helpful and courteous.

Dr. George J. Divoky, Research Associate, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Access, support and transportation to his study of black guillemots on Cooper Island, Alaska.

Dr. Walt Oechel, Global Change Research Group, Dept of Biology, San Diego State University.

Review of tundra gas flux science and tour of sensor installations with his on-site scientific manager, Hyojung Kwon.

Dr. Craig Tweedie, Arctic Ecology Lab, Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University.

Information on tundra vegetation studies, and contacts with co-workers and fellow scientists.

Dr. John Gammon,Professor of Biological Sciences, Center for Environmental Analysis, California State University, Los Angeles.

Briefings and demonstration of NDVI anaysis on tundra.

Dr. Hector Galbraith, Galbraith Environmental Sciences, Boulder Colorado.

Tour of bird habitat, San Pedro River, Arizona, including introduction to endangered Willow Flycatcher research by Chuck Paradzick and April Woodward, Arizona Game & Fish Dept.

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