Rusack Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Earth and Oceanographic Science
On leave of absence for the 2012-13 academic year.
EARTH & OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENCE
107 Adams Hall
University of Tennessee, B.A. 1993.
Duke University, Ph.D. 1999.
Gillis, J (2011) As permafrost thaws, scientists study the risks. New York Times, Dec 16, 2011.
Schultz, C. (2011), Exploring the effects of climate change on northern soil carbon, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(40), 348, doi:10.1029/2011EO400016
Editor’s Highlight, Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences (2011) and EOS AGU Transactions spotlight (2011) for the article: Grosse et al. (2011) Vulnerability of high latitude soil carbon in North America to disturbance. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G00K06, 23 PP., 2011 doi:10.1029/2010JG001507
Pojar, J. (2010) A new climate for conservation: Nature, carbon and climate change in British Columbia (PDF). Commissioned by the Working Group on Biodiversity, Forests and Climate, an alliance of ENGOs.
Williamson, T.B.; Colombo, S.J.; Duinker, P.N.; Gray, P.A.; Hennessey, R.J.; Houle, D.; Johnston, M.H.; Ogden, A.E.; Spittlehouse, D.L. (2009) Climate change and Canada’s forests: from impacts to adaptation (PDF). Sustainable Forest Management Network and Natural Resources Canada.
Staudt, A. (2009) New science demonstrates need for aggressive cap on carbon pollution. National Wildlife Federation
The Big Thaw (2009) Science Illustrated, Jan-Feb digital issue
The Big Thaw (2009) Popular Science, Feb. 2, 2009
Beem, E.A. (2009) Northward Over the Great Ice. Bowdoin Magazine
Ferguson, C., E.A. Nelson, and G.G. Sherman (2008) Turning Up the Heat: Global Warming and the Degradation of Canada’s Boreal Forest (PDF). Greenpeace Canada
Walker, G. (2007) A world melting from the top down. Nature 446:718-721.
IPCC Climate Change (2007) Working Group II: Impacts, Adaption and Vulnerability. Ecosystems, their properties, goods and services, section 4.4.6: Tundra and Arctic/Antarctic ecosystems.
Stokstad, E. (2004) Defrosting the Carbon Freezer of the North. Science 304:1618-1619.
IPCC (2002) Climate change and biodiversity. IPCC Technical paper V.
Wadia, R. (2001) While policy-makers squabble, Amazon vanishes. CNN
Duke Studies Show U.S. Central Plains Vulnerable to Global Warming (1998) Science Daily
Camill, P. (2011) Message from the president. Newsletter of the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Vol 3, Issue 5 (Fall 2011)
Camill, P. (2011) Message from the president. Newsletter of the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Vol 3, Issue 4 (Summer 2011)
Camill, P. (2009) Environmental literacy in the academy. Newsletter of the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Vol 2, Issue 2 (Summer 2009) (PDF)
Camill, P. (2002) Watch your step: Understanding the impact of your personal consumption on the environment. Peer-reviewed case study on NSF-sponsored Case Studies in Science website at SUNY Buffalo.
Camill, P. (1999) The Deforestation of the Amazon: A Case Study in Understanding Ecosystems and Their Value. Peer-reviewed case study on NSF-sponsored Case Studies in Science website at SUNY Buffalo.
Anson*, M., K. Bahm*, P. Camill, M. Hearn*, E. Johnson, E. LePage*, T. Marcello*, C. Mawhinney*, L. Wang* (2010) Coastal Vulnerability Analysis: Inventory and Recommendations. 63 pp.
Environmental Studies Senior Capstone Group (2009) Topsham, Maine Climate Action Plan: Inventory and Recommendations. Bowdoin College. 53 pp.
Bowdoin Climate Commitment Advisory Committee (CCAC) (2009) A Blueprint for Carbon Neutrality in 2020. Bowdoin College. 18 pp.
Bowdoin Climate Commitment Advisory Committee (CCAC) (2009) Bowdoin College Climate Neutrality Implementation Plan. Bowdoin College. 76 pp.
Camill, P., C.E. Umbanhowar, Jr, C.E. Geiss, W.O. Hobbs, M. Edlund, A. Cook Shinneman, J.A. Dorale, J. Lynch. (in press) Holocene climate change and landscape development from a low-Arctic tundra lake in the western Hudson Bay region of Manitoba, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology (special issue on Holocene climate change in Arctic lakes)
Kothari, A., P. Camill, J. Brown. (in press) Conservation as if people mattered: Policy and practice of community based management. Conservation and Society (special issue on community based conservation).
Yu, Z., D. Bielman, S. Frolking, G. MacDonald, N. Roulet, P. Camill, D. Charman (2012) Peatlands as a model ecosystem of soil carbon dynamics—A reply to Tarnocai et al (2011) Peatlands and their carbon dynamics. EOS
Camill, P., M. Hearn*, K. Bahm*, and E. Johnson (2012) Using a boundary organization approach to develop a sea level rise and storm surge impact analysis framework for coastal communities in Maine. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
Schuur, EAG, B.W. Abbott, W.B. Bowden, V. Brovkin, P. Camill, J.P. Canadell, F.S. Chapin III, T.R. Christensen, J.P. Chanton, P. Ciais, P.M. Crill, B.T. Crosby, C.I. Czimczik, G. Grosse, D.J. Hayes, G. Hugelius, J.D. Jastrow, T. Kleinen, C.D, Koven, G. Krinner, P. Kuhry, D.M. Lawrence, S.M. Natali, C.L. Ping, A. Rinke, W.J. Riley, V.E. Romanovsky, A.B.K. Sannel, C. Schädel, K. Schaefer, Z.M. Subin, C. Tarnocai, M. Turetsky, K. M. Walter-Anthony, C.J. Wilson, S.A. Zimov. (2011) High risk of permafrost thaw. Nature 480:32-33.
Camill, P. and K. Phillips (2011) Capstones and Practica in Environmental Studies and Sciences Programs: Rationale and Lessons Learned. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 1(3):181-188.
Camill, P. (2011) Using energy audits and climate action planning as a community based environmental studies capstone experience at Bowdoin College. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 1(3):206-214.
Grosse, G., J. Harden, M. Turetsky, A. David McGuire, P. Camill, C. Tarnocai, S. Frolking, E.A.G. Schuur, T. Jorgenson, S. Marchenko, V. Romanovsky, K.P. Wickland, N. French, M. Waldrop, L. Bourgeau-Chavez, R.G. Striegl. (2011) Vulnerability of high latitude soil carbon in North America to disturbance. Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences, 116, G00K06, 23 PP., 2011 doi:10.1029/2010JG001507
Yu, Z., D. Bielman, S. Frolking, G. MacDonald, N. Roulet, P. Camill, D. Charman (2011) Peatlands in the global carbon cycle. EOS 92(12):97-98.
Umbanhowar, C.E., Jr., P. Camill, J.A. Dorale. (2011) Regional heterogeneity and the effects of land use and climate on the ecosystems of 20 lakes in the Big Woods region of Minnesota. Journal of Paleolimnology 45:151-166.
Camill, P., L. Chihara, J.B. Adams, G. Rafert, A. Barry, C. Andreassi, M. Mandell. (2010) Early life history transitions and establishment of Picea mariana in thawed permafrost peatlands. Ecology 91:448-459.
Camill, P. (2010) Global Change. Nature Education Knowledge (Nature Publishing Group) 1(8):25.
Camill, P., A. Barry, E. Williams, C. Andreassi, J. Limmer, and D. Solick. (2009) Climate-vegetation-fire interactions and their impact on long-term carbon accumulation in boreal peatlands. Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences 114: G04017, doi:10.1029/2009JG001071.
Camill, P. (2009) Sunken ground and empty oceans. Whole Terrain (invited contribution for special issue). Vol. 16:10-13.
Teed, R., Umbanhowar, C.E., Jr., Camill, P. (2009) Multi-proxy lake sediment records at the northern and southern boundaries of the aspen parkland region of Manitoba, Canada. The Holocene 19(6):937-948.
Power, M.J. et al. (multiple-authored article) (2007) Changes in fire regimes since the Last Glacial Maximum: an assessment based on a global synthesis and analysis of charcoal data. Climate Dynamics 30(7-8): 887-907.
Camill, P. (2006) Case studies add value to a diverse teaching portfolio in science courses. Journal of College Science Teaching, 36(2): 31-37.
Umbanhowar, C.E. Jr., P. Camill, R. Teed, C. Geiss. (2006) Asymmetric vegetation responses to mid-Holocene aridity at the prairie-forest ecotone in south-central Minnesota. Quaternary Research 66:53-66.
Camill, P. (2005) Permafrost thaw accelerates in boreal peatlands during late-20th century climate warming. Climatic Change 68:135-152.
Camill, P., M.J. McKone, S. Sturges*, W. Severud*, E. Ellis*, J. Limmer*, C. Martin*, R.T. Navratil*, A. Purdie*, B.S. Sandel*, S. Talukder* and A. Trout* (2004) Community and ecosystem-level changes in a species-rich tallgrass prairie restoration. Ecological Applications 14(6) 1680-1694.
Geiss, C., S. Banerjee, P. Camill, and C. Umbanhowar. (2004) Sediment magnetic signature of land use and drought as recorded in lake sediment from south-central Minnesota, USA. Quaternary Research 62:117-125.
Camill, P. (2003). Ecosystem concepts: introduction. Nature Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Publishers.
Camill, P., C.E. Umbanhowar, R. Teed, C.E. Geiss, L. Dvorak, J. Kenning*, J. Limmer*, and K. Walkup. (2003) Late-glacial and Holocene climatic effects on fire and vegetation dynamics at the prairie-forest ecotone in south-central Minnesota. Journal of Ecology 91(5).
Geiss, C.E., C.E. Umbanhowar, P. Camill, and S.K. Banergee. (2003) Sediment magnetic properties reveal Holocene climate change along the Minnesota prairie-forest ecotone. Journal of Paleolimnology 30:151-166.
Camill, P. (2002). Watch your step: Understanding the impact of your personal consumption on the environment. Journal of College Science Teaching 30(1):29-35. Also accessible on SUNY Buffalo Case Studies in Science website.
Camill, P., J.A Lynch, J.S. Clark, J.B. Adams* and B. Jordan*. (2001) Changes in biomass, aboveground NPP, and peat accumulation following permafrost thaw in the boreal peatlands of Manitoba, Canada. Ecosystems 4:461-478.
Camill, P. (2000) Using journal articles in an environmental biology course. Journal of College Science Teaching. 30(1):38-43.
Camill, P. (2000) How much do local factors matter for predicting transient ecosystem dynamics? Suggestions from permafrost formation in boreal peatlands. Global Change Biology 6:169-182.
Camill, P. and J.S Clark. (2000) Long-term perspectives on lagged ecosystem responses to climatic change: Permafrost in boreal peatlands and the grassland/woodland boundary. Ecosystems 3(6):534-544.
Camill, P. (1999) Peat accumulation and succession following permafrost thaw in the boreal peatlands of Manitoba, Canada. Ecoscience 6(4):592-602.
Camill, P. (1999) Patterns of boreal permafrost peatland vegetation across environmental gradients sensitive to climate warming. Canadian Journal of Botany 77 (5): 721-733.
Clark, J.S., Beckage, B., Camill, P., Cleveland, B., HilleRisLambers, J., Lichter, J., Mohan, J., MacLachlan, J., and Wyckoff, P. (1999) Where does recruitment limitation occur in forests? American Journal of Botany 86(1):1-16.
Camill, P. and Clark, J.S. (1998) Climate change disequilibrium of boreal permafrost peatlands caused by local processes. The American Naturalist 151(3):207-222.
Valett, H.M., Fisher, S.G., Grimm, N.B., and Camill, P. (1994) Upwelling, downwelling, and algal recovery from floods in a desert stream. Ecology 75(2): 548-560.
Camill, P. (1992) Growth and structural patterns in a post-fire sandhill community. Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference on Undergraduate Education 3:1548-1553.
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