David R. Klein
Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Ecology
|Institute of Arctic Biology &
Department of Biology and Wildlife
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775
My science interests are broadly ecological and sociological, with current primary focus on changes taking place in the natural and human environments at high latitudes and their relation to global climate change. Plant-animal relationships, primarily through herbivory, have been a longer term emphasis of my research, as well as management of human use of fish and wildlife resources and their conservation in the North. I continue to expand my understanding of the role of humans as components of global ecosystems and how human perspectives toward the environment change over time. I currently serve as an ad hoc advisor to graduate students and support enhancement of science education at elementary, secondary, university, and post university levels.
Honors and Awards:
Klein, D.R., H.H. Bruun, M.C. Forchhammer, R. Lundgren, & M. Philipp. 2008. Climate change influences on species interrelationships and distributions. In High-Arctic Ecosystem Dynamics in a Changing Climate, (eds.) H. Meltofte, T.R. Christensen, B. Elberling, M.C. Forchhammer, & M. Rausch. Advances in Ecological Research 40, Academic Press.
Klein, D.R., et al. 2005. Management and conservation of wildlife in a changing Arctic environment. Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA), pp. 597-648.
Klein, D.R. & M. Magomedova. 2003. Industrial development and
wildlife in arctic ecosystems: Can learning from the past lead to a brighter
future? Pp. 35-56 In R.O. Rasmussen and N.E. Koroleva (eds.) Social and
environmental impacts in the North. Kluwer Academic Publishers. The
Klein, D.R. 2002. Perspectives on wilderness in the
Klein, D.R. 2001. Similarity in habitat adaptations of arctic and African ungulates: evolutionary convergence or ecological divergence? Alces 37:245-252.
Klein, D.R. 2000. Walking in the footsteps of Aldo Leopold. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28(2):464-467.
Klein, D.R. 1999. The roles of climate and insularity in establishment and persistence of Rangifer tarandus populations in the High Arctic. Ecological Bulletins 47:96-104.
Klein, D.R., L. Moorehead, J. Kruse, & S.R. Braund. 1999. Contrasts in use and perceptions of biological data for caribou management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27:488-498.
F.M. & D.R. Klein. 1997. Effects of weather and parasitic insects on
behavior and group dynamics of caribou of the Delta Herd.
Klein, D.R. 1996. Arctic ungulates at the northern edge of terrestrial life. Rangifer 16:51-56.
Klein, D.R. and C. Bay. 1994.
Resource partitioning by mammalian herbivores in the high
Klein, D.R. 1994. Digestibility of forage types by arctic hares. Ecoscience 2:100-102.
Klein, D.R., G.D. Yakushkin,
and E.B. Pospelova. 1993. Comparative habitat selection by muskoxen introduced
to northeastern Alaska and the Taimyr Peninsula,