Portfolio

Ecological Atlases & Maps


Ski Trails of Talkeetna, Alaska (2021)

An Assessment of Ecological Value and Vulnerability in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas (2019)

Large format map of the transboundary Yukon River Drainage (2019)

Lower Yukon River Place Names (2018)

Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas, 2nd ed (2017)

Ecological Atlas of Southeast Alaska (2016)

Ecological Atlas of Alaska’s Western Arctic (2016)

US Gulf Coast beach-nesting bird distribution and abundance (2015)

Maps for the Wilson’s Plover Conservation Plan (2013)

A Place-based Summary of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas (2011)

Maps of beach-nesting birds and oil damage for the Natural Resources Damage Assessment following the BP oil spill (2011)

Ecological Atlas of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, 1st ed (2010)

Middle Koyukuk River of Alaska: An Atlas of Fishing Places and Traditional Place Names (2009)

 

Interactive Maps & Tools


Bird Migration Explorer (coming 2021)

The Southeast Alaska Birding Trail (2020)

Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas (data portal built by Axiom Data Science)

Notes from an Icebreaker (a map journal blog following 5200 miles across Alaska’s Arctic seas)

Kenai Mountains-to-Sea Decision Support Tool

A Decision Support Tool for the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska

Skijor Trails of Anchorage, Alaska

Blogs & Articles


The Last Peregrination of an Arctic Falcon, audubon.org

Visiting the Arctic Through Stories, medium.com

A Place of Coming Together, Arctic Deeply and medium.com

Notes from an Icebreaker, Audubon Alaska

Navigating Through a Living Map, Alaska Magazine

 

Papers & Books


Meehan, T., S. Saunders, W. DeLuca, N. Michel, J. Grand, J. Deppe, M. Jimenez, E. Knight, N. Seavy, M. Smith, L. Taylor, C. Witko, M. Akresh, D. Barber, E. Bayne, J. Beasley, J. Belant, R. Bierregaard, K. Bildstein, T. Boves, J. Brzorad, S. Campbell, A. Celis-Murillo, H. Cooke, R. Domenech, L. Goodrich, E. Gow, A. Haines, M. Hallworth, J. Hill, A. Holland, S. Jennings, R. Kays, D. King, S. Mackenzie, P. Marra, R. McCabe, K. McFarland, M. McGrady, R. Melcer Jr., D. R. Norris, R. Norvell, O. Rhodes, C. Rimmer, A. Scarpignato, A. Shreading, J. Watson, and C. Wilsey. In review. Integrating data types to estimate spatial patterns of avian migration across the Western Hemisphere. Methods in Ecology & Evolution.

Saunders, S., J. Wu, E. Gow, E. Adams, B. Bateman, T. Bayard, S. Beilke, A. Dayer, A. Fournier, K. Fox, P. Heglund, S. Lerman, N. Michel, E. Paxton, Ç. Şekercioğlu, M. Smith, W. Thogmartin, M. Woodrey, C. van Riper III. 2021. Bridging the research-implementation gap in avian conservation with translational ecology. Ornithological Applications 123:1-13. Available here.

Huntington, H., S. Bobbe, A. Hartsig, E. Knight, A. Knizhnikov, A. Moiseev, O. Romanenko, M. A. Smith, and B. Sullender. 2019. The role of areas to be avoided in the governance of shipping in the greater Bering Strait region. Marine Policy 110:103564. Available here.

Matsuoka, S. M., J. C. Hagelin, M. A. Smith, T. F. Paragi, A. L. Sesser, and M. A. Ingle. 2019. Pathways for avian science, conservation, and management in boreal Alaska. Avian Conservation and Ecology 14(1):15. Available here.

Smith, M. A., B. K. Sullender, W. C. Koeppen, K. J. Kuletz, H. M. Renner, and A. J. Poe. 2019. An assessment of climate change vulnerability for Important Bird Areas in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Arc. PLoS ONE 14(4): e0214573. Available here.

Warnock, N. and M. A. Smith. 2018. The importance of Bristol Bay to marine birds of the world. In (C. A. Woody, ed.) The Globally Significant Natural Resources of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Plantation, FL: J. Ross Publishing, Inc.

Smith, M. A., M. S. Goldman, E. J. Knight, and J. J. Warrenchuk. 2017. Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. 2nd edition. Audubon Alaska, Anchorage, AK. Available here.

Smith, M. A. 2016. Ecological Atlas of Southeast Alaska. Audubon Alaska, Anchorage, AK. Available here.

Dominich, R., T. Pitz, K. Gray, and M. Smith. 2015. Estimating natal origins of migratory juvenile golden eagles using stable hydrogen isotopes. Journal of Raptor Research 49(3):308-315. Available here.

Smith, M.A., N.J. Walker, C.M. Free, M.J. Kirchhoff, G.S. Drew, N. Warnock, I.J. Stenhouse. 2014. Identifying marine important bird areas using at-sea survey data. Biological Conservation 172:180-189. Available here.

Wilson, R.R., A.K. Prichard, L.S. Parrett, B.T. Person, G.M. Carroll, M.A. Smith, C.L. Rea, and D.A. Yokel. 2012. Summer resource selection and identification of important habitat prior to industrial development for the Teshekpuk caribou herd in northern Alaska. PLoS One 7(11):1-14. Available here.

Smith, M.A. and C.T. Benton. 2008. Getting along on the range: Managing elk and cattle grazing interactions. In (H. Li. & F. Faruque, eds) GIS Best Practices: GIS and Science. Redlands, CA: Esri. Available here.

Smith, M.A. 2007. Predicting Northern Goshawk Dynamics Using an Individual-based Spatial Model. Master’s Thesis. Missoula: University of Montana.

 

Reports


Audubon Alaska. 2019. An Assessment of Ecological Value and Vulnerability in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. Audubon Alaska, Anchorage, AK. Available here.

Smith, M.A. and J. Adams. 2015. Prince of Wales Wolves: The Long-term Impacts of Logging and Roads Push a Wolf Population Toward Extinction. Anchorage: Audubon Alaska. Available here.

Smith, M.A., N. Walker, I. Stenhouse, C. Free, M. Kirchhoff, O. Romanenko, S. Senner, N. Warnock, V. Mendenhall. 2014. A New Map of Important Bird Areas in Alaska. Anchorage: Audubon Alaska. Available here.

Audubon Alaska, Ocean Conservancy, Oceana, Pew Charitable Trusts, and World Wildlife Fund. 2014. A Synthesis of Important Areas of the US Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Anchorage, AK. Available here.

Smith, M.A. 2013. Little Rabbit Creek Permaculture Plan. Anchorage, AK: Sustain North. Available here.

Kirchhoff, M., N. Walker, M.A. Smith, E. Myers, and J. Schoen. 2013. The Cost of Senate Bill 340: A Report to Congress. Anchorage: Audubon Alaska. Available here.

Smith, M., N. Walker, C. Free, M. Kirchhoff, N. Warnock, A. Weinstein, T. Distler, and I. Stenhouse. 2012. Marine Important Bird Areas in Alaska: Identifying Globally Significant Sites Using Colony and At-sea Survey Data. Audubon Alaska: Anchorage. Available here.

Smith, M.A., E.F. Myers, and J.W. Schoen. 2011. Habitat Conservation Strategy for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Anchorage: Audubon Alaska. Available here.

Kirchhoff, M., M. Smith, and S. Wright. 2010. Abundance, Population Trend, and Distribution of Marbled Murrelets and Kittlitz’s Murrelets in Glacier Bay National Park. Prepared for the National Park Service and Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Anchorage: Audubon Alaska. Available here.

Smith, M., H. Hesseln, A. Washburn, D. Burke, and M. Davies. 2008. Sublette County Socioeconomic Impact Study: Phase I Report. Prepared for Sublette County, WY. January. Missoula, MT: Ecosystem Research Group.

Smith, M. and M.G. Hartwell. 2008. Little Blackfoot River Bridge Replacement Biological Assessment. Prepared for Montana Rail Link. Missoula, MT: Ecosystem Research Group.

Hillis, J.M., M. Smith, J. Adams, and G. Kennett. 2007. Review of Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project. Prepared for State of Wyoming Governor’s Office. Missoula, MT: Ecosystem Research Group.

Hillis, J.M., G. Munther, M. Smith, J. Adams, and G. Kennett. 2006. State of Wyoming Recommendations on Performance Standards and Policy Considerations for the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Leasing Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Prepared for State of Wyoming Governor’s Office. Missoula, MT: Ecosystem Research Group.

Kennett, G., D. Bedunah, T. Benton, S. Babcock, and M. Smith. 2006. Elkhorn Vegetation Study: Phase II Final Report. Prepared for Elkhorn Working Group. Missoula, MT: Ecosystem Research Group.

Kennett, G., G. Munther, J.M. Hillis, M.G. Hartwell, and M. Smith.  2006. Collaboration Concepts: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Prepared for Beaverhead-Deerlodge Partnership, Montana Trout Unlimited, Montana Wilderness Association, National Wildlife Federation, and Sun Mountain Lumber. Missoula, MT: Ecosystem Research Group.

Smith, M. 2006. Pinedale Anticline Project Area Wildlife Monitoring Data Trend Analysis. Prepared for Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office. Missoula, MT: Ecosystem Research Group.

Smith, M., K. Izlar, and Z. Brandt. 2006. Introduction to Installing, Configuring, and Using Esri ArcSDE 9.1 SP1. Report prepared for Department of Geography, University of Montana.

 

Conference Presentations


*Denotes presenter.

M. Smith. 2021. A geospatial platform to connect birders with migration and conservation. In Esri User Conference. Recording available here.

M. Smith*. 2020. A geospatial platform for hemispheric bird conservation. In GIS Day: Low Budget, High Fidelity. Recording available here.

M. A. Smith*. 2019. What are your gradient maps saying about your data? In North American Cartographic Information Society Annual Conference. Tacoma, WA. Recording available here.

M. A. Smith*, M. Goldman, E. Knight, and B. Sullender. 2019. An assessment of ecological value and vulnerability for the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. In American Ornithological Society Annual Conference. Anchorage, AK.

M. Goldman*, M. A. Smith, E. Knight, B. Sullender, J. Warrenchuk, B. Mecum, and M. Zaleski. 2019. An assessment of ecological value and vulnerability for the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. In Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK.

Smith, M. A.*, M. Goldman, and E. Knight. 2018. The Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. In American Ornithological Society Annual Conference. Tucson, AZ.

Smith, M. A.*, M. Goldman, and E. Knight. 2018. The Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. In Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK.

Smith, M. A.*, M. Goldman, and E. Knight. 2017. The Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. In US Arctic Research Commission Annual Meeting. Anchorage, AK.

Smith, M. A.*, M. Goldman, E. Knight, D. Huffman, and B. Sullender. 2016. Building better bird maps: The Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. In 17th Alaska Bird Conference. Cordova, AK. Available here.

Sullender, B.*, E. Knight, and M. Smith. 2016. Reconciling spatial scales in bird conservation: The Kenai bird habitat assessment protocol. In 17th Alaska Bird Conference. Cordova, AK. Available here.

Smith, M. 2016. Data to design: Identifying Important Bird Areas and seabird connectivity in the Alaskan Arctic. In Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Workshop on Science and Tools for Developing Arctic Marine Protected Area Networks: Understanding Connectivity and Identifying Management Models. Washington, DC. Available here.

Smith, M.*, W. Koeppen, A. Poe, K. Kuletz, H. Renner, B. Sullender, T. Van Pelt, J. Littell, E. Tyler, and J. Reynolds, 2016. Application of a scalable change detection tool to assess climate change vulnerability for Important Bird Areas in the Bering Sea, In Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK. Available here.

Smith, M.*, W. Koeppen, A. Poe, K. Kuletz, H. Renner, B. Sullender, T. Van Pelt, J. Littell, E. Tyler, and J. Reynolds, 2016. Application of a scalable change detection tool to assess climate change vulnerability for Important Bird Areas in the Bering Sea, In International Association of Landscape Ecologists World Congress. Portland, OR. Available here.

Daniel, R.*, C. Krenz, M. Smith, N. Walker, B. Robson, E. Huffines, A. Hartsig, and H. Huntington. 2015. A synthesis of important areas in the U.S. Beaufort Sea, In Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK. Available here.

Krenz, C.*, M. Smith, N. Walker, K. Livingston, R. Daniel, and B. Robson. 2015. Identifying marine mammal fall migration core areas in the U.S. Beaufort Sea, In Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK. Available here.

Smith, M.*, C. Krenz, N. Walker, R. Daniel, B. Robson, E. Huffines, A. Hartsig, and H. Huntington. 2015. A synthesis of important areas in the U.S. Chukchi Sea, In Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK. Available here.

Smith, M. A., N. Walker, I. Stenhouse, C. Free, M. Kirchhoff, O. Romanenko, S. Senner, N. Warnock, V. Mendenhall. A new map of Important Bird Areas in Alaska. In 16th Alaska Bird Conference. Juneau, AK. Available here.

Smith, M.*, N. Walker, M. Kirchhoff, and C. Free. 2014. Mapping important areas for seabirds: How to draw the boundary line. In Society for Conservation and GIS Annual Conference. Monterey, CA. Available here.

Smith, M. A. and N.J. Walker*, 2014. Identifying Important Bird Areas for waterfowl in terrestrial and coastal Alaska using aerial survey data. In Society for Conservation and GIS Annual Conference. Monterey, CA. Available here.

Smith, M. A.* and N.J. Walker, 2014. Using spatial climate change data to assess vulnerability across Alaska. In International Association of Landscape Ecologists U.S. Chapter Annual Conference. Anchorage, AK. Available here.

Smith, M.*, N. Walker, M. Kirchhoff, and C. Free. 2013. Mapping important areas for seabirds: How to draw the boundary line. In Pacific Seabird Group Annual Conference. Portland, OR. Available here.

Smith, M.*, N. Walker, C. Free, M. Kirchhoff, N. Warnock, and I. Stenhouse. 2013. Marine Important Bird Areas in Alaska. In Pacific Seabird Group Annual Conference. Portland, OR.

Kirchhoff, M.*, J. Lindell, M. Smith, and J. Hodges. 2012. Population status and trend of the Kittlitz’s Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) in Glacier Bay, Alaska. In 15th Alaska Bird Conference. Anchorage, AK.

Smith, M., N. Walker*, C. Free, M. Kirchhoff, N. Warnock, A. Weinstein, T. Distler, and I. Stenhouse. 2012. Marine Important Bird Areas in Alaska: Global sites for conservation. In 15th Alaska Bird Conference. Anchorage, AK.

Smith, M. A.*, N.J. Walker, C.M. Free, M.J. Kirchhoff, N. Warnock, I.J. Stenhouse. 2012. A standardized method for identifying marine Important Bird Areas using at-sea survey data. In Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK.

Walker, N.*, M. Smith, and R. Wilson. 2012. A decision-support tool for bird conservation in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska. In 15th Alaska Bird Conference. Anchorage, AK.

Wong, G.*, D. Barker, D. Cost, R. Daniel, M. Prior, and M. Smith. 2012. Planning for Arctic Energy Futures. In Northern Energy Science an Technology Fair. Anchorage, AK.
Smith, M.A*. The Arctic Marine Synthesis: using maps to influence science and policy in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. 2011. In Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK.

Smith, M. A.*, E. F. Myers, J. W. Schoen. 2011. A habitat conservation strategy for the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska. In Annual conference of Arctic AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). Dillingham, AK.

Smith, M. A.*, N. J. Walker, C. M. Free, M. J. Kirchhoff, N. Warnock, I. J. Stenhouse. 2011. Identifying marine Important Bird Areas in Alaska: Progress toward a standardized method. In Annual conference of Arctic AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). Dillingham, AK.

Wilson, R.*, M. Smith, N. Walker, E. Witten, L. Chartier, and W. Loya. 2011. Cumulative impacts of industrial development and climate change on Teshekpuk Caribou Herd habitat. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Waikaloa, HI.

Smith, M. A.*, M. Kirchhoff, and C. Free. 2010. Mapping important areas for seabirds: exploring solutions to common challenges. In 14th Alaska Bird Conference. Anchorage, AK.

Smith, M. A.* and J. W. Schoen. Comparing landscape-scale land management strategies on the Tongass National Forest, Alaska. 2010. In Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference. Monterey, CA.

Wright, S. K.*, M. Kirchhoff, J. Lindell, M. Smith, J. Hodges. 2010. Spatial and temporal variation in marbled and Kittlitz’s Murrelets in Glacier Bay: Implications for survey design. Poster presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group in Long Beach, CA. Juneau: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Endangered Species Program.