Matthew Druckenmiller

Research Scientist II


PhD, Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2011


Coastal sea-ice dynamics; Collaborating with Indigenous sea-ice experts; Community-based monitoring; Arctic observing; Communicating the societal implications of diminishing Arctic sea ice; Sea ice and marine mammals; Science policy




Citta, J.J., P. Richard, L.F. Lowry, M. Marcoux, G.O. Crowe, R. Suydam, L.T. Quakenbush, R.C. Hobbs, K.J. Frost, T. Gray, J. Orr, B. Tinker, H. Aderman, and M.L. Druckenmiller. 2017. Satellite telemetry reveals population specific winter ranges of beluga whales in the Bering Sea. Marine Mammal Science 33(1): 236-250. doi:10.1111/mms.12357.

Sea Ice Outlook Action Team. 2017. 2016 Post Season Report of the Sea Ice Outlook. Sea Ice Prediction Netwok.


Druckenmiller, M.L., and J. Rohde. 2016. Communicating Arctic Science Creatively for Diverse Audiences. EOS 97. doi:10.1029/2016EO057009.

Alessa, L., A. Kliskey, P. Pulsifer, D. Griffith, P. Williams, M.L. Druckenmiller, H. McCann, B. Myers, G. Beaujean, and L. Jackson. 2016. Best Practices for Community-based Observing: A National Workshop Report. Oct 5-6, Seattle, WA.


George, J.C., M.L. Druckenmiller, K. Laidre, and R. Suydam. 2015. Bowhead whale body condition and links to summer sea ice and upwelling in the Beaufort Sea. Progress in Oceanography 136: 250-262. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.05.001.

Divoky, G.J., P.M. Lukacs, and M.L. Druckenmiller. 2015. Effects of recent decreases in arctic sea ice on an ice-associated marine bird. Progress in Oceanography 136: 151–161. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.05.010.

Citta, J.J., L.T. Quakenbush, S.R. Okkonen, M.L. Druckenmiller, W. Maslowski, J.C. George, H. Brower, R.J. Small, L.A. Harwood, M-P. Heide-Jørgensen, and C. Ashjian. 2015. Ecological characteristics of core-use areas used by Bering–Chukchi–Beaufort (BCB) bowhead whales, 2006–2012. Progress in Oceanography 136, 201–222. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.08.012.

Stroeve, J., W. Meier, C. Bitz, L. Hamilton, A. Tivy, N. Barton, M. Druckenmiller, N. Fuckar, F. Massonnet, A. Petty, and A. Slater. 2015. September Sea Ice Outlook: Post Season Report. Sea Ice Prediction Network, Available at:


Johnson, M., H. Eicken, M.L. Druckenmiller and R. Glenn, Editors. 2014. Experts Workshops to Comparatively Evaluate Coastal Currents and Ice Movement in the Northeastern Chukchi Sea; Barrow and Wainwright, Alaska, March 11-15, 2013. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK.


Druckenmiller, M.L., H. Eicken, J.C. George, and L. Brower. 2013. Trails to the whale: Reflections of change and choice on an Iñupiat icescape at Barrow, Alaska. Polar Geography 36(1-2): 5-29,  doi:10.1080/1088937X.2012.724459.

Chambers, C.P., E. Koepf, C. Lyons, and M.L. Druckenmiller. 2013. Sustainability Stew: A Recipe for Problem Framing and Discussion. Journal of Sustainability Education 5, ISSN: 2151-7452.


Druckenmiller, M.L. 2012. Book review for Ellavut: Our Yup’ik World and Weather: Continuity and Change on the Bering Sea Coast. Arctic 65(4): 481-482.

Weyapuk, Jr. W., and I. Krupnik, compilers. H. Anungazuk, I. Krupnik, and M.L. Druckenmiller, editors/contributors. 2012.  Kifikmi Sigum Qanuq Ilitaavut – Wales Iñupiaq Sea-Ice Dictionary.  Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.


Eicken, H., J. Jones, M.V. Rohith, C. Kambhamettu, F. Meyer, A. Mahoney, and M.L. Druckenmiller. 2011. Environmental security in Arctic ice-covered seas: From strategy to tactics of hazard identification and emergency response. Marine Technol. Soc. J., 45(3): 37-48.


Druckenmiller, M.L., H. Eicken, J.C. George, and L. Brower. 2010. Assessing the shorefast ice: Iñupiat whaling trails off Barrow, Alaska. In: SIKU: Knowing Our Ice, I. Krupnik et al. (eds). Springer-Verlag, New York.

Druckenmiller, M.L. 2010. Review of Sea-Ice & Related Climate Information Resources for Alaska’s Arctic Coastal Communities: A Manual for Accessing & Using Online Information. Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks.


Druckenmiller, M.L., H. Eicken, M. Johnson, D. Pringle, and C. Williams. 2009. Toward an integrated coastal sea-ice observatory: System components and a case study at Barrow, Alaska. Cold Regions Science and Technology 56(1-2): 61-72. doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2008.12.003.

Eicken, H., A. Lovecraft, and M.L. Druckenmiller. 2009. Sea-Ice System Services: A Framework to Help Identify and Meet Information Needs Relevant for Arctic Observing Networks. Arctic 62(2): 119-136. doi:10.14430/arctic126.

Druckenmiller, M.L., and C. Haas. 2009. Integrated Ice Observation Programs. In: Field Techniques for Sea-Ice Research, H. Eicken et al. (eds), Univ. of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, AK.

Haas, C., and M.L. Druckenmiller. 2009. Ice thickness and Roughness Measurements. In: Field Techniques for Sea-Ice Research, H. Eicken et al. (eds), Univ. of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, AK.

Huntington, H.P., S. Gearheard, M.L. Druckenmiller, and A. Mahoney. 2009. Community-Based Observation Programs and Indigenous and Local Sea-Ice Knowledge. In: Field Techniques for Sea-Ice Research, H. Eicken et al. (eds), Univ. of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, AK.

Arctic Council. 2009. Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report. April 2009, second printing. (contributor).


Arendt, A.A., K.A. Echelmeyer, W.D. Harrison, C.S. Lingle, S.L. Zirnheld, V.B. Valentine, J.B. Ritchie, and M.L. Druckenmiller. 2006. Updated Estimates of Glacier Volume Changes in the Western Chugach Mountains, AK, USA and a Comparison of Regional Extrapolation Methods. J. Geophys. Res. 111. 10.1029/2005JF000436

Druckenmiller, M.L., M.M. Maroto-Valer, and M. Hill. 2006. Investigation of carbon sequestration via induced calcite formation in natural gas well brine. Energy and Fuels 20(1): 172-179.

Committee on Designing an Arctic Observing Network, National Research Council of the National Academies. 2006. Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network. The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. ~ served as staff report editor, coordinator, and contributor


Druckenmiller, M.L., and M.M. Maroto-Valer. 2005. Carbon sequestration using brine of adjusted pH to form mineral carbonates. Fuel Processing Tech. 86(14-15): 1599-1614.


Druckenmiller, M.L., and M.M. Maroto-Valer. 2004. Parametric Investigation of Carbon Sequestration using Brine. Preprint Papers - American Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry, 49(1): 418.


Szybist, J., J. Simmons, M.L. Druckenmiller, K. Al-Qurashi, A. Boehman, and A. Scaroni. 2003. Potential Methods for NOx Reduction from Biodiesel. Soc. of Auto. Eng. Tech. Paper No. 2003-01-3205. Powertrain & Fluid Systems Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 27-30.

Maroto-Valer, M.M., M.L. Druckenmiller, and J.M. Andrésen. 2003. In-situ study of carbon dioxide sequestration in saline brine formations. Paper 2B6 (CD-ROM publication). Second Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, May 6.

Andrésen, J.M., M.L. Druckenmiller, and M.M. Maroto-Valer. 2003. Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Saline Brine Formations. 6th Intl Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies.


Andrésen, J.M., M.L. Druckenmiller, F.J. Rusinko, Jr., and H.H. Schobert. 2002. Understanding the Bond Breaking Mechanisms between Aromatic Moieties during Pyrolysis.  19th Annual Intl Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 23-27.