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Alton C. Byers 2017: Alpine habitat conservation and restoration in tropical and sub-tropical high mountains. In Allison, S. K. and Murphy, S. D. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration. London: Routledge, 197-212.

Rounce, D. R., Alton C. Byers, Byers, E. A., McKinney, D. C. 2017: Brief communication: Observations of a glacier outburst flood from Lhotse Glacier, Everest area, Nepal. The Cryosphere, 11: 443-449. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-443-2017

Rounce, D. R., McKinney, D. C., Lala, J. M., Alton C. Byers, Watson, C. S. 2016: A new remote hazard and risk assessment framework for glacial lakes in the Nepal Himalaya. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20: 3455-3475. DOI: 10.5194/hess-20-3455-2016

Watanabe, T., Alton C. Byers, Somos-Valenzuela, M. A., McKinney, D. C. 2016: The need for community involvement in glacial lake field research: The case of Imja Glacial Lake, Khumbu, Nepal Himalaya. In Singh, R. B., Schickhoff, U., and Mal, S. (eds.), Climate Change, Glacier Response, and Vegetation Dynamics in the Himalaya: Contributions Toward Future Earth Initiatives. Springer, 235-250. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28977-9_13

Somos-Valenzuela, M. A., McKinney, D. C., Alton C. Byers, Rounce, D. R., Portocarrero, C., Lamsal, D. 2015: Assessing downstream flood impacts due to a potential GLOF from Imja Tsho in Nepal. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19(3): 1401-1412. DOI: 10.5194/hess-19-1401-2015

Alton C. Byers 2014: The Princess and the Duke. Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, September.

Lamsal, D., Sawagaki, T., Watanabe, T., Alton C. Byers 2014: Assessment of glacial lake development and prospects of outburst susceptibility: Chamlang South Glacier, eastern Nepal Himalaya. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 7(1): 403-423. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2014.931306

Somos-Valenzuela, M. A., McKinney, D. C., Rounce, D. R., Alton C. Byers 2014: Changes in Imja Tsho in the Mount Everest region of Nepal. Cryosphere, 8(5): 1661-1671. DOI: 10.5194/tc-8-1661-2014

Alton C. Byers, McKinney, D. C., Thakali, S., Somos-Valenzuela, M. 2014: Promoting science-based, community-driven approaches to climate change adaptation in glaciated mountain ranges: HiMAP. Geography, 99 Pt 3: 143-152.

Alton C. Byers 2013: The Nature of Everest. In Anker, C. (ed.), The Call of Everest: The History, Science, and Future of the World's Tallest Peak. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 88-135.

Alton C. Byers 2013: Preventing glacial lake outbursts (as told to Tasha Eichenseher). Discover Magazine, June.

Alton C. Byers 2013: Three sides of Everest: There’s more to a mountain than its summit. Natural History Magazine, 121(3).

Alton C. Byers 2013: An interview with Rodney Bartgis. Wonderful West Virginia, July.

Alton C. Byers 2013: Contemporary human impacts on subalpine and alpine ecosystems of the Hinku valley, Makalu-Barun National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal. Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, 33(1): article 8.

Alton C. Byers, McKinney, D. C., Somos-Valenzuela, M., Watanabe, T., Lamsal, D. 2013: Glacial lakes of the Hinku and Hongu valleys, Makalu Barun National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal. Natural Hazards, 69(1): 115-139. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-013-0689-8

Price, M. F., Alton C. Byers, Friend, D. A., Kohler, T., Price, L. W. (eds.) 2013: Mountain geography: Physical and human dimensions. Berkeley: University of California Press, 400 pp.

Alton C. Byers 2012: The wildflowers of Blister Swamp: A West Virginia success story. Wonderful West Virginia, July.

Sawagaki, T., Lamsal, D., Alton C. Byers, Watanabe, T. 2012: Changes in surface morphology and glacial lake development of Chamlang South Glacier, eastern Nepal Himalaya, since 1964. Global Environmental Research, 16(1): 83-94.

Garrard, R., Kohler, T., Wiesmann, U., Price, M. F., Alton C. Byers, Sherpa, A. R. 2012: An ever-changing place: Interpreting landscape change in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal; re-photographic survey and encounter. Eco Mont: Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research, 4(2): 49-55.

Garrard, R., Kohler, T., Wiesmann, U., Price, M. F., Alton C. Byers, Sherpa, A. R. 2012: Depicting community perspectives: Repeat photography and participatory research as tools for assessing environmental services in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. Eco Mont: Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research, 4(2): 21-31.

Alton C. Byers 2011: Recuperacion de pastos alpinos en el valle de Ishinca, Parque Nacional de Huascaran, Peru: Implicaciones para la conservacion, las communicades y el cambio climatico. Documento de Trabajo no. 1. Huaraz: Instituto de Montana.

Kargel, J. S., Cogley, J. G., Leonard, G. J., Haritashya, U., Alton C. Byers 2011: Himalayan glaciers: The big picture is a montage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(36): 14,709-14,710. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1111663108

Alton C. Byers 2010: Notes from Mustang and Dolpa: Tibetan mastiffs on the Nepal-Tibet border. In Messerschmidt, D., Big Dogs of Tibet and the Himalayas: A Personal Journey. Bangkok: Orchid Press, 74-81.

Alton C. Byers 2010: Photography journey: Taking the long view at Mount Everest. In Salina, I., Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource. Washington, D. C.: National Geographic, 107-119.

Alton C. Byers 2010: Fifty years of climate, culture, and landscape change in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal. Education About Asia, 15(3): 9-14.

Alton C. Byers 2009: A comparative study of tourism impacts on alpine ecosystems in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal and the Huascarán National Park, Peru. In Hill, J. and Gale, T. (eds.), Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability: Principles and Practice. London: Ashgate, chapter 4.

Schneider, S. H., Lane, J., Alton C. Byers 2009: Fire on the ice. In Braasch, G. (ed.), Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Alton C. Byers 2008: The Alpine Conservation Partnership: Protecting and restoring mountain ecosystems, building people's resilience to climate change. Alpine Journal: 210-219.

Alton C. Byers 2007: The Alpine Conservation Partnership: A global initiative to protect and restore alpine ecosystems. American Alpine Journal, Winter.

Alton C. Byers 2007: Changing climates, changing lives: Strengthening adaptive response capacities to climate change in the Huascarán Biosphere Reserve, Peru, and Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal. In Baudo, R., Tartari, G., and Vuillermoz, E. (eds.), Mountains: Witnesses of Global Changes. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 249-250.

Alton C. Byers 2007: An assessment of contemporary glacier fluctuations in Nepal's Khumbu Himal using repeat photography. Himalayan Journal of Sciences, 4(6): 21-26.

Alton C. Byers 2007: Changing climates, changing lives: Strengthening adaptive response capacities to climate change in the Huascaran Biosphere Reserve, Peru, and Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal. In Baudo, R., Tartari, G., and Vuillermoz, E. (eds.), Mountains: Witnesses of Global Changes. Research in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Share-Asia Project. Elsevier Science, 249-250. DOI: 10.1016/S0928-2025(06)10027-9

Alton C. Byers 2007: NGO service delivery and promotion of democracy: Two TMI initiatives in Nepal and Peru. Mountain Research and Development, 27(2): 180-181. DOI: 10.1659/mrd.0910

Alton C. Byers 2006: The future of Appalachian forests. In Abramson, R. and Haskell, J. (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, East Tennessee State University. University of Tennessee Press.

Alton C. Byers 2006: An analysis of NGO service delivery capacities in Nepal during times of conflict and uncertainty. Kathmandu: The Mountain Institute. Project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development, FY 2005 Research Options for DCHA/PVC-ASHA.

Bergson, R. L., Alton C. Byers 2005: All that remains: A mountaintop reveals its secrets. Dig, 7(9).

Alton C. Byers 2005: Contemporary human impacts on alpine ecosystems in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Khumbu, Nepal. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 95(1): 112-140. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8306.2005.00452.x

Alton C. Byers 2004: Guidelines for sustainable mountain development. Paper prepared for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Global Strategy Institute, Washington, D.C.

Alton C. Byers 2003: Landscape change in the Mt. Everest National Park, Nepal. In Rita, A. and Sherpa, A. R. (eds.), Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal. Kathmandu: Mandala Press.

Alton C. Byers 2003: Blister Swamp: Wetland conservation on private land. Wonderful West Virginia, August.

Alton C. Byers 2003: The Mountain Institute. The American Alpine Journal, 77(45): 431-432.

Alton C. Byers, Gifford, A. 2003: Mountain adventures: Increasing children's awareness of the importance of native plants through a web-based curriculum. Children, Youth and Environments, 13(2): 260-269.

Alton C. Byers, Dalen, J. 2000: Efforts to protect biodiversity and promote sustainable forestry in the Appalachian mountains: An interview with West Virginian landowner John Dalen. Mountain Research and Development, 20(3): 232-235.

Alton C. Byers 1999: Cambios en el paisaje contemporáneo del Parque Nacional Huascarán y su zona de amortiguamiento, Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Instituto de Montana, Programa Andino, Serie Documentos de Trabajo No. 99-1.

Alton C. Byers, Gilligan, N., Golston, S., Linville, R. 1999: Mountains: A global resource. Special supplement to Social Education, 63(5).

Alton C. Byers 1997: Landscape change in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal. Himalayan Research Bulletin, XVII(2): article 16.

Alton C. Byers 1996: Historical and contemporary human disturbance in the upper Barun Valley, Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area, East Nepal. Mountain Research and Development, 16(3): 235-247. DOI: 10.2307/3673946

Alton C. Byers, Poudel, N., Sharma, B. K. 1993: Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area 1993-1994 Plan of Operation. Kathmandu: Makalu-Barun Conservation Project.

Alton C. Byers 1992: Soil loss and sediment transport during the storms and landslides of May 1988 in Ruhengeri Prefecture, Rwanda. Natural Hazards, 5(3): 279-292. DOI: 10.1007/BF00125232

Taylor-Ide, D., Alton C. Byers, Campbell, J. G. 1992: Mountains, nations, parks and conservation: A case study of the Mt. Everest area. GeoJournal, 27(1): 105-112.

Alton C. Byers, Banskota 1992: Impacts of backcountry tourism on three sides of Everest. In Thorsell, J. (ed.), World Heritage Twenty Years Later. Gland and Cambridge: IUCN.

Alton C. Byers, Hastings, B. 1991: Mountain gorilla mortality and climatic factors in the Parc-National-des-Volcans, Ruhengeri Prefecture, Rwanda, 1988. Mountain Research and Development, 11(2): 145-151. DOI: 10.2307/3673573

Staver, C. P., Alton C. Byers, Ravelo, A. C., Dickinson, J. C. 1991: Refining soil conservation strategies in the mountain environment—The climatic factor: An Ecuadorian case study. Mountain Research and Development, 11(2): 127-144. DOI: 10.2307/3673572

Alton C. Byers 1990: Preliminary results of the RRAM Project soil loss and erosion control trials, Rwanda, 1987-1988. In Ziemer, R. R., O'Loughlin, C. L., and Hamilton, L. S. (eds.), Research Needs and Applications to Reduce Erosion and Sedimentation in Tropical Steeplands. IAHS Publication 192, 94-102.

Alton C. Byers 1989: Erosion processes in tropical watersheds: A preliminary assessment of measurement methods, action strategies, and information availability in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Honduras. Washington, D. C.: AID/DESFIL.

Alton C. Byers 1987: Peaks and people of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains. Climbing.

Alton C. Byers 1987: An assessment of landscape change in the Khumbu region of Nepal using repeat photography. Mountain Research and Development, 7(1): 77-81. DOI: 10.2307/3673327

Alton C. Byers 1987: Landscape change and man-accelerated soil loss: The case of the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Khumbu, Nepal. Mountain Research and Development, 7(3): 209-216. DOI: 10.2307/3673195

Alton C. Byers 1986: A geomorphic study of man-induced soil erosion in the Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park, Khumbu, Nepal: Report on the activities of the UNU MAB (Nepal) Mountain Hazards Mapping Project, Phase II. Mountain Research and Development, 6(1): 83-87. DOI: 10.2307/3673343

Alton C. Byers 1985: Resource management in the arid Himalaya: Problems and prospective solutions. Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 13(3): 107-136.

Alton C. Byers 1984: Climbing Nepal's trekking peaks. Climbing, winter.

Alton C. Byers 1982: Treks on the Kathmandu Valley Rim. Kathmandu, Nepal: Sahayogi Press.

Alton C. Byers 1978: Preliminary notes on wood supply in Muktinath. Nepal Nature Conservation Society Annual.