Research Summary: Projecting Vegetation and Wildfire Response to Changing Climate and Fire Management in Interior Alaska
Technical Report,01 Mar 2011,01 Nov 2016
University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks United States
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An extensive suite of empirical studies was completed with modeling to improve understanding of the mechanistic linkages among fire, vegetation, the soil organic layer SOL, and permafrost thaw across interior Alaska. The primary project objectives were to 1determine mechanistic links among fire, soils, permafrost, and vegetation succession in order to develop and test field-based ecosystem indicators that can be used to directly predict ecosystem vulnerability to state change, and 2 forecast landscape change in response to projected changes in climate, fire regime, and fire management.