Recent Fire Science Highlights
Fire Effects 10 Years After the Anaktuvuk River Tundra Fires
The 10-year follow-up report on the 2007 Anaktuvuk River fire has been recently released as a Technical Report. An interagency team led by the Bureau of Land Management has been studying the vegetation changes and permafrost changes after the fire.
Shovel Creek StoryMap: Burn Severity
AFSC's Zav Grabinski and EPSCoR Fire and Ice graduate student Chris Smith have released a StoryMap focused on burn severity using the 2019 Shovel Creek fire as a case study. The story map uses a combination of illustration, UAV videography, 360 plot photos, and animations to answer the questions:
- What is burn severity?
- What are the drivers of burn severity?
- How is burn severity assessed?
R2O Workshop Report
The R2O Workshop Report summarizes the 2022 AFSC Research to Operations Workshop that was held in conjunction with the NASA Arctic and Boreal Vulnerability Experiment 8th Annual Science Team Meeting in Fairbanks, AK.
Fantastic photography and maps in this Aurora article that highlights how the NASA Arctic and Boreal Vulnerability Experiment and the Geographic Information Network of Alaska are providing real-time data to help with wildfire management decision making and smoke jumper deployment.
Latest in Wildfire Carbon Research
Scientific American: How Stopping Alaskan Wildfires Can Slow Climate Change
Science Advances: Escalating carbon emissions from North American boreal forest wildfires and the climate mitigation potential of fire management
Environmental Research Letters: The costs and benefits of fire management for carbon mitigation in Alaska through 2100
Alaska's Changing Wildfire Environment
Recent Presentation Recordings
Unrecorded Tundra Fires - Eric Miller
2022 AFSC Fall Fire Science Workshop
2022 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop
Alaska Resource Planning for Fuel Treatment Projects Virtual Workshop
Missing Burns in the High Northern Latitudes - Tony Chen
Improving wildfire management decision-making for YFNWR - Sarah Trainor & Jeremy Littell | AFE 2021
Wildfire Is Transforming Alaska and Amplifying Climate Change
More from Randi and Alison
- Presentation: Why is Alaska's 'firescape' so sensitive to warming climate?
- The 'Zombie' Fires of 1942
- Wildland fire in high northern latitudes: Arctic Report Card & BAMS
- 'Overwintering fires in boreal forests' published in Nature