Summary of the latest findings on predicted vs. observed climate trends across the US were presented at a Webinar hosted by ACCAP and the National Climate Assessment Team–Alaska Chapter on March 6, 2013. Presenters were Dr. John Walsh, a well-known weather and climate scientist from UAF, and Dr. Sarah Trainor, Director of ACCAP.
Summary of the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map, which provides online site-level information and locations for fire and fuels-related studies through a map interface. Funding for the initial development was provided by the Joint Fire Science Program and it is hosted through Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.
Dr. Carissa Brown, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Sherbrooke, will be joining us for a webinar on February 23, 2012 (11:00 am to noon AKST) entitled “Once burned, twice shy: Repeat fires result in black spruce regeneration failure.” Dr. Brown is currently studying plant species and communities at the edge of their range, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of climate change on species distribution at northern latitudes. Most recently, her work has focused on the responses to altered fire frequency at the northern margin of the boreal forest, particularly in black spruce forests.
This document summarizes the 2011 AFSC workshop. Topics discussed included boreal fire history datasets in Alaska, fire return intervals in boreal forests, the Probabilistic Fire Analysis System (PFAS), the Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy, impacts of changing tundra fire regimes on caribou and moose, Alaskan early season forecasting tool, and state change and vulnerability in Alaska boreal forests.
This document summarizes the 2010 AFSC workshop. Topics included the Tanacross Shaded Fuel Break project, the Nenana Ridge Experimental Fuels Treatment project, climate change in Alaska, fire mapping methods using SAR, and potential research needs in Alaska and the method of science delivery.
The Nenana Ridge Experimental Fuels Treatment Research Project was funded by the Joint Fire Science Program. The project was designed to quantify the effects of fuels reduction treatments on fire behavior and post-fire vegetation dynamics in Alaska black spruce forests. Scientists, engineers and foresters from RMRS Fire Fuels and Smoke program worked closely with scientists from PNW station, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Alaska Fire Service and local land managers to measure the effect of different treatments on fire behavior.