Tundra Burning in Alaska: Rare Events or Harbinger of Climate Change?
Media Type: Video
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Date: May 24, 2012

Cataloging Information

  • AFSC - Alaska Fire Science Consortium
  • climate change
  • fire regimes
  • fire return intervals
  • paleoecology
  • tundra ecosystem
  • tundra fire
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Record Last Modified: May 7, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 14319


Dr. Philip Higuera presented results from past and ongoing research focused on understanding the causes and consequences of tundra burning in the past, present, and future. The talk integrated several lines of work, including reconstructing tundra fire history in the recent and distant past (2000-14,000 yr), quantifying relationships among modern climate, vegetation, and tundra burning, and anticipating future tundra burning given future climate scenarios. This webinar was hosted by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium.

Recording Length: 1:00:51
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