Threshold Dynamics in Alaska Boreal Ecosystems
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Randi R. Jandt; Alison D. York; Kristin Timm
Publication Year: 2013

Cataloging Information

  • boreal ecosystems
  • carbon loss
  • climate change
  • climate-fire interactions
  • fire regime change
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Record Last Modified: April 25, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 14878


In late April 2013, scientists from universities in Alaska, Florida, and Saskatchewan met with fire managers and resource specialists to share early results from a study called Identifying Indicators of State Change and Forecasting Future Vulnerability in Alaskan Boreal Ecosystems. This project, funded by the Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), looks at military training lands in interior boreal forest ecosystems and surroundings. The objectives are to 1) determine linkages among climate, fire, soils, permafrost, and vegetation succession; 2) test field-based measurements indicating boreal ecosystem vulnerability to state change; and 3) forecast landscape change in response to projected changes in climate, fire regime, and fire management.

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Jandt, Randi; York, Alison; Timm, K. 2013. Threshold Dynamics in Alaska Boreal Ecosystems. AFSC Research Brief 2013-2. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Fire Science Consortium. 2 p.