Climate Change Impacts? Shortened Fire Return Intervals in Alaska Boreal Forests and Tundra
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Date: April 8, 2014

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  • AFSC - Alaska Fire Science Consortium
  • black spruce
  • boreal forest
  • Denali National Park and Preserve
  • fire regime
  • fire return interval
  • fire severity
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • tundra
  • vegetation changes
  • white spruce
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Record Last Modified: July 12, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 17197


Jennifer Barnes, Regional Fire Ecologist for the National Park Service (NPS) in Alaska shared information about fire regime and fire return intervals using plot data and photos from NPS long-term monitoring plots around the state. She shared examples of short fire return intervals in Denali National Park, Yukon-Charley Rivers in the east, and Noatak tundra fires in the west, while discussing the response of different trees and vegetation and implications for climate change.

Recording Length: 0:42:57
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