Effect of Tundra Fires on Post-fire Vegetation
Media Type: Video
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Date: April 28, 2014

Cataloging Information

  • boreal forest
  • climate change
  • fire regime change
  • lichen
  • nitrogen
  • post-fire vegetation
  • Seward Peninsula
  • soil properties
  • tundra
  • tundra fire
  • vegetation change
  • wildfire
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Record Last Modified: August 6, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 20211


Fires in the tundra can drastically alter vegetation and ecosystem characteristics. Drs. Hollingsworth and Breen (from the U.S. Forest Service and University of Alaska-Fairbanks, respectively) review the effects of climate on fire regime and wildfire in Alaska. They compare fire in the boreal forest to tundra and discuss what is known and what we are learning about tundra fires in Alaska. The Seward Peninsula is a good experimental system to understand future states of more northern tundra systems.

Recording Length: 0:49:43
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