Fire as an ecological factor in the boreal forest of Alaska
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Harold J. Lutz
Publication Year: 1960

Cataloging Information

  • Betula papyrifera
  • black spruce
  • boreal forest
  • burn severity
  • coniferous forests
  • fire intervals
  • fire management
  • hardwood forest
  • mosaic
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • Populus balsamifera
  • Populus tremuloides
  • regeneration
  • soil
  • vegetation response
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Record Last Modified: March 3, 2021
FRAMES Record Number: 4607
Tall Timbers Record Number: 6801
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From introduction: 'The boreal forest of Alaska represents the northwestern portion of a great transcontinental forest belt that extends through more than 110 degrees longitude, from Newfoundland and the Labrador coast in Canada to the limits of tree growth on the Seward Peninsula in Alaska. The boreal or interior forest of Alaska is characterized by white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench] Voss) and black spruce (P. mariana [Mill.] B.S.P.). Tamarack (Larix laricina [Du Roi] K. Koch) is encountered only occasionally and is relatively unimportant. Although the forest is dominantly coniferous, several hardwood species are distributed throughout and locally may form extensive pure stands. These are Alaska paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh. var. humilis [Reg.] Fern. & Raup); Kenai (B. papyrifera Marsh. var. kenaica [W. H. Evans] A. Henry); quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.); and balsam poplar (P. balsamifera L.).'

Online Link(s):
Lutz, Harold J. 1960. Fire as an ecological factor in the boreal forest of Alaska. Journal of Forestry 58(6):454-460.