Sensitivity of boreal forest fire regimes to climate and vegetation variability in North America
Media Type: Presentation
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Date: November 19, 2019

Cataloging Information

  • adaptation
  • boreal Alaska
  • climate change
  • fire regime
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: February 23, 2023
FRAMES Record Number: 60348


Presented by: Adam Young, Northern Arizona University

November 19th, 2019

Powerpoint presentation from Special Session Fire in the Last Frontier: 21st Century Fire Patterns, Behavior, and Pyroecology of North American Boreal Forests and Tundra presented as part of the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. Hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology in cooperation with the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.

The first half of Adam Young’s presentation was not recorded due to technical difficulty. We encourage viewers interested in the first half of his talk to download his Powerpoint presentation and take a look at the annotated notes.

Quick Summary of Presentation: Climate is the primary driver of fire regimes in high latitude boreal forests, where warmer and drier conditions are correlated with the recent trend towards larger and more severe fires. Adam Young, from University of Idaho, reaffirmed this with a recent investigation looking at fire occurrence in Alaska over a 60-year period. 

Additional slide authors include: Philip E. Higuera, John Abatzoglou, Luigi Boschetti, Paul A. Duffy, and Feng Sheng Hu

Recording Length: 0:08:10