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Interactions among climate, fire, and vegetation in the Alaskan boreal forest

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2006

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Duffy, Paul Arthur, 2006, Interactions among climate, fire, and vegetation in the Alaskan boreal forest: University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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The boreal forest covers 12 million kM2 of the northern hemisphere and contains roughly 40% of the world's reactive soil carbon. The Northern high latitudes have experienced significant warming over the past century and there is a pressing need to characterize the response of the disturbance regime in the boreal forest to climatic change. The interior Alaskan boreal forest contains approximately 60 million burnable hectares and, relative to the other disturbance mechanisms that exist in Alaska, fire dominates at the landscape-scale. In order to assess the impact of forecast climate change on the structure and function of the Alaskan boreal forest, the interactions among climate, fire and vegetation need to be quantified. The results [...]

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