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Climate change interactions at the edge: Wildfire and subsistence in the Boreal Forest, and sea-level rise and nitrogen loads at the California land-sea margin

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2011

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Nelson, Joanna L., 2011, Climate change interactions at the edge: Wildfire and subsistence in the Boreal Forest, and sea-level rise and nitrogen loads at the California land-sea margin: University of California, Santa Cruz.

Summary

My dissertation furthers work in ecosystem resilience and social-ecological resilience to global change, in the systems of a) the northern boreal forest of interior Alaska, where climate change drives a changing wildfire regime; and b) a central Californian estuary, where N pollution and sea-level rise (due to climate change) converge at the land-sea interface, impacting rare salt marsh habitats and their provision of ecosystem services. The first study explores impacts of a changing wildfire regime on a suite of wild species important for subsistence livelihoods, including game animals, furbearers, fish, and plants. Fire is a primary determinant of landscape pattern in the boreal forest. My review of 17 species indicated highly varied [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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