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Modeling the Impact of Black Spruce on the Fire Regime of Alaskan Boreal Forest

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2002

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Rupp, T. S., Starfield, A. M., Chapin, F. S., III, and Duffy, P., 2002, Modeling the Impact of Black Spruce on the Fire Regime of Alaskan Boreal Forest: Climatic Change, v. 55, no. 1-2, p. 213-233.

Summary

In the boreal biome, fire is the major disturbance agent affecting ecosystem change, and fire dynamics will likely change in response to climatic warming. We modified a spatially explicit model of Alaskan subarctic treeline dynamics (ALFRESCO) to simulate boreal vegetation dynamics in interior Alaska. The model is used to investigate the role of black spruce ecosystems in the fire regime of interior Alaska boreal forest. Model simulations revealed that vegetation shifts caused substantial changes to the fire regime. The number of fires and the total area burned increased as black spruce forest became an increasingly dominant component of the landscape. The most significant impact of adding black spruce to the model was an increase [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1023/A:1020247405652

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