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Mechanisms influencing changes in lake area in Alaskan boreal forest

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2011

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Roach, Jennifer, Griffith, Brad, Verbyla, Dave, and Jones, Jeremy, 2011, Mechanisms influencing changes in lake area in Alaskan boreal forest: Global Change Biology, v. 17, no. 8, p. 2567-2583.

Summary

During the past ~50 years, the number and area of lakes have declined in several regions in boreal forests. However, there has been substantial finer-scale heterogeneity; some lakes decreased in area, some showed no trend, and others increased. The objective of this study was to identify the primary mechanisms underlying heterogeneous trends in closed-basin lake area. Eight lake characteristics (d18O, electrical conductivity, surface : volume index, bank slope, floating mat width, peat depth, thaw depth at shoreline, and thaw depth at the forest boundary) were compared for 15 lake pairs in Alaskan boreal forest where one lake had decreased in area since ~ 1950, and the other had not. Mean differences in characteristics between paired [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02446.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 13541013

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