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Mechanisms influencing changes in lake area in Alaskan boreal forest

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Jennifer K. Roach, Brad Griffith, David Verbyla, and Jeremy B. Jones, 2011, Mechanisms influencing changes in lake area in Alaskan boreal forest: Global Change Biology, v. 17, iss. 8.

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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 (δ18O, 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://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02446.x
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