Project: d7a7bd41-6be3-431e-bad8-e3d2743f23db

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Project Title
Climate Change Impacts on Fire Return Intervals in Alaska and Canada's Boreal Forests
Description
Climate Change Impacts on Fire Return Intervals in Alaska and Canada's Boreal Forests
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Amy Pocewicz
LCC Science Coordinator
101 12th Street
Room 216
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
V: +1 907 4560325
amy_pocewicz@fws.gov
Jennifer Barnes
Project Manager
240 W. 5th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
V: +1 907 4550652
jennifer_barnes@nps.gov

Project Abstract

In recent years, Alaska has seen the largest (2004), second largest (2015), third largest (2005) and sixth largest (2009) fire years since 1940, and observed increases in area burned in Canada during the last four decades are linked with warming summer season temperatures. To the surprise and concern of fire and resource managers, some of these fires burned across fire scars from the previous decade or decades, an uncharacteristic phenomenon in boreal forests. This project is assessing the ecological and management implications of repeat fires. This funding to the National Park Service and USGS is contributing to a large effort to model the conditions under which new fires burn into older fires, the behavior of those fires, and the potential ecological effects of repeat burns across lowland and upland boreal forests across many locations in Alaska.

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • disaster,
    • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • CLIMATE INDICATORS,
    • FIRE MODELS,
    • FIRE MANAGEMENT,
    • FIRE ECOLOGY,
    • FOREST FIRE SCIENCE,
    • FORESTS,
    • FOREST SCIENCE
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Academics & scientific researchers,
    • Federal resource managers,
    • Interested public,
    • Private land owners,
    • Regional & county planners,
    • State agencies,
    • Tribes
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Data Acquisition and Development,
    • Data Management and Integration,
    • Decision Support,
    • Monitoring
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Report

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
9ef69b1f-f3d5-49b7-a8e4-d09a8e30cd55 Report: Climate Change Impacts on Fire Return Intervals in Alaska and Canada's Boreal Forests mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML