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Integrated Ecosystem Model (AIEM) for Alaska and Northwest Canada (COPY)


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Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), David McGuire, PhD(Principal Investigator), Scott Rupp, PhD(Principal Investigator), Alaska Climate Science Center(Funding), Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Funding), Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Funding), Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Funding), Mark Lara(Collaborator), 2010-02-15(creation), Integrated Ecosystem Model (AIEM) for Alaska and Northwest Canada,


The Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska project (IEM) uses down-scaled climate models as the drivers of ecosystem change to produce forecasts of future fire, vegetation, permafrost and hydrology regimes at a resolution of 1km. This effort is the first to model ecosystem change on a statewide scale, using climate change input as a major driving variable. The objectives of the IEM project are as follows; to better understand and predict effects of climate change and other stressors on landscape level physical and ecosystem processes, and to provide support for resource conservation planning.The IEM will provide resource managers with a decision support tool to visualize future landscapes in Alaska. Model outputs are anticipated to [...]


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typeShort Project Description
valueProject with SNAP to develop a framework that will couple models of disturbance and vegetation succession (ALFRESCO), biogeochemistry (TEM), and permafrost (GIPL).
projectStatusIn Progress

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