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Climate Change Impacts on Fire Return Intervals in Alaska and Canada's Boreal Forests

Dates

Creation
2016-11-25
Span of project activity
2016-07-01
Span of project activity
2018-09-30

Citation

LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative(funder), Jennifer Barnes(Principal Investigator), 2016-11-25(creation), Climate Change Impacts on Fire Return Intervals in Alaska and Canada's Boreal Forests

Summary

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 [...]

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Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Data Owner)

Purpose

To describe and quantify the extent of and trends climate change impacts on fire return intervals in Alaska and Canada's boreal forests.

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typeShort Project Description
valueClimate Change Impacts on Fire Return Intervals in Alaska and Canada's Boreal Forests

Budget Extension

annualBudgets
year2016
fundingSources
amount40000.0
recipientNational Park Service
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds40000.0
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typeAgreement Number
value4500095853
totalFunds40000.0

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urn:uuid urn:uuid d7a7bd41-6be3-431e-bad8-e3d2743f23db
lcc:arctic lcc:arctic NWBLCC2016-16

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