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Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

F. Stuart Chapin, Mark W. Oswood, Keith van Cleve, Leslie A. Viereck, and David L. Verbyla

Abstract

The boreal forest is the northern-most woodland biome, whose natural history is rooted in the influence of low temperature and high-latitude. Alaska's boreal forest is now warming as rapidly as the rest of Earth, providing an unprecedented look at how this cold-adapted, fire-prone forest adjusts to change. This volume synthesizes current understanding of the ecology of Alaska's boreal forests and describes their unique features in the context of circumpolar and global patterns. It tells how fire and climate contributed to the biome's current dynamics. As climate warms and permafrost (permanen ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195154313
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195154313.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. Stuart Chapin, editor

Mark W. Oswood, editor

Keith van Cleve, editor

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Part I Alaska’s Past and Present Environment

Part II Forest Dynamics

Part III Ecosystem Dynamics

Part IV Changing Regional Processes

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