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Assessing the role of deep soil organic carbon in interior Alaska: Data, models, and spatial/temporal dynamics


August 2008 - January 2011


Develop a more complete understanding of the carbon dynamics of northern high-latitude ecosystems at several scales: plot, landscape, region (e.g., Interior Alaska), pan-boreal (Alaska, Canada, Russia, and Scandinavia). This study will provide a best-practices spatial assessment of soil carbon in Alaska that can be used by a number of modeling and experimental studies that address the vulnerability and fate of soil carbon.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 24

Scientific Publications: 124

Presentations: 224



Funding Agencies

  • Global Change


Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  5. Wildlife Management Institute