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G7315-Identifying Mechanisms of State Change and Forecasting Future Vulnerability


April 2011 - June 2016


This research will combine field measurements (Objective 1) with models (Objective 2) to detect and predict state changes in boreal ecosystems of Interior Alaska in response to changing climate and land management.
OBJECTIVE 1) Determine mechanistic links among fire, soils, permafrost, and vegetation succession in order to develop and test field-based ecosystem indicators that can be used to directly predict ecosystem vulnerability to state change.
OBJECTIVE 2) Forecast landscape change in response to projected changes in climate, fire regime, and fire management.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 714

Scientific Publications: 1979

Presentations: 4410



Funding Agencies

  • University of Florida


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey