Scientists from Universities in Fairbanks, Florida, and Saskatchewan met with fire managers and resource specialists to share early results from a study called Identifying Indicators of State Change and Forecasting Future Vulnerability in Alaskan Boreal Ecosystems. Dr. April Melvin, a University of Florida postdoctoral associate, is quantifying carbon loss from the soil organic layer in managed sites like thinned and shearbladed hazard fuel treatments. In the first talk (this video) she discusses effects of fire on vegetation, carbon storage and permafrost thaw.

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