Thursday, July 11, 2013

ACCAP announces climate webinars

Boreal forest fire. (Photo by Scott Rupp)
Mike Flannigan from the University of Alberta will be presenting a talk on July 23 at 10 a.m. AKDT titled: Climate Change and Boreal Forest Fires: What does the future hold? The webinar is hosted by the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.

A warmer world means longer fire seasons and more lightning activity, which is responsible for most of the area burned in boreal ecosystems and drier fuels that contribute to fire occurrence and spread. In terms of fire management, enhanced fire danger rating systems that accurately predict the spatial and temporal variability in fire danger can help us adapt to a warmer world.

Other upcoming ACCAP Alaska Climate Webinars:

Aug. 20: Pollinator attraction: Do exotics do it better? Christa Mulder and Katie Spellman, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Sept. 10: Community-Based Surveys Inform Climate Change Adaptation in Rural and Frontier Communities in Alaska, David Driscoll, University of Alaska Anchorage

Oct. 8: Tentative Title: Climate impacts on Cooper River Delta including Salmon, Gordie Reeves, US Forest Service

Nov. 5: What's New About Ocean Acidification in Alaska, Jeremy Mathis, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Dec. 10: Climate Scenarios and Vulnerabilities in the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands, John Walsh (UAF) and Nick Bond (NOAA) in association with the Alaska Climate Science Center

Call 907-474-7812 or email for more information.

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