As extreme fires transform Alaska's boreal forest, deciduous trees put a brake on carbon loss and how fast the forest burns

A new study finds more deciduous trees like aspen are growing in after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

As extreme fires transform Alaska's boreal forest, more aspen are coming in – that has an impact on future fires and the climate

A new study finds more deciduous trees like aspen are growing in after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

Extreme wildfires are transforming Alaska's boreal forest – the result can slow future fires and climate impact

A new study finds deciduous trees are increasingly dominant after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

As extreme fires transform Alaska's boreal forest, more aspen and birch are coming in – that can slow fires and their climate impact

A new study finds deciduous trees are increasingly dominant after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

As extreme wildfires transform Alaska's boreal forest, more aspen and birch are coming in – that can slow fires and their climate impact

A new study finds deciduous trees are increasingly dominant after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

As extreme fires transform Alaska's boreal forest, aspen and birch put a brake on carbon loss and how fast the forest burns

A new study finds deciduous trees are increasingly dominant after severe fires in the boreal forest, and that's having some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

The Arctic hasn't been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet

Extreme shrinkage of summer sea ice is just the latest evidence of rapid Arctic warming – and what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay there.

Steve Petsch, Associate Professor of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Sept. 30, 2020 ~9 min

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