Regional Fire Ecologist
Alaska Regional Office
4175 Geist Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
MS 1996 Utah State University, Biology-Plant Ecology
BS 1989 University of Montana, Biology/Chemistry
Skills and Interest Areas
Recent work involves fire behavior, fire history, burn severity, and fire/fuels treatment effects in Alaska. Monitoring the effects of fire on the landscape.
2003-present Regional Fire Ecologist for Alaska Region National Park Service
2001-2002 Fire Specialist for Alaska Fire Service – Bureau of Land Management
1997-2000 Botanist for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
Higuera, P. E., Chipman, M. L., Barnes, J. L., Urban, M. A., and F. S. Hu. 2011. Variability of tundra fire regimes in Arctic Alaska: millennial scale patterns and ecological implications. Ecological Applications 21: 3211-3226.
Loya, Wendy, Springsteen, Anna L., Barnes, Jennifer L. and Rupp, Scott. 2011. Projected Vegetation and Fire Regime Response to Future Climate Change in National Parks in Interior Alaska. Alaska Park Science Vol. 10-1: 22-25.
Kasischke, Eric S., David L. Verbyla, T. Scott Rupp, A. David McGuire, Karen A. Murphy, Randi Jandt, Jennifer L. Barnes, Elizabeth E. Hoy, Paul A. Duffy, Monika Calef, and Merritt R. Turetsky. 2010. Alaska’s changing fire regime- implications for the vulnerability of its boreal forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 1313-1324.
Racine, C., Barnes, J., Jandt, R., and Dennis, J. 2010. Long-term Monitoring of 1977 Tundra Fires in the Northwest Alaska Parks. Alaska Park Science Volume 9, Issue 1: 24-25.
Allen, J.L. and Sorbel, B. 2008. Assessing the differenced Normalized Burn Ratio’s ability to map burn severity in the boreal forest and tundra ecosystems of Alaska’s national parks. International Journal of Wildland Fire Vol 17: 463–475.
Allen, J. L., Wesser, S., Markon, C. J. and Winterberger, K. C. 2006. Stand and landscape level effects of a major outbreak of spruce beetles on forest vegetation in the Copper River Basin, Alaska. Journal of Forest Ecology and Management Vol 227: 257-266.