Weather and climate are key drivers in ecosystem structure and function; the high-latitude Arctic parklands are undergoing rapid change.
The coastal zone is changing rapidly as the ice-free season lengthens, sea-level and ocean temperatures rise, and storms intensify.
Wildland fire is one of the largest natural disturbance processes in the boreal and tundra ecosystems of Arctic parklands.
Glaciers in Alaska's parks are dynamic features that are vulnerable to climate change. We are monitoring changes in park glaciers.
Landscape dynamics are the “big picture” of changes in the growing season, vegetation, and surface water.
Last updated: May 6, 2018