Arctic boreal processes that feed back to climate: Extrapolation and synthesis

Principal Investigators:

F. Stuart Chapin

Changes in high-latitude ecosystems are likely to have major feedbacks to global climate through changes in carbon storage, trace-gas fluxes, and surface energy balance. These feedbacks to climate may occur as rapidly as any other changes on the earth's surface. However, there is currently considerable debate about even the sign of these climate feedbacks, much less their magnitude. Two limitations to estimating high-latitude feedbacks are (1) lack of integration of process-level studies conducted over long time periods with estimates of regional... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Workshop6th—9th April 1997Participant List  
Workshop10th—13th April 1997Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Michael Appsmapps@nofc.forestry.caCanadian Forest Service
Dennis Baldocchibaldocchi@berkeley.eduNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Scott of California, Berkeley
F. Stuart Chapinfschapiniii@alaska.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Werner Eugstereugster@giub.unibe.chUniversity of Bern
Michael Flemingmfimages@alaska.netUS Geological Survey (USGS)
Timothy KittelNational Center for Atmospheric Research
Carolyn Malmstromcarolynm@msu.eduStanford University
Stefan Maurermaurer@fsc7.biol.berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Joseph P. McFaddenmcfadden@geog.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Roger A. Pielke, Jr.rogerp@ucar.eduColorado State University
Ken Raffaraffa@entomology.wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin
Nigel Rouletnigel.roulet@mcgill.caMcGill University
Wayne Rouserouse@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.caMcMaster University
Hank Shugarthhs@virginia.eduUniversity of Virginia
Will Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Brian Stocksbstocks@forestryCanadian Forest Service
Eugene Vaganovevag@ifor.krasnoyarsk.suRussian Academy of Sciences
Donald (Skip) A. Walkerffdaw@uaf.eduUniversity of Colorado
Patrick of New Hampshire
Michael Gouldenmgoulden@uci.eduHarvard University
Stith T. Gowerstgower@facstaff.wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin
Sarah E. Hobbieshobbie@umn.eduStanford University
Dave U. Hooperhooper@biol.wwu.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Gerald Livingstongerald.livingston@uvm.eduUniversity of Vermont
A. David McGuireffadm@uaf.eduUniversity of Alaska, Fairbanks
William J. Partonbillp@nrel.colostate.eduColorado State University
James T. Randersonjranders@uci.eduStanford University
Edward Rastettererastetter@mbl.eduMarine Biological Laboratory
William S. Reeburghreeburgh@uci.eduUniversity of California, Irvine
Roger Ruessrwruess@alaska.eduUniversity of Alaska
Steven W. Runningswr@ntsg.umt.eduUniversity of Montana
Joshua P. Schimelschimel@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Sue Trumboresetrumbo@uci.eduUniversity of California, Irvine
George Vourlitisgeorgev@csusm.eduSan Diego State University
Matt Williamsmwilliam@mbl.eduMarine Biological Laboratory
John Yariej.yarie@uaf.eduUniversity of Alaska
Sergei Zimovsazimov55@mail.ruUniversity of California, Berkeley

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Baldocchi, Dennis; Kelliher, Francis M.; Black, T. A.; Jarvis, P. 2000. Climate and vegetation controls on boreal zone energy exchange. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 69-83. (Abstract) (Online version)
Report or White Paper Chapin, F. Stuart. 1997. Arctic-boreal climate feedbacks: Synthesis of information from integrated research programs. (Online version)
Journal Article Chapin, F. Stuart; McGuire, A. David; Randerson, James T.; Pielke, Roger; Baldocchi, Dennis; Hobbie, Sarah E.; Roulet, Nigel; Eugster, Werner; Kasischke, Eric S.; Rastetter, Edward; Zimov, Sergei; Running, Steven W. 2000. Arctic and boreal ecosystems of western North America as components of the climate system. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 211-223. (Online version)
Journal Article Clein, J. S.; Kwiatkowski, Bonnie L.; McGuire, A. David; Hobbie, John; Rastetter, Edward; Melillo, Jerry M.; Kicklighter, David W. 2000. Modelling carbon responses of tundra ecosystems to historical and projected climate: A comparison of a plot- and a global-scale ecosystem model to identify process-based uncertainties. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 141-159. (Online version)
Journal Article Eugster, Werner; Rouse, Wayne; McFadden, Joseph P.; Baldocchi, Dennis; Kittel, Timothy; Chapin, F. Stuart; Liston, Glen E.; Vidale, Pier Luigi; Vaganov, Eugene; Chambers, Scott. 2000. Land-atmosphere energy exchange in Arctic tundra and boreal forest: Available data and feedbacks to climate. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 84-115. (Online version)
Journal Article Fleming, Michael; Chapin, F. Stuart; Cramer, Wolfgang; Hufford, G. L.; Serreze, Mark. 2000. Geographic patterns and dynamics of Alaskan climate interpolated from a sparse station record. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 49-58. (Online version)
Journal Article Harden, Jennifer W.; Trumbore, Sue; Stocks, Brian; Hirsch, A.; Gower, Stith T.; O'Neill, K. P.; Kasischke, Eric S. 2000. The role of fire in the boreal carbon budget. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 174-184. (Online version)
Journal Article Hobbie, Sarah E.; Schimel, Joshua P.; Trumbore, Sue; Randerson, James T. 2000. Controls over carbon storage and turnover in high-latitude soils. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 196-210. (Online version)
Journal Article Keyser, Alisa R.; Kimball, John; Nemani, Ramakrishna R.; Running, Steven W. 2000. Simulating the effects of climate change on the carbon balance of North American high-latitude forests. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 185-195. (Online version)
Journal Article Kittel, Timothy; Steffen, Will; Chapin, F. Stuart. 2000. Global and regional modelling of Arctic-boreal vegetation distribution and its sensitivity to altered forcing. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 1-18. (Online version)
Journal Article Malmstrom, Carolyn; Raffa, Ken. 2000. Biotic disturbance agents in the boreal forest: Considerations for vegetation change models. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 35-48. (Online version)
Journal Article McGuire, A. David; Clein, J. S.; Melillo, Jerry M.; Kicklighter, David W.; Meier, R.A.; Vorosmarty, Charles J.; Serreze, Mark. 2000. Modelling carbon responses of tundra ecosystems to historical and projected climate: Sensitivity of pan-Arctic carbon storage to temporal and spatial variation in climate. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 141-159. (Online version)
Journal Article Oechel, Walter C.; Vourlitis, George; Verfaillie, J.; Crawford, T.; Brooks, Shane; Dumas, E.; Hope, A.; Stow, D.; Boynton, Bill; Nosov, V.; Zulueta, R. 2000. A scaling approach for quantifying the net CO2 flux of the Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 160-173. (Online version)
Journal Article Rouse, Wayne. 2000. The energy and water balance of high-latitude wetlands: Controls and extrapolation. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 59-68. (Online version)
Journal Article Walker, Donald (Skip) A. 2000. Hierarchical subdivision of Arctic tundra based on vegetation response to climate, parent material and topography. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 19-34. (Online version)
Journal Article Williams, Matt; Eugster, Werner; Rastetter, Edward; McFadden, Joseph P.; Chapin, F. Stuart. 2000. The controls on net ecosystem productivity along an Arctic transect: A model comparison with flux measurements. Global Change Biology. Vol: 6(S1). Pages 116-126. (Online version)
"Arctic boreal processes that feed back to climate: Extrapolation and synthesis" is project ID: 2040