Philip E. Higuera, Melissa L. Chipman, Jennifer L. Barnes, Michael A. Urban, and Feng Sheng Hu. 2011. Variability of tundra fire regimes in Arctic Alaska: millennial-scale patterns and ecological implications. Ecological Applications 21:3211–3226.


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Google Earth files (.kmz) with location of lakes used and referenced in this study (see Fig. 1 in main text), and polygons of recorded fires in Alaska from 1950 to 2007.
Ecological Archives
A021-144-S1
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Philip E. Higuera
College of Natural Resources
Box 441133
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-1133
USA
E-mail: phiguera@uidaho.edu

Melissa L. Chipman
Department of Plant Biology
University of Illinois
505 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
USA

Jennifer L. Barnes
National Park Service
4175 Geist Road
Fairbanks, AK 997009
USA

Michael A. Urban
Department of Plant Biology
University of Illinois
505 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
USA


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AK_tundraFireHx_LakeSedRecords_2008.kmz
AK_tundraFires_CAVM_2010.kmz

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Both files open in the program Google Earth and contain geographic data.

AK_tundraFireHx_LakeSedRecords_2008.kmz:

Location of high-resolution lake-sediment records reporting fire history information from Alaskan tundra, over the mid and late Holocene (DI, PE, RA, UC, PO, LI) and late Glacial and early Holocene (RP, XI). Records from the late Holocene representing boreal forest (RP, XI, CO, WK) are also included, because these are compared to tundra fire history records. Metadata include lake name, site code, year cored, surface area (ha), water depth (m), and publication information.

AK_tundraFires_CAVM_2010.kmz:

Polygons of tundra area burned in Alaska from 1950 to 2010, as reported by the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (http://fire.ak.blm.gov/predsvcs/maps.php). “Tundra” is defined as all areas within the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (CAVM; Walker et al. 2005) in Alaska.

LITERATURE CITED

Walker, D. A., M. K. Raynolds, F. J. A. Daniels, E. Einarsson, A. Evlvebakk, W. A. Could, A. E. Katenin, S. S. Kholod, C. J. Markon, E. S. Melnikov, N. G. Moskalenko, S. S. Talbot, and B. A. Yurtsev. 2005. The circumpolar Arctic vegetation map. Journal of Vegetation Science 16:267–282.