Bonanza Creek LTER

The Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research program is located in the boreal forest of interior Alaska, USA. Our facilities are centered in the city of Fairbanks. Research at our LTER site focuses on improving our understanding of the long-term consequences of changing climate and disturbance regimes in the Alaskan boreal forest. Our overall objective is to document the major controls over forest dynamics, biogeochemistry, and disturbance and their interactions in the face of a changing climate. The site was established in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1987 as part of the National Science Foundation's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program 

Adapting to Change

changes to ecosystem services

Forest Disturbance

fires in the boreal forests of Alaska

Snow and Climate

Changes in the duration of the snow season

Thermokarst Feature

Thaw of permafrost induced by climate change

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