Policy strategies to address sustainability of Alaskan boreal forests in response to a directionally changing climate.

  title={Policy strategies to address sustainability of Alaskan boreal forests in response to a directionally changing climate.},
  author={F. Stuart Chapin and Amy Lauren Lovecraft and Erika Zavaleta and Joanna K. Nelson and Martin D. Robards and Gary P. Kofinas and Sarah Fleisher Trainor and Garry D. Peterson and Henry P Huntington and Rosamond L Naylor},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={103 45},
Human activities are altering many factors that determine the fundamental properties of ecological and social systems. Is sustainability a realistic goal in a world in which many key process controls are directionally changing? To address this issue, we integrate several disparate sources of theory to address sustainability in directionally changing social-ecological systems, apply this framework to climate-warming impacts in Interior Alaska, and describe a suite of policy strategies that… CONTINUE READING

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