Professor of Silviculture
Phone: (907) 474-5650
Fax: (907) 474-6184
Location: 337 O'Neill Bldng.
B.S., 1971, West Virginia University
M.S., 1974, University of Maine
Ph.D., 1978, University of British Columbia
NRM 375 – Forest Ecology
NRM440 – Silviculture
NRM488/688 – Land Management of Ecosystems
NRM651 – Advanced Silviculture
NRM660 – Terrestrial Carbon Management
NRM675 – Theoretical Forest Ecosystem Science
Research Interests: Structure and function of boreal forests, successional processes following catastrophic disturbances, effects of changing environmental conditions on forest ecosystem processes and carbon capture, modeling of forest ecosystem dynamics at the ecosystem and landscape levels.
Current Research Programs:
2) Continued monitoring of a 45-year forest growth study
3) Ecosystem modeling with the CENTURY and DAYCENT models
4) Setup and monitoring of long term log decomposition
5) Investigation of the effects of spring and summer drought on forest growth
6) Development of research to study the effects of climate change on boreal forest carbon dynamics
7) Monitoring the carbon dynamics on the 50,000-acre “University Forest” area
Examples of Research Support:
Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Project (1988-present)
Adaptive Management Plan for the University Forest Tied to Current Monitoring and Experimental Manipulation of Environmental Controls (2011-2016)
Examples of Publications:
Wolken, Jane M., Teressa N. Hollingsworth, T. Scott Rupp, F. Stuart Chapin III, Sarah F. Trainor, Tara M. Barrett, Patrick F. Sullivan, A. David McGuire, Eugenie S. Euskirchen, Paul E. Hennon, Erik A Beever, Jeff S. Conn, Lisa K Crone, David V. D’Amore, Nancy Fresco, Thomas A. Hanley, Knut Kielland, James J. Kruse, Trista Patterson, Edward A. G. Schuur, David L. Verbyla, John Yarie. 2011. Evidence and implications of resent and projected climate change in Alaska’s forest ecosystems. Ecoshpere. 2(11):124. Doi:10.1890/ES11-00288.1
Yarie, J. and K. Van Cleve. 2010. Long-term monitoring of climatic and nutritional effects on tree growth of interior Alaska. Can. J. For. Res. 40:1325-1335.
Chapin, F. S., A. D. McGuire, R. W. Ruess, T. N. Hollingsworth, M. C. Mack, J. F. Johnstone, E. S. Kasischke, E. S. Euskirchen, J. B. Jones, M. T. Jorgenson, K. Keiland, G. P. Kofinas, M. R. Turetsky, J. Yarie, A. H. Lloyd, and D. L. Taylor. 2010. Resilience of Alaska’s boreal forest to climate change. Can. J. For. Res. 40:1360-1370.
McGuire, A. D., R. Ruess, A. Lloyd, J. Yarie, J. Clein, and G. P. Juday. 2010. Vulnerability of white spruce tree growth in Interior Alaska in response to climate variability: Dendrochronological, demographic, and experimental perspectives. Can J. For. Res. 40:1197-1209. doi:10.1139/X09-206.
Yarie, J. 2008. Effects of moisture limitation on tree growth in upland and floodplain forest ecosystems in interior Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 256:1055-1063.
Yarie, J, Evan Kane, and Michelle Mack. 2007. Aboveground biomass equations for the trees of interior Alaska. Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks, Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 115. 16 pgs
Chapin, III, F. S., J. Yarie, K. Van Cleve, and L. A. Viereck. 2006. The conceptual basis of LTER studies in the Alaskan boreal forest. Chapter 1. Alaska’s Changing Boreal Forest. F. Stuart Chapin III, Mark W. Oswood, Keith Van Cleve, Leslie A. Viereck and David L. Verbyla (eds.). Oxford University Press. 354 pgs.
Yarie, J. and K. Van Cleve. 2006. Controls over forest production in Interior Alaska. Chapter 11. Alaska’s Changing Boreal Forest. F. Stuart Chapin III, Mark W. Oswood, Keith Van Cleve, Leslie A. Viereck and David L. Verbyla (eds.). Oxford University Press. 354 pgs.
Yarie, J. and W. Parton. 2005. Potential changes in carbon dynamics due to climate change measured in the past two decades. Can. J. For. Res. 35:2258-2267.
Yarie, J. and S. Billings. 2002. Carbon balance of the Taiga forest within Alaska. Can. J. For. Res. 32:757-767.