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Carbon release during fires in North American boreal forests
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Nancy H. F. French; Eric S. Kasischke; Brian J. Stocks; James P. Mudd; David L. Martell; Bryan S. Lee
Editor(s): Eric S. Kasischke; Brian J. Stocks
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • air quality
  • biomass
  • boreal forest
  • C - carbon
  • Canada
  • carbon cycle
  • carbon release
  • climate change
  • climate change
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • population density
  • statistical analysis
  • taiga
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 1680
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21864
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

In boreal forests, which contain large amounts of the world's terrestrial organic carbon, fire is a natural and fundamental disturbance regime essential in controlling many ecosystem processes. As a result of predicted climate change in the future, the fire regime and, consequently, the forest cover and carbon storage of boreal regions will undergo dramatic alterations.

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Citation:
French, Nancy H.F.; Kasischke, Eric S.; Stocks, Brian J.; Mudd, J.P.; Martell, David L.; Lee, Bryan S. 2000. Carbon release during fires in North American boreal forests. Pages 377-388 In: Kasischke, Eric S.; Stocks, Brian J. (Ed.). Fire, climate change and carbon cycling in the boreal forest. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.