Document


Title

The effects of fire on activities designed to increase carbon sequestration in the boreal forest
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Eric S. Kasischke
Editor(s): Susan G. Conard
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • biogenic emissions
  • boreal forest
  • carbon accumulation
  • carbon budget
  • carbon sequestration
  • carbon storage
  • climate change
Region(s):
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: January 20, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 17016

Description

This paper discusses the overall effects fire has on the carbon budget of boreal forests Studies on using the boreal forest as a means to sequester carbon have not adequately accounted for these effects, Among other approaches, it has been suggested that suppression of fire in the boreal forest represent a means to increase terrestrial carbon storage. The impracticality of this approach is illustrated through a discussion of the costs associated with, fighting fires in boreal regions.

Online Link(s):
Citation:
Kasischke, Eric S. 2000. The effects of fire on activities designed to increase carbon sequestration in the boreal forest. Pages 343-350. In: Conard, Susan G. (editor). Disturbance in boreal forest ecosystems: human impacts and natural processes. Proceedings of the International Boreal Forest Research Association 1997 annual meeting; 1997 August 4-7; Duluth, Minnesota. General Technical Report NC-GTR-209. St. Paul, MN: USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station.