Influences of fire and climate change on patterns of carbon emissions in boreal peatlands
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): L. A. Morrissey; G. P. Livingston; Stephen C. Zoltai
Editor(s): Eric S. Kasischke; Brian J. Stocks
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • biomass
  • bogs
  • boreal forests
  • Canada
  • carbon
  • carbon dioxide
  • CH4 - methane
  • CO - carbon monoxide
  • combustion
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • forbs
  • fuel types
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • hydrocarbons
  • hydrology
  • microorganisms
  • New York
  • organic soils
  • peat fires
  • peatlands
  • range management
  • season of fire
  • succession
  • surface fires
  • swamps
  • tundra
  • wildfires
  • woody plants
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 18523
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From the Introduction ... 'In this chapter, we review the role and importance of climate and wildfires in northern peatlands with regard to carbon accumulation and emissions. This review builds on our recent analysis of the role of wildfires in North American peatlands (Zoltai et al. 1998), highlighting uncertainties and areas requiring further observation to improve understanding of carbon dynamics in these globally important ecosystems.' © 2000 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.

Morrissey, L. A., G. P. Livingston, and S. C. Zoltai. 2000. Influences of fire and climate change on patterns of carbon emissions in boreal peatlands, in E Kasischke and BJ Stocks eds., Fire, climate change, and carbon cycling in the boreal forest. New York, Springer Verlag, Ecological Studies; 138, p. 423-439.