Fire and the carbon budget of Russian forests
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Anatoly Z. Shvidenko; Sten Nilsson
Editor(s): Eric S. Kasischke; Brian J. Stocks
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • Asia
  • biomass
  • bogs
  • boreal forests
  • broadcast burning
  • carbon
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • deciduous forests
  • decomposition
  • Europe
  • fertilization
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire regimes
  • fire size
  • flammability
  • foliage
  • forest management
  • heat effects
  • heavy fuels
  • litter
  • mortality
  • New York
  • organic matter
  • organic soils
  • peat fires
  • plant physiology
  • post fire recovery
  • regeneration
  • roots
  • Russia
  • soil moisture
  • soil organic matter
  • soils
  • statistical analysis
  • taiga
  • tundra
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From the Introduction ... 'This chapter reports on a study to estimate carbon emissions from fires in the Russian boreal forest (excluding postfire forest regeneration). These emissions result from the effects of fire on the dynamics of the primary carbon pools of terrestrial ecosystems: phytomass, coarse woody debris, and soils. Fire-related carbon flux is divided into two parts: direct fire emissions and postfire emissions. Direct fire emission is the carbon released from biomass burning during the year in which the fire occurred. Postfire emissions are the result of both unburned residuals of forest combustibles (FC), postfire dieback (mortality), and changes in soil organic matter. Due to the significant interseasonal variation of the extent of fire and hence carbon emissions, the results are presented as the annual average for the period 1988-1992.The area evaluated in this study includes the Russian Forest Fund and state land reserves (all territories situated north of the forest zone). These categories represent 75% of the total land of Russia. The basic features of the fire regime in Russian forests are presented in Chapter 8.' © 2000 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.

Online Link(s):
Shvidenko, A. Z., and S. Nilsson. 2000. Fire and the carbon budget of Russian forests, in ES Kasischke and BJ Stocks eds., Fire, climate change, and carbon cycling in the boreal borest. New York, Springer-Verlag, Ecological Studies 138, p. 289-311.