Fire, climate change, and carbon cycling in the boreal forest: introduction
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Eric S. Kasischke; Brian J. Stocks
Editor(s): Eric S. Kasischke; Brian J. Stocks
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • boreal forests
  • Canada
  • carbon
  • distribution
  • disturbance
  • fire regimes
  • forest management
  • interior Alaska
  • New York
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From the text (p.3) ... 'The purpose of this book is to present an overview of our current understanding on the interrelationship between fire, climate, and carbon cycling in boreal forest. The chapters are organized into four sections. The chapters in the first section are intended to outline the types of information that scientists, natural resource managers, and policy makers require with respect to fire, its effects on the ecology of boreal forest and the atmosphere, and its influence on global climate change issues. In addition, chapters are presented that summarize the challenges faced by natural resource managers.The chapters in the second section address the role that fire plays in the ecology of boreal forests. Many of the chapters in this section are based on recent research conducted in the boreal forests of interior Alaska. The chapters in the third section summarize different data sets that describe the distribution of fire and carbon throughout the boreat forest, as well as present overviews on using satellite imagery to monitor characteristics of the boreal forest. The chapters of the fourth section summarize approaches to modeling the occurrence of fire and ecosystem processes in boreal forests, carbon release, and how changes in climate will affect fire and carbon cycling in this biome.' © 2000 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.

Kasischke, E. S., and B. J. Stocks. 2000. Fire, climate change, and carbon cycling in the boreal forest: introduction, in ES Kasischke and BJ Stocks eds., Fire, climate change, and carbon cycling in the boreal forest. New York, Springer-Verlag, Ecological Studies; 138, p. 1-5.