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Title

Implications of Peat Burn Severity on C Emissions and Post-fire Successional Trajectories in Boreal Northwest Territories, Canada
Document Type: Poster
Author(s): Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez; Jeremy Graham; Michael A. Battaglia; Evan S. Kane; Nancy H. F. French; Sarah L. Grelik; Chelene C. Krezek-Hanes
Publication Year: 2019

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • ABoVE - Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
  • boreal region
  • burn severity
  • C - carbon
  • Canada
  • carbon emissions
  • fire severity
  • peatlands
  • post-fire succession
  • remote sensing
  • successional trajectory
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Record Last Modified: July 28, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 61630

Description

Our study aimed to integrate remote sensing, spatial analysis, and field data to understand the vulnerability and resiliency of peatlands and uplands to wildfire across the southern Northwest Territories study area where peatlands are abundant, including these objectives:

• Map peatland and upland ecotypes

• Develop Landsat algorithms to map organic soil (peat) burn severity

• Study the effects of wildfire on peatlands and uplands

• Use field data to quantify revegetation patterns in peatlands/uplands

• Evaluate satellite radar retrievals of peat moisture pre- and post-fire to understand moisture effects on burning and regrowth

Online Link(s):
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Citation:
Bourgeau-Chavez, Laura L.; Graham, Jeremy; Battaglia, Michael; Kane, Evan; French, Nancy H.F.; Grelick, Sarah; Hanes, Chelene. 2019. Implications of Peat Burn Severity on C Emissions and Post-fire Successional Trajectories in Boreal Northwest Territories, Canada. 5th ABoVE Science Team Meeting, May 2019, La Jolla, California.