Effects of fire on properties of forest soils: a review

  title={Effects of fire on properties of forest soils: a review},
  author={Giacomo Certini},
Many physical, chemical, mineralogical, and biological soil properties can be affected by forest fires. The effects are chiefly a result of burn severity, which consists of peak temperatures and duration of the fire. Climate, vegetation, and topography of the burnt area control the resilience of the soil system; some fire-induced changes can even be permanent. Low to moderate severity fires, such as most of those prescribed in forest management, promote renovation of the dominant vegetation… CONTINUE READING
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