Fire frequency drives decadal changes in soil carbon and nitrogen and ecosystem productivity

@article{Pellegrini2018FireFD,
  title={Fire frequency drives decadal changes in soil carbon and nitrogen and ecosystem productivity},
  author={Adam F A Pellegrini and Anders Ahlstr{\"o}m and Sarah E Hobbie and Peter B. Reich and Lars Peter Nieradzik and A Carla Staver and Bryant C. Scharenbroch and Ari Jumpponen and William R L Anderegg and James T Randerson and Robert B Jackson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={553},
  pages={194-198}
}
Fire frequency is changing globally and is projected to affect the global carbon cycle and climate. However, uncertainty about how ecosystems respond to decadal changes in fire frequency makes it difficult to predict the effects of altered fire regimes on the carbon cycle; for instance, we do not fully understand the long-term effects of fire on soil carbon and nutrient storage, or whether fire-driven nutrient losses limit plant productivity. Here we analyse data from 48 sites in savanna… CONTINUE READING

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