Increasing wildfires threaten historic carbon sink of boreal forest soils

@article{Walker2019IncreasingWT,
  title={Increasing wildfires threaten historic carbon sink of boreal forest soils},
  author={X. Walker and J. Baltzer and S. Cumming and N. J. Day and C. Ebert and S. Goetz and J. Johnstone and S. Potter and B. M. Rogers and E. Schuur and M. Turetsky and M. Mack},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2019},
  volume={572},
  pages={520-523}
}
Boreal forest fires emit large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere primarily through the combustion of soil organic matter1–3. During each fire, a portion of this soil beneath the burned layer can escape combustion, leading to a net accumulation of carbon in forests over multiple fire events4. Climate warming and drying has led to more severe and frequent forest fires5–7, which threaten to shift the carbon balance of the boreal ecosystem from net accumulation to net loss1, resulting in a… Expand
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