Palaeodata-informed modelling of large carbon losses from recent burning of boreal forests

  title={Palaeodata-informed modelling of large carbon losses from recent burning of boreal forests},
  author={Ryan Kelly and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Genet and A David McGuire and Feng Sheng Hu},
Wildfires play a key role in the boreal forest carbon cycle1,2, and models suggest that accelerated burning will increase boreal C emissions in the coming century3. However, these predictionsmaybe compromisedbecausebrief observational records provide limited constraints to model initial conditions4. We confronted this limitation by using palaeoenvironmental data to drive simulations of long-termCdynamics in theAlaskanboreal forest.Results showthatfirewas thedominant control onC cyclingover… CONTINUE READING
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