Quantifying fire severity, carbon, and nitrogen emissions in Alaska's boreal forest.

  title={Quantifying fire severity, carbon, and nitrogen emissions in Alaska's boreal forest.},
  author={Leslie A Boby and Edward A G Schuur and Michelle C. Mack and David Verbyla and Jill Frances Johnstone},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={20 6},
The boreal region stores a large proportion of the world's terrestrial carbon (C) and is subject to high-intensity, stand-replacing wildfires that release C and nitrogen (N) stored in biomass and soils through combustion. While severity and extent of fires drives overall emissions, methods for accurately estimating fire severity are poorly tested in this unique region where organic soil combustion is responsible for a large proportion of total emissions. We tested a method using adventitious… CONTINUE READING


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