Controls on Patterns of Biomass Burning in Alaskan Boreal Forests
As discussed in the introduction to this section, fire serves an important ecological role in the boreal forest, especially in those processes controlling the exchange of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases with the atmosphere. One of the key requirements for quantifying the effects of fire on the carbon cycle in boreal forests is estimating the amount of biomass consumed during fire.
KeywordsForest Type Boreal Forest Organic Soil Biomass Burning Ground Layer
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