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Impact of fire on active layer and permafrost microbial communities and metagenomes in an upland Alaskan boreal forest

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2014

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Tas, Neslihan, Prestat, Emmanuel, McFarland, Jack W., Wickland, Kimberley P., Knight, Rob, Berhe, Asmeret Asefaw, Jorgenson, Torre, Waldrop, Mark P., and Jansson, Janet K., 2014, Impact of fire on active layer and permafrost microbial communities and metagenomes in an upland Alaskan boreal forest: ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecolgoy, v. 8, no. 9, p. 1904-1919.

Summary

Permafrost soils are large reservoirs of potentially labile carbon (C). Understanding the dynamics of C release from these soils requires us to account for the impact of wildfires, which are increasing in frequency as the climate changes. Boreal wildfires contribute to global emission of greenhouse gases (GHG[mdash]CO2, CH4 and N2O) and indirectly result in the thawing of near-surface permafrost. In this study, we aimed to define the impact of fire on soil microbial communities and metabolic potential for GHG fluxes in samples collected up to 1[thinsp]m depth from an upland black spruce forest near Nome Creek, Alaska. We measured geochemistry, GHG fluxes, potential soil enzyme activities and microbial community structure via 16SrRNA [...]

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