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Edaphic and microclimatic controls over permafrost response to fire in interior Alaska

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2013

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Nossov, Dana R., Jorgenson, M. Torre, Kielland, Knut, and Kanevskiy, Mikhail Z., 2013, Edaphic and microclimatic controls over permafrost response to fire in interior Alaska: Environmental Research Letters, v. 8, no. 3, Paper No. 035013-Paper No. 035013.

Summary

Discontinuous permafrost in the North American boreal forest is strongly influenced by the effects of ecological succession on the accumulation of surface organic matter, making permafrost vulnerable to degradation resulting from fire disturbance. To assess factors affecting permafrost degradation after wildfire, we compared vegetation composition and soil properties between recently burned and unburned sites across three soil landscapes (rocky uplands, silty uplands, and sandy lowlands) situated within the Yukon Flats and Yukon-Tanana Uplands in interior Alaska. Mean annual air temperatures at our study sites from 2011 to 2012 were relatively cold (-5.5 degrees C) and favorable to permafrost formation. Burning of mature evergreen [...]

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