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Interactive effects of wildfire and permafrost on microbial communities and soil processes in an Alaskan black spruce forest

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2008

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Waldrop, Mark P., and Harden, Jennifer W., 2008, Interactive effects of wildfire and permafrost on microbial communities and soil processes in an Alaskan black spruce forest: Global Change Biology, v. 14, no. 11, p. 2591-2602.

Summary

Boreal forests contain significant quantities of soil carbon that may be oxidized to CO2 given future increases in climate warming and wildfire behavior. At the ecosystem scale, decomposition and heterotrophic respiration are strongly controlled by temperature and moisture, but we questioned whether changes in microbial biomass, activity, or community structure induced by fire might also affect these processes. We particularly wanted to understand whether postfire reductions in microbial biomass could affect rates of decomposition. Additionally, we compared the short-term effects of wildfire to the long-term effects of climate warming and permafrost decline. We compared soil microbial communities between control and recently burned [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01661.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2486

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