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Mechanisms of soil carbon stabilization in black spruce forests of interior Alaska: Soil temperature, soil water, and wildfire

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2006

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Kane, Evan S., 2006, Mechanisms of soil carbon stabilization in black spruce forests of interior Alaska: Soil temperature, soil water, and wildfire: University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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The likely direction of change in soil organic carbon (SOC) in the boreal forest biome, which harbors roughly 22% of the global soil carbon pool, is of marked concern because climate warming is projected to be greatest in high latitudes and temperature is the cardinal determinant of soil C mineralization. Moreover, the majority of boreal forest SOC is harbored in surficial organic horizons which are the most susceptible to consumption in wildfire. This research focuses on mechanisms of soil C accumulation in recently burned (2004) and unburned (61850-1950) black spruce (Picea mariana [Mill.] BSP) forests along gradients in stand productivity and soil temperature. The primary research questions in these three chapters address: (1) how [...]

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