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Charcoal Reflectance Reveals Early Holocene Boreal Deciduous Forests Burned at High Intensities

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2014

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Hudspith, Victoria A., Belcher, Claire M., Kelly, Ryan, and Hu, Feng Sheng, 2014, Charcoal Reflectance Reveals Early Holocene Boreal Deciduous Forests Burned at High Intensities: PLoS ONE, v. 10, no. 4, e0120835 p.

Summary

Wildfire size, frequency, and severity are increasing in the Alaskan boreal forest in response to climate warming. One of the potential impacts of this changing fire regime is the alteration of successional trajectories, from black spruce to mixed stands dominated by aspen, a vegetation composition not experienced since the early Holocene. Such changes in vegetation composition may consequently alter the intensity of fires, influencing fire feedbacks to the ecosystem. Paleorecords document past wildfire-vegetation dynamics and as such, are imperative for our understanding of how these ecosystems will respond to future climate warming. For the first time, we have used reflectance measurements of macroscopic charcoal particles (>180μm) [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1371/journal.pone.0120835
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1932-6203

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