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The influence of vegetation and soil characteristics on active-layer thickness of permafrost soils in boreal forest

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2016

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Fisher, James P., Estop-Aragonés, Cristian, Thierry, Aaron, Charman, Dan J., Wolfe, Stephen A., Hartley, Iain P., Murton, Julian B., Williams, Mathew, and Phoenix, Gareth K., 2016, The influence of vegetation and soil characteristics on active-layer thickness of permafrost soils in boreal forest: Global Change Biology, p. n/a-n/a.

Summary

Carbon release from thawing permafrost soils could significantly exacerbate global warming as the active-layer deepens, exposing more carbon to decay. Plant community and soil properties provide a major control on this by influencing the maximum depth of thaw each summer (active-layer thickness; ALT), but a quantitative understanding of the relative importance of plant and soil characteristics, and their interactions in determine ALTs, is currently lacking. To address this, we undertook an extensive survey of multiple vegetation and edaphic characteristics and ALTs across multiple plots in four field sites within boreal forest in the discontinuous permafrost zone (NWT, Canada). Our sites included mature black spruce, burned black spruce [...]

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NWBLCC-20160503-Saved.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/gcb.13248
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2486

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