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Colorado Landcarbon: Accounting for Wildfire

Dates

Start Date
2015-05-12
End Date
2016-10-20
Publication Date

Citation

Berryman, E.M., 2017, Colorado Landcarbon: Accounting for Wildfire: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RN36SX.

Summary

Disturbance disrupts the balance between gross primary productivity and respiration, resulting in a net C loss for some time after a stand-replacing fire. However, our understanding of this process is based on a limited number of studies. Ecosystem C recovery post-fire must be explicitly and carefully examined in order to generate accurate predictions of C cycle impacts of future wildfires and change in fire regimes. Montane ponderosa and lodgepole pine forests, either single-species stands or mixed, dominate surface area in the Southern Rockies. These species have drastically different relationships with wildfire; the current narrative portrays ponderosa pine as accustomed to low-severity surface fires with low regeneration rates [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Todd J Hawbaker
Originator :
Erin M Berryman
Metadata Contact :
Todd J Hawbaker
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Land Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center

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CLAW_data_files.zip 537.44 KB
CLAW README.txt 6.8 KB
wildfiredata_FGDC.xml
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Purpose

Data were collected to characterize major organic carbon fluxes and pools in recently-burned and unburned fire-prone forests of Colorado

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7RN36SX

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