Katherine Heckman

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Northern Research Station
USDA Forest Service
410 MacInnes Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

The Influence of Fire on the Radiocarbon Signature and Character of Soil Organic Matter in the Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon, USA
Pages: 40-56
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0902040

Forest fires contribute a significant amount of CO2 to the atmosphere each year, and CO2 emissions from fires are likely to increase under projected conditions of global climate change. In addition to volatilizing aboveground biomass and litter layers, forest fires have a profound effect on belowground carbon (C) pools and the cycling of soil organic matter as a whole.  [Read More]

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