David P. Welch

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NC Plant Conservation Program
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Publications in Fire Ecology

Carbon Emissions during Wildland Fire an a North American Temperate Peatland
Pages: 34-57
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1301034

Northern temperate zone (30° to 50° latitude) peatlands store a large proportion of the world’s terrestrial carbon (C) and are subject to high-intensity, stand-replacing wildfires characterized by flaming stage combustion of aboveground vegetation and long-duration smoldering stage combustion of organic soils. Coastal peatlands are a unique region in which long-duration wildfire soil combustion is responsible for the majority of total annual emissions from all wildfires in the North American coastal plain.  [Read More]

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