Aspen Ward

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W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation
University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana 59812, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Black Carbon on Coarse Woody Debris in Once- and Twice-Burned Mixed-Conifer Forest
Pages: 143-147
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.130288796

One important outcome of wildfire is the production of charcoal.  Charcoal is highly resistant to decomposition and its physical and chemical properties enhance soil fertility and influence nutrient cycling.  We compared the amount of black C (the carbon fraction of charcoal) on coarse woody debris (CWD; ≥7.6 cm diameter) and total CWD biomass at sites burned once in a high-severity fire with sites that burned in an initial high-severity fire and then reburned eight to ten years later.  [Read More]

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