Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
Volume 13, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 13, 675–690, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-675-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 13, 675–690, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-675-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 04 Feb 2016

Research article | 04 Feb 2016

How have past fire disturbances contributed to the current carbon balance of boreal ecosystems?

C. Yue et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (04 Jan 2016) by Kirsten Thonicke
AR by Chao Yue on behalf of the Authors (06 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Jan 2016) by Kirsten Thonicke
AR by Chao Yue on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
The pan-boreal biome (> N45°) removes CO2 from the atmosphere (i.e., it is a carbon sink). Fires can alter this carbon balance because they release CO2 to the atmosphere but also initiate a long-term carbon sink during post-fire vegetation recovery. We found that historical fires of 1850–2009 have a small net sink contribution (~6 %) to the 2000–2009 regional carbon sink, which is a balance between immediate source effect of fires in 2000–2009 and sink effects of those in 1850–1999.
The pan-boreal biome ( N45°) removes CO2 from the atmosphere (i.e., it is a carbon sink). Fires...
Citation
Final-revised paper
Preprint