Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 18, 4185–4209, 2021

Special issue: The role of fire in the Earth system: understanding interactions...

Biogeosciences, 18, 4185–4209, 2021

Research article 14 Jul 2021

Research article | 14 Jul 2021

Wildfire history of the boreal forest of south-western Yakutia (Siberia) over the last two millennia documented by a lake-sediment charcoal record

Ramesh Glückler et al.

Data sets

Macroscopic charcoal record from Lake Khamra, Yakutia, Russia Ramesh Glückler, Ulrike Herzschuh, Stuart Andrew Vyse, and Elisabeth Dietze

Model code and software

CharcoalFireReconstruction in R Ramesh Glückler and Elisabeth Dietze

Short summary
Data about past fire activity are very sparse in Siberia. This study presents a first high-resolution record of charcoal particles from lake sediments in boreal eastern Siberia. It indicates that current levels of charcoal accumulation are not unprecedented. While a recent increase in reconstructed fire frequency coincides with rising temperatures and increasing human activity, vegetation composition does not seem to be a major driver behind changes in the fire regime in the past two millennia.
Final-revised paper