Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 18, 4185–4209, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4185-2021

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

Biogeosciences, 18, 4185–4209, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4185-2021

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 https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.923773

Model code and software

CharcoalFireReconstruction in R Ramesh Glückler and Elisabeth Dietze https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4943274

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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.
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