Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 19, 2729–2740, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2729-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 2729–2740, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2729-2022
Research article
01 Jun 2022
Research article | 01 Jun 2022

Fire in lichen-rich subarctic tundra changes carbon and nitrogen cycling between ecosystem compartments but has minor effects on stocks

Ramona J. Heim et al.

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Fires will probably increase in Arctic regions due to climate change. Yet, the long-term effects of tundra fires on carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) stocks and cycling are still unclear. We investigated the long-term fire effects on C and N stocks and cycling in soil and aboveground living biomass. We found that tundra fires did not affect total C and N stocks because a major part of the stocks was located belowground in soils which were largely unaltered by fire.
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