Modeling and Monitoring Effects of Area Burned and Fire Severity on Carbon Cycling, Emissions, and Forest Health and Sustainability in Central Siberia

As part of a comprehensive team effort study emissions were sampled from experiment first in central Siberia pine forest and analyzed at Fire Lab. Emission factors for this region have been developed. Soil respiration measurements were made at 16 experimental burn plots of varying fire severity at 3 sites in central Siberia in Scotch pine forest. The SR rates are correlated with a measurement of fire severity developed for the plots by cooperators.