Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
SOIL, 3, 31–44, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-31-2017
SOIL, 3, 31–44, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-31-2017

Original research article 06 Feb 2017

Original research article | 06 Feb 2017

Thermal alteration of soil organic matter properties: a systematic study to infer response of Sierra Nevada climosequence soils to forest fires

Samuel N. Araya et al.

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Analysis data from soil heating experiment A. Araya, A. A. Berhe, and M. L. Fogel https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4614973.v1

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This research investigates how fires of different intensities affect soil organic matter properties. This study identifies critical temperature thresholds of significant soil organic matter changes. Findings from this study will contribute towards estimating the amount and rate of changes in soil carbon, nitrogen, and other essential soil properties that can be expected from fires of different intensities under anticipated climate change scenarios.