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The vast taiga forest ecosystems that occupy much of Russia and the

Posted by Equisetum @ 19:50 on May 5, 2016  

comparable boreal forests that stretch similarly across Canada and Alaska have evolved with relatively frequently recurring fires, that is fires with relatively short return intervals when measured in mean number  of years between a significant fire at any one location within the taiga/boreal region. When these events occur, in a very short time there is substantial carbon exchange involving the atmosphere and the soil, humus,  litter, and standing vegetation biomass components of these northern ecosystems.  The link below shows these carbon cycling processes in action.  Human-based activities are sometimes in the path of these natural processes.


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