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Volume 15, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 15, 1173–1183, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1173-2018
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Biogeosciences, 15, 1173–1183, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1173-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 27 Feb 2018

Research article | 27 Feb 2018

Fire intensity impacts on post-fire temperate coniferous forest net primary productivity

Aaron M. Sparks et al.
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Through landscape-scale satellite observations we demonstrate that fire intensity has a dose–response relationship with temperate forest net primary productivity. Increasing fire intensity resulted in persisting step-wise reductions in post-fire net primary productivity. Forests with higher proportions of fire-resistant species generally had lower reductions in post-fire net primary productivity. A conceptual framework for assessing spatiotemporal post-fire effects is presented.
Through landscape-scale satellite observations we demonstrate that fire intensity has a...
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