Carbon dynamics of boreal mixedwoods in central Canada
Effect of fires on
Effect of logging on
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Large amount of carbon (C) stored in boreal forest ecosystems plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. Forest ecosystem C is stored in four major pools: live vegetation (above-and below ground), dead woody material (snags, down woody debris, and stumps), organic soil horizons (forest floor), and mineral soil. Carbon cycling among these pools is mainly determined by disturbance. A large portion of previously fire-driven ecosystems in boreal North American forest are now managed.