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SFE Webinar: Low-Severity Fires Protect Carbon Stores in Global Peatlands
July 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presenter: Neal Flanagan, Ph.D., Duke University
Severe wildfires can cause smoldering ground fires that oxidize entire carbon stores and threaten peatlands around the globe. However, low‐severity surface fires can physically protect soil organic matter by thermally altering surface carbon chemistry, thus creating a slower cycling carbon pool that positively affects long‐term carbon balances in peatlands worldwide.