Show simple item record Nelson, Kailyn Thompson, D. Hopkinson, Christopher Petrone, R. Chasmer, Laura 2021-10-20T22:27:34Z 2021-10-20T22:27:34Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation Nelson, K., Thompson, D., Hopkinson, C., Petrone,R., & Chasmer, L. (2021). Peatland-fire interactions: A review of wildland fire feedbacks and interactions in Canadian boreal peatlands. Science of the Total Environment, 769. Article 145212. en_US
dc.description Open access article. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) applies en_US
dc.description.abstract Boreal peatlands store a disproportionately large quantity of soil carbon (C) and play a critical role within the global C-climate system; however, with climatic warming, these C stores are at risk. Increased wildfire frequency and severity are expected to increase C loss from boreal peatlands, contributing to a shift from C sink to source. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of pre- and post-fire hydrological and ecological interactions that affect the likelihood of peatland burning, address the connections between peatland fires and the C-climate cycle, and provide a conceptual model of peatland processes as they relate to wildland fire, hydro-climate, and ecosystem change. Despite negative ecohydrological feedback mechanisms that may compensate for increased C loss initially, the cumulative effects of climatic warming, anthropogenic peatland fragmentation, and subsequent peatland drying will increase C loss to the atmosphere, driving a positive C feedback cycle. However, the extent to which negative and positive feedbacks will compensate for one another and the timelines for each remains unclear. We suggest that a multi-disciplinary approach of combining process knowledge with remotely sensed data and ecohydrological and wildland fire models is essential for better understanding the role of boreal peatlands and wildland fire in the global climate system. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Wildland fire en_US
dc.subject Carbon en_US
dc.subject Boreal en_US
dc.subject Anthropogenic disturbance en_US
dc.subject Boreal peatlands
dc.subject.lcsh Wildfires
dc.subject.lcsh Wetlands
dc.subject.lcsh Peatlands--Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Climate change
dc.title Peatland-fire interactions: a review of wildland fire feedbacks and interactions in Canadian boreal peatlands en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geograpy and Environment en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.institution Great Lakes Forestry Centre en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Waterloo en_US
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